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YMCA of Long Island Launches New Swim Program

YMCA of Long Island Launches New Swim Program

YMCA of Long Island's new swim lessons program is focused on safety, swim basics, and drowning prevention.

New Technology Aims to Alert Parents to Children Left in Cars

New Technology Aims to Alert Parents to Children Left in Cars

The carmaker Nissan introduced new technology aimed at preventing kids from being left behind in hot cars, which leads to dozen of child deaths every year.

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

The signs, symptoms, and treatment of Lyme disease, plus how to prevent it

Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

It's possible to drown hours or even days after leaving the pool. Here's what to watch out forl

Teaching Kids Consent

Teaching Kids Consent

How to talk to children, tweens, and teens about consent and establishing their own boundaries

Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

The importance of teaching toddlers and preschoolers how to handle emergencies.

A Guide to When Your Kids May Be Old Enough to Do Things on Their Own

A Guide to When Your Kids May Be Old Enough to Do Things on Their Own

Riding the bus, walking to school, and more milestones of growing up: a guide to when your kids are old enough to do activities on their own

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

As our understanding of concussions grows, new policies are being put into place to keep young athletes safe. But some still wonder whether certain sports can ever be considered safe for kids.

The Best Way to Prevent Mosquito Bites

The Best Way to Prevent Mosquito Bites

A pediatric infectious diseases specialist shares the best way to prevent mosquito bites and spreading Zika.

The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

Why kids should learn to swim at a young age.

New Study: Car Seat Misuse Rampant

New Study: Car Seat Misuse Rampant

Protecting your child on the road comes down to proper car seat use. But that doesn't happen nearly half the time, says a new study. Here's what you need to know.

7 Home Safety Hazards to Avoid

7 Home Safety Hazards to Avoid

Renown home safety expert and how-to guru, Alvin Ubell, Founder of Accurate Building Inspectors of Brooklyn (Accuratebuilding.com), has seen it all. Here, he shares the worst safety slips he's seen in homes where children live. The good news: they're all easy to fix.

Advice for New Parents Driving with Infants

Advice for New Parents Driving with Infants

Bringing home your new infant can be intimidating, especially driving in a car with a newborn. Here's expert advice for new parents who are nervous about driving with infants, including car safety and checking your car seat for proper instillation.

Fire Prevention Week Promotes Working Smoke Alarms

Fire Prevention Week Promotes Working Smoke Alarms

Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association for more than 90 years, is Oct. 5-11. This year's theme is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares the differences between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, as well as how to help someone having a heart attack or going into sudden cardiac arrest.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About CPR and CPR Training?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About CPR and CPR Training?

Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares information about CPR, including what CPR is, why it's important to take CPR and first aid training courses, and how to administer CPR properly.

Ask the Expert: What are the Booster Seat Requirements for Kids?

Ask the Expert: What are the Booster Seat Requirements for Kids?

Before considering graduating your child from a booster seat in the car, make sure you know the child car seat and booster seat requirements to keep your son or daughter safe on the road.

Ask the Expert: At What Age Can Children Legally Sit in the Front Seat?

Ask the Expert: At What Age Can Children Legally Sit in the Front Seat?

Before you let your child sit in the front seat of your car after calling "Shotgun," make sure you know how old your child should be before they become a front-seat passenger to stay safe in the car.

8 Things to Know About Summer and Senior Citizens

8 Things to Know About Summer and Senior Citizens

Evelyn Granieri, M.D., and Michael Stern, M.D., share eight tips to help keep seniors healthy in summer and prevent heat-related injuries, including wearing sunblock, staying hydrated, and reducing strenuous activities.

6 Tips to Prevent Burns During Fourth of July Celebrations

6 Tips to Prevent Burns During Fourth of July Celebrations

The FDNY and Roger Yurt, M.D., director of Hearst Burn Center, share tips, including safe grilling tips, to prevent burns and other fire injuries this summer.

12 Things to Consider When Buying Sunglasses

12 Things to Consider When Buying Sunglasses

Check out these 12 tips before purchasing sunglasses, which should be worn year-round to protect your eyes, according to doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

The American Academy of Dermatology shares tips for how to treat poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac at home.

Safety Tips for Using Fireworks on July 4th

Safety Tips for Using Fireworks on July 4th

Many people celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, and not just by viewing professional displays. If you choose to light your own, follow these safety tips for using fireworks.

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet

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.

10 Tips for Cooking on the Campfire

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.




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