6 Ways to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet This Flu Season

6 Ways to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet This Flu Season

Kids will bring home more than homework once they’re back in school. They also bring home plenty of germs. With that in mind, it's a good idea to check your medicine cabinet and ensure it's fully stocked and ready for any sick days that may arise. ...

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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

It’s a familiar scene: You’re at the dinner table and you can barely get your child to look up from his tablet. A new analysis of activity levels suggests two out of three kids in the U.S. spend more than two hours per day looking at screens. As pa...

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Westchester Hospital Installs First Newborn Safety Digital Scanning System in NY State

Westchester Hospital Installs First Newborn Safety Digital Scanning System in NY State

As a new parent, you'll want to make sure that you have every aspect of your baby's safety taken care of. Whether that be finding the right car seat, babyproofing your home for the first time, or even learning how to speak to your baby a certain wa...

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How to Prevent and Treat Burns from Everyday Household Items

How to Prevent and Treat Burns from Everyday Household Items

Though you may not realize it, there are a handful of everyday items in the home that can cause burns, from superficial burns to severe burns. PM Pediatrics breaks down what you can do in your home to prevent those burns, how to treat them initiall...

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5 Ways to Update Your Toddler Proofing Measures

5 Ways to Update Your Toddler Proofing Measures

When your little one starts walking and begins exploring in greater depth, you may start to wonder what the next step is for child proofing your living space. It’s a good question to ask yourself: “As you prepare your home for the toddler stage, ev...

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32 Kids' Medications Have Been Recalled Due to 'Microbial Contamination'

32 Kids' Medications Have Been Recalled Due to 'Microbial Contamination'

King Bio, an FDA-registered homeopathic pharmaceutical company based in Asheville, North Carolina, is voluntarily recalling 32 children's medicines because of potential "microbial contamination," the company said in a statement.

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How Children Learn Golf Through Play

How Children Learn Golf Through Play

Golf is a neat sport, whether you're into mini golf, or the full-sized version. And we all know that sports are a great benefit for children all children, including those with special needs. If you know that an individual sport is right for your ch...

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5 Ways to Survive Your Child Going off to College

5 Ways to Survive Your Child Going off to College

So it's time to send your child off to college. You've done all the research, from finding scholarships online to investing in a 529 college savings plan. Your little one (or maybe not-so-little one) has been preparing for this day for many grades ...

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Kid’s Risk of Getting Lyme Disease

10 Ways to Reduce Your Kid’s Risk of Getting Lyme Disease

Ticks carrying diseases, especially Lyme disease, may be lurking where you plan to spend time outdoors, even in a concrete jungle or suburban area. But don’t let that stop you from going outside, since there are plenty of benefits of rolling around...

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How to Reset Your Kids' Nutrition This Summer

How to Reset Your Kids' Nutrition This Summer

As an integrative dietitian, I hear people’s cries for help, especially when it comes to feeding their kids healthy foods. Parents today are busier than ever, working and hustling kids to and from after-school activities. So, preparing meals with r...

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How to Boost Your Children's Fiber Intake

How to Boost Your Children's Fiber Intake

Sure, we know we need more fiber. But here’s a news flash: Our kids probably need more fiber too. In fact, most children are consuming just half the recommended daily amount. (Six chicken nuggets only have about 1 gram of fiber). We’ve come up with...

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How to Catch Summer Rays Without the Burn

How to Catch Summer Rays Without the Burn

As the long, hot summer days come and go, it is extremely important to use proper sunscreen so the day does not leave you with an unwanted burn. We have compiled sunscreen tips and reminders with the help of Rebecca Baxt, M.D., Board Certified Derm...

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Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak

Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak

This Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning about Kellogg's Honey Smacks after 100 people were infected with Salmonella. This outbreak, which resulted in 30 hospitalizations so far, is so serious that Kellogg's issued a re...

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What is Juuling? And What Should You Do if Your Kids Are Doing it?

What is Juuling? And What Should You Do if Your Kids Are Doing it?

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would deny the harmful effects of smoking cigarettes. But what about Juuling? Ja-what?, you might say. Juuling—or vaping—is a new trend amongst teenagers around the country. And though many teens think it’s ...

