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5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

Get your hands dirty! Gardening engages our kids in the outdoors while improving their well-being and creating long-lasting family memories. Here are 5 ways to get your kids having fun and learning about gardening, food, and nutrition.

Get Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Without Them Realizing It

Get Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Without Them Realizing It

Want to get your kids to make healthy lunch choices? Ask your child's school lunchroom to make this one simple change to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies at lunch.

10 Fun Fitness Trends for Kids

10 Fun Fitness Trends for Kids

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.

10 Ways to Get Creative with Chores

10 Ways to Get Creative with Chores

Want to nurture your child's creativity and get him to do some chores around the house at the same time? Here are 10 ways to make chores more fun for kids by letting them get creative with cleaning, cooking, and even feeding their pets.

What You Should Know About Measles

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.

How to Keep Kids Active and Healthy in the Winter

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.

Parents Agree All Children in Day Care Should be Vaccinated

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.

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef

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.

Study Finds Children With Autism More Sedentary Than Those Without the Disorder

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.

What Parents Need to Know About Children's Heart Health

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.

Sick Day: A Plan for When Your Child Stays Home From School

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.

Holtsville Center Focuses on Holistic Healing for the Whole Family

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.

4 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Daylight Saving Time

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.

How to Make Halloween a Healthier Holiday in Your Family

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.

Ask the Expert: When Should I Keep My Child Home Sick from School?

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.

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant

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.

Join the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program to Fight Cavities and Support a Good Cause

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.

Ask the Expert: What is an Enterovirus and How Can I Protect My Child?

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.

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

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.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

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.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About CPR and CPR Training?

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.

Fresh Meadows Urgent Care Center Adds Dental Office

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.

8 Things to Know About Summer and Senior Citizens

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.

12 Things to Consider When Buying Sunglasses

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.

Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

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.




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