The Impact of Early Orthodontics Treatment on Overall Health

The Impact of Early Orthodontics Treatment on Overall Health

Orthodontics is more than just braces and crooked teeth. It also covers myriad conditions dealing with the jaw, facial muscles, and airways. Proper treatment can alleviate ailments such as snoring, recessed jawlines, and even sleep apnea. Here’s wh...

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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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Tummy Time Hacks For Your Baby

Tummy Time Hacks For Your Baby

If your baby hates tummy time, you’re not alone. We talked to the experts to find out why pediatricians recommend it, and the answers to the most-common tummy time questions.

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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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Are You Living in an NYC Playground Desert?

Are You Living in an NYC Playground Desert?

For a city with so many kids and so many opportunities for enrichment, New York has a playground crisis. The city is full of “playground deserts,” places similar to food deserts in that living in one means you do not have access to resources such a...

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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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Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal Recalled Due to Undeclared Gluten

Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal Recalled Due to Undeclared Gluten

Nature's Path Envirokidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch, and Jungle Munch cereals with a best before date code of Aug. 24, 2019 and Sept. 21, 21 have been recalled from Trader Joe's due to the potential of undeclared gluten, according to Trader Joes. ...

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New Study Says Children Are Using an Unhealthy Amount of Toothpaste

New Study Says Children Are Using an Unhealthy Amount of Toothpaste

Many children are not using the right amount of toothpaste when they brush their teeth, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 40 percent of children ages 3-6 use more toothpaste than the amount recommended b...

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Orthodontia Basics Every Parent Should Know

Orthodontia Basics Every Parent Should Know

When it comes to oral health, we all know to take our kids to the dentist for regular teeth cleanings and check-ups, but there’s another aspect of dental health that you might be overlooking: orthodontics. So, in honor of February as National Child...

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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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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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Houseplants Can Benefit Your Family’s Mental, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being

Houseplants Can Benefit Your Family’s Mental, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being

With plant popularity on the rise—terrariums and succulents, anyone?—you may want to hop on the bandwagon, and not just because they add a little greenery to your home. Potted plants have been shown to have benefits on people’s mental, physical, an...

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How to Raise a Helpful Child

How to Raise a Helpful Child

As parents, we all want to raise children who are emotionally intelligent and good decision makers. We want to have kids with character. So much of our focus is on our child’s identity, rather than her actions. But what if we spoke to them in such ...

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Infant Ibuprofen from CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar Has Been Recalled

Infant Ibuprofen from CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar Has Been Recalled

A recall has been issued for over-the-counter infant ibuprofen sold by the retailers CVS, Family Dollar, and Walmart, according to Tris Pharma. The Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50mg per 1.25mL could potentially have concentrations of i...

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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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New Study Shows a Correlation Between Media Use and ADHD

New Study Shows a Correlation Between Media Use and ADHD

As if there wasn't enough to worry about when it comes to the media and your child's wellbeing, there's now another factor to take into consideration before leaving your child alone with the iPad. A recent study in the JAMA has linked Attention Def...

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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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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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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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Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy During Sports Practices and Games

Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy During Sports Practices and Games

In recent years, more children are participating in competitive team sports. However, this increased participation has led to an increase in sports injuries. But don’t let this fact deter you from allowing your child to participate in school or you...

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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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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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How to Keep Kids Safe During the Summer Months

How to Keep Kids Safe During the Summer Months

Summer…the time of year most children look forward to, but with the extended time spent outdoors (and the summertime holidays), there are a lot of potential health risks associated with summer, from preventing bug bites and sunburns to staying safe...

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The Benefits of Summer Programs and Classes for Children, Pre-Teens, and Teens

The Benefits of Summer Programs and Classes for Children, Pre-Teens, and Teens

There are lots of quality summer programs for children these days. This abundance of kids’ summer classes and activities is a good thing! When children have long hours of undirected time, as they often do when school is out, “they are actually much...

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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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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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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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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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