The Majority Of Sports Injuries In Children And Adolescents Are Due To Overuse

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.

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Indoor Tanning Is A Risky Way To Get A Tan

For people who want a golden (or darker) glow, indoor tanning beds are NOT a safe alternative to the sun. In fact, they are quite harmful, explains Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in his recent blog.

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How To Verify Medical Information On The Web

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?

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Why Your Child Needs An Annual Physical

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.

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Why Antibiotics Are NOT Always The Best Way To Treat An Illness

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.

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Know The Risks Of Tattoos Before Getting One

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.

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