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Halloween safety for your trick-or-treaters

By Christina Mezzone, DO, FAAP  |  10/17/2019

Halloween is one of the most enjoyable kid holidays of the year. They dress as someone or something else, knock on the door of strangers and are rewarded with a bowl filled with the best candy. But for parents, there are some chil...

Drowning Prevention Tips

By Christina Mezzone, DO, FAAP  |  6/19/2019

Health Quest Medical Practice Pediatrician Dr. Christina Mezzone shares some drowning prevention tips to consider this summer. In 2017, there were 3,709 unintentional drowning fatalities in the United States, of which 424 occurred...

Breastfeeding preparations help with expectations, goals

By Geralyn Turner and Helen Scoville  |  5/31/2019

We've all seen this. In books, pictures and breastfeeding videos, nursing mothers appear completely confident, serene and "natural" – and their babies are nursing beautifully without any indication that this took time. That's not ...

Medical Mission: Saving Lives and Making an Impact

By Erica DerBoghossian  |  5/16/2019

Erica DerBoghossian is a nurse with the Maternal Child Health team at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. This past April, she took personal time to embark on a medical mission with Healing the Children Northeast, Inc....

Pediatrician Dr. Christina Mezzone shares some tips on keeping children safe in the car this winter season.

Pediatrician Dr. Christina Mezzone shares some tips on keeping children safe in the car this winter season.   It's that time of year when tots look so adorable bundled up in thick, puffy coats and snowsuits. What may not be c...

Keep children's asthma symptoms at bay this summer

By Michele Goldman, FNP  |  7/9/2018

Summer has finally arrived, and that means outdoor fun, exercise and new adventures for families. However, a change in routines, activities, caregivers and environments can impact children with asthma. Summer preparedness While en...

Stop the fuss: Tricks for kids to eat vegetables

By Roufia Payman, DT, CDN  |  6/14/2018

If you have a young, picky eater in your family, you are probably all too familiar with the meal-time battle, prolonged dinners, the pinched noses and endless whining. But forcing a child to gag down foods that ...

Midwives through the centuries

By Jenna Smith, CM  |  10/16/2017

Midwives have attended women during childbirth since the beginning of civilization, as far back as 5,000 BC. Through the centuries, midwives have held the same belief — that women’s bodies know what to do and babies know, too. We ...

Avoid toy-related injuries this holiday

By Zacharias Chasin, MD  |  11/28/2016

Toys make for a merrier Christmas and Hanukkah. Yet, an estimated 251,800 children were treated in U.S. emergency departments for toy-related injuries in 2014, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Last holiday...

Packing the Perfect Lunchbox

By Indrani Dhar  |  9/1/2016

As the school year begins, now is the perfect time to reconsider what goes into your child’s lunchbox. When deciding what they should eat for any meal or snack, you want to choose foods that make the most impact on nutritional con...

10 Common Car Seat Mistakes

By Wendy Hennessy  |  10/27/2015

Mistake #1: Forward-Facing Too Soon The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children remain rear-facing in their safety seat as long as possible. When the child safety seat is in the rear-facing position, it protects th...