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Mount Sinai Queens Honored for Advances in Breast Health Awareness

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.

New York State Heath Insurance Options for Children and Families

New York State Heath Insurance Options for Children and Families

Learn about statewide health care options for families of varied financial means.

Why Parents Should Say 'Yes' to Immunizations for Their Children

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.

How to Guide: Save Your Child's Tooth in a Dental Emergency

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.

Unplugged: How to Get Your Family Offline and Back to the Dinner Table

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!

'Power' Drinks and Supplements: Are They Harmful to Kids?

'Power' Drinks and Supplements: Are They Harmful to Kids?

How to keep your young athlete revved up without unnecessary energy supplements or "power" products.

Ask the Experts: Proper Posture and its Effect on Spinal Health

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?

Parents of Children with Special Needs: How to Tame the 'Worry Reflex'

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.'

Supernanny Jo Frost Visits Brooklyn School to Raise Awareness About Breathing Disorder

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.

Psychological Center Opens on Queens College Campus

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.

8 Tips from Weight Watchers on How to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids

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."

8 Reasons Why You Should Take That Lunch Hour (and Tips for How to Make It Count)

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.

Easy Meals for Busy Moms: How to Fit Healthy Eating into Your Family's Hectic Schedule

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.

New Book Promises to Transform Your Relationship

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.

How to Throw an Allergy-Friendly Children's Birthday Party

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.

How to Maintain Your Marriage While Caring for a Child with Special Needs

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.

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween

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.

Common Sleep Disorders in Children and How to Cure Them

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.

Where to Find Professional Help for Children's Sleep Disorders in the New York Metro Area

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.

Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'

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!

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids

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.

How to Keep Your Family's Eyes Healthy

How to Keep Your Family's Eyes Healthy

Have your family practice these three tips for all-around better eye health.

School Eye Exams: What They Detect, What They Don't

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.

Hungry for Change: School Lunch and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

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.

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine

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.




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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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