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10 Tips on How Expectant Moms Can Beat the Heat
Summer's sweltering heat is, to say the least, uncomfortable for most people, and can be particularly overwhelming if you are pregnant. Here are tips for expecting moms on how to stay cool and healthy when a heat wave hits. (read the story...)

Dr. Harvey Karp Releases New Parenting Book About Sleep
In his new book "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years," Dr. Harvey Karp, America's most trusted pediatrician, empowers readers with new insights and simple tips to get children to fall asleep quickly, stop bad sleeping habits before they start, and stop bedtime battles. (read the story...)

New Cookbooks and Nutrition Guides for Parents and Families
We've rounded up our favorite new books on food for families, including some great cookbooks for everyone from busy moms to picky eaters, the latest nutrition guides for parents, and go-to guides full of fun recipes kids are sure to love. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should Parents Know About Sepsis?
Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is a medical condition triggered by an infection that's a leading cause of death in hospitals. Here, get details on sepsis symptoms and risk factors from a local urgent care doctor. (read the story...)

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks
A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration. (read the story...)

Long Island Dad Publishes 'Diana the Organic Banana'
Long Island author Dr. Francesco J. Caputo's children's book, which teaches kids about nutrition and healthy eating, was inspired by his daughter. (read the story...)

Should I Take My Child to Urgent Care or the ER?
Your child is feeling sick or has an injury. Do you know whether to take him to see the physician or to the hospital's ER? A Long Island doctor helps you decide. (read the story...)

Why Getting Vaccines on Time is Important to Your Baby's Health
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain why you should get your child vaccinated and why it's especially important to follow the vaccine schedule recommended by your child's doctor. (read the story...)

Stuff We Like: Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Free Screenings for Kids Keep Lice Out of Camps, Schools
The new Keep Lice Out of Camp program at three Licenders locations provides free lice screening for kids who are headed to camp this summer. By using this service, kids won't have to go through the public screening at the camp infirmary, and lice won't end up in schools in the fall. (read the story...)

Summer Pool Safety Tips for Kids
Time in the pool and at the beach increases tenfold during the summer. Keep in mind these water safety tips provided by the ZAC Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating kids and parents on safety measures around the pool and at the beach. (read the story...)

Diabulimia: Is Your Teen at Risk?
Some people with Type 1 diabetes have turned to insulin restriction as a form of weight loss. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30 to 40 percent of young females with juvenile diabetes have this eating disorder, called diabulimia. (read the story...)

Sun Safety Tips for Kids
This summer, the FDA rolls out new sunscreen guidelines and an expert from PM Pediatrics helps explain what they mean, what parents should know about the different types of sunscreens, and offers tips on how to best protect your child from the sun. (read the story...)

Car Seat Inspection Sites in the NYC Area
Want to know where to get your child's car seat checked, to make sure it's meeting safety guidelines? Below is a list of car seat inspection sites in the New York City area. Plus, get an update on car seat safety guidelines before you go. (read the story...)

Couple Pledges to Get Rid of SCID
Vicki and Fred Modell, the NYC couple behind the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, have pledged to screen every newborn baby in the US for SCID, also known as "bubble boy disease." (read the story...)

How to Know When Toys are Toxic
Want to know if your child's toys are safe? Get the facts on chemicals to avoid, from PVC to lead paint, plus tips on how to shop for non-toxic toys. (read the story...)

Covert Operation: Should You Hide Your Kids' Veggies?
Most kids don't get the recommended daily serving of vegetables, causing some parents to resort to hiding them in other foods. A local expert offers a better way. (read the story...)

A Lasting Legacy: How Organ Donation Affects Your Family
The need for organ donors is great, especially in New York state. But many people have reservations about registering or simply don't want to think about it. Here, read real local stories and get the facts on donation so you can make an informed decision. (read the story...)

Are You a Love Optimist?
Having the right perspective helps in all areas of your life, including your relationship. Research shows that couples who remain together for a lifetime have the ability to highlight the positives of their relationship and downplay the negatives. (read the story...)

How to Prevent Weight Gain in Kids with Autism
More than half of children with autism spectrum disorders are overweight, at risk for diabetes or cardiovascular disease, or have bone and joint problems. Creating a regular exercise routine that mimics play is essential to improve health issues in the long run. (read the story...)

What Do You Need to Know About Meningitis?
Meningitis is a frightening illness, but arming yourself with some knowledge will help you realize it's preventable and will help you raise awareness. (read the story...)

How to Handle a Meningitis Case at Camp
What should you do in the event of a meningitis case at camp? Here are seven tips from the National Meningitis Association. (read the story...)

Rockland County Offers Residents Free Portion Control Tool
In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, the Rockland County Department of Health is offering Rockland residents a free tool to help keep plate portions in perspective, encouraging families to commit to healthy eating. (read the story...)

An App Is Born
WebMD Baby is a new app that provides instant access to expert medical info and health answers for parents of babies and toddlers. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Are My Child's Learning Problems Really Caused by Hidden Vision Problems?
A staggering number of children who have learning difficulties are also suffering from hidden vision problems, which may be the cause of their trouble in school. Local expert Michal Luchins, O.D., of Family Vision & Learning Center in Suffern, NY, weighs in on the critical link between vision and learning and how to tell if your child is struggling with learning-related vision problems. (read the story...)


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