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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

One NYC Mother Has Made Fighting Pollution a Priority
Dominique Browning, mother and NYC and Rhode Island resident, co-founded Moms Clean Air Force, a group dedicated to cleaning up air pollution because it is harmful to your child's health. (read the story...)

How Worried Should I Be About Secondhand Smoke?
In an ongoing study by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in Manhattan, more than 700 local pregnant women and their children are being monitored for the effects of air pollutants on their health. The study is led by Frederica Perera, Dr.P.H, who spoke with us about the impact of secondhand smoke during pregnancy, its health risks for young kids, and tips on avoiding it. (read the story...)

How to Pack a Cooler the Right Way
Sunny summer weather calls for having picnics and throwing barbecues, which means transporting perishable foods from the store to the outdoors. CommonGround farm shares food facts and offers tips on how to pack a cooler safely, ensuring that foods don't go bad. (read the story...)

10 Tips on How Expectant Moms Can Beat the Heat
Summer's sweltering heat is, to say the least, uncomfortable for most people, and can be particularly overwhelming if you are pregnant. Here are tips for expecting moms on how to stay cool and healthy when a heat wave hits. (read the story...)

Dr. Harvey Karp Releases New Parenting Book About Sleep
In his new book "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years," Dr. Harvey Karp, America's most trusted pediatrician, empowers readers with new insights and simple tips to get children to fall asleep quickly, stop bad sleeping habits before they start, and stop bedtime battles. (read the story...)

New Cookbooks and Nutrition Guides for Parents and Families
We've rounded up our favorite new books on food for families, including some great cookbooks for everyone from busy moms to picky eaters, the latest nutrition guides for parents, and go-to guides full of fun recipes kids are sure to love. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should Parents Know About Sepsis?
Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is a medical condition triggered by an infection that's a leading cause of death in hospitals. Here, get details on sepsis symptoms and risk factors from a local urgent care doctor. (read the story...)

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks
A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration. (read the story...)

Long Island Dad Publishes 'Diana the Organic Banana'
Long Island author Dr. Francesco J. Caputo's children's book, which teaches kids about nutrition and healthy eating, was inspired by his daughter. (read the story...)

Why Getting Vaccines on Time is Important to Your Baby's Health
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain why you should get your child vaccinated and why it's especially important to follow the vaccine schedule recommended by your child's doctor. (read the story...)

Summer Pool Safety Tips for Kids
Time in the pool and at the beach increases tenfold during the summer. Keep in mind these water safety tips provided by the ZAC Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating kids and parents on safety measures around the pool and at the beach. (read the story...)

Diabulimia: Is Your Teen at Risk?
Some people with Type 1 diabetes have turned to insulin restriction as a form of weight loss. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30 to 40 percent of young females with juvenile diabetes have this eating disorder, called diabulimia. (read the story...)

Sun Safety Tips for Kids
This summer, the FDA rolls out new sunscreen guidelines and an expert from PM Pediatrics helps explain what they mean, what parents should know about the different types of sunscreens, and offers tips on how to best protect your child from the sun. (read the story...)

Car Seat Inspection Sites in the NYC Area
Want to know where to get your child's car seat checked, to make sure it's meeting safety guidelines? Below is a list of car seat inspection sites in the New York City area. Plus, get an update on car seat safety guidelines before you go. (read the story...)

Couple Pledges to Get Rid of SCID
Vicki and Fred Modell, the NYC couple behind the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, have pledged to screen every newborn baby in the US for SCID, also known as "bubble boy disease." (read the story...)

How to Know When Toys are Toxic
Want to know if your child's toys are safe? Get the facts on chemicals to avoid, from PVC to lead paint, plus tips on how to shop for non-toxic toys. (read the story...)

Covert Operation: Should You Hide Your Kids' Veggies?
Most kids don't get the recommended daily serving of vegetables, causing some parents to resort to hiding them in other foods. A local expert offers a better way. (read the story...)

A Lasting Legacy: How Organ Donation Affects Your Family
The need for organ donors is great, especially in New York state. But many people have reservations about registering or simply don't want to think about it. Here, read real local stories and get the facts on donation so you can make an informed decision. (read the story...)

Are You a Love Optimist?
Having the right perspective helps in all areas of your life, including your relationship. Research shows that couples who remain together for a lifetime have the ability to highlight the positives of their relationship and downplay the negatives. (read the story...)

What Do You Need to Know About Meningitis?
Meningitis is a frightening illness, but arming yourself with some knowledge will help you realize it's preventable and will help you raise awareness. (read the story...)

How to Handle a Meningitis Case at Camp
What should you do in the event of a meningitis case at camp? Here are seven tips from the National Meningitis Association. (read the story...)

Rockland County Offers Residents Free Portion Control Tool
In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, the Rockland County Department of Health is offering Rockland residents a free tool to help keep plate portions in perspective, encouraging families to commit to healthy eating. (read the story...)

An App Is Born
WebMD Baby is a new app that provides instant access to expert medical info and health answers for parents of babies and toddlers. (read the story...)


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