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Can summer camp and food allergies equal safety and fun?

Good Sense Eating: Whether your child attends sleep-away camp or day camp, food allergies can make you more nervous than usual. Here are some tips as you plan your child’s time away. Read more…

Doc, can we talk? Ten tips for effective communication with your pediatrician

Health: Like any healthy relationship, good communication is fundamental, and that applies to the doctor-patient relationship as well. Read more…

Bed-wetting: How old is too old?

Family Health: Is 6 years old too old to still be having nighttime accidents? Read more…

Keeping your cool when parenting gets stressful — it can be done!

Mental Health: There is no parent in the world that never loses it or gets angry. Kids challenge our patience every day. By following a few simple tips, we can help foster mindfulness and harmony and be even better role models. Read more…

Protecting them from birth: Give newborns the hepatitis B vaccine

Babies: Children are at a much greater risk of serious complications of this disease than adults are. Read more…

Ending Wiliams Syndrome: Family Fun Day and Carnival raise funds to fight rare disorder

Health: A New York mom’s passion for helping her daughter — who was diagnosed with a rare disorder, and others like her, has created an event that has grown from a modest walk to a full-blown carnival at the 79th Street Boat Basin. Read more…

A pox on the party: Chicken pox parties dangerous for kids

Family Health: How should you respond to an invitation for a “pox party”? Read more…

A new color palette: Packaged foods now getting hues directly from nature

Good Sense Eating: You may start to notice many well-known food companies are phasing out synthetic dyes from their products and replacing them with natural colors. Read more…

Clean sweep your diet: Examining the term ‘clean eating’ and making it part of your diet

Good Sense Eating: What, exactly, is clean eating? Read more…

Controlling children’s asthma during cold months

Family Health: Outdoors and indoors, winter can be rough for children with asthma. Read more…

Snap, crack, pop!: Tips on evaluating a sprained ankle

Family Health: When is a twisted ankle something more serious, and what are the signs — and sounds — that let you know your child needs to go to the emergency room? Read more…

Out of the freezer: Are frozen veggies and fruits as good as fresh?

Good Sense Eating: On the one hand, we’re encouraged to purchase whole fresh vegetables and fruits. On the other hand, frozen produce is so convenient. Read more…

Settling into parenthood: Easy tips to help you adjust

Healthy Living: You can read everything there is to know about parenting during pregnancy, but parenting is a trial by fire, and, gradually, you’ll get to know everything about that delightful little baby. Read more…

Go natural

Therapies: How parents can make use of natural medicine and why we usually don’t. Read more…

Teaching savvy snacking

Nutrition: To keep temptation and non-nutritious choices at bay, teach your little ones to be smart snackers. Read more…

How to achieve your health goals well into the new year

Self-care: A few steps to help you easily stick to your plan. Read more…
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