A study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics found that 25 to 51 percent of junk food commercials were aimed at parents over the course of a year.
Deepa Prasad, MPH, shares what third-hand smoke is, the health risks of being exposed to third-hand smoke, and how you can reduce your family's risk of health issues due to third-hand smoke.
SUNY College of Optometry is looking for children who have convergence insufficiency to participate in its pediatric vision study at its Clinical Vision Research Center.
Is your child struggling to stand up on their own? An expert physical therapist, Rebecca Talmud, PT, DPT gives advice on improving your child's motor skills.
Want the flexibility of working out at the gym without having to look over your shoulder every minute to make sure your child is safe and entertained? We've rounded up a list of local gyms with child care programs in Westchester, Rockland, NYC, Long Island, and Connecticut, so kids can stay fit and have fun while you do the same.
We all know oral health care is necessary for our general health, but when should we begin teaching children about it? Marita Smith, D.D.S., shares when you should start brushing and flossing your child's teeth.
With women becoming mothers later in life, they commonly go through menopause at the same time their daughter is going through puberty. Here are five ways to deal with the house full of hormones.
Come September, your children will be schlepping books, homework, and lunch boxes to and from school five days a week. Dr. Emily Dodwell, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, shares tips for choosing the best backpack and how to prevent back injuries with tips for packing and carrying a backpack.
Stefanie Wolf, Au.D., a clinical audiologist at Audiology of Nassau County in Rockville Centre, explains what swimmers ear is, what causes swimmers ear, the symptoms of swimmers ear, and how to treat and prevent swimmers ear.
When scheduling back-to-school doctors' appointments for your children, don't forget to schedule a scoliosis screening. ChiroMom, a Bellmore chiropractor, is offering free scoliosis screenings for kids all summer.
We were inspired to learn more about fighting pediatric cancer after the Hyundai Hope on Wheels event.
Whether they're furry, feathered, or funny looking, pets offer more than companionship for kids. The health benefits of owning a pet include boosting self-confidence and emotional well-being, and teaches kids responsibility.
It's important for kids to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, so why not make it fun? These new fitness trends offer fun ways to exercise for kids as young as 4.
Fit 4 Long Island offers fitness programs for kids and teens in Suffolk County. Kids and teens learn about fitness and making healthy food choices, and build self-esteem.
The recent measles outbreak in the United States has raised many questions surrounding this disease. Measles is a serious respiratory disease that is spread easily through coughing and sneezing. To prevent measles, get vaccinated.
Phillips Pediatrics, a children's health care practice, recently opened in Flatbush. The pediatrician's office serves children in the Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
Kids need exercise and physical activity year-round, though getting the required 60 minutes during the winter months requires more creativity. Here, get ideas for fun indoor activities and tips on enjoying the great outdoors despite the cold.
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows that most parents agree that all children in day care centers should be vaccinated.
PM Pediatrics, an urgent care center that specializes in treating newborns to young adults, recently opened in Yonkers. The Yonkers urgent care center features a jungle theme to make the facility kid-friendly.
A recent Oregon State University study found that children with autism tend to be more sedentary than children without autism, but that children with autism tend to be on par with peers in terms of completing physical fitness activities.
Pediatric cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in children. Experts share the symptoms and risk factors of pediatric cardiomyopathy and what you need to know about children's heart health.
North Brooklyn Pediatric Dentistry, a pediatric dental office, recently opened in Greenpoint. The Greenpoint pediatric dentist offers an open-concept floor plan that allows parents to observe their children's dental visits.
Parents who think their teen may be depressed may have a lot of questions. What causes teen depression? What are the signs of teen depression? How can I help my teen who is depressed? Long Island Tutorial Services shares answers to these questions and more.
When your child isn't feeling well and stays home from school, there is a lot to consider, from finding last-minute child care to keeping the rest of the family healthy, and when your child can go back to school.
Certified sleep consultant Caronlina Romanyuk shares four tips to help keep your child on their sleep schedule during daylight saving time.