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Through VSP Vision Care's Send a High Five campaign, you can help up to 50,000 Special Olympics athletes receive eye exams and related vision services with just a few clicks.
Cord blood banking is a one-time opportunity to save the blood from your newborn's umbilical cord after birth. Cord blood is pristine type of stem cell than can be used to treat many medical issues like cancers, blood disorders, and immune diseases. If you're considering banking your baby's cord blood, here are some things you need to consider before choosing a bank.
With the rise of technology and the use of headphone and earbuds, more teens are experiencing noise-induced hearing loss, a painless and invisible form of hearing loss that is hard to detect in children. Here are some tips to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, as well as signs that you or your child may need a hearing aid.
New York 4-H Youth partners with UnitedHealthcare to promote healthy living by launching a new campaign, Eat4-Health, to empower youth to help tackle the nation's obesity epidemic.
As the school sports seasons start up again, traumatic brain injuries (concussions) should be a concern to parents of student athletes. Dr. Cynthia R. Green shares four things you need to know about TBIs, from helping to prevent them to the signs that your child may have a TBI.
According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data, the most common sources of accidental poisoning are cosmetics and personal care items, analgesics, household cleaning substances, toys, and topical preparations. Here are five tips to protect your children from accidental poisoning.
The start of school brings the unavoidable cold season. Sometimes figuring out whether or not you should send your child to school with a cold is a hard thing to do— you don't want your child to miss too many days, but you don't want your child to get others sick. Dr. Zak Zarbock, creator of Zarbee's cough medicine, answers that question.
Louise Weadock, a registered child psychiatric nurse and founder of WeeZee World, explains why sensory play is important to children's development and offers tips on how you can create a dynamic learning environment at home.
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain what vaccines your tween or teen need, what the vaccines prevent, and when the vaccines should be given.
A recent study called "Dental X-rays and Risk of Meningioma" by Elizabeth B. Claus, MD, Ph.D. indicated to readers that there is an increased risk of a cancerous brain tumor that correlates to an increased number of dental X-rays. Mark A. Breiner, DDS discusses the risks and benefits of dental X-rays.
Local pediatrician and obesity specialist Joanna Dolgoff, MD, explains how parents can set healthy limits on foods for their kids and when to seek help for your child's diet.
If your child isn't the athletic type, it's important to keep him moving by finding activities he enjoys. Here, local pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff offers tips on making physical activity more fun for kids who aren't natural athletes.
Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a local pediatrician and expert on childhood obesity, provides tips on increasing our kids' play and exercise time outside of school so they get at least an hour of active time each day.
Whether it's your child's first day of kindergarten or his first day at university, the thought of going to school, meeting new people, making new friends, and being away from familiar family members for a good part of the day or year can cause anxiety in a lot of children. A psychologist shares tips on how to deal with separation anxiety in kindergarten and college students.
Montefiore Medical Center recently announced its plan to participate in "Latch On NYC," a city-wide initiative to support mothers who make the commitment to breastfeed their infants. The hospital will remove all formula advertising , promotions, and free samples from the maternity department and will only hand out samples when new mothers ask for them.
As students gear up for back-to-school season, parents should also be aware of the health concerns and ensure their children's health are in check.
Preparation is the most important thing when traveling with a child who has asthma. A local pediatrician offers advice on how to prepare your asthmatic child for a variety of scenarios, including flying, hotel stays, international travel, and emergencies. UPDATED: January 2013
Doctors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York recently warned against the dangers of flip-flops because they change how people walk, offer little arch support, and virtually no shock absorption. That news, taken together with a recent study from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, shows that people should be taking better care of their feet by wearing both socks and shoes that fit properly and provide adequate support and padding.
How are Olympic athletes and expecting mothers similar? They both need to train! Respected and leading UK fitness expert Amanda Hargreaves shares 10 reasons why expecting moms need to exercise.
The Summer Olympics have spurred talk about gene doping and performance-enhancing drugs. A local expert explains what gene doping is and what else parents should know about it.
When it comes to work and play, people need to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to their eyes. Dr. Scott Breidbart of Empire BlueCross Blue Shield shares three "F.U.N" tips to maintain healthy eyes, particularly in the summer months.
Cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, are on the rise in New York state. A local expert weighs in on what parents should know about whooping cough, including symptoms, how it spreads, the vaccines available, and what to do when your child catches it.
During the summer months, the most common injury in children is broken or fractured bones. Because children are constantly growing, their bones heal quicker than adults, so it is important to go to the emergency room right away.
Sam's Clubs that have a pharmacy are hosting free children's health screenings just in time for the back-to-school season. Participating locations will give out free DNA and fingerprint kits, to help children if they are ever lost, and Sesame Street's "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me" multimedia dental care kits.
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center located in the Bronx was recognized as a finalist for the 2012 American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. The prize is awarded to the hospital that best demonstrates an organizational commitment to and progress in achieving the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims.