Measles is an acute viral infection which has been relatively low in number for many years, in large part due to the vaccine protocol recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strongly recommend vaccinating your child against the measles
Where did the time go? Your precious little baby is now starting kindergarten! As exciting a milestone as this is, it can also be a very challenging time for all involved. This may be the first time your child will be away from you for a long period of time. On top of that, you may be […]
Just when it seems you and your child have figured out elementary school, here comes middle school — a difficult transition for many children and their parents. Although it’s only a step up of one grade, it can be a big jump for schoolchildren, both academically and socially.
Try these tried-and-true, pediatrician-approved tips for enjoying the “I did it myself!” years As every parent knows, the years when their kids are past the toddler stage but not yet in kindergarten zip by especially fast. Full of boundless energy, curiosity, belligerence and yes, more than a few tantrums, the years from ages 3-6 are an important […]
One minute you’re dropping off your 5-year-old at preschool and the next, she’s packing for college. What happened?! If you’re feeling a bit blindsided by the realization that your son or daughter will soon be living on their own for the first time, rest assured. We can help.
Summer’s here and the livin’ is easy. However, summertime can also pose certain risks to your child’s health and safety. Follow these smart, helpful tips from a recent blog written by our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Mason Gomberg, MD about the summer-specific things parents need to know how to keep their children safe.
Next to the common cold, an ear infection is a very common illness. Most children will have one by the age of 3, and they can be hereditary (run in families). If they recur often and are not treated, they can lead to hearing issues and other problems. Fortunately, two recent vaccines, Prevnar and Hib, […]
A new school year is starting. Are you ready with fresh breakfast and lunch ideas so your children can perform at their best? To help boost your breakfasts and jazz up your lunches, our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Lauren Adler, MD has written a terrific blog full of healthy, easy tips and suggestions to feed your […]
Other than feeding, burping and sleeping, possibly what is most on parents’ minds when they have a newborn is the condition of their baby’s skin. Is it too damp, too dry, is that a rash? Rest assured, here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve helped thousands of parents learn how to take care of their babies’ skin, and […]
If your child is starting kindergarten this year, this can be a very challenging time for both of you. As a parent, you may have worries about how your child will fare in school, both emotionally and academically. This may be the first time your child will be away from you for a long period […]