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Update on the Novel Coronavirus: What can you do? Feb 5th, 2020

The novel coronavirus is zoonotic (transmission is originally from animal to human), and can easily spread via human to human transmission or through community. There is no absolute way to stop this outbreak from spreading but it can be slowed down. As individuals, we can take precautionary and preventive measures...

In ten years, my child will be... Jan 1st, 2020

In this new year, 2020 and the decade it follows should give time to pause and visualize what you would hope and like to accomplish for your child. From newborn to adulthood, no matter what point in time, there are only a good two decades of constant development and nurturing...

Traveling with children during the holiday season Nov 9th, 2019

'Tis the season of joy and giving as we enter the holiday season. Millions of Americans from all ages will be traveling by air, sea or land in the next few weeks to visit relatives, friends, or just take the time out to see the holiday sights.  Air travel could...

NYC Halloween 2019 will be soggy, but... Oct 30th, 2019

The Halloween weather forecast is not very encouraging for outdoor trick or treating on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Rain is expected to play a trick on our cute costumed ghouls, goblins and superheroes. And let's not forget our teenagers who usually don their favorite celebrity and/or movie characters! Rain, wind...

Fighting a health crisis in New York Sep 19th, 2019

New York has suffered the worst measles outbreak in a quarter of a century.  A staggering 75% of measles cases reported in the country are linked to outbreaks in New York. Out of these cases, most are reported from communities that have the highest rate of vaccination exemption due to...

Everyone Deserves To Feel Comfortable in their Own Skin Sep 2nd, 2019

So, what is Body Image?  Body image is how one perceives their own physical body. One’s body image can be positive or negative. This perception of one’s body is important in adolescent years as it can reflect their self-confidence or self-worth. In today’s world of social media, there are many...

Anxiety in Children Deserve Attention Aug 1st, 2019

Mental wellness is one of the most important aspects of health, but unfortunately it is also one of the most overlooked. Contrary to common preconceptions, mental disorders are real health problems that need just as much attention as physical ailments. Anxiety is one of the more prevalent disorders in children...

"No Tech" Time Out for Change. Jul 16th, 2019

In an ever changing environment with the development of new technology everyday, it is difficult to not be concerned about how it affects your child. Over the last five years social media has become an integral part of teenager’s life. Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are a crucial...

5 2 1 0. Mark this code for healthier living. Jul 2nd, 2019

Nowadays with the hustle and bustle life it has become exceedingly difficult to remember how to keep our children healthy. And the overwhelming amount of parenting advice on the internet certainly doesn't help. Are they eating enough fruits and vegetables? Are they exercising enough? So here is a simple code...

Summer skin care tips! Jun 25th, 2019

Summer is just around the corner and everyone is eager to soak up that wonderful Vitamin D. The warm breeze and radiant sun just entices you to laze around for some well-deserved relaxation and rejuvenation. But before you trade your sweaters for swimsuits and your sneakers for your flip-flops, be...

It's finals week: Help your child by doing little to nothing. May 31st, 2019

A great and proven way to get kids through exams is to allow them to take on the challenge exclusive of the extra pressure from peers or parents.  Children often excel and realize their accomplishments (or failures) more through their own work. And why is this important? Because you want...

Teen depression is not child's play May 20th, 2019

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as well as other agencies tackling mental health have only started focusing on children's and adolescents' mental health within the last two decades. Parents and health care professionals often find it difficult to determine or diagnose a child's or teen's depression or anxiety...

Reading to your child: How early is early? May 13th, 2019

Reading leads to lifelong success. Period. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released numerous statements regarding the promotion of parent-child reading among families. The statements and the relevant studies supporting this recommendation point to significant benefits of reading to a child for his or her development.  But how soon...

Achoo!  Spring is in the Air. Apr 1st, 2019

The long anticipated winter thaw is just around the corner, and we will soon see sprigs of beautiful flowers and blooming buds across trees and fields in Queens.  We will soon see bright green leaves and colorful flowers pop up everywhere, from Forest Park to Cunningham Park, to the boulevards...