• The Importance of Sleep

    June 22, 2017

    Whether you are an adult or a child, sleep is critical to your health.  Here are some reminders about the harmful effects of sleep deprivation and suggestions on how you can get some more ZZs The effects of insufficient sleep For children:   Lowers immune function Increases the risk of obesity and possibly diabetes Impacts…Read More

  • Planning Active Outings

    June 15, 2017

    All parents struggle to get out of the house, but going on active adventures together can be a healthy and fun way to spend a day in the BIG APPLE _____________________________________________________________ Visit a park  NYC is full of amazing places to visit.  Try taking the train or bus to a new park – like Prospect…Read More

  • More Water, Less Juice

    June 8, 2017

    New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics remind us why sugary drinks should NOT be a staple in a young child’s diet. Here are a few reasons for you and your children to stick to water and some tips on how to increase water intake _________________________________________ Water improves overall functioning Water transports nutrients, helps…Read More

  • “Ticked” Off

    June 1, 2017

    Experts say this years tick season is going to be a fierce one.  Get prepared with the following tips from our pediatricians. Facts about ticks Ticks crawl.  They do not fly or jump. Ticks generally attach to children’s legs or feet and may crawl toward other parts of the body, especially the head or ears.…Read More