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Screen Free Activities

Screen Free Activities

A list of screen free activities and resources from the PV Health and Wellness team.

Handwashing: A Family Activity

Handwashing: A Family Activity

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.

7 ways to prevent holiday stress — for your children

7 ways to prevent holiday stress — for your children

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.

Holiday toys for kids: “Back to basics” is best

Holiday toys for kids: “Back to basics” is best

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.

How to Keep Your Children Healthy During the Winter

How to Keep Your Children Healthy During the Winter

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 101: How to Talk to Children, And What to Look For

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.


This video provides the viewer with specific examples of the devices and oils used for vaping.

Health Tips from Cohen Children's Medical Center

Health Tips from Cohen Children’s Medical Center

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.


7 Things E-Cig And Vape Companies Don’t Want You To Know

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

Kids Exercising

10 Benefits Of Physical Fitness For Children

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

Teen Smoking

The Toll of Tobacco in NY

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

Teens and Drugs

9 Challenges Our Students Face In School Today Part VIII: Drugs

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 Health

Why Teens Should Be Heart Healthy, Too

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: a tool for developing greater self-awareness and awareness of others

The Mood Meter: a tool for developing greater self-awareness and awareness of others

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

Cyber Bullying

9 Challenges Our Students Face In School Today Part III: Bullying & Cyber Bullying

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


Here’s How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health

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

What do I need to know about STDs?

What do I need to know about STDs?

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

How does diabetes affect children and teens?

How does diabetes affect children and teens?

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


NY Cancer Research Initiative

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

Breast Cancer

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

Testicular Cancer

About Testicular Cancer

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