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Ask the Experts: Can My Child Catch Ringworm from the Sandbox?

Ask the Experts: Can My Child Catch Ringworm from the Sandbox?

Could ringworm be lurking in your child's play area? We asked Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at NYU's Langone Medical Center.

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Shrimp Watermelon Sate

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Shrimp Watermelon Sate

Kids love watermelon, and while eating it plain more than satisfies, why not put a fun twist on a summertime classic? Check out this recipe for shrimp watermelon sate. Parents will love the healthy component, and kids will think they're getting away with something when they devour their favorite summer treat at dinnertime.

Calling All Grillmasters! Avoid Picnic Pitfalls and Barbecue Blunders WIth Simple Home Food Safety Tips

Calling All Grillmasters! Avoid Picnic Pitfalls and Barbecue Blunders WIth Simple Home Food Safety Tips

As temperatures rise, remember the importance of food safety this summer whether you're eating meals in the kitchen or outdoors.

How Doulas Make a Difference in Childbirth

How Doulas Make a Difference in Childbirth

New research shows that using a doula, or labor assistant, during childbirth has meaningful benefits, including a shorter labor and higher chance of giving birth naturally.

Cockroaches: The Little Known Culprit That Triggers Asthma Attacks & Allergies

Cockroaches: The Little Known Culprit That Triggers Asthma Attacks & Allergies

Cockroaches are more than just irritating household pests, they're also a leading trigger of allergies and asthma attacks.

Five Things Every Parent Should Know about Keeping Kids Safe on the Playground

Five Things Every Parent Should Know about Keeping Kids Safe on the Playground

For many families, sunny days mean playground adventures. What many parents don't know is that each year more than 200,000 injuries happen on playgrounds. In order to keep your kids injury-free, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has provided five quick tips for adults to help ensure that their children stay safe on the playground.

How to Select and Store the Perfect Watermelon

How to Select and Store the Perfect Watermelon

Watermelon may be a classic summer favorite for kids and parents, but choosing a perfectly sweet and juicy one from the bin at the local grocery can be difficult. Use the following tips to ensure your watermelon is a prime pick and then use it in a few delicious recipes.

New Report Finds Twice as Many Teens Die on Roads in Summer Months

New Report Finds Twice as Many Teens Die on Roads in Summer Months

Recent data reveals that the deadliest days of the year for teens aged 15-19 are in May, June, July, and August. Read on for the full report.

Lunchables Lunch Combinations Introduces New Line With a Full Serving of Fruit in Each Pack

Lunchables Lunch Combinations Introduces New Line With a Full Serving of Fruit in Each Pack

Classic kids lunch brand Lunchables introduces new fruit packs with a full serving of fruit in each pack.

Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force Aims to Stop Drowning Deaths

Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force Aims to Stop Drowning Deaths

A new nonprofit task force on Long Island will spread the word about water safety this summer to prevent death and injuries due to drowning.

A Parents' Guide to Health and Well Being

A Parents' Guide to Health and Well Being

We've rounded up a selection of Greenwich Hospital's best health advice for moms, dads, and kids.

Coping with Your Own Death Anxiety While Raising Kids

Coping with Your Own Death Anxiety While Raising Kids

A mom of two, confronted by her own mortality after a cancer scare, shares her worries about being there for her children for the long haul and offers advice for other parents on how to cope with their own death anxiety.

What to Know About Stress and Relaxation

What to Know About Stress and Relaxation

Feeling stressed out? We've outlined a few tips for how stress affects you and how to deal with it, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

All About Infant Car Seat Safety

All About Infant Car Seat Safety

Want to keep your little one safe while you're on the road? Check out the following infant car seat safety tips, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

Why Good Nutrition is Important for New Moms

Why Good Nutrition is Important for New Moms

New moms need good, nutritious meals to keep their infants healthy. Check out these commonly asked nutrition questions for new moms, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

How to Keep a High Fiber Diet

How to Keep a High Fiber Diet

Looking to add more fiber to your family's diet? We've listed some commonly asked fiber questions and answers, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

If a family fishing trip is on your calendar this summer, make sure you're taking extra precautions against the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk to skin cancer while still enjoying this outdoor sport.

How to Keep a Low Sodium Diet

How to Keep a Low Sodium Diet

Want to lessen the amount of sodium in your family's diet? Check out our list of tips, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

Goals for Personal Growth After Divorce

Goals for Personal Growth After Divorce

Divorce may be extremely painful, but it also forces a unique opportunity for personal growth. The very fact a divorce is occurring serves as a tangible indicator that something is very wrong which must be addressed. Issues may have been overlooked for years as couples settled into the comforts of marriage or other distractions of family life. The sheer jolt of divorce - being alone and adjusting to the single lifestyle - allows us to learn from mistakes, break vicious cycles, and become healthier and happier people.

The Heart-Healthy Diet

The Heart-Healthy Diet

Make sure your family is eating a heart-healthy diet - read up on some tips courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

Strong Bones and Healthy Nutrition

Strong Bones and Healthy Nutrition

Want to maintain a calcium-rich diet for strong healthy bones? We've listed some tips, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

How to Stop Your Child's Mealtime Tantrums

How to Stop Your Child's Mealtime Tantrums

America's Dinner Mom, a New York mother and author of "Dinner for Busy Moms," offers strategies on how to beat your child's food tantrums.

12 Tips to Encourage Healthy Eating

12 Tips to Encourage Healthy Eating

Jeanne Muchnick, a New York mother also known as America's Dinner Mom, offers the following advice to get your family eating healthier.

Family Health: How Your Stress Affects Your Kids

Family Health: How Your Stress Affects Your Kids

The stress and worries parents feel may negatively impact their kids, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. Find out how to conquer stress for a healthier home.

Superfoods for Kids: The Nutrients They Need and Where to Find Them

Superfoods for Kids: The Nutrients They Need and Where to Find Them

Learn about the five key nutrients for kids that help them stay focused, boost their energy, and grow strong. Starting your kids on these foods early will help ensure a lifetime of healthy eating.




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