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What You Should Know About Measles
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. (read the story...)

How to Keep Kids Active and Healthy in the Winter
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. (read the story...)

Parents Agree All Children in Day Care Should be Vaccinated
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. (read the story...)

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef
From a Manhattan school chef who is no stranger to picky eaters, these easy from-scratch breakfast recipes help keep kids focused at school by fueling them up with the nutrients they need for their growing minds and bodies. (read the story...)

Study Finds Children With Autism More Sedentary Than Those Without the Disorder
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. (read the story...)

What Parents Need to Know About Children's Heart Health
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. (read the story...)

Sick Day: A Plan for When Your Child Stays Home From School
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. (read the story...)

Holtsville Center Focuses on Holistic Healing for the Whole Family
Healing Tree Family Wellness, a holistic healing family wellness center, recently opened in Holtsville. The center, owned by licensed marriage and family therapist, focuses on family togetherness and offers family therapy, family yoga classes, family counseling services, and more. Healing Tree Family Wellenss also offers family art classes and emotional training. (read the story...)

4 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Daylight Saving Time
Certified sleep consultant Caronlina Romanyuk shares four tips to help keep your child on their sleep schedule during daylight saving time. (read the story...)

How to Make Halloween a Healthier Holiday in Your Family
Fall means cooler weather, pumpkins a-plenty, ghosts and goblins, and of course, Halloween! Kids may automatically associate Halloween with candy, but there are other, more healthy ways to celebrate the holiday. Here, family food expert Laura Fuentes shares tips and tricks for a fun, healthy, and active Halloween season with your family. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: When Should I Keep My Child Home Sick from School?
If your child has a cold, should you send her to school? Learn what cold symptoms you can send your child to school with, when to keep your sick child home, and when they can go back to school after being sick. (read the story...)

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant
When eating out with the family, finding something on the menu for everyone may be a challenge, especially if someone is gluten-free. Kim Koeller and Robert La France, authors of "Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free", share the questions to ask to avoid gluten at any restaurant. Plus, international travel tips for eating gluten-free. (read the story...)

Join the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program to Fight Cavities and Support a Good Cause
The annual Halloween Candy Buy Back program is back to shine for another year. The program will partner with dentist offices nationwide to collect children’s Halloween candy to send to the troops overseas along with toothbrushes and necessary oral care items. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What is an Enterovirus and How Can I Protect My Child?
A pediatrician explains what you need to know about enterovirus, including symptoms and strains to look out for, and how to protect your kids and family from enterovirus 68, coxsackievirus, and other strains this winter. (read the story...)

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a virus that has presented in mor than 40 states in the U.S., making more than 500 people very ill. Here are the facts you need to know, from preventing EV-D68 and keeping your kids healthy, to its symptoms, and how to treat it. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares the differences between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, as well as how to help someone having a heart attack or going into sudden cardiac arrest. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About CPR and CPR Training?
Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares information about CPR, including what CPR is, why it's important to take CPR and first aid training courses, and how to administer CPR properly. (read the story...)

Fresh Meadows Urgent Care Center Adds Dental Office
Union Medical Urgent Care, an urgent care center in Fresh Meadows, recently added a dental office to its Queens location and welcomed David J. Wiseman, D.D.S., as its dentist to offer urgent dental care. (read the story...)

8 Things to Know About Summer and Senior Citizens
Evelyn Granieri, M.D., and Michael Stern, M.D., share eight tips to help keep seniors healthy in summer and prevent heat-related injuries, including wearing sunblock, staying hydrated, and reducing strenuous activities. (read the story...)

12 Things to Consider When Buying Sunglasses
Check out these 12 tips before purchasing sunglasses, which should be worn year-round to protect your eyes, according to doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. (read the story...)

Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
The American Academy of Dermatology shares tips for how to treat poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac at home. (read the story...)

Q&A with Tina Traster, Mother of an Adopted Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder
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." (read the story...)

8 Steps to Great Sleep Habits for Babies
Setting up your baby with great sleep habits takes commitment, consistency, and confidence that you are on the right path. Follow these eight steps from a certified infant and toddler sleep consultant to help you achieve great sleep in one to two weeks. (read the story...)

Acupuncture Added To ChiroMom’s Services
ChiroMom, a chiropractic practice located in Bellmore, now offers acupuncture services to Long Island residents. The chiropractic practice is a family-based wellness center that offers services for the whole family. (read the story...)

PM Pediatrics Opens Western-Themed Office in Carle Place
PM Pediatrics, an after-hours urgent care center catered to children, recently opened a location in Carle Place. This urgent care center on Long Island is decorated in a southwestern theme. (read the story...)


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