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Why Breastfeeding Support is Important for New and Expectant Mothers

Why Breastfeeding Support is Important for New and Expectant Mothers

Support groups like Allied Breastfeeding Support offer new and expectant moms all the help they need when it comes to questions or concerns about breastfeeding.

Are Virtual Dermatology Appointments Legit?

Are Virtual Dermatology Appointments Legit?

Do 'virtual visits' with dermatologists work, and can I do one for my child?

Future NYC Doctors Awarded Scholarships for Med School

Future NYC Doctors Awarded Scholarships for Med School

A group of aspiring doctors from the New York City area have been awarded scholarships from the Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Medical Myths—Busted!

Medical Myths—Busted!

Pediatricians give is the facts on common medical myths.

Tips for Choosing the Best Doctor for Your Child

Tips for Choosing the Best Doctor for Your Child

When searching for doctors to treat your child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there are specific attributes you may want to look for, such as office wheelchair accessibility. Others, like cancellation policies, are universal but take on greater significance for a family of a person with special needs, whose day-to-day lives can be less predictable. These questions are a good place to start.

When Your Child with Special Needs Should Say Goodbye to the Pediatrician

When Your Child with Special Needs Should Say Goodbye to the Pediatrician

Among the many transitions your child will make, leaving a pediatrician and switching to adult health care may be one of the most important. Follow our plan for easing the change.

Ask the Expert: What Makes a Pediatrician a Good Fit for My Family?

Ask the Expert: What Makes a Pediatrician a Good Fit for My Family?

We interviewed Hai Cao, M.D., a local pediatrician, to find out what qualities families should look for in a pediatrician, what to ask during a pediatrician meet-and-greet, and why his practice offers sick and well waiting rooms.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look For When Choosing a Pediatrician for My Family?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look For When Choosing a Pediatrician for My Family?

Sanjiv Shah, M.D., chief medical officer of Fidelis Care, shares what families should look for when choosing a pediatrician, what questions to ask a pediatrician during an interview, the qualities to look for in a pediatric office, and how to switch pediatricians.

Where to Find Professional Help for Children's Sleep Disorders in the New York Metro Area

Where to Find Professional Help for Children's Sleep Disorders in the New York Metro Area

A list of centers that provide professional help for common children's sleep disorders, such as night terrors, teeth grinding, and bed-wetting. Find professional help in NYC, Long Island, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and Fairfield County, CT.

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine

Dr. Pramod Narula, chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, discusses what parents need to know about meningococcal disease and its vaccine.

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand: Mom and Children’s  Health Care Advocate

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand: Mom and Children’s Health Care Advocate

Along with being the mother of two young boys, Kirsten Gillibrand is a New York State Senator who supports the general improvement of the family status quo.

Fighting Childhood Obesity

Fighting Childhood Obesity

According to a national poll on children’s health conducted by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, parents said it is childhood obesity that tops their list of health concerns.

Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own

Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own

Find out how Edith McCarthy, M.D., balances being a mother and having her own pediatric practice.

Kids and the Flu

Kids and the Flu

Sick children should stay at home and not spread germs in school.

How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor

How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor

No matter how busy the doctor or chaotic the situation, parents need to make sure the doctor hears their own explanation for why they are there.

Fracture! The Right Treatment is Vital

Fracture! The Right Treatment is Vital

With the number of pediatric orthopedists trained to deal with special bone, joint and tendon problems of children dwindling, hospitals rely on general orthopedists to evaluate and treat pediatric injuries, such as fractures. Parents need to be aware of how to get the right treatment for their child’s injury...

Will YOUR Pregnancy Go Full Term?

Will YOUR Pregnancy Go Full Term?

While the goal is for every baby to be born healthy and at full term, the reality is that premature birth, also known as preterm birth, is the number one obstetric problem and the number one cause of death for newborns in the country.

As Your Child Grows, Consider a Health Care Proxy

As Your Child Grows, Consider a Health Care Proxy

An HCP is a critical component of any estate plan since, without it, the ability to make health care decisions for you, particularly in emergency and life-threatening situations, can be significantly impeded.

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