S.I. Parent’s Ask the Doctor Column

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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. Toddler/Preschool Story Time

    June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 pm
    June 22, 2017  |  10:30 am - 11:15 pm
    St. George Library
    Join us for songs, rhymes, picturebook stories, simple craft activity, and snack packed in 45 minutes! For two and three year-olds and their care givers. No pre-registration is needed, but the space is limited to 20. First-come, first-serve.
  2. The Pipes Are Calling

    June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    June 22, 2017  |  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
    Join Richmond County Pipe & Drums for free lessons on Bagpipes & Drums, no Experience Necessary! Every Thursday Night, except holidays. We do occasionally take breaks so please email ahead to richmondcountypipesdrums@gmail.com for more info!
  3. Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

    June 23 @ 10:15 am
    June 23, 2017  |  10:15 am - 10:15 am
    Tottenville Library
    Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!
  4. Playtime!

    June 23 @ 10:30 am
    June 23, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    Huguenot Library
  5. Baby Rhyme Time

    June 23 @ 10:30 am
    June 23, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    New Dorp Library
    Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!
  6. Preschool Storytime

    June 23 @ 11:00 am
    June 23, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
    Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!
  7. Toddler Story Time & Activity Hour

    June 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    June 23, 2017  |  11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
  8. Book Worms

    June 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    June 23, 2017  |  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Walker Park
    Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips. Registration
  9. Science Time

    June 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    June 23, 2017  |  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  10. Kidz Cook

    June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    June 23, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    3 & 4 PM