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Month: February 2016

The Buzz on Wearable Baby Monitors

Each year, about 3,500 children under age 1 die suddenly and unexpectedly in the U.S. each year from unknown causes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here’s the buzz from A Child Grows on wearable baby monitors: For Stephanie Sjogren, a 32-year-old medical billing and coding specialist, those statistics recently hit close to home. When her son, Andrew, was just eight weeks old, he stopped breathing while he was sleeping. Sjogren found out because the baby monitor Andrew was wearing woke her up. Waank. Waank. Waank. At first, Sjogren, who had been sleeping in bed next...

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4 Things I learned in the Pediatric ER

When I was applying to medical school I spent a year working in the pediatric emergency room. This was while I was deciding to become a parent, so I saw things both as a future mom and as a future doctor. Here are a few of the surprising things I learned: 1. Pediatric Emergency Rooms take referrals from local pediatricians/practices. Many ERs know the local pediatricians well and can even receive direct electronic referrals from them containing pertinent information for your child’s care. It can include information like their medical opinions/concerns, previous vaccinations, allergies, and physical exam and test...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: February 29th – March 3rd

Hi everyone, March is coming!  That means we are getting even closer to Spring! This week you can take the kids and and check out Leap Years Laughs at Chocolate Works, Celebrate Leap Year at Children’s Museum of the Arts, Sing-a-long Dance Party at the Kings Bay Y, Free Yoga Storytime at Karma Kids Yoga, Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Parent/Baby Yoga at Park Slope Yoga Center, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS at Barclays Center, the New York International Children’s Film Festival 2016, Little Red’s Hood at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and The...

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How to Organize When You’re Exhausted

While New Yorkers are often stressed, frenzied and exhausted, it seems that many of us are driving ourselves into the ground even more than usual. Whether we’re getting hammered by cold and flu season or more specific life events – post-partum depression, ailing parents, preschool admissions anxiety or other stressors, we could all use a bit more love (and sunshine!) This shares Urban Clarity’s best tips for organizing when your energy is low. It’s a cheat sheet for how to practice more of the self-care and compassion that you and the world needs right now. If you feel like you’re...

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How to Organize When You're Exhausted

While New Yorkers are often stressed, frenzied and exhausted, it seems that many of us are driving ourselves into the ground even more than usual. Whether we’re getting hammered by cold and flu season or more specific life events – post-partum depression, ailing parents, preschool admissions anxiety or other stressors, we could all use a bit more love (and sunshine!) This shares Urban Clarity’s best tips for organizing when your energy is low. It’s a cheat sheet for how to practice more of the self-care and compassion that you and the world needs right now. If you feel like you’re...

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