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Ask the Expert: What Are the Various Treatments to Get Rid of Lice?

Ask the Expert: What Are the Various Treatments to Get Rid of Lice?

When your child has lice, your main concern is removing the head lice. We spoke to six local experts from Licenders, LiceXchange, Lice Miracles, Fairy LiceMothers, The Lice Lady of Westchester, and The Lice Expert of Dobbs Ferry/Westchester about the various chemical-free head lice treatments they offer.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Lice?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Lice?

Local experts share what every parent needs to know about head lice, including signs your child might have lice, how often you should check for lice, what lice look like, when your child can be around peers, how much of your house needs to be cleaned, and whether lice carry diseases.

Tips to Protect Your Family and Pets from Lyme Disease

Tips to Protect Your Family and Pets from Lyme Disease

In honor of May being Lyme disease awareness month, Insect Shield Repellant Technology shares four tips for protecting yourself, your family, and your pets from ticks and preventing Lyme disease.

Treating Your Teen's Acne and Its Impact on Her Self-Esteem

Treating Your Teen's Acne and Its Impact on Her Self-Esteem

Getting acne when going through puberty can impact a teen's self-esteem. A local dermatologist discusses the different ways to treat acne, and a local psychologist discusses the psychological ramifications of acne and how you can help your teen's self-esteem.

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.

American Heart Association Recommends Walking After a Stroke

American Heart Association Recommends Walking After a Stroke

An American Heart Association study found that walking after a stroke can improve overall health by boosting physical fitness, mobility, and quality of life in patients who have suffered a stroke.

Movement to Prevent Hearing Loss in Teens Gains Momentum

Movement to Prevent Hearing Loss in Teens Gains Momentum

Starkey Hearing Foundation's Listen Carefully program, which educates teens about the dangers of listening to music too loudly and aims to prevent teen hearing loss, has gained momentum.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?

If your child has special needs, a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes multiple therapists and other professionals will likely lead to more effective treatment and a faster recovery. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience explains how to know when a comprehensive approach is right for your child as well as the benefits and challenges of this type of treatment.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child's Therapists Are Communicating?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child's Therapists Are Communicating?

When your child is receiving treatment from multiple therapists and professionals, communication is key. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience offers advice on how to make sure your child's treatment team is talking often and communicating effectively.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Teach My Daughter to Avoid Unhealthy Weight Gain in College?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Teach My Daughter to Avoid Unhealthy Weight Gain in College?

Benay Rubin, owner of SHE3 Well-Fitness Boutique in Fairfield, CT, spoke to us about ways for teens who are about to go to college avoid the freshman 15, including healthy eating habits and managing stress.

Speak Up for Kids Campaign to Help Banish Stigma of Mental Health Care

Speak Up for Kids Campaign to Help Banish Stigma of Mental Health Care

The Speak Up for Kids campaign, started by the Child Mind Institute, aims to banish the persistent stigma around mental health care, especially among children. Here is how you can get involved in Speak Up for Kids.

How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect People with Disabilities?

How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect People with Disabilities?

With the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," implemented under President Barack Obama, here is how these changes to the nation's health care plan will affect families and people with special needs and disabilities.

Recipe: Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole

Recipe: Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole

Love eggs Benedict but find it too hard to make at home? This recipe for eggs Benedict casserole is an easy, one-dish version of the restaurant classic that features all the traditional ingredients without the hassle.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Meds

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Meds

When kids are on medication and use prescription drugs for any of their diagnoses, it is important for parents and doctors to explain the drugs and its purpose to the child, ensuring the child understands why he or she is on medication and how the prescription drug can help certain symptoms.

Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area

Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area

Getting active with your family has many physical benefits, but walking for a cause can also teach compassion and the value of volunteerism. There are many annual fundraising walks in the New York City area that raise money and awareness for causes close to many of our hearts, including special needs and children's causes.

Selective Mutism: Diagnosis, Treatment, and What It Means for Your Child

Selective Mutism: Diagnosis, Treatment, and What It Means for Your Child

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder, often mistaken for shyness, that robs a child of the ability to speak in certain social situations. Here, learn about the diagnosis and treatment of selective mutism and how it will affect your child's life.

Ask the Expert: Can Damage to My Daughter's Teeth from Bulimia be Corrected?

Ask the Expert: Can Damage to My Daughter's Teeth from Bulimia be Corrected?

Bulimia is an eating disorder that often involves vomiting, which can cause damage to the patient’s teeth over time. The American College of Prosthodontists and Kenneth S. Kurtz, D.D.S., FACP, a board-certified prosthodontist, offer dental advice for those who have or know someone who has bulimia, including how to evaluate the extent of the damage and whether it can be corrected.

Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center Opens on the Upper East Side

Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center Opens on the Upper East Side

The Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center recently opened at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. The sleep center addresses sleeping issues in children, including not sleeping, apnea, and night terrors.

New Bioengineered Ears Look and Act Like the Real Thing

New Bioengineered Ears Look and Act Like the Real Thing

Weill Cornell Medical College physicians and biomedical engineers at Cornell University have successfully built an ear replacement that looks and acts like the real thing. This new advance will give people with congenital ear deformity, microtia, an ear through reconstructive surgery.

American Heart Association Shares Heart-Smart Food Choices

American Heart Association Shares Heart-Smart Food Choices

In honor of National Nutrition Month, the American Heart Association shares tips for making smarter heart-healthy choices while shopping for groceries.

10 Reasons to Call 911 When Showing Signs of a Heart Attack

10 Reasons to Call 911 When Showing Signs of a Heart Attack

Thousands of people die or are left disabled after a heart attack due to not getting life-saving treatment, according to the American Heart Association. Don't be one of those thousands; the AHA shares 10 reasons why you should call 911 when you or someone near you is having a heart attack.

Michelle Obama Shares Nutrition Changes She Made for the Family on SiriusXM Radio

Michelle Obama Shares Nutrition Changes She Made for the Family on SiriusXM Radio

In an interview with Michelle Obama on SiriusXM that aired on Feb. 26, FLOTUS discusses the diet changes she had to make as a busy, working mother and also shares updates on the "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity.

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

A new program will expand access to healthy food in four New York City neighborhoods over the next three years, with a focus on improving the lives of low-income families in disadvantaged areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

One of the first milestones in a child's life is graduating to solid foods. But how do you know if your little one is ready for solid foods? And what foods should you be giving him or her? Here's what you need to know.

5 Tips to Get Kids Eating Healthy Foods

5 Tips to Get Kids Eating Healthy Foods

Stephanie Maze, author of "Healthy Foods from A to Z," offers tips for getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. The key, as you'll see, is to find ways to make healthy foods fun -- and that includes letting kids play with their food!




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