Montefiore Medical Center recently announced its plan to participate in "Latch On NYC," a city-wide initiative to support mothers who make the commitment to breastfeed their infants. The hospital will remove all formula advertising , promotions, and free samples from the maternity department and will only hand out samples when new mothers ask for them.
As students gear up for back-to-school season, parents should also be aware of the health concerns and ensure their children's health are in check.
Preparation is the most important thing when traveling with a child who has asthma. A local pediatrician offers advice on how to prepare your asthmatic child for a variety of scenarios, including flying, hotel stays, international travel, and emergencies. UPDATED: January 2013
Doctors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York recently warned against the dangers of flip-flops because they change how people walk, offer little arch support, and virtually no shock absorption. That news, taken together with a recent study from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, shows that people should be taking better care of their feet by wearing both socks and shoes that fit properly and provide adequate support and padding.
How are Olympic athletes and expecting mothers similar? They both need to train! Respected and leading UK fitness expert Amanda Hargreaves shares 10 reasons why expecting moms need to exercise.
The Summer Olympics have spurred talk about gene doping and performance-enhancing drugs. A local expert explains what gene doping is and what else parents should know about it.
When it comes to work and play, people need to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to their eyes. Dr. Scott Breidbart of Empire BlueCross Blue Shield shares three "F.U.N" tips to maintain healthy eyes, particularly in the summer months.
Cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, are on the rise in New York state. A local expert weighs in on what parents should know about whooping cough, including symptoms, how it spreads, the vaccines available, and what to do when your child catches it.
During the summer months, the most common injury in children is broken or fractured bones. Because children are constantly growing, their bones heal quicker than adults, so it is important to go to the emergency room right away.
Sam's Clubs that have a pharmacy are hosting free children's health screenings just in time for the back-to-school season. Participating locations will give out free DNA and fingerprint kits, to help children if they are ever lost, and Sesame Street's "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me" multimedia dental care kits.
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center located in the Bronx was recognized as a finalist for the 2012 American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. The prize is awarded to the hospital that best demonstrates an organizational commitment to and progress in achieving the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims.
Dominique Browning, mother and NYC and Rhode Island resident, co-founded Moms Clean Air Force, a group dedicated to cleaning up air pollution because it is harmful to your child's health.
In an ongoing study by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in Manhattan, more than 700 local pregnant women and their children are being monitored for the effects of air pollutants on their health. The study is led by Frederica Perera, Dr.P.H, who spoke with us about the impact of secondhand smoke during pregnancy, its health risks for young kids, and tips on avoiding it.
Sunny summer weather calls for having picnics and throwing barbecues, which means transporting perishable foods from the store to the outdoors. CommonGround farm shares food facts and offers tips on how to pack a cooler safely, ensuring that foods don't go bad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Long Island author Dr. Francesco J. Caputo's children's book, which teaches kids about nutrition and healthy eating, was inspired by his daughter.
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.
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.
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.
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.