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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 to Keep Your Child Home Sick from School
We spoke to Sandyha Katz, M.D., board-certified in pediatric and pediatric emergency medicine and an emergency medical associate of Nyack Hospital Emergency Department in Nyack, shares 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...)

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...)

Chef George Duran's Top 5 Tips for Parents with Picky Eaters
When his toddler turned out to be a picky eater, this Food Network chef and serious foodie was devastated to say the least. Here, Duran shares five things he's learned about getting kids to eat a healthy variety of foods starting at a young age. (read the story...)

Vegan BBQ Recipes
A vegan chef shares 4 vegan barbeque recipes for the grill, including an Asian sesame burger made with tofu, quinoa salad, stuffed roasted bell peppers with lentils and butternut squash, and veggie shish kebabs with basil dip and spicy salsa. (read the story...)

Nyack Hospital Hosts JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is now hosting monthly Type 1 diabetes support group meetings at Nyack Hospital. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet
Bike riding is a great warm-weather activity, and wearing a helmet is the most important part of bike safety. Sandhya Katz Katz, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Nyack Hospital, shares tips to pick a properly fitting bike helmet. (read the story...)

What You Need to Know to Keep Your Kids' Teeth Healthy
From teeth whitening and fluoride recommendations to taming fear at the dentist and the Tooth Fairy's going rates, there's a lot to consider to ensure your family has good dental health. We spoke to area experts to find out what you need to know. (read the story...)

10 Tips for Cooking on the Campfire
Planning a camping trip? There are some things you should know about cooking food on a campfire. Check out these 10 expert tips for cooking safely and efficiently on an outdoor fire and you'll be making drool-worthy eggs al fresco in no time. (read the story...)

10 Ways Good Sleep Habits Make Kids Smarter, Happier, and Healthier
A sleep specialist breaks down the many ways healthy sleep habits can benefit your family, including how it affects children's brain development, physical development, behavior, mood, health, and safety. (read the story...)

Home Medical Equipment Provider Moves to Kissena Boulevard
Silvercare, which provides patients with customized braces and other home medical equipment, recently moved to a new location on Kissena Boulevard. (read the story...)

Study Shows Frequent Facebook Use Linked to Eating Disorder Risk
A recent study done at Florida State University shows the link between frequent Facebook use and the risk of eating disorders in girls because Facebook can negatively affect self-image. (read the story...)

Lion Birthday Cake
Celebrate a first birthday with this adorable cake featuring a friendly face and enough yummy frosting to smush all over baby's face, making for the sweetest before-and-after photos ever! (read the story...)


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