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.
Some people with Type 1 diabetes have turned to insulin restriction as a form of weight loss. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30 to 40 percent of young females with juvenile diabetes have this eating disorder, called diabulimia.
This summer, the FDA rolls out new sunscreen guidelines and an expert from PM Pediatrics helps explain what they mean, what parents should know about the different types of sunscreens, and offers tips on how to best protect your child from the sun.
Want to know where to get your child's car seat checked, to make sure it's meeting safety guidelines? Below is a list of car seat inspection sites in the New York City area. Plus, get an update on car seat safety guidelines before you go.
Vicki and Fred Modell, the NYC couple behind the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, have pledged to screen every newborn baby in the US for SCID, also known as "bubble boy disease."
Want to know if your child's toys are safe? Get the facts on chemicals to avoid, from PVC to lead paint, plus tips on how to shop for non-toxic toys.
Most kids don't get the recommended daily serving of vegetables, causing some parents to resort to hiding them in other foods. A local expert offers a better way.
The need for organ donors is great, especially in New York state. But many people have reservations about registering or simply don't want to think about it. Here, read real local stories and get the facts on donation so you can make an informed decision.
Having the right perspective helps in all areas of your life, including your relationship. Research shows that couples who remain together for a lifetime have the ability to highlight the positives of their relationship and downplay the negatives.
More than half of children with autism spectrum disorders are overweight, at risk for diabetes or cardiovascular disease, or have bone and joint problems. Creating a regular exercise routine that mimics play is essential to improve health issues in the long run.
Meningitis is a frightening illness, but arming yourself with some knowledge will help you realize it's preventable and will help you raise awareness.
What should you do in the event of a meningitis case at camp? Here are seven tips from the National Meningitis Association.
In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, the Rockland County Department of Health is offering Rockland residents a free tool to help keep plate portions in perspective, encouraging families to commit to healthy eating.
WebMD Baby is a new app that provides instant access to expert medical info and health answers for parents of babies and toddlers.
A staggering number of children who have learning difficulties are also suffering from hidden vision problems, which may be the cause of their trouble in school. Local expert Michal Luchins, O.D., of Family Vision & Learning Center in Suffern, NY, weighs in on the critical link between vision and learning and how to tell if your child is struggling with learning-related vision problems.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee report released in January states that the number of children affected by lead poisoning may be much higher than previously thought, suggesting that even low levels of lead exposure can be detrimental to kids.
Founded by a Connecticut mom, Graze Delivered brings Vermont-fresh organic and sustainable foods to homes and offices across the tri-state area, helping families be more conscious of what they're eating and where it comes from.
Brooklyn mom Melanie Rehak thought she had food figured out until a picky eater arrived on the scene, in the form of her 1-year-old son. In "Eating for Beginners," Rehak wrestles with the basic yet baffling question we face as the parents of 21st-century eaters: How do we make sure they're eating organic, local, and sustainable foods?
Having a healthy heart is so much more than cute cards and physical fitness. It is also about ‘having heart,’ which means feeling and expressing love for others and for oneself.
"Before I Disappear," by Barb Herding, is the fictional tale of 16-year-old Lauren Stafford and the teenagers she meets when she is hospitalized as a result of her eating disorder that has spiraled out of control.