Brooklyn's Family Health & Wellness Guide

Brooklyn's Family Health & Wellness Guide

UPDATED June 2018: Find doctors and health centers in Brooklyn, including Park Slope, Prospect Park, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, DUMBO, Crown Heights, Carroll Gardens, Bedford, Williamsburg, Bay Ridge, Flatbush, Coney Island, and beyond. This guide ...

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Doctors and Other Medical Specialists in Queens

Doctors and Other Medical Specialists in Queens

UPDATED June 2018: Let our comprehensive list of doctors, medial specialists, and pediatrician practices in Queens make your search for the right healthcare provider for your child easier.

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Long Island Family Health and Wellness Guide

Long Island Family Health and Wellness Guide

UPDATED June 2018: A guide to Long Island doctors and pediatricians, dentists, hospitals, and health centers in Nassau County, Long Island, including Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Garden City, Valley Stream, Port Washington, Farmingdale, Mineloa, Glen Cov...

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Manhattan's Family Health & Wellness Guide

Manhattan's Family Health & Wellness Guide

UPDATED June 2018: A guide to family doctors, pediatricians, and health centers in Manhattan, including the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem, Midtown, East Village, West Village, Chelsea, Lower Manhattan, SoHo, and beyond. You'll also find ...

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Queens' Family Health & Wellness Guide

Queens' Family Health & Wellness Guide

UPDATED June 2018: Find doctors, dentists, and health centers in Queens, including Long Island City, Astoria, Bellerose, Sunnyside, Elmhurst, Jamaica, Bayside, Flushing, Woodside, and beyond. This guide features family doctors and pediatricians, de...

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Doctors, Dentists, Orthodontists, Therapists, and Health Care Providers in Rockland County

Doctors, Dentists, Orthodontists, Therapists, and Health Care Providers in Rockland County

UPDATED June 2018: Staying healthy and active is super important as a parent—and making sure our kids are healthy too is no small feat. Whether you're looking for a health care provider or a way to stay active in Rockland, we've got you covered wit...

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Westchester County's Family Health & Wellness Guide

Westchester County's Family Health & Wellness Guide

UPDATED June 2018: A guide to healthcare professionals and services in Westchester County, NY, featuring a list of family doctors and pediatricians, hospitals and medical centers, fitness centers, dentists and orthodontists, and more in Mamaroneck,...

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The Important Lesson My Daughter Taught Me After She Was Diagnosed with Scoliosis

The Important Lesson My Daughter Taught Me After She Was Diagnosed with Scoliosis

A straight-up look at the surprising way a mom was changed by her daughter’s scoliosis.

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How to Help Kids with Food Allergies

How to Help Kids with Food Allergies

One in 13 kids has food allergies, which is equivalent to nearly two kids per class in the United States.

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Allied Physicians Group Offers at-Home 'Telehealth' System

Allied Physicians Group Offers at-Home 'Telehealth' System

Allied Physicians Group, a partnership of doctors in the greater New York area, is offering a new “telehealth” system that gives parents the convenience of a comprehensive medical exam for their children without leaving home.

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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 Can I Lower My Child's Fever?

How Can I Lower My Child's Fever?

Who applies a damp cloth to the forehead during a fever? You? Your mom? Whenever I was sick with a fever growing up I always felt like I was undertreated by my parents because they never put a cool, damp washcloth on my forehead. This was unbel...

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Parents May Want to Double Check Before Allowing for Their Child's Tonsillectomy if Age Three or Younger

Parents May Want to Double Check Before Allowing for Their Child's Tonsillectomy if Age Three or Younger

Precaution should be taken when considering tonsillectomies in children ages three and under, according to a new study. The age of children, not weight, is the key factor to be taken into consideration when gauging the safety of a child’s tonsillec...

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Kids' Learning Isn't Affected By Repeated Sick Days with Minor Illnesses

Kids' Learning Isn't Affected By Repeated Sick Days with Minor Illnesses

Every family seems to have one–a child who’s especially susceptible to sneezes and sniffles, ear infections and fevers, chronic coughs, and a host of other bothersome but not usually serious illnesses. But even if your kid racks up some sick days a...

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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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Weight Watchers' Controversial New Focus: Teens

Weight Watchers' Controversial New Focus: Teens

Critics slam the company's plan to offer teens free summer memberships.

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Warby Parker Tests Collection for Kids

Warby Parker Tests Collection for Kids

Attention NYC parents: The popular, affordable Warby Parker is now pilot testing a collection for kids ages 4 and older. But head to a New York City store soon to get your kids a stylish pair of Warby Parker glasses for children, as the pilot progr...

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New Study: Giving Teens Alcohol Doesn't Teach Responsible Drinking

New Study: Giving Teens Alcohol Doesn't Teach Responsible Drinking

Parent-supplied alcohol is an invitation to trouble, study finds.

