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11-Year-Old Dies from Asthma Attack

Briana Ojeda

Briana Ojeda was playing in a Brooklyn park last Friday when she suffered a severe asthma attack. Her mom, Carmen, was detained on the way to the hospital, and sadly, she didn't make it there in time.


Are Your Kids Getting Their Z's?

kid sleeping

As we move from the lazy days of summer to the early mornings of back-to-school season, it's important to make sure that your kids are getting enough sleep.


Chocolate Milk: Yay or Nay?

Chocolate Milk

Like many parents, I've found that trying to get my kids to drink regular milk is an exercise in futility. So is chocolate milk a yay or a nay?


Dietitian Mom Shares Tips for Feeding Finicky Children

sad looking boy

When you present your child with a balanced meal that you are also eating, don't succumb to the child's whining or fussiness about eating the food. If, to avoid the complaints, you end up making a new dinner you know they will eat, yes, it might be faster and less confrontational, but in the long run, your kids will know they have the power to use their fussiness to be picky eaters.


Three Ways You Can Help a Mom With Autistic Children

As we've seen from a series of downright upsetting events in the news, the stress of raising an autistic child can be overwhelming enough for moms to snap and do the unthinkable. Would you like to reach out and help a friend with an autistic child? Here's how.


Summer's Here! Swimmer's Ear!

kids jumping into the swimming pool

Ouch! How to avoid an outer ear infection this summer.


Beach Day: Sand, Surf ... and MRSA?


Last summer, the dangerous staph bacteria MRSA was found in sand and water for the first time at five public beaches along the coast of Washington, and scientists think the state is not the only one with this problem.


Another Preventable, Deadly Outbreak in California

It happens every year now, it seems: A deadly childhood disease that had been all but eradicated after the introduction of a vaccine is newly revived in our era of vaccine refusal.