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Good sleep hygiene, or the set of guidelines and habits that promote consistently restful and sufficient sleep, is important to your child's overall health. Tom Jackson, M.D., a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of sleep disorders, shares the four pillars to good sleep hygiene.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month: Premature birth can happen to anyone. Jason K. Baxter, M.D., shares five things expecting mothers should know about premature birth and how to prevent it.
With rising health care costs, it's no wonder that so many go into debt to get the care they need. Mike Sullivan of Take Charge America shares 10 tips to cut costs on medical visits, prescriptions, insurance, and more.
Staph, short for Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria common in our environment, often found on the skin, in the bowels, and in the nose of healthy people. Once the bacteria finds its way where it does not belong, it can cause an infection. We talked to Anatoly Belilovsky, M.D., a New York-based pediatrician about staph infections, the difference between staph and MRSA, and how to minimize the risk of a staph infection.
When her mother was diagnosed with early Alzheimer's and began to forget how to make the Italian meals that marked her childhood, Yonkers native Barbara Magro decided to save those recipes by publishing a cookbook, aptly titled "Recipes to Remember."
Recent studies have show too much fruit juice can contribute to obesity, tooth decay, and poor nutrition in children. Experts weigh in on the nutritional value of this popular beverage.
A mental health consultant with offices in the New York area offers advice for parents who are considering whether they should send their child to therapy.
The National Institute of Mental Health defines the different types of psychotherapy that can be adapted for both children and adults.
For the ninth annual National Family History Day, make an effort to create an accurate picture of your family health history with the help of My Family Health Portrait, an online tool.
Dealing with procrastination woes? Are you putting off important tasks or events. Procrastinating leads to bad habits, relationships suffer, and professionalism declines. Dr. Jay Earley offers tips for breaking your procrastination habit and heading towards success.
By the time teens get through their growth spurts, about 90 percent of adult bone mass is established and after that, no more calcium can be deposited in the body's "bone bank."
Marla Tomazin, a Manhattan-based certified image consultant, shares her tips for avoiding stress during the holidays and how you can relax if you find that you are stressed.
From playing apps on the iPhone or iPad to sitting in front of a computer transfixed on role playing games and staring at a television to beat the next big boss in the latest video games, there's no doubt kids are spending a lot of hours playing video games. Experts from the Child Mind Institute delve into the effects playing video games may have on ADHD.
Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation have partnered to bring parents a virtual guide with advice on how to talk to kids about obesity.
A certified nutritionist who has worked with many picky eaters over the years offers parents 7 tips for getting kids to try new and different foods.
Approved by a certified nutritionist and kids' cooking instructor, this recipe for pumpkin pie pasta is a simple and fun fall dinner idea that the whole family will love.
A registered dietician offers advice on how to help your child stick to a healthy diet during the holiday season when temptation abounds.
Mom's health advice is well-meaning, but it may not always be accurate. Don't go outside with wet hair, or you'll catch a cold—false! This excerpt of Sue Castle's new book "Mother Knows Best? The Truth About Mom’s Well-Meaning (But Not Always Accurate) Advice" explains how people really get sick.
True or False: Put Steak on a Black Eye, Avoid Taking Baths When Sick, and Feed a Cold, But Starve a Fever. Do you know what is an old wives' tale and what is the truth when it comes to health cures? Take our quiz, and test your knowledge.
Local pediatrician and CEO of Allied Pediatrics of New York Gary Mirkin, MD, explains the differences between the common cold and the flu.
When you see your child struggling socially or academically in school, it is important to seek out the right kind of guidance. A local child psychologist offers how to find plan road map to success for your child.
Through VSP Vision Care's Send a High Five campaign, you can help up to 50,000 Special Olympics athletes receive eye exams and related vision services with just a few clicks.
Cord blood banking is a one-time opportunity to save the blood from your newborn's umbilical cord after birth. Cord blood is pristine type of stem cell than can be used to treat many medical issues like cancers, blood disorders, and immune diseases. If you're considering banking your baby's cord blood, here are some things you need to consider before choosing a bank.
With the rise of technology and the use of headphone and earbuds, more teens are experiencing noise-induced hearing loss, a painless and invisible form of hearing loss that is hard to detect in children. Here are some tips to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, as well as signs that you or your child may need a hearing aid.