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Three Down Syndrome Resources Collaborate on Prenatal Testing Issues

Three Down Syndrome Resources Collaborate on Prenatal Testing Issues

The National Down Syndrome Congress, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation recently announced a collaborative effort to provide multiple educational resources and tools to address prenatal testing issues in the Down syndrome community.

Studies Show Female Teens Tell More Descriptive Stories

Studies Show Female Teens Tell More Descriptive Stories

When you ask your teen to tell you about your day, does your son tell you a short, not-so-descriptive story while your daughter tells a more descriptive story that includes internal emotions? A study conducted at the University of Missouri shows that this is common in teens.

Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions About Sex

Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions About Sex

It may seem like your teen is tuning you out when you try to talk to them about important issues. According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's survey, teens say their parents most influence their decisions when it comes to sex.

Connecticut Named to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 2012 Honor Roll

Connecticut Named to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 2012 Honor Roll

Connecticut was named to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools for 2012 for adhering to AAFA's core policy standards.

NYC Board of Health Voted for Parental Consent in Controversial Circumcision Practice

NYC Board of Health Voted for Parental Consent in Controversial Circumcision Practice

The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously in favor of requiring parental consent for a controversial practice that some rabbis engage in during the Jewish bris ceremony.

Improve Your Child's Sleep Hygiene With These 4 Pillars

Improve Your Child's Sleep Hygiene With These 4 Pillars

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.

5 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know About Premature Birth

5 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know About Premature Birth

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.

10 Tips to Save Money on Health Care This Year

10 Tips to Save Money on Health Care This Year

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.

Ask The Expert: What Should Parents Know About Staph Infections?

Ask The Expert: What Should Parents Know About Staph Infections?

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.

Meatballs & Memories: How One Daughter Saved Her Mother's Recipes from Alzheimer's

Meatballs & Memories: How One Daughter Saved Her Mother's Recipes from Alzheimer's

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."

Studies Show Too Much Juice Can Lead to Tooth Decay, Obesity

Studies Show Too Much Juice Can Lead to Tooth Decay, Obesity

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.

Children in Therapy: Yea or Nay?

Children in Therapy: Yea or Nay?

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.

Therapy Is Not 'One Size Fits All'

Therapy Is Not 'One Size Fits All'

The National Institute of Mental Health defines the different types of psychotherapy that can be adapted for both children and adults.

Family Health Portrait

Family Health Portrait

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.

Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs

Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs

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.

The Bone Bank

The Bone Bank

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."

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Stress During the Holidays?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Stress During the Holidays?

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.

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Do Video Games Cause ADHD?

Do Video Games Cause ADHD?

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.

Virtual Guide Gives Tips on How to Discuss Obesity with Kids

Virtual Guide Gives Tips on How to Discuss Obesity with Kids

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.

From Picky to Adventurous: How to Get Kids to Try New Foods

From Picky to Adventurous: How to Get Kids to Try New Foods

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.

Pumpkin Pie Pasta Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Pasta Recipe

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Eating Healthy During the Holidays?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Eating Healthy During the Holidays?

A registered dietician offers advice on how to help your child stick to a healthy diet during the holiday season when temptation abounds.

The Truth Behind Common Old Wives' Tales About Health

The Truth Behind Common Old Wives' Tales About Health

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.

Test Your Health and First Aid Knowledge With Our Quiz

Test Your Health and First Aid Knowledge With Our Quiz

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.




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