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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the school sports seasons start up again, traumatic brain injuries (concussions) should be a concern to parents of student athletes. Dr. Cynthia R. Green shares four things you need to know about TBIs, from helping to prevent them to the signs that your child may have a TBI.
According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data, the most common sources of accidental poisoning are cosmetics and personal care items, analgesics, household cleaning substances, toys, and topical preparations. Here are five tips to protect your children from accidental poisoning.
When it comes to work and play, people need to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to their eyes. Dr. Scott Breidbart of Empire BlueCross Blue Shield shares three "F.U.N" tips to maintain healthy eyes, particularly in the summer months.
A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration.
Time in the pool and at the beach increases tenfold during the summer. Keep in mind these water safety tips provided by the ZAC Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating kids and parents on safety measures around the pool and at the beach.
This summer, the FDA rolls out new sunscreen guidelines and an expert from PM Pediatrics helps explain what they mean, what parents should know about the different types of sunscreens, and offers tips on how to best protect your child from the sun.
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.
According to a new study, parents are turning car seats to face forward too early. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2, many parents put their kids in forward-facing seats much earlier. Read on for tips on car seat safety for babies and toddlers.
Halloween provides your kids with tons of fun like dressing up in festive costumes, eating candy, and running around the neighborhood at night collecting treats. For parents, however, Halloween is a time where precautions need to be taken to keep kids safe. Read on for the best ways to ensure Halloween is both fun and safe.
In honor of National Baby Safety Month, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene shares three ways to keep your baby safe from common but unseen chemicals and household toxins.
Summertime is the perfect season for camping, gardening, hiking, and picnicking, but carries the risk of a tick bite. Read up on the diseases ticks carry, and what you can do to protect yourself.
After over 3,500 reports of crib safety incidents, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining with consumer advocates to applaud a new set of federal safety standards for cribs.
Trampolines are a fixture in the backyards of families across the country, but many parents do not know that spring-based trampolines can be very dangerous, resulting in bruises, breaks, and even head injuries and paralysis. Data shows that 100,000 children in North America go to the hospital each year after falling off or suffering injury on the springs and frame.
Make keeping your family protected from the sun’s harmful rays effortless by downloading the new UV Safe Timer application from KINeSYS.
For many families, sunny days mean playground adventures. What many parents don't know is that each year more than 200,000 injuries happen on playgrounds. In order to keep your kids injury-free, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has provided five quick tips for adults to help ensure that their children stay safe on the playground.
Recent data reveals that the deadliest days of the year for teens aged 15-19 are in May, June, July, and August. Read on for the full report.
A new nonprofit task force on Long Island will spread the word about water safety this summer to prevent death and injuries due to drowning.
Want to keep your little one safe while you're on the road? Check out the following infant car seat safety tips, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.
If a family fishing trip is on your calendar this summer, make sure you're taking extra precautions against the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk to skin cancer while still enjoying this outdoor sport.
Spring marks the beginning of baseball season. As the weather warms, kids dig out the old baseball glove, wash off dirty cleats, put on a helmet, and get ready to play ball. To ensure everyone remains protected against unexpected fly balls and wild pitches, follow these 6 tips from equipment expert Lindsey Naber.