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Back-To-School Safety Tips for Teen Drivers
Driving-Tests.org recently released a new, free Parent-Teen Safe Driving Contract to raise awareness of teenagers driving safely,as well as seven back-to-school safety tips for teen drivers. (read the story...)

How and When to Talk to Your Kids About Inappropriate Touching
It’s a topic no parent wants to even think about. But not talking to our kids about appropriate vs. inappropriate touching is irresponsible. Learn how and when to talk to your children about sexual abuse, and how to handle suspected abuse. (read the story...)

Resources in the New York Area for Victims of Sexual Abuse
If you believe your child has been sexually abused, it is important to get them the help they need. We've compiled a list of sexual abuse resources in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, Fairfield, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, as well as in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. (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...)

'Be Safer, Drive Smarter' Campaign Promotes Safe Teen Driving
A new study reveals that July is the most dangerous month for teens to drive. Drivint-Tests.org recently launched its "Be Safer, Drive Smarter" campaign with tips for ways teens can be safe drivers, including curfews for teen drivers, limiting the number of passengers, and not using cellphones while driving. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child is Safe When Riding Their Bike?
President of Bike and Roll NYC Chris Wogas shares tips for staying safe on a bicycle, including the safety accessories every bike should have, how to tell if a helmet fits properly, proper bike seat positioning, and what to look for in a bike maintenance check before every ride. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Stay Safe While Riding My Bike in Traffic?
Chris Wogas, the president of Bike and Roll NYC, shares tips for riding bikes with traffic and in large groups, as well as how some bike laws differ in each state. (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...)

Four Summer Safety Tips to Beat the Heat
With the heat and humidity of the summer, it is important for young summer athletes to pace themselves and stay cool. Here are four tips to stay safe in the heat this summer. (read the story...)

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids
The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park is a member, provides tips to prevent sports injuries in children, including staying hydrated, preventing concussions, and treating muscle strains and sprains. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Child Gets a Bug Bite or Sting?
The warmer months bring more outdoor activities, and your family may often end up with bug bites and stings. Premier Care's Adhi Sharma, M.D., a board-certified medical toxicologist, shares tips to prevent bug bites and bee stings, how to remove ticks and bee stingers, the signs of Lyme disease and bee allergies, and how to select the right bug repellant. (read the story...)

Long Island Dad on Mission to Make Swim Time Safer for Kids
One Long Island dad is making it his mission to teach children about pool and swimming safety through the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force. (read the story...)

Taekwondo Studio Offers Women's Self-Defense Workshop
Counterstrike, a women’s self-defense workshop created by Arnold van Deuran, Ph.D., director of Workout Place, is now offered to women in Bardonia. The self-defense class for women in Bardonia teaches young women the skills they would need to fend off an attacker. (read the story...)

Tips to Protect Your Family and Pets from Lyme Disease
In honor of May being Lyme disease awareness month, Insect Shield Repellant Technology shares four tips for protecting yourself, your family, and your pets from ticks and preventing Lyme disease. (read the story...)

Report Recommends Changes in Passenger Seats for Children's Safety
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia released a report that provides recommendations for design changes to rear passenger seats to improve children's safety in vehicles. (read the story...)

10 Reasons to Call 911 When Showing Signs of a Heart Attack
Thousands of people die or are left disabled after a heart attack due to not getting life-saving treatment, according to the American Heart Association. Don't be one of those thousands; the AHA shares 10 reasons why you should call 911 when you or someone near you is having a heart attack. (read the story...)

Tattoos and Piercings: What Every Parent and Teen Should Know
Teens often want to get tattoos or piercings. These forms of self-expression are permanent and teens and their parents should talk about the repercussions. Here are 10 things you and your teen should know before getting tattooed or pierced. (read the story...)

Diabetes Winter Health Guide: Cold Weather Safety Tips
UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance and Deneen Vojta, M.D. share 10 winter and cold weather safety tips for those with diabetes. (read the story...)

Winter Safety Tips for Driving with Little Ones
Six winter driving tips to keep you and your children safe while traveling by car during the winter months. (read the story...)

Keep Kids Safe During Travel Season
The American Humane Association offers tips and ideas for kids safety while traveling. Keep kids safe, healthy, and happy while traveling during the busy holiday season. (read the story...)

Important Flu Recommendations for High-Risk Populations
The winter months mean people are more likely to get sick with the cold and influenza viruses going around. Although it is optimal to get the flu vaccine in October, it is never too late to protect yourself and your family. (read the story...)

The Truth Behind Common Old Wives' Tales About Health
Mom's health advice is well-meaning, but it may not always be accurate. Don't go outside with wet hair, or you'll catch a cold—false! This excerpt of Sue Castle's new book "Mother Knows Best? The Truth About Mom’s Well-Meaning (But Not Always Accurate) Advice" explains how people really get sick. (read the story...)

Test Your Health and First Aid Knowledge With Our Quiz
True or False: Put Steak on a Black Eye, Avoid Taking Baths When Sick, and Feed a Cold, But Starve a Fever. Do you know what is an old wives' tale and what is the truth when it comes to health cures? Take our quiz, and test your knowledge. (read the story...)

Halloween Safety Tips from the New York Police Department
Children's safety is always a main concern on Halloween, especially when they are trick-or-treating at night. The New York Police Department shares their tips for keeping your children safe this Halloween. (read the story...)

How to Protect Your Child from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
With the rise of technology and the use of headphone and earbuds, more teens are experiencing noise-induced hearing loss, a painless and invisible form of hearing loss that is hard to detect in children. Here are some tips to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, as well as signs that you or your child may need a hearing aid. (read the story...)


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