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Why More Moms Are Choosing to Save Stem Cells
The use of stem cells, or cord blood, is a rapidly growing area of medical science, and many parents are choosing to save their babies' stem cells in case of a future need. Find out how it's done, along with the cost, benefits, and drawbacks of the process. (read the story...)

Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down
Child obesity has reached epidemic rates and become one of the leading health concerns in the country, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications. While causes and treatment can overwhelm parents, the first line of defense is knowing where and how to begin. Read on for real-life stories of families fighting the weight battle. Plus, consult our list of weight loss camps and programs for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and the rest of the NY metro area. (read the story...)

Benefits of Yoga for Children
Learn what yoga can do for kids and their growing bodies and minds. (read the story...)

Pedicure Secrets: Tips and Tricks for the Trimmest Toes
Read these tips and tricks from the experts - Cathy Coccoaro of Long Island's Cactus Salon and Essie Weingarten of Essie Cosmetics - to get your winter-worn toes into sandal-worthy shape. (read the story...)

Getting Ready for Camp: Vaccines and Physicals
Experts offer tips for parents on vaccines and other health prerequisites required by children's camps. Get in the know before your kids go this summer. (read the story...)

What to Do If Your Child Has Croup
Pramod Narula, M.D., chairman of pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, explains what croup is, signs and symptoms to looks for, and how parents can treat it at home. (read the story...)

Passover Recipe: Tasty Tuna Boats
Update your Passover recipe repertoire this year with this delicious dish full of healthy ingredients and kid-pleasing decorations. Plus, see our tips for getting your kids involved in the cooking. (read the story...)

Passover Recipe: Pear and Apple Kugel
Update your Passover recipe repertoire this year with this delicious dessert dish full of healthy ingredients. Plus, see our tips on how to get your kids involved in the cooking. (read the story...)

Harper, Gillette, and Champion Join Dancers Over 40 Benefit, 4/12
On Monday, April 12th DO40 will present its first-ever song and dance concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Project Achieve and the NYC HIV Vaccine Trials Unit. Former gypsy and perennial television star Valerie Harper (right), on the heels of her new Broadway show, LOOPED, will make a special appearance along with guests Anita Gillette (photo, bottom right) and Marge Champion. DO40 members will be heavily represented, and guests from the ballet and modern world will also appear and donate their performances for these important causes. (read the story...)

Is Your Fussy Baby 'High Need?'
Is your baby fussy and demanding? Does she cry intensely without the ability to self-soothe? Infants with characteristics like these may classify as "high need" babies, a term coined by Drs. William and Martha Sears. Read on for stories of high need babies and tips from the experts on how to tell if your little one falls in this category. (read the story...)

Suffolk County Mom Rebecca Lesser: Her New Lunchbox Keeps the Germs Away
Rebecca Lesser, the East Patchogue, NY, mom who founded The MatSack, Inc., was inspired to reinvent the lunchbox from real-life experiences with her daughter. Find out how she made her idea into a reality and how she now juggles business and family life. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Brooklyn
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Brooklyn. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Manhattan
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in the New York City area. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in the NY Metro Area
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in the New York metro area. (read the story...)

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes
Most parents (and virtually all pre-teens and teens) know Nick Jonas as the curly-haired, youngest member of the well-liked pop band, the Jonas Brothers. (read the story...)

Just for Moms: How to Save Dry Skin
The winter months - with the cold biting outside and the heat blazing inside - can be tough on skin. Check out our editor's picks for the best lotions to keep your hide healthy and hydrated. (read the story...)

Sleep Myth Busters: The Sleep Lady Sets the Record Straight for Parents
Kim West, known as The Sleep Lady®, reveals the truth behind common sleep myths and offers tips for parents on how they can help their babies and children get asleep and stay asleep. (read the story...)

Sluggish, Anxious, Exhausted? It Might NOT Be Just the Baby...
New moms: find out about the postpartum disorder your doctor may be overlooking. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Queens - February 2010
Drs. Karen Lewkowitz and Robert Shpuntoff are a husband-and-wife team in Little Neck specializing in pediatric orthodontistry. (read the story...)

New Student-to-School Nurse Ratios Announced
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recently released new 2009 data highlighting the disparities of students-to-school nurses working in public schools nationwide. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Kids' Sports Heroes Let Them Down
Many kids look to professional athletes as role models, icons, and heroes. So when sports celebrities like Tiger Woods or Lance Armstrong get into trouble, they might feel let down. Here's advice on how to handle those tough situations and turn them into teachable moments. (read the story...)

How to Design a Kid-Friendly Kitchen
When designing a kitchen with children in mind, there are certain things a family should think about at the beginning of the design process. Independent Kitchen and Bath offers the following tips to help consumers ultimately get the kitchen that best fits their family. (read the story...)


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