When a young girl with disabilities gets her period for the first time, and questions arise about birth control, the HPV vaccine, and other precautions, there's more to consider than whether she plans to be sexually active.
Is your daughter with special needs about to get her period for the first time? Here is a 10-point checklist to help you prepare her for her first menstruation, including how to help her understand and accept the experience and self-care it requires.
Obamacare's open enrollment period for health insurance marketplaces begins on Oct. 1. This key feature of the Affordable Care Act means guaranteed coverage for more families with members with disabilities and other pre-existing conditions, but it will take some time to see how employers and individuals adapt to the changes.
A registered dietician spotlights the most important meal of the day and offers tips (and recipes!) for overcoming the top three reasons kids give to skip breakfast. Time to start thinking outside the cereal box!
Using plastics made with a chemical known as BPA (Bisphenol A) may be harmful to your health and your children's development. Learn how to read the labels on plastic containers to determine whether they contain BPA.
Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is a harmful chemical lurking in many products we use everyday, including plastics, canned food, and even cash register receipts. Learn what it is, how it can harm your health, and how to lower your family's exposure to BPA.
Communicating can be difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder, but a new study shows a link between social interaction and motor skills. Researchers believe that helping children with autism develop motor skill will also improve their social skills.
With school in session, kids are apt to spend more time indoors studying and doing homework, but being physically active is an important part of overall wellness. The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals share five tips to keep kids physically active, reduce TV and computer time, and fun activities to keep the whole family active.
Board-certified behavior analyst Jennifer Kourassanis-Velasquez shares expert tips to calm a child who is afraid of the doctor and prepare a scared child for a doctor's appointment.
A new survey from CVS/pharmacy details findings about flu vaccinations.
Dr. Michael Cocilovo of New City Chiropractic Center offers 7 guidelines for choosing a good backpack or book bag for your child, to avoid back pain or back problems like scoliosis. Read his tips before you start your back-to-school shopping this year.
The Sneaky Chef Creamy No-Nut Butter is blends naturally sweet and "nutty" tasting golden peas instead of peanuts, serving as a perfect peanut butter substitute for individuals with peanut allergies. Here, a healthy cookie recipe using the Sneaky Chef's no-nut butter.
Urgent care center Premier Care recently opened four new locations across Long Island: Carle Place, Commack, Great Neck, and Syosset. The urgent care centers treat all injuries, including colds and broken bones. All doctors at any of the Premier Care locations are board-certified emergency doctors.
Kelsey Nixon, Brooklyn mom and Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel, offers three easy recipes for weeknight family dinners, including Crispy Chicken Thighs, Skirt Steak Fajitas, and Turkey Roast Dip Sandwiches.
For this dish, the chicken, vegetables, and potatoes all go in the same pot, making it an easy weeknight dinner. The recipe is by Kelsey Nixon, the Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel.
This easy recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon features skirt steak, a great weeknight protein that goes well in Mexican dishes such as fajitas and tacos. This recipe includes a side of roasted peanut slaw.
With this recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon, you can pop the turkey breast into the slow cooker in the morning before heading off to work, making dinner prep quick and painless. Serve these hearty sandwiches alongside green beans or a fresh peach salad.
To perform well in sporting events and support healthy development, teen athletes need to eat balanced meals that provide key nutrients. A registered dietician gives the play-by-play on what teen athletes should be eating.
New York is among the states that will receive the Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award from the March of Dimes for lowering their preterm birth rates by more than 8 percent since 2009.
Lyme disease—although traditionally marked by the bull's-eye rash—can cause flu-like symptoms, according to Connecticut-based Lyme Research Alliance. The LRA provides tips to protect against ticks to prevent Lyme disease and how to check for ticks.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, can be fatal for newborn infants who have not yet received the whooping cough vaccination. The best way to protect your newborn from whooping cough is to make sure you and your friends and family are up to date on the "Tdap" vaccine—the pertussis vaccine for teens and adults.
As part of Moving Forward Seminars, Donna Sirianni now offers in-home “design your life” workshops groups. In the hour-long workshop, you, your friends, and your family have the chance to create support groups, balance work and life, manage stress, and develop a positive mindset.
We spoke to dermatologist Elizabeth C. Smith, M.D., about preventing and treating sunburns, including SPF guidelines for children, how often you should buy sunscreen, and tips for applying sunscreen properly.
A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether.