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.
Healing Tree Family Wellness, a holistic healing family wellness center, recently opened in Holtsville. The center, owned by licensed marriage and family therapist, focuses on family togetherness and offers family therapy, family yoga classes, family counseling services, and more. Healing Tree Family Wellenss also offers family art classes and emotional training.
Certified sleep consultant Caronlina Romanyuk shares four tips to help keep your child on their sleep schedule during daylight saving time.
Fall means cooler weather, pumpkins a-plenty, ghosts and goblins, and of course, Halloween! Kids may automatically associate Halloween with candy, but there are other, more healthy ways to celebrate the holiday. Here, family food expert Laura Fuentes shares tips and tricks for a fun, healthy, and active Halloween season with your family.
If your child has a cold, should you send her to school? Learn what cold symptoms you can send your child to school with, when to keep your sick child home, and when they can go back to school after being sick.
When eating out with the family, finding something on the menu for everyone may be a challenge, especially if someone is gluten-free. Kim Koeller and Robert La France, authors of "Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free", share the questions to ask to avoid gluten at any restaurant. Plus, international travel tips for eating gluten-free.
The annual Halloween Candy Buy Back program is back to shine for another year. The program will partner with dentist offices nationwide to collect children’s Halloween candy to send to the troops overseas along with toothbrushes and necessary oral care items.
A pediatrician explains what you need to know about enterovirus, including symptoms and strains to look out for, and how to protect your kids and family from enterovirus 68, coxsackievirus, and other strains this winter.
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a virus that has presented in mor than 40 states in the U.S., making more than 500 people very ill. Here are the facts you need to know, from preventing EV-D68 and keeping your kids healthy, to its symptoms, and how to treat it.
Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares the differences between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, as well as how to help someone having a heart attack or going into sudden cardiac arrest.
Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares information about CPR, including what CPR is, why it's important to take CPR and first aid training courses, and how to administer CPR properly.
Union Medical Urgent Care, an urgent care center in Fresh Meadows, recently added a dental office to its Queens location and welcomed David J. Wiseman, D.D.S., as its dentist to offer urgent dental care.
Evelyn Granieri, M.D., and Michael Stern, M.D., share eight tips to help keep seniors healthy in summer and prevent heat-related injuries, including wearing sunblock, staying hydrated, and reducing strenuous activities.
Check out these 12 tips before purchasing sunglasses, which should be worn year-round to protect your eyes, according to doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
The American Academy of Dermatology shares tips for how to treat poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac at home.
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.