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Send a High Five to Help Special Olympics Athletes

Send a High Five to Help Special Olympics Athletes

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.

Choosing a Family Cord Blood Bank: Key Tips for Expecting Moms

Choosing a Family Cord Blood Bank: Key Tips for Expecting Moms

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.

How to Protect Your Child from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

How to Protect Your Child from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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.

New Campaign Empowers Youth to Help Tackle Nation's Obesity Epidemic

New Campaign Empowers Youth to Help Tackle Nation's Obesity Epidemic

New York 4-H Youth partners with UnitedHealthcare to promote healthy living by launching a new campaign, Eat4-Health, to empower youth to help tackle the nation's obesity epidemic.

Four Things You Should Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries

Four Things You Should Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries

As the school sports seasons start up again, traumatic brain injuries (concussions) should be a concern to parents of student athletes. Dr. Cynthia R. Green shares four things you need to know about TBIs, from helping to prevent them to the signs that your child may have a TBI.

Are Your Kids Protected From Poisons in Your Home?

Are Your Kids Protected From Poisons in Your Home?

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data, the most common sources of accidental poisoning are cosmetics and personal care items, analgesics, household cleaning substances, toys, and topical preparations. Here are five tips to protect your children from accidental poisoning.

The Cough Question: Should Your Child Stay Home or Go To School?

The Cough Question: Should Your Child Stay Home or Go To School?

The start of school brings the unavoidable cold season. Sometimes figuring out whether or not you should send your child to school with a cold is a hard thing to do— you don't want your child to miss too many days, but you don't want your child to get others sick. Dr. Zak Zarbock, creator of Zarbee's cough medicine, answers that question.

How to Create a Learning Wonderland at Home

How to Create a Learning Wonderland at Home

Louise Weadock, a registered child psychiatric nurse and founder of WeeZee World, explains why sensory play is important to children's development and offers tips on how you can create a dynamic learning environment at home.

What Vaccines Does My Tween or Teen Need?

What Vaccines Does My Tween or Teen Need?

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain what vaccines your tween or teen need, what the vaccines prevent, and when the vaccines should be given.

Dental X-ray Concerns: Are They Valid?

Dental X-ray Concerns: Are They Valid?

A recent study called "Dental X-rays and Risk of Meningioma" by Elizabeth B. Claus, MD, Ph.D. indicated to readers that there is an increased risk of a cancerous brain tumor that correlates to an increased number of dental X-rays. Mark A. Breiner, DDS discusses the risks and benefits of dental X-rays.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Set Limits on My Child's Diet without Being Too Restrictive?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Set Limits on My Child's Diet without Being Too Restrictive?

Local pediatrician and obesity specialist Joanna Dolgoff, MD, explains how parents can set healthy limits on foods for their kids and when to seek help for your child's diet.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Exercise More Fun for My Non-Athletic Child?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Exercise More Fun for My Non-Athletic Child?

If your child isn't the athletic type, it's important to keep him moving by finding activities he enjoys. Here, local pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff offers tips on making physical activity more fun for kids who aren't natural athletes.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Increase My Child's Active Time Outside of School?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Increase My Child's Active Time Outside of School?

Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a local pediatrician and expert on childhood obesity, provides tips on increasing our kids' play and exercise time outside of school so they get at least an hour of active time each day.

Tips for Coping with Back-To-School Separation Anxiety in Kids

Tips for Coping with Back-To-School Separation Anxiety in Kids

Whether it's your child's first day of kindergarten or his first day at university, the thought of going to school, meeting new people, making new friends, and being away from familiar family members for a good part of the day or year can cause anxiety in a lot of children. A psychologist shares tips on how to deal with separation anxiety in kindergarten and college students.

Montefiore Medical Center Supports Mothers who Breastfeed

Montefiore Medical Center Supports Mothers who Breastfeed

Montefiore Medical Center recently announced its plan to participate in "Latch On NYC," a city-wide initiative to support mothers who make the commitment to breastfeed their infants. The hospital will remove all formula advertising , promotions, and free samples from the maternity department and will only hand out samples when new mothers ask for them.

A Back-To-School Health Checklist for Parents

A Back-To-School Health Checklist for Parents

As students gear up for back-to-school season, parents should also be aware of the health concerns and ensure their children's health are in check.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prepare for Traveling with a Child Who Has Asthma?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prepare for Traveling with a Child Who Has Asthma?

Preparation is the most important thing when traveling with a child who has asthma. A local pediatrician offers advice on how to prepare your asthmatic child for a variety of scenarios, including flying, hotel stays, international travel, and emergencies. UPDATED: January 2013

Take Care of Your Child's Feet Now to Prevent Later Damage

Take Care of Your Child's Feet Now to Prevent Later Damage

Doctors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York recently warned against the dangers of flip-flops because they change how people walk, offer little arch support, and virtually no shock absorption. That news, taken together with a recent study from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, shows that people should be taking better care of their feet by wearing both socks and shoes that fit properly and provide adequate support and padding.

What Do Olympic Athletes and Expecting Moms Have in Common?

What Do Olympic Athletes and Expecting Moms Have in Common?

How are Olympic athletes and expecting mothers similar? They both need to train! Respected and leading UK fitness expert Amanda Hargreaves shares 10 reasons why expecting moms need to exercise.

Ask the Expert: What is Gene Doping?

Ask the Expert: What is Gene Doping?

The Summer Olympics have spurred talk about gene doping and performance-enhancing drugs. A local expert explains what gene doping is and what else parents should know about it.

Three 'F.U.N.' Tips to Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Summer

Three 'F.U.N.' Tips to Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Summer

When it comes to work and play, people need to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to their eyes. Dr. Scott Breidbart of Empire BlueCross Blue Shield shares three "F.U.N" tips to maintain healthy eyes, particularly in the summer months.

Ask the Expert: What Should Parents Know About Whooping Cough?

Ask the Expert: What Should Parents Know About Whooping Cough?

Cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, are on the rise in New York state. A local expert weighs in on what parents should know about whooping cough, including symptoms, how it spreads, the vaccines available, and what to do when your child catches it.

Broken Bones Are Most Common in Children During the Summer

Broken Bones Are Most Common in Children During the Summer

During the summer months, the most common injury in children is broken or fractured bones. Because children are constantly growing, their bones heal quicker than adults, so it is important to go to the emergency room right away.

Sam's Club Offers Free Children's Health Screenings

Sam's Club Offers Free Children's Health Screenings

Sam's Clubs that have a pharmacy are hosting free children's health screenings just in time for the back-to-school season. Participating locations will give out free DNA and fingerprint kits, to help children if they are ever lost, and Sesame Street's "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me" multimedia dental care kits.

Bronx Hospital Named Finalist for 2012 Quality Prize

Bronx Hospital Named Finalist for 2012 Quality Prize

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center located in the Bronx was recognized as a finalist for the 2012 American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. The prize is awarded to the hospital that best demonstrates an organizational commitment to and progress in achieving the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims.




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