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Which Plastics Contain BPA?
Using plastics made with a chemical known as BPA (Bisphenol A) may be harmful to your health and your children's development. Learn how to read the labels on plastic containers to determine whether they contain BPA. (read the story...)

Beware BPA: The Harmful Chemical Lurking in Everyday Products
Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is a harmful chemical lurking in many products we use everyday, including plastics, canned food, and even cash register receipts. Learn what it is, how it can harm your health, and how to lower your family's exposure to BPA. (read the story...)

Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds
This recipe for baked apples features crunchy pumpkin seeds and warm notes of honey, cinnamon, and orange zest. Add some dried cranberries, and you have the perfect dessert for fall. It's also an easy dessert for a crowd, as it can be served warm or cold. (read the story...)

Pumpkin Seed and Panko-Crusted Chicken
This easy recipe for chicken breasts crusted in panko and whole pumpkin seeds makes a great family dinner in the fall. You can also try this recipe with your favorite fish filet in place of the chicken. (read the story...)

Study on Autism Shows Link Between Motor Skills and Social Skills
Communicating can be difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder, but a new study shows a link between social interaction and motor skills. Researchers believe that helping children with autism develop motor skill will also improve their social skills. (read the story...)

Keeping Kids Active Can Help Boost Brain Function
With school in session, kids are apt to spend more time indoors studying and doing homework, but being physically active is an important part of overall wellness. The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals share five tips to keep kids physically active, reduce TV and computer time, and fun activities to keep the whole family active. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm My Child Who is Afraid of the Doctor?
Board-certified behavior analyst Jennifer Kourassanis-Velasquez shares expert tips to calm a child who is afraid of the doctor and prepare a scared child for a doctor's appointment. (read the story...)

Flu Findings: Survey Reveals Getting Flu Shot is 'Social Responsibility'
A new survey from CVS/pharmacy details findings about flu vaccinations. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?
Dr. Michael Cocilovo of New City Chiropractic Center offers 7 guidelines for choosing a good backpack or book bag for your child, to avoid back pain or back problems like scoliosis. Read his tips before you start your back-to-school shopping this year. (read the story...)

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Cookie Recipe
The Sneaky Chef Creamy No-Nut Butter is blends naturally sweet and "nutty" tasting golden peas instead of peanuts, serving as a perfect peanut butter substitute for individuals with peanut allergies. Here, a healthy cookie recipe using the Sneaky Chef's no-nut butter. (read the story...)

3 Weeknight Dinner Recipes from Kelsey Nixon
Kelsey Nixon, Brooklyn mom and Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel, offers three easy recipes for weeknight family dinners, including Crispy Chicken Thighs, Skirt Steak Fajitas, and Turkey Roast Dip Sandwiches. (read the story...)

Weeknight Recipe: Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Baby Carrots
For this dish, the chicken, vegetables, and potatoes all go in the same pot, making it an easy weeknight dinner. The recipe is by Kelsey Nixon, the Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel. (read the story...)

Weeknight Recipe: Pomegranate-Glazed Skirt Steak Fajitas with Roasted Peanut Slaw
This easy recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon features skirt steak, a great weeknight protein that goes well in Mexican dishes such as fajitas and tacos. This recipe includes a side of roasted peanut slaw. (read the story...)

Weeknight Recipe: Turkey Roast Dip with Haricot Verts and Peach Salad
With this recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon, you can pop the turkey breast into the slow cooker in the morning before heading off to work, making dinner prep quick and painless. Serve these hearty sandwiches alongside green beans or a fresh peach salad. (read the story...)

New York State Receives Leadership Award from March of Dimes
New York is among the states that will receive the Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award from the March of Dimes for lowering their preterm birth rates by more than 8 percent since 2009. (read the story...)

Is It the Summer Flu or Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease—although traditionally marked by the bull's-eye rash—can cause flu-like symptoms, according to Connecticut-based Lyme Research Alliance. The LRA provides tips to protect against ticks to prevent Lyme disease and how to check for ticks. (read the story...)

Protect Newborns from Whooping Cough: Know Your Vaccine Status
Pertussis, or whooping cough, can be fatal for newborn infants who have not yet received the whooping cough vaccination. The best way to protect your newborn from whooping cough is to make sure you and your friends and family are up to date on the "Tdap" vaccine—the pertussis vaccine for teens and adults. (read the story...)

Moving Forward Seminars Now Offers In-Home Workshops
As part of Moving Forward Seminars, Donna Sirianni now offers in-home “design your life” workshops groups. In the hour-long workshop, you, your friends, and your family have the chance to create support groups, balance work and life, manage stress, and develop a positive mindset. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent and Treat Sunburns?
We spoke to dermatologist Elizabeth C. Smith, M.D., about preventing and treating sunburns, including SPF guidelines for children, how often you should buy sunscreen, and tips for applying sunscreen properly. (read the story...)

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat
A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether. (read the story...)

Fort Greene Massage Studio Offers Treatments for the Whole Family
Fort Greene massage studio Chi Moshi, Inc., recently opened and offers treatments for the whole family, including prenatal and postpartum massage and massage therapy to help children with asthma take fuller breaths. (read the story...)

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care Center to Open in Cobble Hill
After hours urgent care center PM Pediatrics will open its first Brooklyn location early this fall. PM Pediatrics delivers urgent care to children without a visit to the emergency room. (read the story...)

First Aid Kit Celebrates 125 Years
The First Aid Kit was invented more than a century ago and to celebrate its 125th anniversary, Band-Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl, and Safe Kids Worldwide joined together for a special presentation in New York City on the kit's historic evolution. (read the story...)

Live Music Is Good for Child Development
Is it really worth the time, energy, and money to take your children to a live concert? A music therapist says yes, for several reasons. Find out how live music helps kids develop social skills, listening skills, motor skills, and more. (read the story...)

Study Reveals 8 Precautionary Steps to Prevent Peanut Allergic Reaction while Flying
A University of Michigan study reveals eight precautionary steps people with peanut or tree nut allergies can take to reduce the risk of having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane. (read the story...)


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