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To prepare for flu season, it is recommended that everyone get the flu vaccine. Montefiore Medical Center shares some important information you should know about this year's vaccine, including the two different vaccination shots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six winter driving tips to keep you and your children safe while traveling by car during the winter months.
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.
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.