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Understanding ear infections in babies and toddlers

Understanding ear infections in babies and toddlers

Family Health: It is important to keep a watchful eye for the symptoms of an ear infection, and make sure that the condition is monitored and treated appropriately. Read more…

Bugging out: The dreaded school e-mail you’ll get again this year

Surely one of the worst e-mail subject lines to receive from your child’s school is “Head lice.” Read more…
Good Sense Eating: A growing number of foods have been shown to have a “one-plus-one-equals-three” nutritional effect when eaten together. Read more…
Safety: The Center for Disease Control has seen a 57 percent jump in brain injuries in children ages 19 and younger between 2001 and 2009. Read more…

Be sure to get your vitamin D

Good Sense Eating: Health professionals are concerned levels are declining as children increasingly spend less time outdoors and slather on sunscreen when they do venture out. Read more…

Tune out the media hype — and tune into serenity instead

Just Write Mom: Parenting — and living, for that matter — in 2018 necessitates putting a stop to the constant bombardment of distressing news we take in. Here’s how to do it. Read more…

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

Special Needs: 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…
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