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. THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

    October 16 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    October 16, 2017  |  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Staten Island Mall
    Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of
  2. Tot Time Tuesday

    October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    October 17, 2017  |  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    The Interpretive Center
    Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!
  3. THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

    October 17 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    October 17, 2017  |  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Staten Island Mall
    Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of
  4. Toddler Time

    October 17 @ 10:30 am
    October 17, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    South Beach Library
    Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
  5. Tuesday Storytime

    October 17 @ 11:00 am
    October 17, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Barnes & Noble
    Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!
  6. Tot’s Time Plus

    October 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    October 17, 2017  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  7. Five Senses

    October 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
    October 17, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight.
  8. Science Time

    October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    October 17, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 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
  9. Tween Tuesdays

    October 17 @ 3:30 pm
    October 17, 2017  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    New Dorp Library
  10. Homework Help

    October 17 @ 3:30 pm
    October 17, 2017  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    New Dorp Library
    High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.