The danger of Halloween is not candy or strangers, it’s injuries Halloween is just around the corner and this is the time parents and children need to be reminded about some safety concerns so that the holiday remains a safe and happy one. Many parents worry about tampered candy and strangers during Halloween, but the […]
The bad news: Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes, and 2,200 people die from cardiovascular diseases every day. The good news: Heart disease is mostly preventable.
Colic…that dreaded word that strikes fear in the hearts of parents. No matter how cute and cuddly your baby may be, after weeks (or months) of seemingly non-stop crying, even the most stalwart of moms and dads may feel on the verge of losing it. But hang on, help is on the way.
Every day, we get medical information through the Internet, television, radio, newspapers and magazines. But how do we know that this information is current, accurate and credible? First, look at the source Is the information from a respected health organization like the American Academy of Pediatrics? Or a reputable government agency, hospital, business, research institution […]
Goodbye summer, hello fall, and all too soon, winter. Even though you’re no longer basking on the beach (at least in New York State), the sun is still out and can cause significant damage to your skin. First or second degree burns, dark spots, wrinkles, and an increased risk for cancer, or carcinoma, are all possible at any time […]
Other than skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described below, it is very important for you to get checked out by your doctor. It might be nothing but then again, it might be […]
What if your child has a terrible cough, possibly strep, but it’s late, or a Sunday, or maybe even a holiday, and you don’t want to bother your pediatrician. What do you do? Sure, you could go to your local ER or urgicenter. Or, you could call your child’s pediatrician.
Rachel Menaged, MD, FAAP of Westchester Health Pediatrics Answers Top 10 Questions From Parents Of Twins Katonah, NY, October 10, 2015 — On the first visit to their pediatrician, or even before their babies are born, parents of twins have a number of twin-specific questions, reports Dr. Rachel E. Menaged, a pediatrician with Westchester Health […]
Your eyesight is one of your most valuable assets. Because maintaining the health of your eyes is so important, here are the Top 10 most common issues people experience with their eyes. If any of these apply to you, please see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible before the condition threatens your eyesight.
At Westchester Health Associates, we strongly believe in the importance of immunizations and fully advise giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations.