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Meet the Doctors in Westchester County - December 2009
Meet some of the health professionals in Westchester County, NY, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Meet the Doctors in Rockland County - December 2009
Meet the health care professionals in Rockland County, NY, including pediatricians, dentists, nutritionists, physical therapists and more catering to kids and families. (read the story...)

Special Needs: Service Dogs for Children with Autism
Autism service dogs are providing families with much needed assistance, peace of mind, and a big doggy dose of unconditional love. (read the story...)

For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study
A recent study reported in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows the benefits of a regular physical activity program for overweight children, without any dietary changes. (read the story...)

How to Manage Back Pain During Pregnancy
Studies show that between 50 to 80 percent of pregnant women will experience back pain at some point during pregnancy. Physical Therapist Luba Starostiak offers seven tips on how to help manage those aches and pains. (read the story...)

Family Travel: How to Stay Safe On-The-Go This Winter
Planning to travel for the holidays or embark on a winter family vacation? Before you hit the road, rails, or air, check out these tips for safe winter travel, courtesy of Laura A. Jana, M.D., pediatrician and certified child passenger safety technician. (read the story...)

‘Tis the season of Christmas carols, sleigh-riding—and allergic reactions?
Holiday decorations have begun to appear in homes and department stores everywhere, and so have children’s allergies from the many irritants brought on by the decorations. Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky, a New York pediatrician and renowned children’s allergy expert with more than 20 years experience, offers ways for parents to protect their children from the most common holiday season allergens. (read the story...)

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD
While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one. (read the story...)

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults
Stay up to date on the latest orthodontic technologies and treatments for both adolescents and adults. (read the story...)

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009
Take a look at our November 2009 list of new and noteworthy products for kids and parents. (read the story...)

What To Do For Picky Eaters On Thanksgiving
For parents with kids that don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving foods, here are some nutritionist-approved suggestions to help create a healthful, successful holiday meal. (read the story...)

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays and Beyond
It is so easy to get caught up in the chaos of life and lose control of our own health, especially around the holidays. Without our health, the chaos of motherhood can be overwhelming, exhausting and draining. The more we ignore our own need for balance and health, the less effective we became as mothers and wives. This year, let’s make up our minds to change some habits and stay healthy during the busy holiday season and beyond! (read the story...)

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday
The holiday season should be a time of happiness, cheer, and celebration. A chance to spend time with your children, parents and other relatives. Don't let things including your kids attitudes, family complaints or trying to make your holiday perfect, get in the way of enjoying your time as a family. Instead of blaming, your spouse and your kids ask what you do around the holidays that gets under their skin. (read the story...)

Hosting the Holidays? Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy
If you decide to host a big family gathering during the holidays, you can make it into fun activity, and even get your kids involved in the process. Older children can help in the kitchen, while younger kids can be occupied with other activities. You can have a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukah and an overall memorable holiday season you, your children and your family will remember forever. (read the story...)

When a Winter Wonderland Becomes a Nightmare: Best Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter
Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for falls, slips on icy streets, and other dangers that can be especially harmful for older adults. (read the story...)

Parents: Be Thankful for Small Things this Holiday Season
Take a step back from the season's commercialism to give thanks for the small things in your life, and in turn teach your children to be more thankful and optimistic. (read the story...)

Merry Stressmas: 'Tis The Overwhelming Season
Crowded, bustling malls, repeated trips to the airport to fetch long-lost relatives, and the constant shuffling of cookies and turkey out of your oven can translate into one reaction: stress. Christmas may be the season of love and celebration, but sometimes holiday festivities can become overwhelming. (read the story...)

Maximize Your Meals and Not Your Waistline: A Guide to Keeping the Holidays Lite and Festive
Now the meal is over and you are going through that terrible cycle of holiday remorse. Sure, it's great to be able to indulge in some festive food favorites, but there is always that guilt afterward. (read the story...)

How to Stop Winter From Weathering Your Skin
Skin dries out if it's deprived of moisture and this dryness often aggravates itchiness, resulting in a condition commonly referred to as "winter itch." (read the story...)

Surviving Heart Attack Season: Learn How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Winter Months
While we may be accustomed to battling frigid temperatures and the inevitable snow storms that arrive every winter, many of us are unaware of the dangers these pose to our hearts. (read the story...)

Breathe Easier! Preparing Your Family for Winter Allergies
Spring and summer are not the only seasons that bring misery to those with allergies. (read the story...)

The Swine Flu and You: What Every Expectant Mother Should Know
Over 90% of flu cases this year will be caused by the H1N1 strain of virus. (read the story...)

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle
Every parent makes tough decisions that affect the entire family, and choosing the right car is no exception. Whether driving to and from after-school activities or planning a road trip, a reliable family car is crucial. But with so many makes and models to choose from, it’s good to have a process to help make a smart and safe purchase that pleases everyone – from the auto enthusiast dad to the little ones in the backseat. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick
Arm yourself with knowledge this cold and flu season. Read on for symptoms of the most common illnesses you and your little ones may be faced with and for tips on how to make it all better. (read the story...)

How to Keep Your Family Healthy When One Child Gets Sick
Read these tips from Philip Tierno, Ph.D., author of "The Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves Against Them." (read the story...)


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