M.E. Smiles Dental and Erica Fish, D.D.S., is scheduled to host a Take Your American Girl Doll to the Dentist event this fall. The goal of the event is to teach proper dental hygiene techniques for good oral health and to reduce kids' anxiety about visiting the dentist.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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!, a fitness and wellness center for girls on Long Island, has added a new fitness program for teens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.