Deciphering the 3 Coughs You'll Hear from Your Kids This Winter

Deciphering the 3 Coughs You'll Hear from Your Kids This Winter

If you have more than one child, you know that all coughs are not created equal. Some kids cough so loud and hard that you’re fairly sure part of their lungs will come up, whereas others seem like they need a firm pat on the back¬¬–and there’s ever...

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3 Important Ways Vaping Impacts Your Kid’s Health

3 Important Ways Vaping Impacts Your Kid’s Health

Vaping has exploded in the teenage population around the country. Although these products were originally designed as alternatives for adults who already smoke traditional cigarettes, fun flavors, a perceived cool aesthetic, and the promise of “saf...

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8 Ways to Make Sure Your Kids’ Teeth Are Healthy

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Kids’ Teeth Are Healthy

There are so many aspects of your kids’ health to keep track of, from making sure they eat well to encouraging exercise–but dental hygiene is just as important to instill from a young age, because your child’s dental health can influence his overal...

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Don't Worry About These 9 Baby Ailments

Don't Worry About These 9 Baby Ailments

For new moms and dads, an infant’s first few months of life are thrilling—and a little nerve-wracking. Everything is so new, and your infant seems so fragile. “Between birth and three months, there are a lot of things that new parents especially wo...

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Why Are Parents Still Refusing to Vaccinate?

Why Are Parents Still Refusing to Vaccinate?

New York City's biggest measles outbreak in almost 30 years ended in September, according to Health Department officials, but the argument about vaccinations is still raging. Headlines in the media, warnings at doctor's offices, regulations by scho...

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Stony Brook University's New Children's Hospital Is Complete

Stony Brook University's New Children's Hospital Is Complete

Stony Brook University celebrated the opening of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on October 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This new hospital will expand Stony Brook’s capacity to meet kids’ health needs across Long Island. The hospital ...

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Smile More Dentistry Provided Free Dental Care to Residents of Bergenfield NJ on October 8

Smile More Dentistry Provided Free Dental Care to Residents of Bergenfield NJ on October 8

Drs. Mariliza LaCap and Darren Tong hosted their annual Day of Free Dentistry event on October 8, providing over $16,000 worth of dental treatment to Bergen and Rockland County residents. The event was on a “first come, first served” basis. The lin...

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5 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe While She Sleeps

5 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe While She Sleeps

As a parent, one of your top priorities is undoubtedly making sure that your baby is safe while she sleeps. Unfortunately, according to the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, more than 40 babies in NYC die each year because of pr...

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New Beverage Guidelines Detail Exactly What Kids Should and Should Not Be Drinking

New Beverage Guidelines Detail Exactly What Kids Should and Should Not Be Drinking

Healthy Eating Research, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program that supports research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies that have potential to promote healthy eating in children, just released guidelines on the beverages kids shou...

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle Support Group Series Kicks Off This Month

Montefiore Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle Support Group Series Kicks Off This Month

Healthy moms, babies and families are the focus of Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s New Moms Circle Support Group, which kicks off its 2019-2020 season on Saturday, September 21 from 11am-1pm. “Maximizing Love and Managing Stress” will be presented by B...

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings For Underinsured or Uninsured Women in Rockland County

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings For Underinsured or Uninsured Women in Rockland County

On Friday, October 25, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammographies, and if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and above with no insurance or who are underinsured. You can head to the...

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How to Help Your Teen Overcome Self-Consciousness

How to Help Your Teen Overcome Self-Consciousness

Anyone with a teenager has witnessed the transformation: Their fearless, confident child becoming a reticent, self-conscious teen. One day, he marches out of the house on adventures, happily clad in clothes picked out by his parents. The next? He’s...

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How to Help Your Kids Have a Healthy School Year

How to Help Your Kids Have a Healthy School Year

Put health on the list as you get your kids ready to go back to school this year. Getting recommended vaccinations on time, eating a healthy lunch each day, and sleeping enough each night will help children and teens succeed in the classroom. Paren...

