To a lot of parents, especially first-time ones, a diagnosis of Down syndrome for their highly anticipated baby-to-be seems like a monumental disappointment. However, it’s important to know that there are beautiful, amazing rewards that come with raising a Down syndrome baby, writes one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Robert Pitaro, MD, in a recent blog.
When patients come into my office with red, bloodshot eyes, chances are they’ve got pink eye. A lot of people think that pink eye (conjunctivitis) occurs mainly in children, but actually anyone can get it. Yes, preschoolers and schoolchildren are particularly at risk, but college students, teachers, daycare workers, kids in summer camp and those in the military are also highly susceptible, due to their close proximity with each other.
It is estimated that 3-10% of children in the United States have ADD/H, or attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity. ADD/H is something we get a lot of questions about from our parents, which is why we’re sharing these important facts about ADD/H from an excellent blog written recently by one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Mason Gomberg, MD.
One thing I’ve noticed in my practice over the years is that in many cases, patients are typically disinclined to talk to their doctor about digestive disorders. Maybe they’re embarrassed to discuss things like reflux or constipation, but they shouldn’t be. Often, treatments can be as simple as making lifestyle changes or taking over-the-counter remedies. Please don’t suffer in silence…if your digestive tract is bothering you or causing you pain, please go see your physician or a gastroenterologist.
Plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful condition caused by inflammation of the thick tissue, or fascia, that run along the bottom of the foot. Who gets it? Typically, long distance runners, people with low arches who run in shoes without proper arch support, and those with a muscular imbalance in the hips or pelvis which places more stress on one leg than the other. Here are some tips for relieving the pain by one of our Westchester Health specialists, podiatrist John Viscovich, DPM, MBA, FACFAS.
Do you experience digestive problems, fatigue, skin rashes and other ailments when you eat gluten? You may have celiac disease. Learn the symptoms, risk factors and how to treat it in this highly informative blog by one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP.