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NEINH: Concussion Prevention & Treatment in Children

With back to school activities and sports in our near future, we all want to keep our kids healthy and safe. So, we turned to Dr. Kate Mullin with the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache to find out what you need to know when it comes to preventing and treating concussions.

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ISDIN: The Solution to Strengthening Brittle Nails!

    As moms, life can be pretty rough on our nails. Between wrangling (and cleaning up after) kids, scrubbing dishes and constantly washing our hands, our nails go through a lot on a typical day. Not to mention the effects that other factors like hormones, aging and even manicures (particularly gel and acrylic ones) can have on them. The result? Brittle, dry nails that are prone to splitting and breaking. Which is why we are...

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Top 5 Things to Know About Suburban Jungle—and about finding the right suburb for your family

Suburban Jungle launched from a real need—having a resource to get the real insider scoop on a community. The reality? Real estate agents sell towns so they can sell houses. And if you don’t have personal connections in a town, it can be hard to get the real deal! The Local Mom’s Network and Suburban Jungle are partnering together to help ease the transition of moving to a new place – from the day you start looking! Learn here how Suburban Jungle can help – and for FREE!

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  After months of buzz, Chocoylatte Gourmet is opening at 121 E. Putnam in downtown Cos Cob! After carefully building out the European style space, the new dessert and coffee shoppe will officially open its doors on July 8 (ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. and the first 100 guests will receive a special gift!). The first thing visitors will notice is the beautiful French parlour feel of the café, with a teacup chandelier,  inviting bench...

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How to Deal with Picky Eaters | Health Tips for Kids

Rachel Ehmke is managing editor at the Child Mind Institute. Picky eating is one of the most common complaints among parents. It’s the rare child who eats anything and everything, gamely taking on new vegetables, foreign cuisine, and walnuts in brownies. Instead, most kids (like most adults, only moreso) find some foods unpalatable. Vegetables are a frequent offender; processed desserts and chips typically aren’t. “I think all parents...

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Why Do Kids Have Tantrums and Meltdowns?

Caroline Miller is the editorial director of the Child Mind Institute. It will come as no surprise to parents that the most common problem that brings young children to the attention of a psychologist or psychiatrist is emotional outbursts—tantrums and meltdowns. Indeed, tantrums and meltdowns are among the biggest challenges of parenting. They’re hard to understand, hard to prevent, and even harder to respond to effectively when...

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