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How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder
Does your teen see herself as fat when she’s not—and measure her self-worth by her weight? Learn the early warning signs of eating disorders (perhaps surprisingly, for boys as well as girls). (read the story...)

Do Males Get Eating Disorders?
Approximately 10 percent of individuals with anorexia or bulimia, and an estimated 40 percent of those with binge eating disorder, are male—and some mental health professionals believe these percentages are increasing. (read the story...)

Contest Encourages High School Students to Create Anti-Smoking T-Shirt Designs
In light of American Cancer Society's 36th Annual Great American Smokeout, the nonprofit and ENT and Allergy Associates are holding a contest to encourage teens throughout New York and New Jersey to create anti-smoking T-shirt designs for a chance to win $2,000. (read the story...)

Is the Food Pyramid I Grew Up with Still Relevant?
The food pyramid that many parents grew up with is outdated and nutrition recommendations have evolved quite a bit over the past decade. With all these changes, how do we know what to feed our kids? We asked Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor who practices in Westchester County, for some simple guidelines. (read the story...)

Post-Baby Body Angst
Post-baby body angst is normal—we’ve all felt a modicum of jealousy when a no-stretch-marks, lean-and-mean fellow mom sits next to us at the playground. But imagine feeling envious of the rock-hard abs of another new mother…who just happens to be a cat! (read the story...)

How to Live with Your Post-Baby Body (and Other Tips)
It's hard to get back to your old self after you have a baby. Get some healthy tips on how to live with your mommy body and how to fit in fitness and exercise, plus advice on getting back your pre-baby bod. (read the story...)

Pregnant and Flying: 15 Tips for Traveling Moms-to-Be
It’s great to get excited about your imminent vacation or “babymoon,” but make sure to plan accordingly and be prepared with our top 15 expert tips for traveling while pregnant. (read the story...)

Doctor's Advice on Raising Healthy Children
With a surplus of health and parenting information available on the Internet, it's a challenge for parents to determine what they should take or leave. Here, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene offers up advice for first-time and seasoned parents on raising healthy, happy kids. (read the story...)

Justin Tuck and Peanuts Characters Teach Manhattan Students About Good Oral Hygiene Just Before Halloween
NFL star Justin Tuck joined Peanuts characters at P.S. 19 in Manhattan to help announce the MetLife Foundation's $1.1 million donation to two important dental care and oral health initiatives for children and families in New York City and beyond. (read the story...)

8 Ways to Cut Back on Halloween Candy this Year
Get eight great tips on how to cut back on your child's candy consumption this Halloween. Sarah Stone, director of operations at a co-ed health and wellness boarding school, offers her best advice for parents who want to make this Halloween a healthier one. (read the story...)

PM Pediatrics Named One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011
PM Pediatrics, a preeminent provider of after-hours pediatric urgent care in New York, announced last week that it was selected as one of Modern Healthcare's "Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011" -- one of only three New York-based companies to make the national list. (read the story...)

Possible Symptoms of Eating Disorders in Children
If you suspect your child may have an eating disorder, consult these tips: Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor who practices in Westchester County, NY, offers the most common warning signs to look for in anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. (read the story...)

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe
These medical ID and awareness bracelets by Hope Paige Medical are a subtle way to keep kids with medical conditions or special needs safe when they're away from home, and they're modern and fashionable enough to wear everyday. (read the story...)

No-Sugar Birthday Cake Recipe
No sugar in this cake -- no kidding! This cake recipe is all about capturing natural sweetness from ingredients like apples, bananas, and cranberries, with no added sugar, making it great for babies and those with special dietary issues, like diabetes. (read the story...)

How to Create Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout (or Do a Good Job Faking It)
A New York lawyer, mom of three, and work-life balance expert shares her insights on how to be there for your kids and enjoy time with your family while holding down a full-time job. (read the story...)

Child Psychologist Dr. Lynne Goldstein Opens Private Practice in Westport
Seasoned clinical-school child psychologist Dr. Lynne Goldstein, a specialist in issues related to bullying and self-esteem, opened her own practice in Westport, CT, offering individual therapy, therapy for children and families experiencing divorce, psycho-educational evaluations, and therapy for gifted children and their families. (read the story...)

Parents Ponder Finances and Timing for Orthodontics
Although many parents are aware their children would benefit from some form of orthodontic care, they often have concerns. Read on for the answers to some commonly asked questions about the covering the cost of braces and what age children are ready to visit the orthodontist. (read the story...)

NYU Langone Medical Center Receives $50 Million to Build New Children's Hospital
The Hassenfeld family has donated $50 million to NYU Langone Medical Center to fund the creation of the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a dedicated children's hospital scheduled to be built on the East Side of Manhattan. (read the story...)

Bushwick Campus Farm Engages Brooklyn Students in Local Food Issues
After receiving a School Engagement Grant earlier this year, the fully functional Bushwick Campus Farm in Brooklyn now hosts programs that teach students about childhood hunger, obesity, and local food issues. (read the story...)

How To Quit Smoking and Why It's Important for You, Your Kids, Your Family's Health
November marks the 36th annual Great American Smokeout, and you know what that means -- time to quit smoking. But if you've tried kicking the habit unsuccessfully before, maybe realizing just how much you’re hurting your kids by not quitting will be the encouragement you need. (read the story...)

Smart Talk for Teens About Smoking and Asthma
Read this fact sheet for teens about smoking and asthma, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital/Yale New Haven Health. (read the story...)

Take the Pledge: Tobacco-Free Me!
Active parents realize that talking to kids early and often about not smoking will help their children make good choices throughout their youth. Use this pledge program to encourage your child not to smoke! (read the story...)

How to Help a Smoker Quit: Tips for Family and Friends
Here are some general tips for friends and family on how to help a smoker finally quit! (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Child Becomes a Vegetarian
When one child decides to be a vegetarian, make sure she's getting the right nutrition by following these diet tips from a certified nutrition counselor. (read the story...)

Organize Your Children's Health Records Online with MotherKnows
MotherKnows is a secure website and mobile app that provides parents access to their child's health records anywhere, anytime. (read the story...)


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