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How to Be an Informed Consumer of Online Information

How to Be an Informed Consumer of Online Information

Experts explain how you can separate fads, scams, and myths from real and reliable information when it comes to products, programs, and health care for your children. Learn how to tell if information found online is reliable and supported by scientific evidence.

Kids with Braces: 6 Tips to Soothe a Sore Mouth

Kids with Braces: 6 Tips to Soothe a Sore Mouth

If your child wears braces, she might occasionally have a sore mouth and be unable to eat some of the foods she loves. Here, the authors of The Braces Cookbook offer 6 tips for soothing a sore mouth and suggestions on what foods to eat for pain-free meals.

2 Great Recipes for Kids with Braces

2 Great Recipes for Kids with Braces

From The Braces Cookbook, these two recipes are for foods that area easy to eat with braces, including a crustless quiche and a cranberry splash punch. Keep these handy for the next time your child gets his wires tightened at the orthodontist.

Recipe: Moroccan-Style Cod with Mango-Carrot Slaw

Recipe: Moroccan-Style Cod with Mango-Carrot Slaw

This cod recipe features Moroccan spices like saffron, cinnamon, and allspice, which pairs nicely with a refreshing mango-carrot slaw featuring flavors such as cilantro, lime, and honey. It's a healthy family dinner that's ready in about 35 minutes.

Recipe: Kid-Friendly 'Sushi'

Recipe: Kid-Friendly 'Sushi'

This mock "sushi" recipe calls for sandwich ingredients such as deli meat, cheese, and pickles. By skipping the raw fish and keeping the fun sushi shape, you can make a fun and different lunch for your kids (and one they'll actually eat!).

Ask the Expert: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot?

Ask the Expert: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot?

If you're pregnant during the flu season, you may be worried about vaccines and medications affecting your baby's health. The March of Dimes women should get the flu shot while pregnant.

Recipe: Crustless Quiche with Veggies and Pierogies

Recipe: Crustless Quiche with Veggies and Pierogies

This crustless quiche is a vegetarian dish that's great for brunch or a light dinner. Use prepared pierogies for a delicious twist, and add in as many seasonal vegetables as you can handle. The whole thing is ready in an hour and serves up to 6 people.

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

Learning to fall asleep is a skill that needs to be taught to babies, and parents can do this with sleep training. Pediatric sleep consultant Brooke Nalle of Sleepy on Hudson shares guidelines parents should follow when beginning to sleep train their baby.

Five Warning Signs Your Teen May Be Using Drugs

Five Warning Signs Your Teen May Be Using Drugs

Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Recovery Center, shares five common warning signs that your teen may be abusing drugs, including change in mood, change in sleep pattern, lack of honesty, weight loss, and isolation.

Diabetes Winter Health Guide: Cold Weather Safety Tips

Diabetes Winter Health Guide: Cold Weather Safety Tips

UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance and Deneen Vojta, M.D. share 10 winter and cold weather safety tips for those with diabetes.

Women and Thyroid Disease: Know the Symptoms for Proper Diagnosis

Women and Thyroid Disease: Know the Symptoms for Proper Diagnosis

Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition due to misdiagnosis. Knowing the symptoms of thyroid diseases, such as Graves' disease and Hashimoto's disease, can help with early detection and proper treatment of thyroid disease reduces associated long-term risks.

Researcher Pinpoints Factors Associated with Teen Self-Harm

Researcher Pinpoints Factors Associated with Teen Self-Harm

A University of Missouri assistant professor of health sciences has pinpointed the factors that lead to teen self-harm and suicide.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Explain Alzheimer's to My Kids?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Explain Alzheimer's to My Kids?

We spoke to Matt Kudish, LMSW, vice president and director of education, outreach, and caregiver services for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City chapter, and Danielle M. Bruzese, coordinator of education, outreach, and caregiver services for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City chapter, about how to help your children understand Alzheimer's disease and how to help your children cope when they experience Grandma or Grandpa having a "bad day" with Alzheimer's disease.

Kids' Sleep-Related Breathing and Behavioral Problems Appear Linked

Kids' Sleep-Related Breathing and Behavioral Problems Appear Linked

A new study done at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University found that snoring or sleep apnea are frequently linked to behavioral sleep problems such as waking repeatedly, nightmares, refusing to go to bed, and waking after only a few hours.

Free Help Line for People Affected by Connecticut Shooting

Free Help Line for People Affected by Connecticut Shooting

For those feeling scared or anxious after the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, a health services company offers a free emotional support help line staffed with specially trained mental health specialists.

How to Decode Meat Labels

How to Decode Meat Labels

Confused about what the labels on packaged meat mean? Here's a guide to decoding labels on beef, chicken, and pork products in the supermarket, including organic, natural, free-range, cage-free, grass-fed, and certified humane.

The Many Benefits of Meatless Meals

The Many Benefits of Meatless Meals

Eating less meat can benefit your health, trim down your grocery bill, and help the environment. Learn about the many benefits of eating like a vegetarian once in a while and how to make sure your family gets the nutrition they need from meatless meals.

The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe

The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe

This quick vegetarian chili recipe replaces meat with lots of beans and vegetables and suggests using vegetarian burger crumbles to add texture and protein. It's an easy weeknight meal that's ready in about an hour, and it's great for leftovers.

How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy in the News

How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy in the News

After hearing about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, your child may feel afraid or uncertain. Here, the American Humane Association offers 7 tips for parents and caregivers to help kids cope with tragic events and violence in the news.

Ask the Expert: Does Peanut Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?

Ask the Expert: Does Peanut Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?

Once you open that jar of peanut butter, it's recommended to refrigerate the peanut butter because the colder temperature helps prevent fungus growth, which naturally produces aflatoxin, a fungal toxin that has linked to cancer in animals.

7 Winter Safety Tips from the American Heart Association

7 Winter Safety Tips from the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association offers winter weather tips to keep people safe this winter from cold weather dangers like hypothermia and heart attacks that may occur as you exert more energy while shoveling snow.

Important Flu Recommendations for High-Risk Populations

Important Flu Recommendations for High-Risk Populations

The winter months mean people are more likely to get sick with the cold and influenza viruses going around. Although it is optimal to get the flu vaccine in October, it is never too late to protect yourself and your family.

10 Important Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Decorating for Holidays

10 Important Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Decorating for Holidays

The holiday season calls for putting up Christmas lights and holiday decorations. Keep safe and avoid safety hazards that can be caused be unattended lights, unsupervised cooking, and other dangerous situations with tips from the Energy Education Council, an award-winning program.

10 Tips to Keep The Holidays From Stressing You Out

10 Tips to Keep The Holidays From Stressing You Out

In the midst of the holiday season, you may find yourself loosing steam and getting stressed. Two psychiatrists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share 10 tips to reduce the stress you may be feeling so you can enjoy the holidays more.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm a Colicky Baby?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm a Colicky Baby?

If you've got a colicky baby, chances are you feel guilty and might be at a loss on how to soothe her. Dr. Alanna Levine, a pediatrician and mom, offers tips for calming colic and regaining your sanity.




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