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.
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.
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.
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.
The years from ages 3-6 are an important time to teach your child how to be an independent person, make good decisions, understand consequences and be safe. Check out these 7 important guidelines in a recent blog by Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics.
A common worry for most parents of newborns, especially new parents, is the condition of their baby’s skin. Is it too damp, too dry, is that a rash? To set your mind at ease, here’s what you need to need to know in an easy-to-follow blog from our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Dr. Pete Richel.