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Chef George Duran's Top 5 Tips for Parents with Picky Eaters
When his toddler turned out to be a picky eater, this Food Network chef and serious foodie was devastated to say the least. Here, Duran shares five things he's learned about getting kids to eat a healthy variety of foods starting at a young age. (read the story...)

Vegan BBQ Recipes
A vegan chef shares 4 vegan barbeque recipes for the grill, including an Asian sesame burger made with tofu, quinoa salad, stuffed roasted bell peppers with lentils and butternut squash, and veggie shish kebabs with basil dip and spicy salsa. (read the story...)

Nyack Hospital Hosts JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is now hosting monthly Type 1 diabetes support group meetings at Nyack Hospital. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet
Bike riding is a great warm-weather activity, and wearing a helmet is the most important part of bike safety. Sandhya Katz Katz, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Nyack Hospital, shares tips to pick a properly fitting bike helmet. (read the story...)

What You Need to Know to Keep Your Kids' Teeth Healthy
From teeth whitening and fluoride recommendations to taming fear at the dentist and the Tooth Fairy's going rates, there's a lot to consider to ensure your family has good dental health. We spoke to area experts to find out what you need to know. (read the story...)

10 Tips for Cooking on the Campfire
Planning a camping trip? There are some things you should know about cooking food on a campfire. Check out these 10 expert tips for cooking safely and efficiently on an outdoor fire and you'll be making drool-worthy eggs al fresco in no time. (read the story...)

10 Ways Good Sleep Habits Make Kids Smarter, Happier, and Healthier
A sleep specialist breaks down the many ways healthy sleep habits can benefit your family, including how it affects children's brain development, physical development, behavior, mood, health, and safety. (read the story...)

Home Medical Equipment Provider Moves to Kissena Boulevard
Silvercare, which provides patients with customized braces and other home medical equipment, recently moved to a new location on Kissena Boulevard. (read the story...)

Study Shows Frequent Facebook Use Linked to Eating Disorder Risk
A recent study done at Florida State University shows the link between frequent Facebook use and the risk of eating disorders in girls because Facebook can negatively affect self-image. (read the story...)

Lion Birthday Cake
Celebrate a first birthday with this adorable cake featuring a friendly face and enough yummy frosting to smush all over baby's face, making for the sweetest before-and-after photos ever! (read the story...)

Tahitian Vanilla Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Ganache
Try your hand at this rich, slightly nostalgic vanilla sponge cake with fudgy chocolate ganache, courtesy of an executive pastry chef. It's a sophisticated birthday cake option that's sure to impress. (read the story...)

Essential Yellow Birthday Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Celeb chef Kelsey Nixon shares her recipe for a deliciously simple yellow birthday cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, plus fun variations on the recipe and tips to make your decorations stand out. (read the story...)

Future Applications of Brain Research for Kids With Special Needs
In hopes of gaining a greater understanding of how the brain works, Manhattan-based organization, the Child Mind Institute advocates more scientific research of children with learning disorders and psychiatric disabilities. The organization believes that more studies could lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment. (read the story...)

4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter for Kids
Chocolate bunnies aren't exactly the healthiest Easter treat, but that doesn't mean they should be withheld altogether. Childhood obesity expert, Dr. Dyan Hes, offers 4 tips to creating healthier Easter baskets that kids will love. (read the story...)

Less Doing, More Living: Q-and-A with author Ari Meisel
In his book Less Doing More Living, author Ari Meisel outlines a series of 21st century life-hacks designed to help individuals manage stress and spend more time doing the things they enjoy. (read the story...)

Targeted Genome Sequencing: The Future of Personalized Medicine
With targeted genome sequencing, doctors are able to determine the proper course of drug treatment for patients to prevent adverse drug reactions. Doctors hope to use such personalized medicine to change the landscape of treatments for children with special needs. (read the story...)

Child Mind Institute Promotes 'Speak Up Sundays' in May
The Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children, hosts its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign and encourages people everywhere to share stories about mental health issues during #SpeakUpSundays in May. (read the story...)

Tips for Choosing the Best Doctor for Your Child
When searching for doctors to treat your child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there are specific attributes you may want to look for, such as office wheelchair accessibility. Others, like cancellation policies, are universal but take on greater significance for a family of a person with special needs, whose day-to-day lives can be less predictable. These questions are a good place to start. (read the story...)

Saying Goodbye to Your Pediatrician
Among the many transitions your child will make, leaving a pediatrician and switching to adult health care may be one of the most important. Follow our plan for easing the change. (read the story...)

How to Build a DNA Kit for Your Child
Having a current child ID kit enables parents to provide immediate and essential information for the search, recover, and rescue of a missing child. Follow these tips to build a DNA kit for your child. (read the story...)

Younger Siblings Get Lost in the College Rush
The college application process is a hectic journey for your child. While your oldest is taking standardized testing, filling out applications, and interviewing with their top colleges, it's important to consider how younger siblings feel during this time. From having their older sibling leave home for the first time, to picking up on the general stress of the application process, here are some tips on making sure younger siblings don't get lost in the college rush. (read the story...)

Sledding Safety: How to Choose the Best Sled and Avoid Injury
Sledding is a fun winter activity, but it's responsible for tens of thousands of trips to the emergency room every year. Here are tips on how to choose the safest sled for your child, avoid sledding injuries, and treat injuries when accidents happen. (read the story...)

Is a Health Care Proxy Right for Your Child with Disabilities?
If your child has a disability and is about to turn 18, you should know about options such as a Health Care Proxy and the more involved legal guardianship, both of which allow you to stay involved in your child's medical care once he reaches adulthood. (read the story...)

What is Panic Disorder and How Can I Cope?
Six million American adults suffer from sudden panic attacks each year. Francine Rosenberg, Psy.D., shares the symptoms of panic attacks and panic disorder, as well as ways to cope with panic attacks and panic disorder. (read the story...)

Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke
Michael Popkin, Ph.D., spokesperson for Real Parents Real Answers, a campaign to prevent kids from smoking, shares six reasons kids choose to smoke cigarettes. (read the story...)


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