July 15, 2015
Give Dangerous Bugs the Slip While Enjoying the Outdoors
Hiking, biking, walking, running, gardening: There are so many healthy outdoor pleasures to enjoy during our all-too-brief Northeast summers. Be sure you don’t cut the season short by coming down with a serious insect-borne disease. A few simple precautions will help.
July 10, 2015
“The Talk”: Discussing Sex, Drugs, and Risky Behaviors with Your Teenager
For some parents, it’s their worst nightmare: sitting down face-to-face with their teenage son or daughter to have the dreaded conversation about sex, drugs, and other risky behaviors. In fact, it can be so intimidating for some parents that it even has a name. But “the talk” doesn’t have to be so difficult. And believe…
May 06, 2015
Don’t Wait! Vaccinate!
If you’re a parent, you probably remember the heartache of taking your infant to the pediatrician for what seemed like dozens of vaccinations and trying to comfort him/her throughout the ordeal. As your child got older, the number of vaccines recommended by the doctor started to decline. Now that your child is entering his/her teen…
February 02, 2015
Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know
You might think of the measles as a disease that we no longer have to worry about in this country. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considered the measles eradicated at one time, unfortunately, it’s now back and is spreading. This is no reason for alarm, but it’s important to be knowledgeable…
December 11, 2014
Stop Bullying! Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Bullying
According to government research, approximately 20 to 30 percent of school-aged children and young adults experience bullying.
November 26, 2014
Shingles, Flu and Pneumonia Shots: Who Should Get Them? Are They Covered?
Did you think that getting older would exempt you from getting vaccinations? No such luck. Certain shots are of great importance for mature adults, and may keep you from contracting a painful or life-threatening illness.