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Staycation Ideas for Summer/Fall

By Dinah Torres Castro Summer is almost gone, and most parents are consumed with the start of school this fall. Will it be done in person, remotely, or will school districts decide on a hybrid learning situation? What are the safety concerns for children and teachers? These are big questions and there is not much […]

Zika Virus Update 2:

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE The moment we have been dreading is here in the United States. Yes, the Zika virus has been found in an increasing number of people in south Florida. The CDC and Florida officials indicated that the area of concern (as of now) is limited to a one square mile section […]

Water Safety

By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. Each year, nearly 1,000 children ages 14 and younger drown. Those most at risk are children ages 4 and younger.  Young children can drown in only an inch of water – therefore ponds, fountains, streams, creeks, storm drains, and buckets are all potential hazards. Here are some water safety tips […]

Zika Virus Update

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE There is much new information concerning the Zika virus. If you are pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant, please refer to this link to properly protect yourself and your unborn baby: According to French researchers, having sex can spread the Zika virus, and it now known that the […]

Zika Virus

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE There has been much talk in the press lately about the Zika virus, and with good reason. It has now found its way to the United States. We should all take a minute to educate ourselves about this new outbreak which can be quite harmful to pregnant women. The Zika […]

Traveling with Diabetes

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE Having diabetes should never hold you back from doing the things you love or taking adventures. However, when it comes to traveling, especially when going to places far off the beaten path, managing all the details of your diabetes care may seem overwhelming. You may be concerned about simply getting […]

A Great Staycation for Families

Holtsville Ecology Site By Tim Jahn, M.ED School’s nearly out and families with young and school-age children will be looking for things to do. How about spending a day at Brookhaven’s Ecology Site, Park and Zoo? The Town of Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park and Zoo is located on a landfill that was closed in 1974. […]

Warm Weather Travel With Young Children

     By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S. Ah, the warm weather has arrived and families may start dreaming about summer travel. Parents might have fond memories of summer vacations while they were growing up, and now it’s their turn to create those memories with their own families. Travelling with young children is not easy like […]