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.
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.
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.
Bulimia is an eating disorder that often involves vomiting, which can cause damage to the patient’s teeth over time. The American College of Prosthodontists and Kenneth S. Kurtz, D.D.S., FACP, a board-certified prosthodontist, offer dental advice for those who have or know someone who has bulimia, including how to evaluate the extent of the damage and whether it can be corrected.
The Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center recently opened at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. The sleep center addresses sleeping issues in children, including not sleeping, apnea, and night terrors.
Weill Cornell Medical College physicians and biomedical engineers at Cornell University have successfully built an ear replacement that looks and acts like the real thing. This new advance will give people with congenital ear deformity, microtia, an ear through reconstructive surgery.
In honor of National Nutrition Month, the American Heart Association shares tips for making smarter heart-healthy choices while shopping for groceries.
Thousands of people die or are left disabled after a heart attack due to not getting life-saving treatment, according to the American Heart Association. Don't be one of those thousands; the AHA shares 10 reasons why you should call 911 when you or someone near you is having a heart attack.
In an interview with Michelle Obama on SiriusXM that aired on Feb. 26, FLOTUS discusses the diet changes she had to make as a busy, working mother and also shares updates on the "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity.
A new program will expand access to healthy food in four New York City neighborhoods over the next three years, with a focus on improving the lives of low-income families in disadvantaged areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
One of the first milestones in a child's life is graduating to solid foods. But how do you know if your little one is ready for solid foods? And what foods should you be giving him or her? Here's what you need to know.
Stephanie Maze, author of "Healthy Foods from A to Z," offers tips for getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. The key, as you'll see, is to find ways to make healthy foods fun -- and that includes letting kids play with their food!
A University of Oxford study shows that an algal DHA dietary supplement helps to improve children's reading performance and behavior (ADHD-type symptoms).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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." 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.
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.
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.
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.