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How to ensure vegan baby gets all required nutrients

How to ensure vegan baby gets all required nutrients

Family Health: It is absolutely possible for infants (and children) to get all the nutrients they need from a vegetable-based diet, but it does take some extra thought and planning. Read more…

Pregnancy superhero: Study ties mother’s folic acid intake to lower autism risk for baby

Autism: A new study found that women taking multivitamins with folic acid before and during pregnancy may lower their baby’s risk of autism. Read more…
Behavior: Many parents have found brushing teeth to be a moment of combat in their homes. But by breaking down the activity into separate parts, parents and kids will soon celebrate a job well done with sparkling smiles. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: A recent study found that meals where family members are engaging and enjoying themselves are more conducive to preschool kids approaching and consuming more nourishing foods. Read more…

New app seeks to reduce infant mortality

Sleep: The SIDS Info app provides new parents with information on safe-sleep guidelines to prevent sudden infant death syndrome. Read more…

A joint effort: Decoding knee pain

Healthy Living: Advice to prevent knee pain while keeping active. Read more…

In the ‘Zone’: Initiative helps the Bronx ditch sugary drinks

Nutrition: The Bronx’s Healthy Beverage Zone celebrated its one-year anniversary of reaching out to schools and businesses to get the word out about the dangers of high-calorie drinks and delicious alternatives. Read more…

Reading between the lines: Popular toddler drinks are not healthy

Nutrition: Researchers found that transition formulas and milks, often called “toddler drinks,” are touted as having health benefits but contain powdered milk, corn syrup or sweeteners, and vegetable oil. Read more…

When the special-needs boy turns into a man

Health: Raising a child and then sending him off into the world is a very scary place to be for a parent. But when you have a special-needs child, that spot is 10 times worse. Read more…
Sports: Simple preparations parents can make for the unexpected and keep young athletes focused on enjoying the game. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: Eating a variety of natural foods, playing outside, and avoiding over sanitization can boost our digestive tract, leading to less allergies, asthma, and other inflammatory disease. Read more…
Healthy Living: Periods don’t have to be such a pain. Read more…

Basketball safety: Preventing injuries on and off the court

Basketball safety: Preventing injuries on and off the court

Family Health: Basketball can be fun to play and great exercise, but the game is also a contact sport, and injuries frequently occur. Many injuries can be prevented if players follow the rules of the game, train correctly, and play in safe environments. Read more…

Talking to your kids about illicit drug use

Safety: Reports about the ongoing opioid epidemic have saturated the news lately, leaving parents baffled as to why smart, well-adjusted kids are turning to heroin to get high. Read more…

Are kids overdoing sports? How much is too much?

Safety: Kids are participating in organized and recreational athletics at a younger age and competing more than they were two decades ago. So it’s no surprise that sports injuries have become more common. Read more…
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