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Great News! New York Now Offers Paid Family Leave

Great News! New York Now Offers Paid Family Leave

Being a working parent is hard. One thing that makes it even harder: worrying that your job or savings are at risk when you take time off to care for a loved one. So here’s good news—New York State now offers paid family leave for most people who w...

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How Thumb Sucking Impacts Children's Teeth Development

How Thumb Sucking Impacts Children's Teeth Development

Thumb sucking and pacifiers. Those go hand in hand with raising children—and it seems like young kids everywhere use one or another to sooth themselves as they fall asleep. While a 2016 study shows thumb sucking may prevent allergies in kids, conti...

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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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Fairfield County, CT's Family Health & Wellness Guide

Fairfield County, CT's Family Health & Wellness Guide

UPDATED December: A guide to doctors and health services in Fairfield County, CT, including Fairfield, Bridgeport, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Greenwich, Norwalk, Danbury, Darien, Ridgefield, and Stamford. You'll find family doctors and pediatricians...

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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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Panera Bread Launches a Healthier Kids Menu

Panera Bread Launches a Healthier Kids Menu

The CEO of Panera Bread is proud to say he would eat off of the kids menu for a week.

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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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Olympian Jenny Simpson to Serve as Ambassador for New NYRR Youth Fitness Program

Olympian Jenny Simpson to Serve as Ambassador for New NYRR Youth Fitness Program

New York Road Runners announced that three-time Olympian Jenny Simpson will serve as ambassador and special advisor for its new youth fitness program, Rising New York Road Runners.

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Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, Expands Practice in Nyack

Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, Expands Practice in Nyack

Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, now has full-time availability at her Nyack office, which expanded from a part-time location in March.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing School Bus Drivers to Administer Epinephrine

Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing School Bus Drivers to Administer Epinephrine

Governor Cuomo signed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-Westchester) that will allow bus drivers to administer auto-injected epinephrine to children experiencing anaphylaxis.

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Target to Remove Artificial Ingredients From Kids’ Foods

Target to Remove Artificial Ingredients From Kids’ Foods

Target pledges to remove artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors by the end of 2018.

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How Parents Can Effectively Support Their Transgender Child

How Parents Can Effectively Support Their Transgender Child

What parents need to know to raise a transgender child with a healthy self-image, self-esteem, and general well-being.

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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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Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island to Lead Youth Training

Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island to Lead Youth Training

Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island will be leading a Reality Check youth advocacy training for 25 middle school students, starting July 6.

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Paws and Play Program Launches at Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital

Paws and Play Program Launches at Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital

To celebrate the launch of its Paws and Play program, pediatric patients were reunited with Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital’s first facility dog—Professor Bunsen Honeydew.

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The 'Germs' Kids Need to Be Healthy

The 'Germs' Kids Need to Be Healthy

Some germs are essential for health.

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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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Local Schools React to Controversial Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why'

Local Schools React to Controversial Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why'

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is causing some local schools to take action to protect students and inform parents.

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Games to Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

Games to Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

Activities for kids to help them practice mindfulness, awareness, calmness, kindness, and compassion

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How to Green Your Kids Room

How to Green Your Kids Room

Simple steps to reduce your kids’ exposure to environmental hazards where they sleep and play

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Are Your Political Anxieties Rubbing Off On Your Kids?

Are Your Political Anxieties Rubbing Off On Your Kids?

Danielle Lindner is a children’s book author and founder and CEO of The London Day School. Here she answers questions about political anxiety and children.

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Should You Hide Veggies in Your Kids' Foods?

Should You Hide Veggies in Your Kids' Foods?

Is hiding vegetables in kids' food really the best strategy for healthy eating?

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Yummy Breakfast Ideas for Picky Eaters

Yummy Breakfast Ideas for Picky Eaters

Ideas to get kids to eat breakfast without all the sugar

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CDC Study Reveals How Much Sugar Kids Drink Per Day

CDC Study Reveals How Much Sugar Kids Drink Per Day

The National Center for Health Statistics released a study about sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among U.S. youth.

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Teaching Kids Consent

Teaching Kids Consent

How to talk to children, tweens, and teens about consent and establishing their own boundaries

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Tips to Keep Kids' Teeth Healthy

Tips to Keep Kids' Teeth Healthy

Dentists' top 10 tips to keep your kids' teeth healthy

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Dental Procedures Explained

Dental Procedures Explained

Your guide to various dental procedures kids may encounter

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Kids Receive Free Dental Care at Annual Give Kids a Smile Day

Kids Receive Free Dental Care at Annual Give Kids a Smile Day

Give Kids a Smile Day is an annual event that provides dental care to underserved children across the country.

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Fevers in Children & Common Misconceptions

Fevers in Children & Common Misconceptions

FAQ about fevers in children and understanding why they occur.

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Can Earaches Be Treated Without Antibiotics?

Can Earaches Be Treated Without Antibiotics?

A licensed acupuncturist shares how you can treat earaches naturally.

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