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How to Keep Campers on a Healthy Food Track
by Alison Hogan - May 21, 2008

At sleepaway camp, kids often have access to sweets and treats from their fellow campers. Here's how to keeping them on a healthy food track.


Giving Up Joe for the Baby’s Sake
by Alison Hogan - February 26, 2008

Alcohol is clear; pregnancy is the time to abstain. But the subject of coffee and tea has been a cloudy one.


Sweet Sounds of Healing
by Alison Hogan - January 17, 2008

Gwennie and her parents have become pretty well accustomed to the surroundings of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Schneider Children’s Hospital. The unit is cheerful in décor and staffed by caring professionals. Still, it's a stressful place for the Ihms of Sound Beach in Suffolk County, as they wait for the transplant they hope with allow Gwendolyn to begin living as a normal pre-schooler.


Empty Nest Syndrome?
by Alison Hogan - December 04, 2007

Why didn't someone explain that motherhood is a 24-hour, all-consuming job? But you adore your kids and can't imagine how you'll miss them when they finally go off to college. Your neighbor is an “empty nester” already - and she looks so lost. How will you cope when it actually happens?


Holiday Giving
by Alison Hogan - December 01, 2007

This year’s favorite places for families to give back.


FDA Calls For Ban On Kids' Cough & Cold Products
by Alison Hogan - November 01, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that over-the-counter cough and cold medications be banned for children under 6.


Kidney Stones: On the Increase in Kids
by Alison Hogan - September 18, 2007

We all know an adult who has suffered the excruciating pain of passing a kidney stone. But until recently, the condition has been rare in kids.


The Web Wizards of Fairfield County
by Alison Hogan - August 22, 2007

When Sloane Feldman, Loryn Franco, and Heidi Kurlander-Kail — three Fairfield County moms — met at a playgroup, “it was natural that we would gravitate toward each other,” says Franco.


How To Choose A Great Pediatrician
by Alison Hogan - October 13, 2007

When you consider that your pediatrician will treat your son or daughter from infancy through adolescence and well into the teen years, it make sense that your family choose a doctor who is competent, kind, and available.


The How To Summer Guide
by Alison Hogan - October 13, 2007

Summer has always been the happiest time of year for Chappaqua’s Suzanne Brown.


Fear be gone
by Alison Hogan - October 13, 2007

As a mother of two young boys, Dr. Jamie Johnson felt particularly empathetic when she encountered a terrified preschool dental patient.


Infants and Epilepsy
by Alison Hogan - October 13, 2007

The Epilepsy Foundation has launched a new website about epilepsy and seizure disorders in infants up to age 3.


Pet Turtles Pose Threat
by Alison Hogan - October 13, 2007

The FDA is reminding people of the risk of salmonellosis associated with pet turtles.


ABCs of Zs
by Alison Hogan - October 13, 2007

First Candle, the national infant health organization, has a new initiative, Bedtime Basics, which encourages safe sleeping practices.


Mom’s not happy!
by Alison Hogan - July 03, 2007

A new survey of 1,062 moms reveals that most mothers today view themselves as the least happy family member.


Shy Kid? Stressed Mom?
by Alison Hogan - July 03, 2007

A new study contends that shyness in kids could be related to being raised by stressed-out parents.


New Center to Lead Asperger Research
by Alison Hogan - June 06, 2007

New York City will soon lead the way in the research and treatment of Asperger Syndrome, thanks to a donation recently bestowed on the NYU Child Study Center.


Wise up, girlfriends!
by Alison Hogan - May 23, 2007

According to a recent poll, 40 percent of teenage girls say that saving for college is their motivation to work during the summer. But along the way, pitfalls like credit cards, shopping, and treating friends hurt their chances to succeed.


Autism update
by Alison Hogan - May 08, 2007

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia are looking at the possibility of being able to identify autism through the pupil of the eye.


A Mouth Guard for Migraines
by Alison Hogan - March 21, 2007

A new mouthpiece, worn at night over the two front teeth, may ease migraine pain in children.


Vitamins Before Pregnancy Now Urged
by Alison Hogan - March 28, 2007

Women who take multivitamins early in pregnancy may reduce the risk that their child will develop some types of brain tumors.


Go, Girls?
by Alison Hogan - March 13, 2007

A new study shows that adolescent girl athletes are as much as eight times more likely to injure their knee’s anterior cruciate ligament than boys.


Clean Up!
by Alison Hogan - March 13, 2007

The 'What to Expect' series has covered pregnancy, the baby’s first year, toddlers, and more. Now author Heidi Murkoff addresses germs.


Good Cents Credit Card for Kids
by Alison Hogan - March 13, 2007

Now there’s a pre-paid MasterCard — created for kids and teens.


Making Allowances
by Alison Hogan - March 21, 2007

Parents have been handing out allowances for generations, and no one has come up with a significantly better way to give kids the chance to manage money.



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