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Watermelon Sandwich Wraps
Ever tried watermelon in your sandwich? It may sound strange, but the folks at the National Watermelon Promotion Board have put together 10 wrap recipes that star this refreshing summer fruit, from a Latin watermelon wrap to a Greek wrap with watermelon. (read the story...)

Survey Reveals Most Adults Think Psychiatric Disorders in Children are Underdiagnosed
A survey released today by Parents magazine and the Child Mind Institute shows how the tragedy in Newtown, CT has influenced public opinion on children's mental health issues. The results show that more than half of adults think psychiatric disorders in children are underdiagnosed. (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: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?
A therapist who treats children with feeding delays and disorders offers her tips for parents on how to get their picky eaters to eat new foods and try a variety of textures and tastes. (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...)

Grill Recipe: Korean Barbecue Beef with Stir-Fried Bok Choy
Take a culinary adventure in your own backyard when you grill up this sweet and spicy Korean barbecue beef tenderloin featuring classic Asian flavors. Serve with a flavorful side of stir-fried bok choy that comes together in about 5 minutes. (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...)

Ask the Expert: What Are the Various Treatments to Get Rid of Lice?
When your child has lice, your main concern is removing the head lice. We spoke to six local experts from Licenders, LiceXchange, Lice Miracles, Fairy LiceMothers, The Lice Lady of Westchester, and The Lice Expert of Dobbs Ferry/Westchester about the various chemical-free head lice treatments they offer. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Lice?
Local experts share what every parent needs to know about head lice, including signs your child might have lice, how often you should check for lice, what lice look like, when your child can be around peers, how much of your house needs to be cleaned, and whether lice carry diseases. (read the story...)

Tips to Protect Your Family and Pets from Lyme Disease
In honor of May being Lyme disease awareness month, Insect Shield Repellant Technology shares four tips for protecting yourself, your family, and your pets from ticks and preventing Lyme disease. (read the story...)

Treating Your Teen's Acne and Its Impact on Her Self-Esteem
Getting acne when going through puberty can impact a teen's self-esteem. A local dermatologist discusses the different ways to treat acne, and a local psychologist discusses the psychological ramifications of acne and how you can help your teen's self-esteem. (read the story...)

American Heart Association Recommends Walking After a Stroke
An American Heart Association study found that walking after a stroke can improve overall health by boosting physical fitness, mobility, and quality of life in patients who have suffered a stroke. (read the story...)

Movement to Prevent Hearing Loss in Teens Gains Momentum
Starkey Hearing Foundation's Listen Carefully program, which educates teens about the dangers of listening to music too loudly and aims to prevent teen hearing loss, has gained momentum. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?
If your child has special needs, a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes multiple therapists and other professionals will likely lead to more effective treatment and a faster recovery. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience explains how to know when a comprehensive approach is right for your child as well as the benefits and challenges of this type of treatment. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child's Therapists Are Communicating?
When your child is receiving treatment from multiple therapists and professionals, communication is key. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience offers advice on how to make sure your child's treatment team is talking often and communicating effectively. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Teach My Daughter to Avoid Unhealthy Weight Gain in College?
Benay Rubin, owner of SHE3 Well-Fitness Boutique in Fairfield, CT, spoke to us about ways for teens who are about to go to college avoid the freshman 15, including healthy eating habits and managing stress. (read the story...)

Speak Up for Kids Campaign to Help Banish Stigma of Mental Health Care
The Speak Up for Kids campaign, started by the Child Mind Institute, aims to banish the persistent stigma around mental health care, especially among children. Here is how you can get involved in Speak Up for Kids. (read the story...)

How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect People with Disabilities?
With the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," implemented under President Barack Obama, here is how these changes to the nation's health care plan will affect families and people with special needs and disabilities. (read the story...)

Recipe: Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole
Love eggs Benedict but find it too hard to make at home? This recipe for eggs Benedict casserole is an easy, one-dish version of the restaurant classic that features all the traditional ingredients without the hassle. (read the story...)

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Meds
When kids are on medication and use prescription drugs for any of their diagnoses, it is important for parents and doctors to explain the drugs and its purpose to the child, ensuring the child understands why he or she is on medication and how the prescription drug can help certain symptoms. (read the story...)

Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area
Getting active with your family has many physical benefits, but walking for a cause can also teach compassion and the value of volunteerism. There are many annual fundraising walks in the New York City area that raise money and awareness for causes close to many of our hearts, including special needs and children's causes. (read the story...)

Selective Mutism: Diagnosis, Treatment, and What It Means for Your Child
Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder, often mistaken for shyness, that robs a child of the ability to speak in certain social situations. Here, learn about the diagnosis and treatment of selective mutism and how it will affect your child's life. (read the story...)


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