According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), injuries are the leading cause of deaths in children and a child is treated in an emergency room every 4 seconds. Summer is a great time when families spend more time outdoors, but outdoor activities often bring about injuries. Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, offers 4 important tips to keep your family safe this summer.
Ankle fractures can sometimes be mistaken for sprains because the symptoms of a sprain and a fracture are actually very similar. That’s why it’s important to have an ankle injury evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible to confirm which type of injury you have, writes Rick Weinstein, MD, MBA, MD, an Orthopedic Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in a recent blog.
Every patient has his/her own reasons for seeking shoulder surgery, whether it’s to get back to a particular sport at an elite level of competition or to be free of the daily pain of a certain condition. And just as important as the decision to have shoulder surgery is determining which surgeon should perform it. In his recent blog, Russell J. Cavallo, MD, an Orthopedic Sports Medicine specialist and general orthopedic surgeon with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, shares 8 important things to keep in mind before choosing the surgeon to entrust with your shoulder.
If you have a child with peanut allergy, here is some fantastic news. A recent groundbreaking study reveals a revolutionary new way of thinking about peanut allergy in children, reports James A. Pollowitz, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, an allergy, asthma and immunology specialist with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in his highly-informative blog.
Many parents in our practice have a child with type 1 diabetes and they’ve told us that although this chronic disease sometimes seems overwhelming, they’ve been able to manage it by following a structured, regular treatment plan.
Did you know that for children older than six months, having a fever can be a good thing? That’s because a fever indicates that your child is fighting off some kind of infection, such as a cold, the flu or an ear infection, or it could be a sign that your baby’s teething. Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Dr. Rachel E. Menaged writes that letting a fever run its course may actually reduce the length and severity of many illnesses.
Have your kids come home with head lice recently? Kids of all ages and socioeconomic levels get lice, no matter how often they do—or do not—wash their hair or bathe. In fact, 6-12 million kids in the U.S. get head lice each year, so you’re not alone.
Diapers? Check. Breast pump? Check. Stroller? Check. But wait, have you chosen a pediatrician?