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Vitamin D-rich Diet May Decrease Cholesterol in Kids

Vitamin D-rich Diet May Decrease Cholesterol in Kids

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland say there is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children. Vitamin D is essential for bone metabolism and its low serum levels increas...

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When Kids Expect Something to Hurt, They Feel More Pain

When Kids Expect Something to Hurt, They Feel More Pain

You know the feeling all too well: You’re at the doctor’s office for your annual flu shot, and as the needle comes closer, you visibly recoil and even wince a little bit. It’s called pain expectation, and a new study says this phenomenon is especia...

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How to Keep Your Teen's Self-Esteem Intact While Battling Acne

How to Keep Your Teen's Self-Esteem Intact While Battling Acne

Adolescence is a time rife with changes in your teen, from mood swings to growing pains and most dreaded of all: acne. The changes in appearance your teen are experiencing can cause self-esteem to plummet, so experts share how you can clear your te...

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What Kind of Rash Does My Baby Have?

What Kind of Rash Does My Baby Have?

Finding a skin rash on your infant is fairly common given that her skin is so sensitive. But how do you know if it's a normal occurrence or it it's a more serious rash that needs medical attention? Doctors share the most common skin rashes on babie...

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Does Your Medicine Cabinet Need a Makeover?

Does Your Medicine Cabinet Need a Makeover?

Our medicine cabinets have become at-home mini drugstores and are often the first place we turn when facing a medical issue, sometimes even before turning to the doctor. As parents, we want to have a plethora of medications on hand in case of any e...

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5 Things Parents Should Know About Keeping Kids Healthy While Traveling

5 Things Parents Should Know About Keeping Kids Healthy While Traveling

It’s no secret that when traveling you put yourself at risk for getting sick. Your chances of catching a germ or two are pretty high—after all, you’ll be doing everything from mingling with crowds to breathing recycled air on the plane. And when yo...

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How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

With green living being as popular as ever—especially with more and more eco-friendly, toxin-free products hitting the shelves—you may be wondering what you can do in your home to reduce toxins and make it a healthier place for your family. We spok...

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How to Transition Your Breastfed Baby to a Bottle

How to Transition Your Breastfed Baby to a Bottle

Some moms feel guilt when introducing a bottle because it’s a huge change for baby, while some moms worry about nipple confusion (also known as nipple preference). And some moms are overwhelmed by the amount of information and advice on what bottle...

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Single Dad, Shorter Life? Scary New Study Findings

Single Dad, Shorter Life? Scary New Study Findings

Solo dads are twice as likely to die young, study discovers.

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Is My Child Suffering From Allergies or a Cold?

Is My Child Suffering From Allergies or a Cold?

If your child has a cough, runny nose, sneezing, and other symptoms, you might think it's a cold. But allergies can have the same symptoms. So what medications should you give your child? An expert weighs in.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Postpartum Body

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Postpartum Body

Expert tips on what moms should know about their postpartum bodies.

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Flu Season Is Deadly This Year, Here's How You Can Protect Yourself and Your Kids

Flu Season Is Deadly This Year, Here's How You Can Protect Yourself and Your Kids

The flu is extra scary this year. Here are some ways you can protect yourself and your family.

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7 Types of Coughs Parents Should Watch for in Children

7 Types of Coughs Parents Should Watch for in Children

Coughs are generic symptoms of many different acute and chronic illnesses—most commonly the cold everyone seems to get one time or another during the winter months. But did you know there are seven different coughs you should be aware of (and be ab...

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Should I Be Concerned if My Child Snores or Is a Mouth Breather?

Should I Be Concerned if My Child Snores or Is a Mouth Breather?

While you might think it’s cute that your young child snores like Mommy or Daddy, that sleep habit could cause potential health problems down the line. Snoring and mouth breathing are breathing issues that are associated with high blood pressure, h...

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10 Ways Exercising While Pregnant Benefits Expecting Mothers and Growing Babies

10 Ways Exercising While Pregnant Benefits Expecting Mothers and Growing Babies

Once women find out they're pregnant, they do everything in their power to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy—and some may even stop exercising, thinking is safer for mother and child. But as it turns out, exercising during pregnancy is safe, and ...

