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Tina Traster, author and mother to a Russian-adopted daughter with Reactive Attachment Disorder, talks about her "aha moment," warning signs of RAD, how she has treated her daughter's RAD, and what she hopes readers take away from her book on the subject, "Rescuing Julia Twice."
Setting up your baby with great sleep habits takes commitment, consistency, and confidence that you are on the right path. Follow these eight steps from a certified infant and toddler sleep consultant to help you achieve great sleep in one to two weeks.
ChiroMom, a chiropractic practice located in Bellmore, now offers acupuncture services to Long Island residents. The chiropractic practice is a family-based wellness center that offers services for the whole family.
PM Pediatrics, an after-hours urgent care center catered to children, recently opened a location in Carle Place. This urgent care center on Long Island is decorated in a southwestern theme.
When his toddler turned out to be a picky eater, this Food Network chef and serious foodie was devastated to say the least. Here, Duran shares five things he's learned about getting kids to eat a healthy variety of foods starting at a young age.
A vegan chef shares 4 vegan barbeque recipes for the grill, including an Asian sesame burger made with tofu, quinoa salad, stuffed roasted bell peppers with lentils and butternut squash, and veggie shish kebabs with basil dip and spicy salsa.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is now hosting monthly Type 1 diabetes support group meetings at Nyack Hospital.
Bike riding is a great warm-weather activity, and wearing a helmet is the most important part of bike safety. Sandhya Katz Katz, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Nyack Hospital, shares tips to pick a properly fitting bike helmet.
From teeth whitening and fluoride recommendations to taming fear at the dentist and the Tooth Fairy's going rates, there's a lot to consider to ensure your family has good dental health. We spoke to area experts to find out what you need to know.
Planning a camping trip? There are some things you should know about cooking food on a campfire. Check out these 10 expert tips for cooking safely and efficiently on an outdoor fire and you'll be making drool-worthy eggs al fresco in no time.
A sleep specialist breaks down the many ways healthy sleep habits can benefit your family, including how it affects children's brain development, physical development, behavior, mood, health, and safety.
Silvercare, which provides patients with customized braces and other home medical equipment, recently moved to a new location on Kissena Boulevard.
A recent study done at Florida State University shows the link between frequent Facebook use and the risk of eating disorders in girls because Facebook can negatively affect self-image.
Celebrate a first birthday with this adorable cake featuring a friendly face and enough yummy frosting to smush all over baby's face, making for the sweetest before-and-after photos ever!
Try your hand at this rich, slightly nostalgic vanilla sponge cake with fudgy chocolate ganache, courtesy of an executive pastry chef. It's a sophisticated birthday cake option that's sure to impress.
Celeb chef Kelsey Nixon shares her recipe for a deliciously simple yellow birthday cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, plus fun variations on the recipe and tips to make your decorations stand out.
In hopes of gaining a greater understanding of how the brain works, Manhattan-based organization, the Child Mind Institute advocates more scientific research of children with learning disorders and psychiatric disabilities. The organization believes that more studies could lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Chocolate bunnies aren't exactly the healthiest Easter treat, but that doesn't mean they should be withheld altogether. Childhood obesity expert, Dr. Dyan Hes, offers 4 tips to creating healthier Easter baskets that kids will love.
In his book Less Doing More Living, author Ari Meisel outlines a series of 21st century life-hacks designed to help individuals manage stress and spend more time doing the things they enjoy.
With targeted genome sequencing, doctors are able to determine the proper course of drug treatment for patients to prevent adverse drug reactions. Doctors hope to use such personalized medicine to change the landscape of treatments for children with special needs.
The Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children, hosts its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign and encourages people everywhere to share stories about mental health issues during #SpeakUpSundays in May.
When searching for doctors to treat your child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there are specific attributes you may want to look for, such as office wheelchair accessibility. Others, like cancellation policies, are universal but take on greater significance for a family of a person with special needs, whose day-to-day lives can be less predictable. These questions are a good place to start.
Among the many transitions your child will make, leaving a pediatrician and switching to adult health care may be one of the most important. Follow our plan for easing the change.
Having a current child ID kit enables parents to provide immediate and essential information for the search, recover, and rescue of a missing child. Follow these tips to build a DNA kit for your child.
The college application process is a hectic journey for your child. While your oldest is taking standardized testing, filling out applications, and interviewing with their top colleges, it's important to consider how younger siblings feel during this time. From having their older sibling leave home for the first time, to picking up on the general stress of the application process, here are some tips on making sure younger siblings don't get lost in the college rush.