Pediatricians Can Play A Key Role In Managing Children With Type 1 Diabetes

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.

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Effective Pain Relief For Arthritis of the Thumb

There are many types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis which happens as the joints simply wear out over time. The good news is that there are a number of effective treatments—particularly for arthritis of the thumb—that can ease the pain and restore comfortable movement of the joint. Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD, a Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, explains these in his recent blog.

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Getting A Pulmonary Stress Test

Are you experiencing breathing problems while exercising — most commonly, shortness of breath or wheezing? These might be important signs that you need a pulmonary stress test, also called a lung function test. If you have any of the 5 chronic conditions listed in Dr. Eric Small’s blog on the topic, you should talk to your physician or sports medicine specialist about getting a pulmonary stress test.

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Proper Medical Care Should Not Be Treated Like Fast Food

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 stomachache sometimes after eating too much junk food, going to the urgent care center can make you worse off and often requires a visit BACK to your primary care physician,” writes Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in a recent blog.

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5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Shin Splints

A great many runners—professionals as well as amateurs—run too much too soon and develop medial tibial stress syndrome, or shin splints, one of the most common running injuries. What can be done to prevent this? Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Westchester Health, offers guidance and advice in a recent blog.

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Is Your Child The Victim Of Bullying?

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 find helpful.

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5 Best Non-Surgical Ways To Treat Knee Arthritis

Do you have painful, swollen knees? Do they make cracking or popping sounds when you walk? If so, you may have arthritis of the knee. If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the knee joint is the most common joint that develops arthritis. In his recent blogRick Weinstein, MD, MBA, an Orthopedic Sports Medicine specialist and general orthopedic surgeon with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Westchester Health, shares several treatments for knee arthritis that do not require surgery.

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Westchester Health’s Eric Small, MD Featured in Wall Street Journal Article on Youth Baseball Pitching Injuries

Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Westchester Health, and assistant clinical professor of pediatrics, orthopedics and rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is featured in a June 6, 2016 article in The Wall Street Journal, commenting on the alarming increase in recent years of youth baseball players with worn-out shoulders and elbows from over-pitching. Many of these young athletes require Tommy John surgery, which involves remaking the UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) with a tendon from another part of the body or a donor. A UCL tear results from overusing the elbow.

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Are You Worried That Your Teen Is Using Opioids?

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 an excellent blog offering parents help, and hope, for this growing problem.

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For An Orthopedic Or Sports-Related Injury, Turn To Your Local Specialist 

When you need an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist, the best doctor for you could be nearby—in fact, right in your own neighborhood. To make it easier and more convenient for you and your family to get the best possible care, many highly-trained specialists have opened major sports medicine centers in suburban locales.

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