Oh dear, puberty! That exciting time when a young person leaves the world of childhood and develops into a young adult. Unavoidably, hormones cause many changes during this period, the most emotionally-laden often being pimples or acne.
These days, it is not uncommon for a 12-year-old to participate on 3 soccer, baseball, hockey or volleyball teams all at the same time. What’s more, this number of over-committed young athletes continues to grow.
Every day, we go to the Internet, television, radio, newspapers and magazines for medical information. But how do we know if what we are reading, hearing and seeing is current, accurate and credible?
If you’re a male with a possible urological issue, even if it seems minor, it’s important to visit a Urologist to get it checked out.
At Westchester Health, we strongly believe that an annual physical plays a very important role in keeping your child healthy and should take place every year even if he/she rarely gets sick. Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has written a very informative blog (excerpted below), on the subject, emphasizing the fact that not only do physicals give us the opportunity to examine your child at least once a year, they allow us to focus on your child’s physical and emotional well-being when they’re well, rather than sick.
Divorce is anything but easy. Deciding to end a marriage is an enormous decision for all parties involved and it affects children very deeply.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is becoming a growing health crisis, writes Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, in her recent blog. Antimicrobial drug resistance as a growing public health crisis and apparently, adding antibiotics to the feed of healthy livestock is one of the main reasons why.
Internists (internal medicine physicians) are personal physicians who provide long-term, comprehensive care in a doctor’s office and in the hospital, managing both common and complex illnesses in adolescents, adults and the elderly.
Approximately 1 in 5 Americans has a tattoo. In the 18- to 30-year-old age group, that number increases to almost 30%. For parents giving permission and for teens getting tattoos on their own, be careful and be safe if you decide to get a tattoo or piercing, says Dr. Mason Gomberg, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in his recent blog.