What’s The Difference Between Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes?

At Westchester Health, we have a number of patients who come to us with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. What concerns us is that many of them aren’t sure which type they have, and/or don’t know the difference between the two. As endocrinologists, we thought we’d offer the following information about both types of diabetes so that there can be less confusion and more understanding about this chronic but manageable disease.

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As A Woman, Am I At Risk of Cushing’s Disease?

From time to time at Westchester Health, patients come to us having been diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a rare endocrine disorder caused by abnormally excessive amounts of the hormone cortisol. It can also be caused by excessive growth of the pituitary gland, known as hyperplasia. Cushing’s disease mostly affects women, but men and even children can also develop it.

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Over 45 And Haven’t Had A Colonoscopy? Here’s Why You Should

Whenever we get a new patient at Westchester Health over the age of 45, one of the first questions we ask is, “Have you had a colonoscopy?” If the answer is no, we then explain what a colonoscopy screening test is, what it’s looking for, and why it’s so important.

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How Can I Tell If I Have A Stomach Ulcer?

Do you often have a dull or burning pain in your stomach that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours? Does the pain seem to flare up when your stomach is empty? Have you been taking Advil, Aleve or aspirin for a long time? If your answer to these questions is yes, you might have a peptic (stomach) ulcer.

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Now Open: Our New Office, Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians at the Grand Opening of Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

For families in Westchester County, trips to the pediatrician just got shorter

Westchester Health Pediatrics is pleased to announce the opening of our newest pediatrics office, located on the Phelps Hospital campus in Sleepy Hollow. In order to provide the highest quality pediatric services for all of our area’s children, particularly those in the western part of Westchester County, this new location means that families now will not have to travel far for specialized medical care for their children.

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What Is GERD And How Can I Know If I Have It?

Do you typically get heartburn after eating fried or spicy food, drinking acidic beverages such as coffee, tea or soda, or eating too fast? This might be more than acid reflux. It could actually be GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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Announcing The Opening Of Our New Pediatrics Office: Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians at the Grand Opening of Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

Our newest pediatrics practice in Westchester County is now open!

In order to provide the highest quality healthcare services for our area’s children, particularly those in the western part of Westchester County, Westchester Health is pleased to announce the opening of our newest pediatric office on the Phelps Hospital campus in Sleepy Hollow.

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5 Tips For Surviving The “Terrible 3s” With Your Sanity Intact

If you’re the parent of a toddler, you might have breathed a sigh of relief once the “terrible 2’s” were over. But wait…just as you thought all the tantrums and tears and diabolical behavior was behind you, here come the “terrible 3’s,” which in many ways are worse than the 2’s. To help you make it through these difficult years, we offer this blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below).

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If You Get Sick While Pregnant: 16 Helpful Tips

When you’re pregnant, your body can’t fight it off illnesses like it normally does, making you more vulnerable to a cold, fever, stuffy nose, sore throat, flu or stomach bug. On top of being pregnant! That can get rough. To help pregnant moms feel better while sick, we recommend this informative blog by Dennis McGroary, MD, FACOG, an OB/GYN with our Obstetrics/Gynecology group (excerpted below).

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Help Us Help You Stay Healthy As You Age — Get An Annual Medicare Wellness Visit!

Your Medicare wellness exam is more than a preventive exam

If you’ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you are entitled to have a yearly wellness visit to develop or update a personalized prevention plan. This plan is designed to help prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. Please remember, the annual wellness exam is not the same as a physical. The purpose of this visit is to make sure you have what you need to be healthy.

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