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Smart Ways to Use Up Your Flexible Spending Account

Smart Ways to Use Up Your Flexible Spending Account

Creative ways to get your money's worth from your FSA—before it's too late.

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Interview With Camila Alves McConaughey About Making Healthier Choices at Home

Interview With Camila Alves McConaughey About Making Healthier Choices at Home

Camila Alves McConaughey, mom, model, and wife of actor Matthew McConaughey, launched her company Yummy Spoonfuls with the mission to change the American food system. She and her partner Agatha Achindu want to emphasize nutritious and delicious—jus...

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What to Do If You're Concerned About Your Child's Eating

What to Do If You're Concerned About Your Child's Eating

Nikki Pagano, LMSW, shares what parents can do to help if they're concerned about their child's eating behaviors.

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15 Questions to Ask a Prospective Pediatrician

15 Questions to Ask a Prospective Pediatrician

A good pediatrician is an invaluable resource—here’s how to find the best fit for your family’s needs.

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Columbia Center for Eating Disorders Conducts Study on Anorexia in Teen Girls

Columbia Center for Eating Disorders Conducts Study on Anorexia in Teen Girls

Columbia Center for Eating Disorders has launched a new research study, Longitudinal Assessment of Teens with Anorexia Nervosa, to research anorexia in teenage girls.

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This is Why You Shouldn't Sneeze into Your Hands

This is Why You Shouldn't Sneeze into Your Hands

Your kids will love this gross health experiment!

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Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Experts share the signs, mental and physical health risks, and treatments of eating disorders—and how to get your child the help he or she needs.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces First Recommendations on Body Modification in Youth

American Academy of Pediatrics Announces First Recommendations on Body Modification in Youth

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced its first-ever recommendations on tattoos, piercings, and body modification in youth in response to the rise in popularity of such modifications.

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A Look at New York Area Infant Mortality Rates

A Look at New York Area Infant Mortality Rates

Though local infant mortality rates are lower than the national average, more babies die in their first year than most of us expect. Here’s a look at this tragedy and what parents can do to reduce the risk.

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Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

Six tips to keep your children's teeth healthy as they head back to school.

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

The signs, symptoms, and treatment of Lyme disease, plus how to prevent it

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What You Need to Know About Head Lice

What You Need to Know About Head Lice

Fairy LiceMothers answers common FAQ about head lice.

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6 Reasons Why Me Time is Good for Your Health

6 Reasons Why Me Time is Good for Your Health

Taking 15-20 minutes of me time every day can reduce stress and prevent burnout

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Handheld Screen Time Linked With Speech Delays in Young Children

Handheld Screen Time Linked With Speech Delays in Young Children

A recent study suggests the more handheld screen time children ages 2 and younger have, the more likely they are to begin talking later.

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US Teen Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low

US Teen Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low

According to a CDC report, the U.S. teen birth rate is down 9 percent from 2015, a record low for this age group.

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Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness Teaches NYC Students and Adults

Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness Teaches NYC Students and Adults

Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness brought workout alternatives to students at Brooklyn School of Inquiry this past school year. The company also offers trainers, classes, and boot camps.

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Lead Found in Baby Food, Study Says

Lead Found in Baby Food, Study Says

A study from the Environmental Defense Fund found levels of lead in baby food across the country, however pediatricians say that parents should not too concerned.

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Common Summer Health Issues

Common Summer Health Issues

How to avoid—or beat—six childhood health issues that commonly strike during the summer months

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Drug Use

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drug Use

With changing laws and attitudes about recreational marijuana, it’s more important than ever for parents to talk to their kids about drug use.

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How to Fit Exercise Into Your Day

How to Fit Exercise Into Your Day

As parents, our lives are crazy busy, so here are some easy ways to make sure you’re finding ways to exercise.

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The Effects of Too Much Added Sugar

The Effects of Too Much Added Sugar

Consuming too much added sugar is detrimental to our health—here’s why, and what you can do about it.

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