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Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?

Dr. Michael Cocilovo of New City Chiropractic Center offers 7 guidelines for choosing a good backpack or book bag for your child, to avoid back pain or back problems like scoliosis. Read his tips before you start your back-to-school shopping this year.

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Cookie Recipe

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Cookie Recipe

The Sneaky Chef Creamy No-Nut Butter is blends naturally sweet and "nutty" tasting golden peas instead of peanuts, serving as a perfect peanut butter substitute for individuals with peanut allergies. Here, a healthy cookie recipe using the Sneaky Chef's no-nut butter.

Premier Care Opens Four New Urgent Care Centers on Long Island

Premier Care Opens Four New Urgent Care Centers on Long Island

Urgent care center Premier Care recently opened four new locations across Long Island: Carle Place, Commack, Great Neck, and Syosset. The urgent care centers treat all injuries, including colds and broken bones. All doctors at any of the Premier Care locations are board-certified emergency doctors.

3 Weeknight Dinner Recipes from Kelsey Nixon

3 Weeknight Dinner Recipes from Kelsey Nixon

Kelsey Nixon, Brooklyn mom and Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel, offers three easy recipes for weeknight family dinners, including Crispy Chicken Thighs, Skirt Steak Fajitas, and Turkey Roast Dip Sandwiches.

Weeknight Recipe: Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Weeknight Recipe: Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Baby Carrots

For this dish, the chicken, vegetables, and potatoes all go in the same pot, making it an easy weeknight dinner. The recipe is by Kelsey Nixon, the Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel.

Weeknight Recipe: Pomegranate-Glazed Skirt Steak Fajitas with Roasted Peanut Slaw

Weeknight Recipe: Pomegranate-Glazed Skirt Steak Fajitas with Roasted Peanut Slaw

This easy recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon features skirt steak, a great weeknight protein that goes well in Mexican dishes such as fajitas and tacos. This recipe includes a side of roasted peanut slaw.

Weeknight Recipe: Turkey Roast Dip with Haricot Verts and Peach Salad

Weeknight Recipe: Turkey Roast Dip with Haricot Verts and Peach Salad

With this recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon, you can pop the turkey breast into the slow cooker in the morning before heading off to work, making dinner prep quick and painless. Serve these hearty sandwiches alongside green beans or a fresh peach salad.

Teen Athletes Need Balanced Diets to Perform Their Best

Teen Athletes Need Balanced Diets to Perform Their Best

To perform well in sporting events and support healthy development, teen athletes need to eat balanced meals that provide key nutrients. A registered dietician gives the play-by-play on what teen athletes should be eating.

New York State Receives Leadership Award from March of Dimes

New York State Receives Leadership Award from March of Dimes

New York is among the states that will receive the Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award from the March of Dimes for lowering their preterm birth rates by more than 8 percent since 2009.

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Is It the Summer Flu or Lyme Disease?

Is It the Summer Flu or Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease—although traditionally marked by the bull's-eye rash—can cause flu-like symptoms, according to Connecticut-based Lyme Research Alliance. The LRA provides tips to protect against ticks to prevent Lyme disease and how to check for ticks.

Protect Newborns from Whooping Cough: Know Your Vaccine Status

Protect Newborns from Whooping Cough: Know Your Vaccine Status

Pertussis, or whooping cough, can be fatal for newborn infants who have not yet received the whooping cough vaccination. The best way to protect your newborn from whooping cough is to make sure you and your friends and family are up to date on the "Tdap" vaccine—the pertussis vaccine for teens and adults.

Moving Forward Seminars Now Offers In-Home Workshops

Moving Forward Seminars Now Offers In-Home Workshops

As part of Moving Forward Seminars, Donna Sirianni now offers in-home “design your life” workshops groups. In the hour-long workshop, you, your friends, and your family have the chance to create support groups, balance work and life, manage stress, and develop a positive mindset.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent and Treat Sunburns?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent and Treat Sunburns?

We spoke to dermatologist Elizabeth C. Smith, M.D., about preventing and treating sunburns, including SPF guidelines for children, how often you should buy sunscreen, and tips for applying sunscreen properly.

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat

A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether.

Fort Greene Massage Studio Offers Treatments for the Whole Family

Fort Greene Massage Studio Offers Treatments for the Whole Family

Fort Greene massage studio Chi Moshi, Inc., recently opened and offers treatments for the whole family, including prenatal and postpartum massage and massage therapy to help children with asthma take fuller breaths.

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care Center to Open in Cobble Hill

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care Center to Open in Cobble Hill

After hours urgent care center PM Pediatrics will open its first Brooklyn location early this fall. PM Pediatrics delivers urgent care to children without a visit to the emergency room.

First Aid Kit Celebrates 125 Years

First Aid Kit Celebrates 125 Years

The First Aid Kit was invented more than a century ago and to celebrate its 125th anniversary, Band-Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl, and Safe Kids Worldwide joined together for a special presentation in New York City on the kit's historic evolution.

Live Music Is Good for Child Development

Live Music Is Good for Child Development

Is it really worth the time, energy, and money to take your children to a live concert? A music therapist says yes, for several reasons. Find out how live music helps kids develop social skills, listening skills, motor skills, and more.

Study Reveals 8 Precautionary Steps to Prevent Peanut Allergic Reaction while Flying

Study Reveals 8 Precautionary Steps to Prevent Peanut Allergic Reaction while Flying

A University of Michigan study reveals eight precautionary steps people with peanut or tree nut allergies can take to reduce the risk of having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park is a member, provides tips to prevent sports injuries in children, including staying hydrated, preventing concussions, and treating muscle strains and sprains.

Cardiologist Explains Five Heart Healthy Diets

Cardiologist Explains Five Heart Healthy Diets

Michael J. Muschel, M.D., F.A.C.C., a cardiologist at ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley, explains five heart healthy diets, including Paleo or Fred Flintstone, Gary Taubes, Dean Ornish, Michael Pollan, and Maimonides diets.

Five Sleep Myths Busted: Tips to Sleep Better

Five Sleep Myths Busted: Tips to Sleep Better

Patty Tucker, PA-C, sleep coach and consultant at the Family Sleep Institute, shares the truths behind five sleep myths, including the dangers of using sleep aids, a typical good night's sleep, and how much sleep you need.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Child Gets a Bug Bite or Sting?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Child Gets a Bug Bite or Sting?

The warmer months bring more outdoor activities, and your family may often end up with bug bites and stings. Premier Care's Adhi Sharma, M.D., a board-certified medical toxicologist, shares tips to prevent bug bites and bee stings, how to remove ticks and bee stingers, the signs of Lyme disease and bee allergies, and how to select the right bug repellant.

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