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Outdoor Summer Safety for Kids
Tips for parents: Keep your children protected against outdoor hazards this summer, from bugs and burns to slips and scrapes. (read the story...)

New Dad? Time for a New Car!
As a new dad, you may need to consider updating your car to a model more appropriate for carting precious cargo. Author and fellow father Martyn Cox offers advice on what to look for in a family vehicle. Plus, consult our list for car seat inspection sites in your area. (read the story...)

How to Protect Your Young Athlete: Sports Gear and Equipment
All sports, whether contact-based or otherwise, harbor the potential for injury. Read on for tips on how to keep your little athlete safe on the field and out of the emergency room. (read the story...)

Start Talking Sex With Your Kids Early: Their Lives Depend on It
Find out why you should open up the conversation about sex early on with your kids. Get tips from experts like Dr. Laura Berman, author of "Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Turning 'the Talk' Into a Conversation for Life." (read the story...)

How to Design a Kid-Friendly Kitchen
When designing a kitchen with children in mind, there are certain things a family should think about at the beginning of the design process. Independent Kitchen and Bath offers the following tips to help consumers ultimately get the kitchen that best fits their family. (read the story...)

Pedestrian Injury: A Significant Problem in Queens
Pedestrian safety is a significant concern for Queens residents, according to a study conducted at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Kids and the elderly have been targets for pedestrian safety initiatives such as Safe Kids and Safe Streets for Seniors; both are products of the New York City Department of Transportation. (read the story...)

‘Tis the season of Christmas carols, sleigh-riding—and allergic reactions?
Holiday decorations have begun to appear in homes and department stores everywhere, and so have children’s allergies from the many irritants brought on by the decorations. Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky, a New York pediatrician and renowned children’s allergy expert with more than 20 years experience, offers ways for parents to protect their children from the most common holiday season allergens. (read the story...)

When a Winter Wonderland Becomes a Nightmare: Best Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter
Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for falls, slips on icy streets, and other dangers that can be especially harmful for older adults. (read the story...)

Surviving Heart Attack Season: Learn How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Winter Months
While we may be accustomed to battling frigid temperatures and the inevitable snow storms that arrive every winter, many of us are unaware of the dangers these pose to our hearts. (read the story...)

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle
Every parent makes tough decisions that affect the entire family, and choosing the right car is no exception. Whether driving to and from after-school activities or planning a road trip, a reliable family car is crucial. But with so many makes and models to choose from, it’s good to have a process to help make a smart and safe purchase that pleases everyone – from the auto enthusiast dad to the little ones in the backseat. (read the story...)

A Safety Slip: Don’t Hold a Child in Your Lap on Playground Slides
Parents are unknowingly putting their young children at risk for leg fractures, says new study. (read the story...)

Halloween Safety Tips for Children from The Red Cross NY
The American Red Cross in Greater New York urges families to follow simple safety tips to keep their homes, kids, and neighborhoods protected while having fun this Halloween. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs in Westchester: October 2009
What's new in Westchester County this fall. (read the story...)

How to Spot an Overuse Injury
We’ve all heard the old “no pain, no gain” mantra about sports and exercise. But what about when it comes to your kids? (read the story...)

How To Have a Happy - and Safe - Halloween
Halloween may be scary, but it doesn't have to be dangerous. Here, we've compiled a few ways to help you avoid any accidents while still having a fun and memorable night with your kids! (read the story...)

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators
There’s no “How To” more important than that of keeping our kids safe from sexual predators. From the AmberWatch Foundation’s “Be Safe!” program, here are some tips to keep in mind... (read the story...)

Sunburn In Early Years Increases Risks
The majority of sun exposure occurs during the first 18 years and this exposure has a cumulative effect. (read the story...)

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know
Lyme disease! That dreaded infection! With the warm weather here, it’s time look to refresh yourselves & your kids on the symptoms, warnings and treatments. (read the story...)

How to Know When Head Injuries Are Serious
It’s hard to believe that actress Natasha Richardson could fall on a bunny slope while skiing and be brain dead just hours later. As her death shocked the world, it has also increased awareness and worry among parents... (read the story...)

Protecting Kids from the Dangers of the Cold
It might look like a winter wonderland, but the cold weather can have dangerous side effects. (read the story...)

Safe Homes
Holly Robinson Peete, daughter of the Street’s Gordon, is carrying on Sesame Street’s educational mission. Along with raising her kids and pursuing an acting career, Peete finds time to teach children and parents about fire safety. Listed are Holly’s Holiday Fire Safety Tips for families, parents and children to follow. (read the story...)

Could a Baby Tooth Save Your Child's Life?
Baby teeth can be valuable and should not be discarded! (read the story...)

Keeping Kids Clear of MSRA
Tips to prevent and treat MSRA. (read the story...)

Ten Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween
All kids love to trick-or-treat, but remember these important guidelines to ensure that your kids remain safe (read the story...)

Protect Yourself! Skin Safey Tips
Summer is here! It's sunny, hot and we are all outdoors more. Here are some easy tips to protect your skin, keeping it healthy but still looking great this season. (read the story...)


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