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Brooklyn's Family Health & Wellness Guide

Brooklyn's Family Health & Wellness Guide

UPDATED MAY 2015: Find doctors and health centers in Brooklyn, including Park Slope, Prospect Park, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, DUMBO, Crown Heights, Carroll Gardens, Bedford, Williamsburg, Bay Ridge, Flatbush, Coney Island, and beyond. This guide features family doctors and pediatricians, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists, fitness centers, and more.

Do You Wonder About Your Teen’s Drug Use?

Do You Wonder About Your Teen’s Drug Use?

If you think your child is drinking or taking drugs, you're probably right. Experts share why substance abuse is more dangerous for teens than adults, tips to keep your children drug free, signs of substance abuse in teens, and how to talk to your child about substance abuse.

Start the Conversation: Talking to Teens about Substance Abuse

Start the Conversation: Talking to Teens about Substance Abuse

Michael Parker, M.Ed., author of Talk With Your Kids: Conversations about Ethics, Honesty, Friendship, Sensitivity, Fairness, Dedication, Individuality and 103 Other Things that Really Matter, shares two conversation starters to help you talk to your kids about substance abuse.

Westchester County's Family Health & Wellness Guide

Westchester County's Family Health & Wellness Guide

UPDATED MAY 2015: A guide to healthcare professionals and services in Westchester County, NY, featuring a list of family doctors and pediatricians, hospitals and medical centers, fitness centers, dentists and orthodontists, and more in Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Rye, Scarsdale, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.

Rockland County NY Family Health & Wellness Guide

Rockland County NY Family Health & Wellness Guide

UPDATED MAY 2015: A list of doctors and healthcare services in Rockland County, NY, including Congers, Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Orangeburg, Pearl River, Pomona, Stony Point, and Suffern. This list includes family doctors and pediatricians, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists and counselors, nutritionists, and more.

Pulse Oximetry Screens for Heart Defects in Newborns

Pulse Oximetry Screens for Heart Defects in Newborns

Critical congenital heart disease, a heart disease that poses risk of death or disability, can be detected through the newborn screening pulse oximetry. We describe pulse oximetry, why it should be done on your infant, and the warning signs of CCHD.

Fitness Program Helps Kids Stay Active and Healthy

Fitness Program Helps Kids Stay Active and Healthy

Westchester County fitness center Will2Lose now offers tween and teen fitness classes in Scarsdale. The healthy lifestyle classes aim to help kids get in shape and stay active and bring those healthy activities such as sit-ups, burpees, squats, and healthy cooking into the home to get the whole family involved.

Ask the Expert: When Isn't Anesthesia Needed During Pediatric Medical Procedures?

Ask the Expert: When Isn't Anesthesia Needed During Pediatric Medical Procedures?

Kelly Wagner, child life specialist at MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center in Houston, shares when anesthesia isn't necessary and how to prepare children for and keep them calm during medical procedures.

Signs Your Child Needs a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Signs Your Child Needs a Comprehensive Eye Exam

With the use of more screens in everyday activities and school work, your child's eyes may be suffering. The American Optometric Association shares the signs of vision problems in children, how to limit the possibility of vision problems, and when your child should have comprehensive eye exams.

Keeping Kids Active Can Help Boost Brain Function

Keeping Kids Active Can Help Boost Brain Function

With school in session, kids are apt to spend more time indoors studying and doing homework, but being physically active is an important part of overall wellness. The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals share five tips to keep kids physically active, reduce TV and computer time, and fun activities to keep the whole family active.

'Eat Smart, Play Safe' Campaign Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Kids

'Eat Smart, Play Safe' Campaign Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Kids

Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products have partnered to raise awareness of the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles for active kids.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm My Child Who is Afraid of the Doctor?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm My Child Who is Afraid of the Doctor?

Board-certified behavior analyst Jennifer Kourassanis-Velasquez shares expert tips to calm a child who is afraid of the doctor and prepare a scared child for a doctor's appointment.

Go Back To School Without Separation Anxiety

Go Back To School Without Separation Anxiety

Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini offers parents tips for back-to-school preparation including how to deal with separation anxiety and back-to-school stress.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas for Active Young Kids

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas for Active Young Kids

Check out these meal ideas (breakfast, lunch, and dinner!) for active kids, which include the key nutrients young athletes need to grow big and strong. A registered dietician lays out what your child should be eating.

Hauppauge Pediatrics Offers Prenatal Counseling Services

Hauppauge Pediatrics Offers Prenatal Counseling Services

Hauppauge Pediatrics began offering prenatal counseling services to expecting mothers in Suffolk County. The pediatrician office in Suffolk offers care to children, newborn through college age, as well as advice for mothers on natal care. Owner Trisha Tsay, M.D., will also meet with patients whenever the need arises.

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Cookie Recipe

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Cookie Recipe

The Sneaky Chef Creamy No-Nut Butter is blends naturally sweet and "nutty" tasting golden peas instead of peanuts, serving as a perfect peanut butter substitute for individuals with peanut allergies. Here, a healthy cookie recipe using the Sneaky Chef's no-nut butter.

How and When to Talk to Your Kids About Inappropriate Touching

How and When to Talk to Your Kids About Inappropriate Touching

It’s a topic no parent wants to even think about. But not talking to our kids about appropriate vs. inappropriate touching is irresponsible. Learn how and when to talk to your children about sexual abuse, and how to handle suspected abuse.

Resources in the New York Area for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Resources in the New York Area for Victims of Sexual Abuse

If you believe your child has been sexually abused, it is important to get them the help they need. We've compiled a list of sexual abuse resources in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, Fairfield, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, as well as in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat

A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether.

Ask the Expert: Potty Training 101 with The Potty Whisperer

Ask the Expert: Potty Training 101 with The Potty Whisperer

The Potty Whisperer, Adriana Vermillion gives parents advice, tips, and information on potty training children, from what age children should begin potty training, to facing difficulties and challenges with the potty training process.

What an NYC Mom & Registered Dietician Feeds Her Kids
5 Tips to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep

Most parents wonder, "Is my child getting enough sleep?" A certified sleep consultant and mom of two offers five tips to make sure your child is getting the right amount of sleep, including signs that your child is overtired or sleep deprived.

Ask the Expert: What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Ask the Expert: What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Wondering about childhood apraxia of speech? An NYC-based speech-language pathologist weighs in on the pediatric speech disorder, explaining what apraxia is and how it's treated in children.

Ask the Expert: My Child Is 2 and Only Says a Few Words, Should I Be Concerned?

Ask the Expert: My Child Is 2 and Only Says a Few Words, Should I Be Concerned?

If your child is 2 years old and only says a few words, you may be concerned that he has a speech delay or disorder. Here, a Manhattan speech-language pathologist explains what parents should do in this case.

Ask the Expert: How Do You Treat Feeding Disorders in Children?

Ask the Expert: How Do You Treat Feeding Disorders in Children?

An NYC-based speech-language pathologist explains common treatments for feeding disorders in children, including how to treat reflux, low muscle tone, aspiration, and an oral sensory deficit.




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