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Ask the Expert: At What Age Can Children Legally Sit in the Front Seat?

Ask the Expert: At What Age Can Children Legally Sit in the Front Seat?

Before you let your child sit in the front seat of your car after calling "Shotgun," make sure you know how old your child should be before they become a front-seat passenger to stay safe in the car.

Q&A with Tina Traster, Mother of an Adopted Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Q&A with Tina Traster, Mother of an Adopted Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Tina Traster, author and mother to a Russian-adopted daughter with Reactive Attachment Disorder, talks about her "aha moment," warning signs of RAD, how she has treated her daughter's RAD, and what she hopes readers take away from her book on the subject, "Rescuing Julia Twice."

Help Your Child Tame Anxiety at the Dentist

Help Your Child Tame Anxiety at the Dentist

Local experts share ways you can help your child face their fears and tame their anxiety about visiting the dentist, plus how to help a dental visit go smoothly for a child with special needs.

Ask the Experts: Is it still OK for my child to suck her thumb?

Ask the Experts: Is it still OK for my child to suck her thumb?

Lawrence Dinkes, D.D.S., shares when your child should stop sucking her thumb, as well as when you should be worried about grinding teeth, and what a bluegrass appliance is.

Ask the Expert: What is a Safe Age to Let My Child Whiten His Teeth?

Ask the Expert: What is a Safe Age to Let My Child Whiten His Teeth?

Alex Shvartsman, D.D.S., of Long Island Center for Healthier Dentistry, shares what age is appropriate for children to begin whitening their teeth, the best over-the-counter whitening products, and how teeth whitening works.

Oh My Girls! Fitness Center Adds Lose to Gain Programs

Oh My Girls! Fitness Center Adds Lose to Gain Programs

Oh My Girls!, a fitness and wellness center for girls on Long Island, has added a new fitness program for teens.

Ask the Expert: Braces, Bullying, and Self-Esteem

Ask the Expert: Braces, Bullying, and Self-Esteem

Kids having braces is a common thing these days, so why are they still being bullied? We spoke to Jill M. Emanuele, Ph.D., from the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute to find out why and how we can help build kids' self-esteem.

10 Ways Good Sleep Habits Make Kids Smarter, Happier, and Healthier

10 Ways Good Sleep Habits Make Kids Smarter, Happier, and Healthier

A sleep specialist breaks down the many ways healthy sleep habits can benefit your family, including how it affects children's brain development, physical development, behavior, mood, health, and safety.

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football

Although soccer isn't a high-contact sport like football, children who play soccer are just as likely to get a concussion. Matthew Pecci, M.D., shares what causes concussions in soccer and how coaches can help prevent them.

4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter for Kids

4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter for Kids

Chocolate bunnies aren't exactly the healthiest Easter treat, but that doesn't mean they should be withheld altogether. Childhood obesity expert, Dr. Dyan Hes, offers 4 tips to creating healthier Easter baskets that kids will love.

Regular Family Routines May Impact Children's Social-Emotional Health

Regular Family Routines May Impact Children's Social-Emotional Health

A study at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University shows that children who sped time with their family reading books or eating dinner have higher social-emotional health, which translates to children's success in school and life.

Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke

Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke

Michael Popkin, Ph.D., spokesperson for Real Parents Real Answers, a campaign to prevent kids from smoking, shares six reasons kids choose to smoke cigarettes.

Study Shows Parents Unclear About Process of Specialist Care for Kids

Study Shows Parents Unclear About Process of Specialist Care for Kids

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital recently released a new National Poll on Children's Health about specialist referrals. The study shows parents are unclear about their roll in the process of specialist care for kids.

Study Shows Kids More Comfortable with Technology Than Everyday Skills

Study Shows Kids More Comfortable with Technology Than Everyday Skills

A recent study by AVG Technologies—a provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy, and optimization—revealed that kids are more comfortable with technology than four years ago, there are more kids using digital devices, and kids are increasing in screen smarts, but declining in street smarts.

10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Teeth Healthy

10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Teeth Healthy

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently released its first-ever "State of Little Teeth Report" and is launching the Monster-Free Mouths Movement to encourage good oral health in kids. Plus, 10 oral health and tooth brushing tips to keep your kid's smile healthy.

Five Tips to Keep Your Child Safe in The Car this Winter

Five Tips to Keep Your Child Safe in The Car this Winter

Clek, a Canadian car seat company, shares five tips to keep your child safe in the car during the winter. The tips include what winter outerwear your child should not be wearing in the car seat and tips to stay warm.

NYMP Q&A: What You Can Learn from Your Adolescent

NYMP Q&A: What You Can Learn from Your Adolescent

When your child goes through teenage development, it can sometimes feel like you're speaking different languages. We spoke with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., about how to connect with your teenager, establishing trust with your teen, and how your relationship changes.

Ask the Expert: How do I know if a toy is safe?

Ask the Expert: How do I know if a toy is safe?

Maja Djordjevic, M.D., director of pediatrics at Nyack Hospital, shares toy safety hazards to keep in mind when shopping for kids of any age.

The Truth Beind Common Food Safety Myths

The Truth Beind Common Food Safety Myths

The Partnership for Food Safety Education shares four common food myths and the facts behind them, as well as ways to practice food safety and how to prevent food poisoning in children.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell If My Child Has Food Poisoning?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell If My Child Has Food Poisoning?

It can be tough to tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach bug, but doctors recommend similar treatment for both illnesses. Read on for tips from a pediatrician on how to treat food poisoning in kids and when to bring your child to the doctor.

Tips to Help Kids Use Technology Safely

Tips to Help Kids Use Technology Safely

A recent study shows that more and younger children are using technology. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides safety tips for children using technology, headphone safety tips for children, and signs of childhood hearing loss.

Ask the Expert: How Should I Treat My Child's Headache?

Ask the Expert: How Should I Treat My Child's Headache?

Wendy Anderson-Willis, M.D., a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, shares what causes headaches in children and the treatments for a child's headache.

Ask the Expert: What Makes a Pediatrician a Good Fit for My Family?

Ask the Expert: What Makes a Pediatrician a Good Fit for My Family?

We interviewed Hai Cao, M.D., a local pediatrician, to find out what qualities families should look for in a pediatrician, what to ask during a pediatrician meet-and-greet, and why his practice offers sick and well waiting rooms.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look For When Choosing a Pediatrician for My Family?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look For When Choosing a Pediatrician for My Family?

Sanjiv Shah, M.D., chief medical officer of Fidelis Care, shares what families should look for when choosing a pediatrician, what questions to ask a pediatrician during an interview, the qualities to look for in a pediatric office, and how to switch pediatricians.

Long Island Family Health and Wellness Guide

Long Island Family Health and Wellness Guide

UPDATED MAY 2015: A guide to Long Island doctors and pediatricians, dentists, hospitals, and health centers in Nassau County, Long Island, including Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Garden City, Valley Stream, Port Washington, Farmingdale, Mineloa, Glen Cove, Roslyn, Great Neck, Westbury, Lynbrook, Lake Success, and Suffolk County, including Riverhead, Babylon, East Hampton, Huntington, Southampton, Amityville, Port Jefferson, Lindenhurst, Motauk, Patchogue, Centerport, and Cold Spring Harbor.




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