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe with Mouth Guards

How to Keep Your Kids Safe with Mouth Guards

School is about to begin, and you’ve taken care of school supplies, doctor and dentist appointments, and after-school activities. But there’s one thing you might be forgetting: a mouth guard for your child that plays sports. Mouth guards are crucia...

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Summer Camp AED Scavenger Hunt Aims to Keep Kids Heart-Safe

Summer Camp AED Scavenger Hunt Aims to Keep Kids Heart-Safe

For the seventh consecutive year, the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), is partnering with the American Camp Association (ACA) for a summer-long AED scavenger hunt. The national initiative challenges campers across the U.S. to locate auto...

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5 Things to Know About Sun Protection

5 Things to Know About Sun Protection

Did you know it only takes about 7 minutes for the receptors in your skin cells to become fully saturated with Vitamin D? With summer finally approaching, your family may be itching to get outside. However, it’s important to protect you and your ch...

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How to Protect Kids from Potentially Harmful Blue Light

How to Protect Kids from Potentially Harmful Blue Light

In the past several years, it seems like kids have grown addicted to their phones, tablets, and laptops, all of which emit blue light. They’re constantly texting, streaming shows and movies, and using their phones way past their bedtimes. All of th...

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3 Ways to Teach Children Responsibility Through Cleaning Their Rooms

3 Ways to Teach Children Responsibility Through Cleaning Their Rooms

Keeping your children's rooms clean may be simpler than you'd think! Here are 3 simple fixes for helping your children maintain their rooms.

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5 Tips For Educating Others About Your Child's Allergies and Asthma

5 Tips For Educating Others About Your Child's Allergies and Asthma

Having a child with a life-threatening allergy is constantly scary. As much as you can prepare yourself for the worst, it adds extra comfort to know the other adults in your child’s life are also prepared to act in an emergency situation. Purvi Par...

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How to Help Your Teen Get Rid of Bad Habits

How to Help Your Teen Get Rid of Bad Habits

What’s the most annoying thing your teenager does? Is it that he’s constantly sleeping in and on the verge of being late for school? Maybe it’s that her hygiene habits, or lack thereof, force you to ask probing questions like, “When was the last ti...

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WHO Releases New Guidelines for Activity Levels for Children Younger Than Five

WHO Releases New Guidelines for Activity Levels for Children Younger Than Five

On April 24, The World Health Organization announced new recommendations for children younger than the age of 5 in response tothe rapidly rising rates of childhood obesity worldwide. According to the organization’s research, more than 80 percent of...

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Teens Can Work Out at Planet Fitness for Free All Summer

Teens Can Work Out at Planet Fitness for Free All Summer

Between May 15–September 1, teens aged 15-18 can work out at any of Planet Fitness’s 1,700 locations for free as part of the Teen Summer Challenge in an effort to help kids increase their confidence, happiness and positive mental health between sch...

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How to Find the Right Life Insurance For Your Family

How to Find the Right Life Insurance For Your Family

There are many amazing aspects of parenthood, from sweet snuggles to watching your little one achieve big milestones. Not on that list? Getting life insurance. And yet, this task is incredibly important for every parent–life insurance can provide y...

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Burke Neurological Institute Announces the McDowell Symposium 2019

Burke Neurological Institute Announces the McDowell Symposium 2019

The Burke Neurological Institute is announcing their second annual McDowell Symposium, “Hope for Stroke.” On May 17, the Burke Neurological Institute will open its doors from 8:30am-4pm to welcome stroke survivors, caregivers, families, and communi...

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How to Help Your Child Keep His Room Clean

How to Help Your Child Keep His Room Clean

Does your child's room look like it's going to be condemned by the Board of Health any second? Are you sick of the mess, clutter, and general dirtiness? Trust me you are not alone on this one. Leslie Josel, owner of Order Out of Chaos, shares her f...

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How to Adjust to Being an Empty Nester

How to Adjust to Being an Empty Nester

The day has finally arrived. Your youngest child has been dropped off and is now a college student, which makes you an Empty Nester. Marriage therapists see the gamut of reactions – from “yippee” to “oy vey.” If you fall into this latter category a...

