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Kids with Braces: 6 Tips to Soothe a Sore Mouth
If your child wears braces, she might occasionally have a sore mouth and be unable to eat some of the foods she loves. Here, the authors of The Braces Cookbook offer 6 tips for soothing a sore mouth and suggestions on what foods to eat for pain-free meals. (read the story...)

2 Great Recipes for Kids with Braces
From The Braces Cookbook, these two recipes are for foods that area easy to eat with braces, including a crustless quiche and a cranberry splash punch. Keep these handy for the next time your child gets his wires tightened at the orthodontist. (read the story...)

Recipe: Moroccan-Style Cod with Mango-Carrot Slaw
This cod recipe features Moroccan spices like saffron, cinnamon, and allspice, which pairs nicely with a refreshing mango-carrot slaw featuring flavors such as cilantro, lime, and honey. It's a healthy family dinner that's ready in about 35 minutes. (read the story...)

Recipe: Kid-Friendly 'Sushi'
This mock "sushi" recipe calls for sandwich ingredients such as deli meat, cheese, and pickles. By skipping the raw fish and keeping the fun sushi shape, you can make a fun and different lunch for your kids (and one they'll actually eat!). (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot?
If you're pregnant during the flu season, you may be worried about vaccines and medications affecting your baby's health. The March of Dimes women should get the flu shot while pregnant. (read the story...)

Recipe: Crustless Quiche with Veggies and Pierogies
This crustless quiche is a vegetarian dish that's great for brunch or a light dinner. Use prepared pierogies for a delicious twist, and add in as many seasonal vegetables as you can handle. The whole thing is ready in an hour and serves up to 6 people. (read the story...)

Five Warning Signs Your Teen May Be Using Drugs
Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Recovery Center, shares five common warning signs that your teen may be abusing drugs, including change in mood, change in sleep pattern, lack of honesty, weight loss, and isolation. (read the story...)

Diabetes Winter Health Guide: Cold Weather Safety Tips
UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance and Deneen Vojta, M.D. share 10 winter and cold weather safety tips for those with diabetes. (read the story...)

Women and Thyroid Disease: Know the Symptoms for Proper Diagnosis
Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition due to misdiagnosis. Knowing the symptoms of thyroid diseases, such as Graves' disease and Hashimoto's disease, can help with early detection and proper treatment of thyroid disease reduces associated long-term risks. (read the story...)

Researcher Pinpoints Factors Associated with Teen Self-Harm
A University of Missouri assistant professor of health sciences has pinpointed the factors that lead to teen self-harm and suicide. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Explain Alzheimer's to My Kids?
We spoke to Matt Kudish, LMSW, vice president and director of education, outreach, and caregiver services for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City chapter, and Danielle M. Bruzese, coordinator of education, outreach, and caregiver services for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City chapter, about how to help your children understand Alzheimer's disease and how to help your children cope when they experience Grandma or Grandpa having a "bad day" with Alzheimer's disease. (read the story...)

Kids' Sleep-Related Breathing and Behavioral Problems Appear Linked
A new study done at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University found that snoring or sleep apnea are frequently linked to behavioral sleep problems such as waking repeatedly, nightmares, refusing to go to bed, and waking after only a few hours. (read the story...)

Free Help Line for People Affected by Connecticut Shooting
For those feeling scared or anxious after the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, a health services company offers a free emotional support help line staffed with specially trained mental health specialists. (read the story...)

How to Decode Meat Labels
Confused about what the labels on packaged meat mean? Here's a guide to decoding labels on beef, chicken, and pork products in the supermarket, including organic, natural, free-range, cage-free, grass-fed, and certified humane. (read the story...)

The Many Benefits of Meatless Meals
Eating less meat can benefit your health, trim down your grocery bill, and help the environment. Learn about the many benefits of eating like a vegetarian once in a while and how to make sure your family gets the nutrition they need from meatless meals. (read the story...)

The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe
This quick vegetarian chili recipe replaces meat with lots of beans and vegetables and suggests using vegetarian burger crumbles to add texture and protein. It's an easy weeknight meal that's ready in about an hour, and it's great for leftovers. (read the story...)

How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy in the News
After hearing about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, your child may feel afraid or uncertain. Here, the American Humane Association offers 7 tips for parents and caregivers to help kids cope with tragic events and violence in the news. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Does Peanut Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?
Once you open that jar of peanut butter, it's recommended to refrigerate the peanut butter because the colder temperature helps prevent fungus growth, which naturally produces aflatoxin, a fungal toxin that has linked to cancer in animals. (read the story...)

7 Winter Safety Tips from the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association offers winter weather tips to keep people safe this winter from cold weather dangers like hypothermia and heart attacks that may occur as you exert more energy while shoveling snow. (read the story...)

Important Flu Recommendations for High-Risk Populations
The winter months mean people are more likely to get sick with the cold and influenza viruses going around. Although it is optimal to get the flu vaccine in October, it is never too late to protect yourself and your family. (read the story...)

10 Important Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Decorating for Holidays
The holiday season calls for putting up Christmas lights and holiday decorations. Keep safe and avoid safety hazards that can be caused be unattended lights, unsupervised cooking, and other dangerous situations with tips from the Energy Education Council, an award-winning program. (read the story...)

10 Tips to Keep The Holidays From Stressing You Out
In the midst of the holiday season, you may find yourself loosing steam and getting stressed. Two psychiatrists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share 10 tips to reduce the stress you may be feeling so you can enjoy the holidays more. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm a Colicky Baby?
If you've got a colicky baby, chances are you feel guilty and might be at a loss on how to soothe her. Dr. Alanna Levine, a pediatrician and mom, offers tips for calming colic and regaining your sanity. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Make Family Meals When One Child Is Gluten Intolerant?
When one child is gluten intolerant or allergic to gluten, it can make cooking for your family much more difficult. Here, a gluten-free baker shares tips on making family meals easier even when gluten is off the table. (read the story...)

Avoid Safety Hazards at Temporary Charging Stations
Good Samaritans who have electricity are offering "charging stations" to help the millions who are without power after Hurricane Sandy, including using extension cords and power strips to create temporary charging stations. Avoid safety hazards and practice safety when using these temporary charging stations with advice from Safe Electricity. (read the story...)


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