University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital recently released a new National Poll on Children's Health about specialist referrals. The study shows parents are unclear about their roll in the process of specialist care for kids.
A certified orthotist explains the SpineCor brace, how it's different from other back braces, and how it's used to treat scoliosis in children and teens.
A certified orthotist explains what scoliosis is and its causes, the signs of scoliosis, dangers of the disorder, and how it is treated.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently released its first-ever "State of Little Teeth Report" and is launching the Monster-Free Mouths Movement to encourage good oral health in kids. Plus, 10 oral health and tooth brushing tips to keep your kid's smile healthy.
For some kids, Valentine's Day can be more of a disappointment than a sweet celebration. Help your kids put things into perspective and deal with their V-day heartaches with these five tips for managing expectations.
The post-holiday blues are fairly common as the holiday magic wanes and you and your family shift back into your routines. But if feelings of sadness seem so linger or get worse it may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression.
The National Sleep Foundation recently released information from its 2013 International Bedroom Poll. Find out where the U.S. falls compared to other countries in terms of sleep habits and bedtime routines. The foundation also provides tips for making a good sleep environment and how to improve your sleep.
The Partnership for Food Safety Education shares four common food myths and the facts behind them, as well as ways to practice food safety and how to prevent food poisoning in children.
It can be tough to tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach bug, but doctors recommend similar treatment for both illnesses. Read on for tips from a pediatrician on how to treat food poisoning in kids and when to bring your child to the doctor.
A recent study shows that more and younger children are using technology. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides safety tips for children using technology, headphone safety tips for children, and signs of childhood hearing loss.
As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier.
Brooklyn mom Jennifer Perillo, cookbook author and the celebrated blogger behind InJenniesKitchen.com, shares her recipes for chocolate chess pie and brown butter apple pie, including a recipe for foolproof pie crust that you'll want to hang on to.
Wendy Anderson-Willis, M.D., a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, shares what causes headaches in children and the treatments for a child's headache.
In honor of November being American Diabetes Month, Healthyroads, a health services organization, shares five warning signs of type 2 diabetes and three steps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
A new study done at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore shows that the majority of caregivers administer children's asthma medication using an incorrect technique.
Pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist Dyan Hes, M.D., reveals that certain fad diets can cause more harm than good to young children due to missing proper nutrients for growing children. Healthy portion sizes and eating in moderation are appropriate ways for children to stay healthy.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently launched nine interactive tools online to help teens make healthy decisions, which incorporate age-appropriate sex education. The tools help teens start conversations about sex and dating with their parents, tips to avoid risky sexual situations, and help them better plan their future.
Head lice can run rampant during the school and Halloween seasons. New York City, Connecticut, and Long Island-area salon Licenenders is offering free screenings to combat the spread of lice, and can provide information regarding pesticide-free lice treatment.
Urgent care center CityMD recently opened its Murray Hill location, making it CityMD’s seventh urgent care center in New York City. The location provides walk-in medical care for New York City residents.
If you think your child is drinking or taking drugs, you're probably right. Experts share why substance abuse is more dangerous for teens than adults, tips to keep your children drug free, signs of substance abuse in teens, and how to talk to your child about substance abuse.
If you suspect your teen is using drugs or drinking alcohol, there are places you can turn to for help. Here is a list of substance abuse resources in the New York metro area, including Rockland, Westchester, Fairfield, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.
Critical congenital heart disease, a heart disease that poses risk of death or disability, can be detected through the newborn screening pulse oximetry. We describe pulse oximetry, why it should be done on your infant, and the warning signs of CCHD.
The Active Learning Elementary School P.S. 244Q in Queens was named the national grand prize winner in this year's 2013 Golden Carrot Awards for its creative approach to providing healthful vegetarian lunch options to its students.
Kelly Wagner, child life specialist at MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center in Houston, shares when anesthesia isn't necessary and how to prepare children for and keep them calm during medical procedures.
In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Healthyroads of American Specialty Health shares some of the warning signs of breast cancer and ways to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.