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Mount Sinai Queens Honored for Advances in Breast Health Awareness
Mount Sinai Hospital in Queens, NY, was presented with a Community Recognition Award November 17 for its work in battling breast cancer and providing preventative care. (read the story...)

New York State Heath Insurance Options for Children and Families
Learn about statewide health care options for families of varied financial means. (read the story...)

Why Parents Should Say 'Yes' to Immunizations for Their Children
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you are putting more than just him at risk. Drs. Elaine Barfield and Eunice Rhee make the case for getting your child the proper vaccines before it's too late. (read the story...)

How to Guide: Save Your Child's Tooth in a Dental Emergency
Fifty percent of children get a dental injury at some point. Here, our dental experts lay out a recipe for handling a variety of tooth-related emergencies. (read the story...)

Unplugged: How to Get Your Family Offline and Back to the Dinner Table
Technology is great, but it's changed the way families communicate and spend time together. Read on to find out how some families found a way to shut down — and how yours can to! (read the story...)

'Power' Drinks and Supplements: Are They Harmful to Kids?
How to keep your young athlete revved up without unnecessary energy supplements or "power" products. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: Proper Posture and its Effect on Spinal Health
I try to teach my teenager to have good posture, but it doesn't always work. Why is good posture so important? Are there any health risks associated with bad posture? (read the story...)

Parents of Children with Special Needs: How to Tame the 'Worry Reflex'
A mom to an autistic 7-year-old reflects on her child's day in the spotlight, and the accompanying anxiety that can sometimes seem ever-present. Together with experts in the field, she offers advice to parents on how to tame their own 'worry reflex.' (read the story...)

Supernanny Jo Frost Visits Brooklyn School to Raise Awareness About Breathing Disorder
Supernanny Jo Frost visited La Clima Elementary in Brooklyn, NY, to raise awareness about exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) and educate locals about the effects this disorder can have on undiagnosed children and adults. (read the story...)

Psychological Center Opens on Queens College Campus
The Queens College Psychological Center recently opened, offering low- to no-cost services to local children, adolescents, and adults. (read the story...)

8 Tips from Weight Watchers on How to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids
Let the folks from Weight Watchers inspire your family to eat more healthfully and get active — check out this excerpt from Weight Watchers' new book "Eat! Move! Play! A Parent's Guide for Raising Healthy, Happy Kids." (read the story...)

8 Reasons Why You Should Take That Lunch Hour (and Tips for How to Make It Count)
Lunch is important — it's a perfect chance to pencil in some much needed "me time" or do something healthy for yourself. Quit trying to power through the day. Instead, indulge in a mini-break daily. We've got eight reasons to love your lunch, plus tips on how to make the most out of your midday break. (read the story...)

Easy Meals for Busy Moms: How to Fit Healthy Eating into Your Family's Hectic Schedule
Registered dietician Lorraine Danowski offers advice on how to prepare healthy meals and snacks for your family - fast! Danowski offers tasty but mindful options for those looking to lose weight, maintain weight, or just get healthier. (read the story...)

New Book Promises to Transform Your Relationship
In her new book, to be released on October 12, Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In (Rodale), couples expert Laurie Puhn explains the simple strategies that can immediately improve your communication and the quality of your relationship. A Harvard-trained lawyer and family and divorce mediator, Puhn is also a married mom and runs a private practice in couples mediation in New York City. (read the story...)

How to Throw an Allergy-Friendly Children's Birthday Party
Even if your child doesn't have allergies, chances are at least one of his friends suffers. Lori Sandler, founder of the allergen-free Divvies Bakery and author of "The Divvies Bakery Cookbook," offers parents tips on how to throw an inclusive, safe, and fun birthday party for all guests. (read the story...)

How to Maintain Your Marriage While Caring for a Child with Special Needs
One mom opens up about how she keeps her relationship with her husband healthy and stable while caring for an autistic child. (read the story...)

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween
While witches, ghosts, and ghouls haunt us all on Halloween, children with food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma also need to beware of the triggers that lurk in the holiday's candy, costumes, makeup, and decorations. Read on for tips, courtesy of the experts at www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org, on how to avoid reactions that spoil spooky fun. (read the story...)

Common Sleep Disorders in Children and How to Cure Them
Experts explain how to deal with the most common youth sleep disturbances, so your child can finally get the rest she so badly needs. (read the story...)

Where to Find Professional Help for Children's Sleep Disorders in the New York Metro Area
A list of centers that provide professional help for common children's sleep disorders, such as night terrors, teeth grinding, and bed-wetting. Find professional help in NYC, Long Island, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'
"America's Dinner Mom" Jeanne Muchnick gives parents healthy snack ideas to serve their hungry kids after school - say goodbye to the grumpies! (read the story...)

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids
Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom," offers parents a list of easy and healthy snack ideas that will appease hungry little ones. (read the story...)

How to Keep Your Family's Eyes Healthy
Have your family practice these three tips for all-around better eye health. (read the story...)

School Eye Exams: What They Detect, What They Don't
Young children can have eye problems that standard school screening tests don't pick up. Get advice on the best way to have your child's vision assessed so he can perform his best in school. (read the story...)

Hungry for Change: School Lunch and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
Could school lunch become your child's healthiest meal? Despite a ticking clock for legislation and budgetary constraints, some advocates think major strides can be made through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Read about the proposed changes and what you can do to help. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine
Dr. Pramod Narula, chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, discusses what parents need to know about meningococcal disease and its vaccine. (read the story...)


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