With help from their pediatrician and a team of endocrinologists and diabetes specialists, along with support from parents, caregivers and school personnel, young children and teens with type 1 diabetes can learn how to maintain this chronic disease and live full, healthy lives, writes Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Dr. Lauren Adler, in a recent blog.
Did you know that eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatricians? In our practice, Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of eczema, especially in babies and toddlers. Fortunately, eczema is not contagious, but it tends to run in families with a history of eczema or other conditions such as hay fever and asthma. Different triggers can make […]
“Should my child get the HPV vaccine?” This is a question I get asked almost every day by parents of preteen and teenage girls (and some boys). My standard answer is yes. Why? There are very few cancers that researchers have discovered a vaccine for, and those caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) fall within that category. The […]
Many urgent care facilities these days seem to follow the fast food model of delivering a service. They just want to get you through your current illness of the moment with a minimal wait so you can walk out with a prescription in hand. You are then done and free to continue on your way. “However, just as when you get a […]
Your child comes home from preschool (or daycare, birthday party, sleepover or anywhere he/she has been in close contact with other children) with red, puffy, weepy eyes. What’s going on? You guessed it…pink eye. Also known as conjunctivitis, pink eye occurs mainly in children—so we see a lot of cases of it in our pediatric […]
Nobody should be bullied, especially your child. Although bullying can happen at any age, it seems to be particularly prevalent during the elementary and middle school years. But there are ways you can help your child stand up to bullying, says Dr. Rodd Stein, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, in a very insightful blog that parents hopefully will […]
At Westchester Health, we’ve been hearing from a number of our parents who are concerned that their teenagers may be using and/or abusing drugs, particularly opioids—powerful prescription pain killers. The danger, especially for teens, is that opioids quickly and easily become addictive, often leading to overdose and death. Mason Gomberg, MD, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, has recently written […]
Young people with type 1 diabetes (also known as type 1 diabetes mellitus) face many challenges in their lifelong quest to manage their disease. With help from their pediatrician and a team of endocrinologists and diabetes specialists, along with support from parents, caregivers and school personnel, young children and teens with type 1 diabetes can understand and […]