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Bacteria Aren't the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better

Bacteria Aren't the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better

Why we should not rid ourselves of microbes entirely--and why dirt and bacteria play an important role in kids' health.

Doctors Dismiss Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate Kids

Doctors Dismiss Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate Kids

As more parents are refusing to vaccinate their kids, a growing number of doctors are refusing to see these children as patients—with the blessing of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

How Kids Can Socialize & Eat Lunch at School

How Kids Can Socialize & Eat Lunch at School

Some children forgo eating at lunchtime to be social. Here’s how to get your kids to eat a healthy lunch while chatting with their friends.

Medical Marijuana & Children: Risks & Benefits

Medical Marijuana & Children: Risks & Benefits

What it's like to provide your child with medical marijuana in New York.

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

As our understanding of concussions grows, new policies are being put into place to keep young athletes safe. But some still wonder whether certain sports can ever be considered safe for kids.

Are Virtual Dermatology Appointments Legit?

Are Virtual Dermatology Appointments Legit?

Do 'virtual visits' with dermatologists work, and can I do one for my child?

Your Child's First Pair of Glasses: Tips for Getting Through It

Your Child's First Pair of Glasses: Tips for Getting Through It

If your child is diagnosed a vision problem and needs glasses, specialty eyeglass stores like Little Optics Inc. will help ease your child’s and your fears about the process.

Is Your Child's 'Won't' Really a 'Can't'?

Is Your Child's 'Won't' Really a 'Can't'?

Where to find help when your child's behavioral problems need medical care.

Is It the Common Cold or Something Serious?

Is It the Common Cold or Something Serious?

A local doctor shares symptoms of the common cold, when the cold or fever may be something serious, and how to help your sick child.

Fracture vs. Sprain: Symptoms & Treatments

Fracture vs. Sprain: Symptoms & Treatments

How to tell if your child's injury is a fracture or a sprain, and what the treatment plans are for each.

Managing Your Child's Asthma and Preventing an Asthma Attack

Managing Your Child's Asthma and Preventing an Asthma Attack

We spoke to an asthma and allergy specialist to find out how to manage and control your child's asthma, how to prevent asthma attacks, and reducing asthma triggers.

Talking to Your Kids About Body Image

Talking to Your Kids About Body Image

With the barrage of media telling kids their value is in their looks, we often wonder when to talk to them about body image and self-esteem. Hint: Now.

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

Though we want our kids to have a balanced diet, getting them to eat less junk food can be a battle. Here's advice from experts to help kids develop a taste for healthier foods.

Compounding Pharmacies: What Parents Need to Know

Compounding Pharmacies: What Parents Need to Know

Compounding pharmacies are an overlooked option for family healthcare. Parents looking for more personal service may consider customized medications for their kids.

The ALF Appliance: A More Effective Way to Fix Orthodontic Problems

The ALF Appliance: A More Effective Way to Fix Orthodontic Problems

The ALF appliance is a more natural approach to correct underlying issues in your mouth and promotes healthy growth and development.

Gerber Issues Recall of Organic Food Pouches

Gerber Issues Recall of Organic Food Pouches

Gerber issued a voluntary recall for certain organic pouches due to product spoilage during transport and handling.

Could CMV Be the Cause of My Baby's Failed Hearing Test?

Could CMV Be the Cause of My Baby's Failed Hearing Test?

CMV, or cytomegalovirus, is an under-the-radar virus that effects babies' hearing and development. Here's how to treat and prevent it.

Signs of Autism: Is My Child Showing Symptoms?

Signs of Autism: Is My Child Showing Symptoms?

The signs and symptoms of autism start at a young age and include a lack of communication skills, problems with social interaction, a need for repetition, and sensory issues.

Can Acupuncture Help My Child?

Can Acupuncture Help My Child?

Acupuncture may be able to help alleviate some of your child's chronic conditions, including asthma, allergies, or frequent colds and ear infections.

Westchester Rolls Out 10-Point Plan for Concussion Safety in Schools

Westchester Rolls Out 10-Point Plan for Concussion Safety in Schools

Safer Communities special task force of Westchester County releases a 10-point guide for head injury and concussion prevention for high school students and young athletes.

What Can Parents Do About Bullying?

What Can Parents Do About Bullying?

As parents, we can sometimes feel hopeless when it comes to stopping bullying at school. Here's what you can do if your child is the bully, or if your child is being bullied at school or online.

Are Cavities Contagious?

Are Cavities Contagious?

Can cavities be spread from person to person? Marc Bennet, D.M.D., answers and shares what causes cavities.

How Much Radiation is in Dental X-Rays?

How Much Radiation is in Dental X-Rays?

Your child is due for dental X-rays at his next dental appointment. Should you be concerned about the amount of radiation? Adam Postel, D.M.D., answers.

Dental Emergency at School, Now What?

Dental Emergency at School, Now What?

Your child was involved in a playground accident and a tooth was knocked out. Now what? Mahnaz Khan, D.D.S., shares what to do in a dental emergency.

Pregnant Women Can Still Drink Coffee, Study Says

Pregnant Women Can Still Drink Coffee, Study Says

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducted a study and concluded that pregnant women who drank coffee did not affect their children’s IQ levels.




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