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.
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.
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.
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.