It is vitally important to identify speech disorders in children and to intervene early so that they can be more likely to be successful academically and socially. Children learn to communicate early in infancy, and any challenge with speech or language can have a significant effect on social, emotional and academic development.
As well as the proven health benefits your baby can gain from breastfeeding, many mothers feel fulfillment and great joy from the physical and emotional bond they experience with their child while nursing. In addition, there are many important health benefits specifically for moms that come from breastfeeding.
Shin splints are the most common cause of running injuries in both recreational and elite runners. The term “shin splints” refers to pain along the shinbone (tibia) — the large bone in the front of your lower leg.
Measles is a serious infection that causes significant illness and in some cases, death. Here at Westchester Health, we strongly recommend vaccinating your child against the measles. NOTE: The measles vaccine DOES NOT cause autism.
Shown to be highly effective in accelerating the healing of injured tissues, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own healing processes to speed recovery, explains Rick Weinstein, MD, MBA, an Orthopedic Sports Medicine specialist and general orthopedic surgeon with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Westchester Health Associates, in a recent blog.
Pregnancy can be an anxious time for many parents, especially if they’re having their first baby. Now, thanks to recent improvements and breakthroughs in science and technology, parents and doctors alike can breathe a little easier, says a recent Record-Review article featuring Navid Mootabar, MD, FACOG, chairman of the department of gynecology and obstetrics at Northern Westchester Hospital of Mount Kisco and an OB/GYN with Westchester Health.
Of all sports injuries, shoulder injuries are among the most common, possibly because the shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. Because of this mobility, it is more likely to be injured or cause problems. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint, which lies over the top of the shoulder, is also easily injured.
At Westchester Health, our doctors are EXTRA-ordinary! Case in point: Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros. To her patients, Dr. Buetti-Sgouros is their dedicated pediatrician in the Mahopac office of Westchester Health Pediatrics. But did you know she has an alter ego? Every year she’s a balloon handler in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Fortunately, the rates of adolescents smoking tobacco have dipped slightly. But unfortunately, e-cigarette use (vaping) in middle and high school students tripled in 2014, reports Dr. Mason Gomberg, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in his latest blog. This very alarming trend marks the first time that e-cigarette use surpassed traditional cigarettes.
Unfortunately, one injury that defines a specific group of athletes is ACL injuries in female soccer players. The ACL is located deep in the middle of the knee, and along with several other ligaments, connects the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone). Its major purpose is to prevent the tibia from moving too far forward in relation to the femur, and to control the amount the tibia rotates.