The morning starts off with the usual rush, getting yourself ready for work and making sure that your children are dressed, fed and packed for the school day. And then it happens: “Mom, Dad, I don’t feel good.” As your mind races to the list of all of the things you need to rearrange and possibly […]
Iron is a very important nutrient for your child’s growing body and mind. Iron helps make red blood cells (which prevents anemia), it supports healthy neurocognitive development, and it may even help your child’s stamina during exercise and sports. Yet many children are not getting enough iron, especially the picky eaters.
If you have a baby, you’re probably going to have to deal with diaper rash, no matter if you’re using cloth or disposable diapers and even if you’re hyper-vigilant with changes. At Westchester Health, we’ve helped thousands of parents learn how to prevent diaper rash, as well as treat it if it occurs. We’re here […]
With so many drugs readily available today, from e-cigarettes to marijuana to opioids to a host of others, peer pressure for young people to use harmful substances seems more intense than ever. Are you worried that your teen or middle schooler is using drugs? At Westchester Health, we want you to know that we’re your […]
No matter how cute and cuddly they are, all babies cry. Parents accept this and understand that crying is the way their baby lets them know they’re hungry, wet, scared or tired. If your baby has colic, though, the crying can seem to come out of nowhere with no apparent cause and can feel like […]
Many of my patients—especially those who smoke, used to smoke or who live with smokers—have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD refers to a group of lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that cause airflow obstruction and breathing-related problems.
In my pediatric endocrinology practice at Westchester Health, I often see young patients who are overweight or obese, and parents who are worried about their children’s health, especially when it affects how they’re being treated at school. Sadly, I’m quite used to it.
At Westchester Health, maybe the only thing we like better than new babies is helping parents learn how to take of their new babies. They typically come to us with lots of questions, first and foremost being, When will our baby sleep through the night?
The winter months can expose everyone, especially children, to conditions that impact their health and safety. That’s why it’s important to create a plan to keep your child safe, whether they are going out in their stroller, going to school or playing in the snow.
At Westchester Health, I often have parents bring their son or daughter to see me because they’re concerned that he/she is not developing sexually at the same rate as other adolescents their age. Often, these children will ultimately develop normally but will simply experience the hormonal changes of puberty a little later than their peers. […]