The signs and symptoms of autism start at a young age and include a lack of communication skills, problems with social interaction, a need for repetition, and sensory issues.
The Zika Virus has reached the United States. Here's what you need to know.
Your child was involved in a playground accident and a tooth was knocked out. Now what? Mahnaz Khan, D.D.S., shares what to do in a dental emergency.
Two new studies find that women who breastfeed reduce their risk of breast cancer and Type 2 diabetes in the long run.
A study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics found that 25 to 51 percent of junk food commercials were aimed at parents over the course of a year.
Tips for parents on how to get their child to eat healthy food.
Deepa Prasad, MPH, shares what third-hand smoke is, the health risks of being exposed to third-hand smoke, and how you can reduce your family's risk of health issues due to third-hand smoke.
We all know oral health care is necessary for our general health, but when should we begin teaching children about it? Marita Smith, D.D.S., shares when you should start brushing and flossing your child's teeth.
Frozen food doesn't taste good, isn't locally sourced, and is loaded with scary chemicals that we don't want to feed our kids...right? Think again!
Come September, your children will be schlepping books, homework, and lunch boxes to and from school five days a week. Dr. Emily Dodwell, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, shares tips for choosing the best backpack and how to prevent back injuries with tips for packing and carrying a backpack.
Stefanie Wolf, Au.D., a clinical audiologist at Audiology of Nassau County in Rockville Centre, explains what swimmers ear is, what causes swimmers ear, the symptoms of swimmers ear, and how to treat and prevent swimmers ear.
New York State has designated pregnancy as a "qualifying life event," creating a special health insurance enrollment period for pregnant women to ensure that all women have access to comprehensive prenatal care throughout pregnancy.
Bringing home your new infant can be intimidating, especially driving in a car with a newborn. Here's expert advice for new parents who are nervous about driving with infants, including car safety and checking your car seat for proper instillation.
Breastfeeding is not special; it is normal. This natural behavior of all mammals has health benefits for mother and child, but is not without challenges. Let's put it in perspective.
Get your hands dirty! Gardening engages our kids in the outdoors while improving their well-being and creating long-lasting family memories. Here are 5 ways to get your kids having fun and learning about gardening, food, and nutrition.
Want to get your kids to make healthy lunch choices? Ask your child's school lunchroom to make this one simple change to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies at lunch.
It's important for kids to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, so why not make it fun? These new fitness trends offer fun ways to exercise for kids as young as 4.
Want to nurture your child's creativity and get him to do some chores around the house at the same time? Here are 10 ways to make chores more fun for kids by letting them get creative with cleaning, cooking, and even feeding their pets.
The recent measles outbreak in the United States has raised many questions surrounding this disease. Measles is a serious respiratory disease that is spread easily through coughing and sneezing. To prevent measles, get vaccinated.
Kids need exercise and physical activity year-round, though getting the required 60 minutes during the winter months requires more creativity. Here, get ideas for fun indoor activities and tips on enjoying the great outdoors despite the cold.
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows that most parents agree that all children in day care centers should be vaccinated.
From a Manhattan school chef who is no stranger to picky eaters, these easy from-scratch breakfast recipes help keep kids focused at school by fueling them up with the nutrients they need for their growing minds and bodies.
A recent Oregon State University study found that children with autism tend to be more sedentary than children without autism, but that children with autism tend to be on par with peers in terms of completing physical fitness activities.
Pediatric cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in children. Experts share the symptoms and risk factors of pediatric cardiomyopathy and what you need to know about children's heart health.
When your child isn't feeling well and stays home from school, there is a lot to consider, from finding last-minute child care to keeping the rest of the family healthy, and when your child can go back to school.