December 2016
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Breast Milk Bank Opens in Hastings, New York

Nutrition: Breastfeeding’s wealth of natural health benefits for both baby and mother, including protection against infant ear infections and breast cancer, have been well documented. But between the ready availability of formula, many moms’ difficulty pumping and storing milk and varying levels of information and education available to new parents, agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are concerned about the large numbers of mothers unable or neglecting to nourish their child naturally. Read more…

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Entertainment: Ars Nova, an Off-Broadway, not-for- profit theater, has long been at the cutting-edge of developing new theatrical work since 2002. It is not surprising, then, that Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, commonly known as The Great Comet was first produced Off-Broadway under its direction (arsnovanyc.com). Read more…

What Women Should Know About Cervical Cancer

Hot Topics: Cervical cancer is the third most common gynecological cancer in the U.S. The other main types are ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Each year, 12,000 new cervical cancer cases are diagnosed in the U.S. and a third of women diagnosed will die from the disease. The good news is that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. It is also highly curable when diagnosed and treated early. Read more…

Congenital Scoliosis

Hot Topics: Approximately 1 in 10,000 newborns are born with congenital scoliosis, an abnormal side-to-side curvature of the spine caused when the vertebrae do not form properly. While less common than the type of scoliosis that occurs during adolescence, congenital scoliosis can be much more severe, according to Lawrence Lenke, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief of The Spine Hospital at the NewYork-Presbyterian and Chief of Spinal Deformity Surgery. Read more…

Westchester Catholic Schools Education

Hot Topics: For parents thinking about a Catholic school for their child, now is the perfect time to take a closer look. Investments at Catholic schools have modernized programs and practices to meet the needs of students in today’s competitive learning environment. Teachers, principals and administrators are focused on student success – including academic achievement, character development and the moral teachings young men and women need in an increasingly complex and competitive world. Read more…

Local Frugalista’s Speak Up

Hot Topics: As anyone who lives here knows all too well, Westchester County is vibrant, well-situated and gorgeous – but pricey too. So pricey in fact that MarketWatch recently ranked Westchester number three on its list of the “10 most expensive places to raise a family in the U.S.” Read more…

What Makes Camp So Special?

Child Development: If you speak with anyone who has a child at day or overnight camp, there is no doubt they will tell you what an amazing experience it is for their child. If you didn’t go to camp yourself or have a child at camp, you might not “get” camp. What is it about summer camp that makes it so special? Read more…

Let's Go to the Westchester Children's Museum

Entertainment: After years of dreaming, planning and fundraising, the wait is finally over. Westchester County has its own children’s museum and it’s a delight – and there’s even more potential that’s yet to come.  Read more…

Resolve to Be a Better Family

Holidays: This year consider setting a tradition of making family resolutions that will improve every member’s life, strengthen family bonds and encourage family fun. Here are some suggestions. Read more…

4 Great Places for Ski Lessons

Vacations: Here’s where to get your future Olympian started. Read more…

2017 Westchester Family Camp Fair

Hot Topics: Yes, believe it or not, it’s time to think about your children’s summer camp plans. To help make the process easier and more efficient, we would like to personally invite you to attend Westchester Family’s Camp Fair 2017! Read more…

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