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Younger Siblings Get Lost in the College Rush
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. (read the story...)

Sledding Safety: How to Choose the Best Sled and Avoid Injury
Sledding is a fun winter activity, but it's responsible for tens of thousands of trips to the emergency room every year. Here are tips on how to choose the safest sled for your child, avoid sledding injuries, and treat injuries when accidents happen. (read the story...)

Is a Health Care Proxy Right for Your Child with Disabilities?
If your child has a disability and is about to turn 18, you should know about options such as a Health Care Proxy and the more involved legal guardianship, both of which allow you to stay involved in your child's medical care once he reaches adulthood. (read the story...)

What is Panic Disorder and How Can I Cope?
Six million American adults suffer from sudden panic attacks each year. Francine Rosenberg, Psy.D., shares the symptoms of panic attacks and panic disorder, as well as ways to cope with panic attacks and panic disorder. (read the story...)

Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke
Michael Popkin, Ph.D., spokesperson for Real Parents Real Answers, a campaign to prevent kids from smoking, shares six reasons kids choose to smoke cigarettes. (read the story...)

10 Tips to Tame Your Winter Allergies
Joan Lehach, M.D., who specializes in allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, reveals what triggers allergy symptoms in the winter and shares 10 tips to help reduce winter allergy symptoms. (read the story...)

Study Shows Parents Unclear About Process of Specialist Care for Kids
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital recently released a new National Poll on Children's Health about specialist referrals. The study shows parents are unclear about their roll in the process of specialist care for kids. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Is a SpineCor Brace?
A certified orthotist explains the SpineCor brace, how it's different from other back braces, and how it's used to treat scoliosis in children and teens. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Is Scoliosis and How Is It Treated?
A certified orthotist explains what scoliosis is and its causes, the signs of scoliosis, dangers of the disorder, and how it is treated. (read the story...)

10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Teeth Healthy
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently released its first-ever "State of Little Teeth Report" and is launching the Monster-Free Mouths Movement to encourage good oral health in kids. Plus, 10 oral health and tooth brushing tips to keep your kid's smile healthy. (read the story...)

Teaching Kids to Manage Valentine's Day Expectations
For some kids, Valentine's Day can be more of a disappointment than a sweet celebration. Help your kids put things into perspective and deal with their V-day heartaches with these five tips for managing expectations. (read the story...)

Five Signs You've Got Post-Holiday Blues
The post-holiday blues are fairly common as the holiday magic wanes and you and your family shift back into your routines. But if feelings of sadness seem so linger or get worse it may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression. (read the story...)

National Sleep Foundation Released First International Bedroom Poll
The National Sleep Foundation recently released information from its 2013 International Bedroom Poll. Find out where the U.S. falls compared to other countries in terms of sleep habits and bedtime routines. The foundation also provides tips for making a good sleep environment and how to improve your sleep. (read the story...)

The Truth Beind Common Food Safety Myths
The Partnership for Food Safety Education shares four common food myths and the facts behind them, as well as ways to practice food safety and how to prevent food poisoning in children. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell If My Child Has Food Poisoning?
It can be tough to tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach bug, but doctors recommend similar treatment for both illnesses. Read on for tips from a pediatrician on how to treat food poisoning in kids and when to bring your child to the doctor. (read the story...)

Tips to Help Kids Use Technology Safely
A recent study shows that more and younger children are using technology. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides safety tips for children using technology, headphone safety tips for children, and signs of childhood hearing loss. (read the story...)

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope
As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier. (read the story...)

2 Foolproof Pie Recipes from Jennie's Kitchen
Brooklyn mom Jennifer Perillo, cookbook author and the celebrated blogger behind InJenniesKitchen.com, shares her recipes for chocolate chess pie and brown butter apple pie, including a recipe for foolproof pie crust that you'll want to hang on to. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Should I Treat My Child's Headache?
Wendy Anderson-Willis, M.D., a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, shares what causes headaches in children and the treatments for a child's headache. (read the story...)

The Warning Signs and Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
In honor of November being American Diabetes Month, Healthyroads, a health services organization, shares five warning signs of type 2 diabetes and three steps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. (read the story...)

Caregivers Frequently Administer Kids' Asthma Medication Incorrectly
A new study done at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore shows that the majority of caregivers administer children's asthma medication using an incorrect technique. (read the story...)

Fad Diets Can Cause More Harm Than Help to Young Children
Pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist Dyan Hes, M.D., reveals that certain fad diets can cause more harm than good to young children due to missing proper nutrients for growing children. Healthy portion sizes and eating in moderation are appropriate ways for children to stay healthy. (read the story...)

Planned Parenthood Launches Apps to Help Teens Make Healthy Decisions
Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently launched nine interactive tools online to help teens make healthy decisions, which incorporate age-appropriate sex education. The tools help teens start conversations about sex and dating with their parents, tips to avoid risky sexual situations, and help them better plan their future. (read the story...)

Do You Wonder About Your Teen’s Drug Use?
If you think your child is drinking or taking drugs, you're probably right. Experts share why substance abuse is more dangerous for teens than adults, tips to keep your children drug free, signs of substance abuse in teens, and how to talk to your child about substance abuse. (read the story...)

Where to Get Help If You Think Your Teen Is Using Drugs
If you suspect your teen is using drugs or drinking alcohol, there are places you can turn to for help. Here is a list of substance abuse resources in the New York metro area, including Rockland, Westchester, Fairfield, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. (read the story...)


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