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Tips for Healthy Eating While Pregnant and Nursing

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You’ve heard it all before, “you’re eating for two,” “baby wants this ice cream,” “I’m nursing; I HAVE to eat these cookies!” How are you supposed to eat healthy in a world of morning sickness, cravings and midnight feeding sessions? Just remember, to properly take care of your brand new baby, you have to properly take care of yourself. At least for the foreseeable future, you alone will be your child’s sole source of nutrition. You want to give them the best possible start! Read More »

Skin Cancer SOS

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Each year, countless Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer – in fact one in five of us will develop the disease in our lifetime. However, the survival rate for patients whose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is detected early, before the tumor has penetrated the skin, is about 99 percent. Sharing her top tips on protection and what to watch for is renowned NYC dermatologist, Dr. Amy Wechsler. Read More »

How To Help Kids Cope With The Loss Of A Pet

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One of the most difficult parts of losing a family pet is breaking the news to the kids. Choose a private place to tell the kids about the loss where they feel safe to express emotions. Base the amount of details you share about the situation on their age and let their questions be your guide. Check out these tips for helping kids understand and cope with the loss of a furry family member. Read More »

Can Peanut Allergies Be Prevented?

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Peanut allergies have become a serious affliction for a rising number of children in recent years, requiring homes, school and even airlines to remove any peanut-related food items from their cupboards and menus, as accidental consumption of peanuts – or even just a sniff - can often be fatal. While EpiPens have infiltrated thousands of kids’ backpacks and family emergency kits, things may be taking a turn for the better. Read More »

How to Choose a Summer Camp – in 6 Steps

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Sending your child to camp for a week or a whole summer is not a decision to be taken lightly. The incredible variety of camps to choose from is nothing short of overwhelming – where is a parent to start? We have put together a simple, step-by-step guide to assist you in your search for the camp experience that suits your child best. Read More »