S.I. Parent’s Ask the Doctor Column


As parents, we know that the most important thing when it comes to raising children is keeping them healthy. Each month,various respected physicians from Richmond University Medical Center offer expert health advice to Staten Island parents and families in S.I. Parent Magazine’s column, Ask the Doctor. Click the links below to check out recent columns.

November 2016Holiday Blues

October 2016Understanding Exogenous Obesity in Children

September 2016 - Sports Medicine

August 2016Breastfeeding

July 2016 - Skin Safety in the Summer Sun

June 2016 - Primary Care Physicians

May 2016Early Detection of Colon Cancer Can Save Lives

April 2016Special Caution on Concussions

March 2016Minimally Invasive Surgery: Beneficial for Your Health & Your Wallet

February 2016Pregnant Women Carry Around A Little Health Coach Within

January 2016Is Your Heart in the Right Place? Controlling Blood Pressure

December 2015 - Holiday Safety

November 2015Can We Talk About Your Smoking?

October 2015Should I Get Checked for Breast Cancer Before I Have Symptoms?

September 2015Coping With Childhood Cancer

August 2015Breastfeeding Benefits & Back to Work Routines

July 2015How Do I Keep My Children Healthy While Traveling?

June 2015How Do You Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?

May 2015How do I Recognize Food Allergies in My Children?

April 2015How Do I Recognize the Early Signs of Autism?

March 2015Poison Prevention: Common Household Dangers Every Parent Should Know

February 2015 - Tween and Teen Eating Disorders: Advice for Parents

January 2015High Risk Pregnancy: Know What to Expect

December 2014When to Say Goodbye to Your Child’s Pediatrician

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  1. Easter Egg Hunt @ the Port Richmond Library

    March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    March 23, 2018  |  12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    0 to 4 years @ 12 PM to 12:30 PM 5 years to 9 years @ 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM 10 years to 15 years @ 4 PM to 4:15 PM One winner from each age group will win
  2. Kidz Cook

    March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    March 23, 2018  |  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Learn how the whipping technique adds volume to foods such as creams, eggs and cheeses.
  3. Wii Love Gaming

    March 23 @ 3:30 pm
    March 23, 2018  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Challenge your friends and other kids as you play cool Wii games!
  4. Game On!

    March 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    March 23, 2018  |  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    St. George Library
    Get ready to play some of your favorite board & Wii games.
  5. Happy Pig Day! An Elephant and Piggie Party

    March 23 @ 3:30 pm
    March 23, 2018  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Great Kills Library
    For ages 4 and up. Pre-registration is recommended.
  6. St. Peters High School Heart Health for Athletes

    March 23 @ 6:00 pm
    March 23, 2018  |  6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    St. Peter's High School
    Free BMI, EKG and Echo screenings for athletes  
  7. Political Issues Affecting our Youth Today

    March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    March 24, 2018  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Zimmer Club
    Please join us on Saturdays from January 20th to April 21st (except March 31st) at 9:00AM for the 2018 Zimmer Youth Conservation Classes. The classes are from 9AM – 12 Noon for approximately 13 weeks.  Each week we teach about
  8. Saint George Greenmarket

    March 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    March 24, 2018  |  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    St. Mark's Place and Hyatt St
    Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood
  9. Eggstravagant Feast with the Bunny

    March 24 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    March 24, 2018  |  9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Staten Island Zoo
    Join us for a special visit with breakfast AND lunch: hot buffet, Easter egg hunt, intimate animal encounters, ride our carousel with Chuck the Groundhog, take your own pictures with our Bunny (please bring your own camera), our cotton-tailed friend
  10. Sensory Storytime

    March 24 @ 10:30 am
    March 24, 2018  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    Tottenville Library
    An inclusive, 4-session program that combines the best practices from special education and traditional storytime to create an interactive, engaging program for children of all abilities! Limited to 12 children, best for ages 2 and older. Pre-registration begins one week