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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...)

Ask the Expert: Are My Child's Learning Problems Really Caused by Hidden Vision Problems?
A staggering number of children who have learning difficulties are also suffering from hidden vision problems, which may be the cause of their trouble in school. Local expert Michal Luchins, O.D., of Family Vision & Learning Center in Suffern, NY, weighs in on the critical link between vision and learning and how to tell if your child is struggling with learning-related vision problems. (read the story...)

The Risk of Lead Poisoning in Your Home
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee report released in January states that the number of children affected by lead poisoning may be much higher than previously thought, suggesting that even low levels of lead exposure can be detrimental to kids. (read the story...)

Graze on This
Founded by a Connecticut mom, Graze Delivered brings Vermont-fresh organic and sustainable foods to homes and offices across the tri-state area, helping families be more conscious of what they're eating and where it comes from. (read the story...)

Eating for Beginners
Brooklyn mom Melanie Rehak thought she had food figured out until a picky eater arrived on the scene, in the form of her 1-year-old son. In "Eating for Beginners," Rehak wrestles with the basic yet baffling question we face as the parents of 21st-century eaters: How do we make sure they're eating organic, local, and sustainable foods? (read the story...)

Have a Heart
Having a healthy heart is so much more than cute cards and physical fitness. It is also about ‘having heart,’ which means feeling and expressing love for others and for oneself. (read the story...)

Eating Disorders as a Coping Mechanism
"Before I Disappear," by Barb Herding, is the fictional tale of 16-year-old Lauren Stafford and the teenagers she meets when she is hospitalized as a result of her eating disorder that has spiraled out of control. (read the story...)

The Benefits and Risks of Swaddling Your Baby
There are many benefits to swaddling your baby, but incorrect swaddling can lead to serious health problems like hip dysplasia. Follow our tips to avoid these risks and get the most out of swaddling your baby. (read the story...)

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder
Does your teen see herself as fat when she’s not—and measure her self-worth by her weight? Learn the early warning signs of eating disorders (perhaps surprisingly, for boys as well as girls). (read the story...)

Do Males Get Eating Disorders?
Approximately 10 percent of individuals with anorexia or bulimia, and an estimated 40 percent of those with binge eating disorder, are male—and some mental health professionals believe these percentages are increasing. (read the story...)

Contest Encourages High School Students to Create Anti-Smoking T-Shirt Designs
In light of American Cancer Society's 36th Annual Great American Smokeout, the nonprofit and ENT and Allergy Associates are holding a contest to encourage teens throughout New York and New Jersey to create anti-smoking T-shirt designs for a chance to win $2,000. (read the story...)

Is the Food Pyramid I Grew Up with Still Relevant?
The food pyramid that many parents grew up with is outdated and nutrition recommendations have evolved quite a bit over the past decade. With all these changes, how do we know what to feed our kids? We asked Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor who practices in Westchester County, for some simple guidelines. (read the story...)

Post-Baby Body Angst
Post-baby body angst is normal—we’ve all felt a modicum of jealousy when a no-stretch-marks, lean-and-mean fellow mom sits next to us at the playground. But imagine feeling envious of the rock-hard abs of another new mother…who just happens to be a cat! (read the story...)

How to Live with Your Post-Baby Body (and Other Tips)
It's hard to get back to your old self after you have a baby. Get some healthy tips on how to live with your mommy body and how to fit in fitness and exercise, plus advice on getting back your pre-baby bod. (read the story...)

Pregnant and Flying: 15 Tips for Traveling Moms-to-Be
It’s great to get excited about your imminent vacation or “babymoon,” but make sure to plan accordingly and be prepared with our top 15 expert tips for traveling while pregnant. (read the story...)

Doctor's Advice on Raising Healthy Children
With a surplus of health and parenting information available on the Internet, it's a challenge for parents to determine what they should take or leave. Here, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene offers up advice for first-time and seasoned parents on raising healthy, happy kids. (read the story...)

Justin Tuck and Peanuts Characters Teach Manhattan Students About Good Oral Hygiene Just Before Halloween
NFL star Justin Tuck joined Peanuts characters at P.S. 19 in Manhattan to help announce the MetLife Foundation's $1.1 million donation to two important dental care and oral health initiatives for children and families in New York City and beyond. (read the story...)

8 Ways to Cut Back on Halloween Candy this Year
Get eight great tips on how to cut back on your child's candy consumption this Halloween. Sarah Stone, director of operations at a co-ed health and wellness boarding school, offers her best advice for parents who want to make this Halloween a healthier one. (read the story...)

PM Pediatrics Named One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011
PM Pediatrics, a preeminent provider of after-hours pediatric urgent care in New York, announced last week that it was selected as one of Modern Healthcare's "Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011" -- one of only three New York-based companies to make the national list. (read the story...)

Possible Symptoms of Eating Disorders in Children
If you suspect your child may have an eating disorder, consult these tips: Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor who practices in Westchester County, NY, offers the most common warning signs to look for in anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. (read the story...)

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe
These medical ID and awareness bracelets by Hope Paige Medical are a subtle way to keep kids with medical conditions or special needs safe when they're away from home, and they're modern and fashionable enough to wear everyday. (read the story...)

No-Sugar Birthday Cake Recipe
No sugar in this cake -- no kidding! This cake recipe is all about capturing natural sweetness from ingredients like apples, bananas, and cranberries, with no added sugar, making it great for babies and those with special dietary issues, like diabetes. (read the story...)


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