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If my count is accurate, I was one of just three men (aside from the tech guy) who attended the Maternal Mental Health Conference on Oct. 2, at the Morrelly Conference Center in Bethpage. Yet the message of this conference was as germane for men—fathers, brothers, grandfathers and coworkers—as it was for mothers. The conference was led by a terrific panel of health professionals, health educators and advocates. In the comments...

16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (Photo source: Greta Thunberg Facebook) On Sept. 18, I listened to Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who testified before a U.S. Congressional hearing on climate change. Her message was brief and then she answered questions along with a number of fellow youth climate activists. She told the congressional members that she had no prepared remarks and, instead, was leaving them with written testimony. She said,...

The headline read: “Student activists prevail.” It was a story by Joie Tyrell published earlier this year that told the tale of a group of high school students who were researching the international issue of access to feminine hygiene products. In their research, the teenage girls found that New York State legislation called for the provision of feminine hygiene products in the restrooms of all school buildings at no charge to...

I know that I am not alone. When I write about the fact that I have cancer, it is not my intention to suggest that I am in any way unique. Although when I was first diagnosed in 2010, I did feel special, and not in a good way. At first, I thought I had a hernia. But the surgeon said no. It took almost two months for the biopsy of...

Just the other day I was reminded that May marks the anniversary of one of the saddest trending tweets in Twitter history. The reminder was a photo posted on Instagram of a girl holding a cardboard sign. The girl looked to be 13 or 14 years old. The sign read: If I die in a school shooting, leave my body on the steps of Congress. #IfIDieInASchoolShooting was first tweeted a year...

From left: Michael Mullman, Ed Geller, Jeff Krevat and Peter BravermanNorth Shore Child & Family Guidance Center will hold its 23rd annual Jonathan Krevat Memorial Golf & Tennis Classic on Monday, June 3, at the North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, one of the region’s premier courses.Co-chairs Mike Mondiello, Michael Schnepper and Troy Slade are once again working together to create a stellar event filled with friendly competition, delicious...

Is your child a picky eater? Does her or his eating create tension in your home? What was your experience in being fed growing up? Were your parents overly involved? These are a few questions to consider if you are concerned with your child’s eating habits. Donna Fish, a licensed clinical social worker, offers parents and kids guidance in how to take the fight out of food. I met Ms. Fish at...

In a recent story in the Albany Times Union, reporter Mallory Moench paints a different picture about juvenile asylum seekers as compared to recent stories about caravans purportedly composed of gang members and Middle Eastern terrorists. In the report we meet Rosa, who left El Salvador as a young adolescent after being targeted by a gang intending to prostitute her. To prevent becoming sexually exploited, she left her parents and crossed the border. She...

(Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay) I have protested or testified before government bodies for issues including separating children at the border, school shootings and insurance parity for mental health and substance use disorders. I participated in a number of relief efforts after large-scale disasters such as 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. Yet nothing haunts me as much as the poisoning of an American city. The water crisis in Flint, MI, began in April...

By Andrew Malekoff Why do people choose to support certain causes, while others look away? Sometimes it’s personal. A family member dies in hospice where their dignity was preserved in their final days. Other times it’s not as close to home. A television spot features a child with a cleft palette, a shivering dog or a malnourished baby. Certain causes seem easier to sell. For example, the school you attended or a research center...