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9 Topics to Discuss With Your Teen About Sex and Dating

9 Topics to Discuss With Your Teen About Sex and Dating

Does the thought of talking about the birds and the bees with your kids make you wince? You’re not alone–especially if you get the feeling that your kids don’t want to talk about dating and sex, either. But for both parents and kids, these conversa...

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Fresh Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums Recalled from Aldi and Walmart Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Fresh Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums Recalled from Aldi and Walmart Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Peaches, nectarines, and plums sold at various Aldi and Walmarts in New York are being recalled due to a potential listeria contamination. Jac. Vandeburg, Inc. of Yonkers issued the recall last week because of the potential to affect 1,727 cartons ...

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The Difference Between a Healthy Bladder and an Unhealthy Bladder

The Difference Between a Healthy Bladder and an Unhealthy Bladder

Many people don’t take the time to really think about their bladder, but given the fact the average person makes over a liter of urine a day, urination is a huge part of our daily lives. When things go wrong, for example incontinence, or an over or...

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5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Child's Immune System

5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Child's Immune System

Winter, with its cramped spaces and frequent chills, is notorious for bringing seasonal maladies. From the occasional cough to more serious flus, nobody wants their family sick. Luckily, Esther Blum, an integrated dietician, shares her tips for usi...

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5 Ways to Save Money on Family Prescriptions

5 Ways to Save Money on Family Prescriptions

With prescription drug prices on the rise, and insurers dropping coverage of particular drugs every year, costs to families can add up. But there are resources to help a struggling family. Ken Majkowski, chief pharmacy officer at FamilyWize, shares...

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10 Superfoods to Help Your Child Fight Cough Season

10 Superfoods to Help Your Child Fight Cough Season

Every parent wants to keep their family healthy during flu and cough season. You might have tried all the traditional means of preventing common childhood illnesses, but have you thought of checking out your child's diet for ways to keep them healt...

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FDA Approves New Vaccine That Protects Against Six Diseases

FDA Approves New Vaccine That Protects Against Six Diseases

The FDA approved a new vaccine that protects against six diseases, called Vaxilis. The new vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, and invasive disease due to haemophilus influenzae type B, according to ...

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Skin Care Products for the Whole Family

Skin Care Products for the Whole Family

The winter weather and constant switching from being in cold air outside to a heated indoors can wreak havoc on your skin, no matter your age. So, we found some skin care products, from moisturizers and cleansers to balms, oils, and healing gels, t...

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How to Prevent Your Toddler From Biting

How to Prevent Your Toddler From Biting

Raising a toddler is full of stressful situations, be it toddler proofing your home, or worrying about whether or not your child should stop sucking her thumb already. Your little one may have moved away from sucking on everything in sight and stic...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

5 Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season. Every parent dreads it. It can feel crippling knowing there is likely a sneeze coming in your child’s direction or a kid with a fever drooling on your day care’s set of Legos. Remember: Kids are still building their immune syst...

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The Health Benefits of Playing Outside

The Health Benefits of Playing Outside

We've all heard that some germs are essential for health, but do we actually know why? And though microbes help build immunity, what about other aspects of health like allergies and emotional and physical development? Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D., a prof...

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Can Your Baby's Teeth Predict Autism?

Can Your Baby's Teeth Predict Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an extremely common developmental disability with approximately one in 59 children being diagnosed. As with any special needs condition, early detection is essential. We already know that certain types of ovarian c...

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What Are Processed Foods and Are They Really That Bad to Eat?

What Are Processed Foods and Are They Really That Bad to Eat?

For parents today there is an overwhelming amount of information available on what we should and should not be eating. The everyday job of grocery shopping or planning meals for our families is a maze of choices. One food group we hear a lot about ...

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Why Kids Get Sick Once School Starts Again

Why Kids Get Sick Once School Starts Again

In acute pediatric care, there’s always a bump in patient visits during the first month of school, and there are several reasons why. Sure, some germs are actually beneficial to the development of a healthy immune system, but in general it seems li...

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Why Your Child Should Have a Physical Examination

Why Your Child Should Have a Physical Examination

With flu season in full swing and the holidays swiftly approaching, parents often forget one important step, their child’s annual physical! We all know that visiting the doctor is critical to instilling healthy habits in your children, whether it's...

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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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