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Westchester County's Family Health & Wellness Guide
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. (read the story...)

Rockland County NY Family Health & Wellness Guide
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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

'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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Meal Ideas and Necessary Nutrients for Young Athletes
Robin Werner, MS, RD, shares meal ideas to properly fuel young athletes, as well as the key nutrients necessary—and the foods that provide them—for active children. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What are feeding disorders, and what causes them?
A Manhattan speech-language pathologist explains the common types and causes of feeding disorders in children, including reflux, low muscle tone, structural issues, aspiration, and oral sensory deficits, and how they are diagnosed. (read the story...)

Suffolk County, Long Island, Family Health & Wellness Guide
A list of health centers and services, doctors, dentists, orthodontists, therapists, and medical centers in Suffolk County, Long Island, including Riverhead, Babylon, East Hampton, Huntington, Southampton, Amityville, Port Jefferson, Lindenhurst, Motauk, Patchogue, Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, and beyond. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: A Parent's Guide to Head Lice
We spoke to six local experts to find out everything you need to know about head lice, including the signs of your child having it, how to treat head lice, what happens when there is a lice outbreak at school or camp, how you need to clean the house, and ways to help your child and yourself cope with the embarrassment of having head lice. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent Getting and Spreading Lice?
When your child's friend has lice, it's possible your child will get it too. Local experts share tips to prevent your child from getting lice, ways to prevent spreading lice if your child already has it, and the responsibility of schools, camps, and you in terms of informing others about your child's lice. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What are Ways to Cope with the Stigma of Lice?
If your child has lice, they might feel embarrassed. Local experts weigh in with what to say to your child so he can cope with the stigma of lice, as well as reasons why you shouldn't feel ashamed about him having lice. (read the story...)


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