Yes, it really is true: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, even for the busiest of families. To help our patients and their parents eat a healthy breakfast and still get out the door on time, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Maryann Buetti-Sgouros, MD, FAAP, offers these helpful and useful tips […]
We’ve all been reading about lead poisoning and water contamination in Flint, Michigan, and a lot of our parents are concerned. Plus, we’re now hearing that the problem isn’t limited to Flint. The U.S. Congress banned lead water pipes 30 years ago, yet between 3.3 and 10 million older pipes remain throughout the country, potentially leaching lead […]
Tragically and far too often, children are the victims of deadly gun violence, all across America. To help us understand the cause and scope of the problem and to identify possible solutions that might stem the violence, Nancy R. Beran, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Westchester Health, has written a blog highlighting a study by researchers at […]
It’s impossible for me to know the emotions you had when you first learned that you were having a baby with Down syndrome. Some parents are angry, sad, anxious and overwhelmed. Others are accepting, hopeful and optimistic. The parents in our practice with Down syndrome children have probably felt all of these emotions, both positive […]
During the long winter months, it is especially important for diabetics to take certain steps to keep their feet healthy. Winter moisture, cold and dryness can easily cause numbness and decreased circulation, increasing the risk of a diabetes foot problem.
Lead poisoning and water contamination in Flint, Michigan has been a focus in the news. Understandably, parents are concerned. The New York Times recently reported that unsafe lead levels in tap water are not limited to Flint. Laboratory tests have also found dangerously high levels of lead in multiple cities’ tap water: Sebring, OH (2015); […]
There is no question that antibiotics have changed medicine and the way we practice it. There is also no question that when prescribed responsibly, they are one of the most beneficial, helpful medications we have. But to keep them working, and to keep bacteria from becoming resistant to them, they must only be prescribed when needed, urges […]
It is believed that anywhere from 3-10% of children in the United States have ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Most often, this condition is recognized when the child starts attending school and he or she requires a more structured environment. But quite often, the signs and symptoms are apparent at a younger age. Here in […]
As well as buying two of everything, parents of twins have lots of questions. To assuage their fears, clear up common misconceptions, and offer overall information about twins, Dr. Rachel E. Menaged, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, was interviewed recently by Twin Love Concierge, a maternity consulting service exclusively for twins.