Westchester Health and Westchester Health Pediatrics would like to congratulate Marc Rabuse, MD for his 40 years of clinical practice in pediatrics, providing exceptional medical care to children and their families throughout the Westchester region. What an extraordinary achievement!
Hot spring and summer weather means that a lot of people spend more time playing and running around outside. It also means the re-growth of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, which can cause a lot of problems. As many as 50% of people who come into contact with these poisonous plants will have an allergic reaction to them. Knowing what they look like and avoiding contact with them is the first step in avoiding an itchy, painful rash, or worse, a severe reaction requiring medication, writes Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Dr. Peter Richel in a timely blog.
Spring is here, which means baseball season, which typically means an increase in youth pitching injuries, according to Eric Small, MD, a former star Little League pitcher, current baseball coach for 16 years and a Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Many Tommy John shoulder surgeries (ulna collateral ligament tears) are performed at this time of year, and unquestionably one of the main culprits is increased baseball pitching.
Maryann Buetti-Sgouros, MD, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians and a working mom, has written spring family fitness urging families, particularly in Westchester, to enjoy the great outdoors together while taking part if the many fun, physical activities that are available in the area.
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Facing a tidal wave of criticism over its plan to show a documentary about the now-disproven link between vaccines and autism, the Tribeca Film Festival (co-founded by Robert De Niro) has decided not to show the film. In his recent blog, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Rodd Stein, MD, FAAP, explains why he thinks this was the right thing to do.
If you have pain, weakness or numbness in your back, legs, neck, arms or hands, measuring the speed and degree of electrical activity in your muscles and nerves by way of electrodiagnostic testing can help your orthopedist make a proper diagnosis, says Dr. Syed S. Rahman in his recent blog.
As a urologist, I see a lot of male patients with erectile dysfunction, or ED—the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. There are many factors that can cause ED, such as medications, chronic illnesses, poor blood flow to the penis, cigarette smoking, drinking too much alcohol or simply being too tired.
These days, anyone interested in fitness talks about the importance of a strong core. In fact, strengthening your core—the key muscles in the middle of your body—not only greatly improves your fitness but also reduces your risk of injury. Since this is the basic foundation for all movement and strength within your body, core strength is essential for creating muscular and skeletal balance within your body, reports Michael A. Gott, MD, an Orthopedic surgeon with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in his recent blog on the subject.
If you think carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by too much time typing on a computer keyboard, you’re probably incorrect, says Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD, a Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in his recent blog.
Now that Spring is coming and the weather is getting warmer, we’re seeing an increase in patients with this tendonitis, mainly from playing outdoor sports and spending more time in the yard. In the majority of cases, tendonitis develops in people whose jobs or hobbies involve repetitive movements that aggravate the tendons, but it can also be caused by a sudden injury that tears the tendon and causes swelling (inflammation), according to Rick Weinstein, MD, MBA, Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine specialist, in his recent blog on the subject.