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Parents Ponder Finances and Timing for Orthodontics

Parents Ponder Finances and Timing for Orthodontics

Although many parents are aware their children would benefit from some form of orthodontic care, they often have concerns. Read on for the answers to some commonly asked questions about the covering the cost of braces and what age children are ready to visit the orthodontist.

NYU Langone Medical Center Receives $50 Million to Build New Children's Hospital

NYU Langone Medical Center Receives $50 Million to Build New Children's Hospital

The Hassenfeld family has donated $50 million to NYU Langone Medical Center to fund the creation of the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a dedicated children's hospital scheduled to be built on the East Side of Manhattan.

Bushwick Campus Farm Engages Brooklyn Students in Local Food Issues

Bushwick Campus Farm Engages Brooklyn Students in Local Food Issues

After receiving a School Engagement Grant earlier this year, the fully functional Bushwick Campus Farm in Brooklyn now hosts programs that teach students about childhood hunger, obesity, and local food issues.

How To Quit Smoking and Why It's Important for You, Your Kids, Your Family's Health

How To Quit Smoking and Why It's Important for You, Your Kids, Your Family's Health

November marks the 36th annual Great American Smokeout, and you know what that means -- time to quit smoking. But if you've tried kicking the habit unsuccessfully before, maybe realizing just how much you’re hurting your kids by not quitting will be the encouragement you need.

Smart Talk for Teens About Smoking and Asthma

Smart Talk for Teens About Smoking and Asthma

Read this fact sheet for teens about smoking and asthma, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital/Yale New Haven Health.

Take the Pledge: Tobacco-Free Me!

Take the Pledge: Tobacco-Free Me!

Active parents realize that talking to kids early and often about not smoking will help their children make good choices throughout their youth. Use this pledge program to encourage your child not to smoke!

How to Help a Smoker Quit: Tips for Family and Friends

How to Help a Smoker Quit: Tips for Family and Friends

Here are some general tips for friends and family on how to help a smoker finally quit!

What to Do When Your Child Becomes a Vegetarian

What to Do When Your Child Becomes a Vegetarian

When one child decides to be a vegetarian, make sure she's getting the right nutrition by following these diet tips from a certified nutrition counselor.

Organize Your Children's Health Records Online with MotherKnows

Organize Your Children's Health Records Online with MotherKnows

MotherKnows is a secure website and mobile app that provides parents access to their child's health records anywhere, anytime.

How to Show Appreciation and Overlook the Small Things in Your Marriage

How to Show Appreciation and Overlook the Small Things in Your Marriage

When a marriage is in trouble, the people in it are nit-pickers, but when a marriage is happy, they are over-lookers. Here are some tips on how to not let nit-picking about an unmade bed or an annoying bad habit impact your relationship.

New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats

New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats

According to a new study, parents are turning car seats to face forward too early. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2, many parents put their kids in forward-facing seats much earlier. Read on for tips on car seat safety for babies and toddlers.

Back-to-Work Tips for Nursing Moms

Back-to-Work Tips for Nursing Moms

For new moms, heading back work (and leaving baby behind) can be difficult. Factor in the desire to continue breastfeeding after maternity leave ends, and the life-work balance seems even more difficult to maintain. Use the following as a how to guide to nursing without giving up the 9-to-5.

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Halloween provides your kids with tons of fun like dressing up in festive costumes, eating candy, and running around the neighborhood at night collecting treats. For parents, however, Halloween is a time where precautions need to be taken to keep kids safe. Read on for the best ways to ensure Halloween is both fun and safe.

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Need to Be Screened for High Cholesterol?

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Need to Be Screened for High Cholesterol?

We asked Anthony F. Porto, M.D., M.P.H., director of pediatric gastroenterology at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT, and assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale University. Read Dr. Porto's advice on what age kids should be tested for high cholesterol, what the risk factors are for developing high cholesterol at an early age, and how to prevent the diseases caused by high cholesterol.

Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About

Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About

Going back to school can be stressful for kids, and they might have worries about school that they're not sharing with you. A seasoned teacher offers parents tips on how to start conversations about making friends, fitting in, starting new classes, and getting back into the school routine.

How To Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye As Kids Head Back to School

How To Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye As Kids Head Back to School

Being in the classroom for most of the school year, kids are exposed to all sorts of germs that can make them sick. One the common diseases kids catch is "pink eye." Read on for tips about how to prevent the spread of pink eye in the classroom.

Ask the Expert: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal for Kids?

Ask the Expert: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal for Kids?

Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor, discusses the importance of breakfast for kids and teens and offers a few easy and quick breakfast ideas.

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins

In honor of National Baby Safety Month, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene shares three ways to keep your baby safe from common but unseen chemicals and household toxins.

Dr. Delaney Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Mahopac NY

Dr. Delaney Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Mahopac NY

Delaney Acosta, DDS, opened Dr. Delaney Pediatric Dentistry, bringing the only pediatric dentistry office to Mahopac, New York.

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Kiddie musical theater troupe The Ohmies expertly pack valuable life lessons and healthy tips into each performance in the form of dancing, tumbling, yoga, stretching, and colorful costumes. Check out our list of the important lessons kids can take away from an Ohmies performance after they boogie down on the yoga mat.

Dental Advice for Kids

Dental Advice for Kids

Read on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents.

What To Do if Your Child Has a Sprain, Broken Bone, or Growing Pains

What To Do if Your Child Has a Sprain, Broken Bone, or Growing Pains

Check out these helpful reference points from Dr. Miriam Stoppard for what to do if your child has a sprain, broken bone, or uncomfortable growing pains.

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Keith and Jyl Camhi, founders of the children's gym Great Play, offer parents five easy ways to keep their kids active during the school year, from simply turning off the TV to making fitness a family effort. Read on for their advice.

Homemade Kale Chips Recipe from Weelicious.com

Homemade Kale Chips Recipe from Weelicious.com

Try baking these delicious and healthy homemade kales chips for your kids rather than potato chips...even sweet potato and carrot chips would work!

Chocolate Tofu Pudding Recipe from Weelicious.com

Chocolate Tofu Pudding Recipe from Weelicious.com

Kids will never realize there’s protein-packed tofu in this chocolate pudding recipe from Weelicious.com




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