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Handwashing is an easy, cheap, and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep kids and adults healthy. When your family is healthy, you don’t have to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.
The holidays can be hectic — and tense. Between buying presents, holiday events, entertaining, traveling, and family gatherings, what should theoretically be fun has a way of becoming stressful.
It’s the holiday season, time for buying toys for the children in our lives. As we do, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages us to think about buying toys that can actually help children as they grow and develop.
As parents, what are some winter health tips for cold and flu season, and the winter months in general, to help ensure a safe season?
Vaping has quickly become an epidemic to our society, particularly among young adults. The health risks associated with vaping has been a regular part of all news outlets. The aim of these videos is to give a quick background on the health risks of vaping and talking points to open up a dialogue with young adults on the serious health risks of vaping.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G65WSuPjNKQ&t=31s
This video provides the viewer with specific examples of the devices and oils used for vaping.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKT5NEkWucM&t=56s
Seizing Summer Safety!
As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, Cohen Children’s Medical Center is dedicated to continually providing information and programs for you and your students. Check out our summer safety tips and 2019-2020 school programs below.
Tobacco use in any form, including e-cigs (like JUUL, vape pens, mods, e-hookahs, and tank systems), is not safe, despite what e-cig companies might want you to believe… Read More
Nowadays, it seems that children spend almost all their time sitting in a classroom or in front of a screen. But it’s important for children to be physically fit and active to improve their overall health. Here are 10 benefits of physical fitness for children… Read More
Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined — and thousands more die from other tobacco-related causes… Read More
The use of narcotics, drinking alcohol, and smoking are all included as part of the drug problem among youth. Teens and youth may also use and abuse prescription drugs, sedatives, inhalants, and diet pills… Read More
HEART DISEASE IS THE leading cause of death in the U.S. But for most with atherosclerosis, it doesn’t catch up with them until later in life. Yet what happens physiologically from lifestyle choices made decades prior can have a significant impact… Read More
The Mood Meter is designed to help us learn to recognize emotions, in ourselves and others, with increasing subtlety and to develop strategies for regulating (or managing) those emotions. It provides us with a “language” to talk about our feelings… Read More
Bullying is a common problem in schools. Most children have either been bullied or have known someone who has been bullied. Bullying behavior was once considered normal for kids and was not treated seriously. Now, however, teasing and bullying are seen as serious issues that can cause psychological damage in those on the receiving end… Read More
As researchers and clinicians who have studied the problem of violence over the past three decades, we have witnessed a steady increase in levels of children’s exposure to violence and its damaging effect on their mental health… Read More
STDs are spread through sexual contact. STDs are common, and often don’t have symptoms. There are ways to prevent and treat STDs… Read More
In 2017, the National Institutes of Health reported that 208,000 children and teens under 20 years had a diagnosis of either type 1 or type 2 diabetes in the United States… Read More
Governor Cuomo’s Cancer Research Initiative, announced in October 2017, is examining cancer trends and the potential causes of cancer in four regions of the state that have higher cancer rates, based on 2011-2015 data… Read More
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in New York State. Each year in New York, over 15,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 2,600 women die from the disease. It is estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her life… Read More
Cancer that starts in the testicles is called testicular cancer. To understand this cancer, it helps to know about the normal structure and function of the testicles… Read More
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