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Tattoos and Piercings: What Every Parent and Teen Should Know

Tattoos and Piercings: What Every Parent and Teen Should Know

Teens often want to get tattoos or piercings. These forms of self-expression are permanent and teens and their parents should talk about the repercussions. Here are 10 things you and your teen should know before getting tattooed or pierced.

Recipe: Matzaroni and Cheese

Recipe: Matzaroni and Cheese

This kosher version of macaroni and cheese substitutes matzah for pasta, making it a great Passover meal. It gets a creamy boost from a combination of sour cream and cottage cheese in addition to shredded mozzarella or Muenster.

Passover Recipe: Eggplant-Wrapped Chicken

Passover Recipe: Eggplant-Wrapped Chicken

This original kosher recipe, from the cookbook "Passover Made Easy," calls for stuffed chicken thighs wrapped in oven-fried eggplant. It serves 4 to 6 people, making it a great meal for families during Passover.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Minimize Varicose Veins in the Winter?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Minimize Varicose Veins in the Winter?

During the winter months, it's common for pregnant women and new mothers to have poor circulation, especially if standing or sitting all day with a new baby. Dr. Luis Navarro, founder and medical director of The Vein Treatment Center in Manhattan, provides tips, exercises, and dietary information to improve circulation and prevent varicose veins.

5 Healthy and Easy Fish Recipes for Family Dinners

5 Healthy and Easy Fish Recipes for Family Dinners

Did you know that eating seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Add these healthy and easy fish recipes to your family's dinner menu and enjoy fresh dishes featuring cod, halibut, pollock, salmon, and sole.

Recipe: Sole Capri

Recipe: Sole Capri

The Capri in this recipe is a reference to the island off the western coast of Italy. In this classic Italian fish dish, sole fillets are paired with fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes and topped with an easy white wine sauce. Best of all: It's ready in 15 minutes!

Recipe: Warm Halibut Potato Salad with Green Onion Dijon Dressing

Recipe: Warm Halibut Potato Salad with Green Onion Dijon Dressing

This quick and healthy salad recipe stars halibut, potatoes, red bell peppers, and mandarin oranges atop a bed of arugula with a warm dressing made of green onions, orange juice, and Dijon mustard. It's ready in 30 minutes and serves up to 6 people.

Recipe: Salmon Penne with Green Beans Vinaigrette

Recipe: Salmon Penne with Green Beans Vinaigrette

This recipe for salmon with green beans and whole-wheat pasta serves five people and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Add some fresh thyme and lemon zest and you have a healthy, quick, and easy seafood dish for your family's next weeknight meal.

'Real Parents. Real Answers.' Offers Youth Groups the Tools to Pledge to Stay Tobacco-Free

'Real Parents. Real Answers.' Offers Youth Groups the Tools to Pledge to Stay Tobacco-Free

"Real Parents. Real Answers." now has a tool kit available to youth groups for children to take the pledge to be tobacco-free. The kits help facilitate discussions on the dangers of smoking and how to prevent youth from starting the bad habit.

How to Be an Informed Consumer of Online Information

How to Be an Informed Consumer of Online Information

Experts explain how you can separate fads, scams, and myths from real and reliable information when it comes to products, programs, and health care for your children. Learn how to tell if information found online is reliable and supported by scientific evidence.

Kids with Braces: 6 Tips to Soothe a Sore Mouth

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.

2 Great Recipes for Kids with Braces

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.

Recipe: Moroccan-Style Cod with Mango-Carrot Slaw

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.

Recipe: Kid-Friendly 'Sushi'

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!).

Ask the Expert: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot?

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.

Recipe: Crustless Quiche with Veggies and Pierogies

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.

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

Learning to fall asleep is a skill that needs to be taught to babies, and parents can do this with sleep training. Pediatric sleep consultant Brooke Nalle of Sleepy on Hudson shares guidelines parents should follow when beginning to sleep train their baby.

Five Warning Signs Your Teen May Be Using Drugs

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.

Diabetes Winter Health Guide: Cold Weather Safety Tips

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.

Women and Thyroid Disease: Know the Symptoms for Proper Diagnosis

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.

Researcher Pinpoints Factors Associated with Teen Self-Harm

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Explain Alzheimer's to My Kids?

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.

Kids' Sleep-Related Breathing and Behavioral Problems Appear Linked

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.

Free Help Line for People Affected by Connecticut Shooting

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.

How to Decode Meat Labels

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.




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