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Sleep Expert Offers Tips On Getting School Kids Back On Track

But there are some things that parents can do to make the transition a little easier.

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Nutritionist Offers Tips For Healthy But Fun School Lunches

Among Robin Kaiden’s suggestions, Kaiden said it’s important to involve children in choosing what foods are in their lunches

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Fatal Heroin Overdoses Rise In New York City

Figures from 2013 show the largest number of heroin fatalities in a decade, according to New York City’s Health Department.

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Parents Growing More Concerned Over Potential For Concussions In Young Soccer Players

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday and seeks class action status on behalf of current and former soccer players who competed for teams governed by FIFA and several U.S.-based soccer organizations.

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3 C’s Of Packing Your Child’s Lunch: Color, Creativity, Consistency

You can get creative with ingredients like trying Greek yogurt with seasoning instead of mayonnaise-based dipping sauces for veggie sticks.

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N.J. Man Who Performed Illegal Asbestos Removal Work Sentenced

A New Jersey man who performed unsafe asbestos removal work at several schools and homes has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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Seen At 11: ‘Waist Training,’ Fad Or For Real?

Some doctors say wearing a corset won’t help you reduce your waistline, but in fact might be hazardous to your health.

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City Councilman Introduces ‘Healthy Happy Meal’ Bill To Ban Toys In Certain Kids’ Meals

The measure would ban fast food restaurants from offering free toys and other incentives with kids meals if the food served contains more than 500 calories and more than 600 milligrams of sodium.

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Seen At 11: Docs Making House Calls For IV Drips To Fight Jet Lag, Hangovers

Feeling jet lagged after a flight, simply tired and rundown or even hungover aren’t reasons you would typically called your doctor—until now.

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High School Students In New Jersey Required To Have CPR Training

Students will be required to have lessons in both CPR and using external defibrillators but they will not have to be certified.

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Morning Gloryville Brings Dawn Of ‘Rave-olution’

A sunrise rave known as Morning Gloryville, happens before most people go into work and is part of what organizers call “conscious clubbing,” meaning the event is without drugs or alcohol.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.