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10 Important Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Decorating for Holidays

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.

10 Tips to Keep The Holidays From Stressing You Out

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.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm a Colicky Baby?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Make Family Meals When One Child Is Gluten Intolerant?

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.

Avoid Safety Hazards at Temporary Charging Stations

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.

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is more common in teens and young adults, but it sometimes affects children. Here, Dr. Jennifer Collins explains the symptoms of SAD in kids, how to know if your child has SAD, and what to do if you think your child has SAD.

Holiday Makeover: One Mom Gives Permission to Change How You Celebrate

Holiday Makeover: One Mom Gives Permission to Change How You Celebrate

Keeping up with holiday family traditions can be harmful to your health and sanity. One mom encourages you to change how you celebrate and make your family traditions more manageable.

Three Down Syndrome Resources Collaborate on Prenatal Testing Issues

Three Down Syndrome Resources Collaborate on Prenatal Testing Issues

The National Down Syndrome Congress, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation recently announced a collaborative effort to provide multiple educational resources and tools to address prenatal testing issues in the Down syndrome community.

Studies Show Female Teens Tell More Descriptive Stories

Studies Show Female Teens Tell More Descriptive Stories

When you ask your teen to tell you about your day, does your son tell you a short, not-so-descriptive story while your daughter tells a more descriptive story that includes internal emotions? A study conducted at the University of Missouri shows that this is common in teens.

Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions About Sex

Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions About Sex

It may seem like your teen is tuning you out when you try to talk to them about important issues. According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's survey, teens say their parents most influence their decisions when it comes to sex.

Connecticut Named to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 2012 Honor Roll

Connecticut Named to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 2012 Honor Roll

Connecticut was named to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools for 2012 for adhering to AAFA's core policy standards.

NYC Board of Health Voted for Parental Consent in Controversial Circumcision Practice

NYC Board of Health Voted for Parental Consent in Controversial Circumcision Practice

The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously in favor of requiring parental consent for a controversial practice that some rabbis engage in during the Jewish bris ceremony.

Improve Your Child's Sleep Hygiene With These 4 Pillars

Improve Your Child's Sleep Hygiene With These 4 Pillars

Good sleep hygiene, or the set of guidelines and habits that promote consistently restful and sufficient sleep, is important to your child's overall health. Tom Jackson, M.D., a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of sleep disorders, shares the four pillars to good sleep hygiene.

5 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know About Premature Birth

5 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know About Premature Birth

November is Prematurity Awareness Month: Premature birth can happen to anyone. Jason K. Baxter, M.D., shares five things expecting mothers should know about premature birth and how to prevent it.

10 Tips to Save Money on Health Care This Year

10 Tips to Save Money on Health Care This Year

With rising health care costs, it's no wonder that so many go into debt to get the care they need. Mike Sullivan of Take Charge America shares 10 tips to cut costs on medical visits, prescriptions, insurance, and more.

Ask The Expert: What Should Parents Know About Staph Infections?

Ask The Expert: What Should Parents Know About Staph Infections?

Staph, short for Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria common in our environment, often found on the skin, in the bowels, and in the nose of healthy people. Once the bacteria finds its way where it does not belong, it can cause an infection. We talked to Anatoly Belilovsky, M.D., a New York-based pediatrician about staph infections, the difference between staph and MRSA, and how to minimize the risk of a staph infection.

Meatballs & Memories: How One Daughter Saved Her Mother's Recipes from Alzheimer's

Meatballs & Memories: How One Daughter Saved Her Mother's Recipes from Alzheimer's

When her mother was diagnosed with early Alzheimer's and began to forget how to make the Italian meals that marked her childhood, Yonkers native Barbara Magro decided to save those recipes by publishing a cookbook, aptly titled "Recipes to Remember."

Studies Show Too Much Juice Can Lead to Tooth Decay, Obesity

Studies Show Too Much Juice Can Lead to Tooth Decay, Obesity

Recent studies have show too much fruit juice can contribute to obesity, tooth decay, and poor nutrition in children. Experts weigh in on the nutritional value of this popular beverage.

Children in Therapy: Yea or Nay?

Children in Therapy: Yea or Nay?

A mental health consultant with offices in the New York area offers advice for parents who are considering whether they should send their child to therapy.

Therapy Is Not 'One Size Fits All'

Therapy Is Not 'One Size Fits All'

The National Institute of Mental Health defines the different types of psychotherapy that can be adapted for both children and adults.

Family Health Portrait

Family Health Portrait

For the ninth annual National Family History Day, make an effort to create an accurate picture of your family health history with the help of My Family Health Portrait, an online tool.

Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs

Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs

Dealing with procrastination woes? Are you putting off important tasks or events. Procrastinating leads to bad habits, relationships suffer, and professionalism declines. Dr. Jay Earley offers tips for breaking your procrastination habit and heading towards success.

The Bone Bank

The Bone Bank

By the time teens get through their growth spurts, about 90 percent of adult bone mass is established and after that, no more calcium can be deposited in the body's "bone bank."

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Stress During the Holidays?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Stress During the Holidays?

Marla Tomazin, a Manhattan-based certified image consultant, shares her tips for avoiding stress during the holidays and how you can relax if you find that you are stressed.

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