Over the last several years, the vision-correcting procedure known as LASIK has become very popular and a lot of my patients ask for it. While the thought of having a laser pointed at your eye may seem scary for some people, in reality, laser eye surgery is an easy, safe, relatively painless and FDA-approved procedure. Are you a good candidate for LASIK? Before you decide to have this procedure, here are some important points to consider so you can make as informed a decision as possible.
Know it or not, eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatricians. In our all of our different offices, our physicians see a lot of eczema, especially our pediatricians. Wondering if there’s anything you can do to keep your child from developing it? Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has written an excellent blog specifically for parents of children with eczema, or who are at risk of developing it.
If you’ve been wondering whether your child should get the HPV vaccine, we’re here to shed some light on the subject. Just so you know where we stand on the issue, we firmly believe that preteen and teenage girls and boys should get this vaccine. Why? There are very few cancers that researchers have discovered a vaccine for, and those caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) fall within that category. A recent, very informative blog by Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, explains why getting this vaccine is so important.
Has your child ever come home from preschool (or day camp, a sleepover or anywhere he/she has been in close contact with other children) with red, puffy, weepy eyes? The culprit could very well be pink eye, or conjunctivitis. Since pink eye mainly occurs in children, we see a lot of cases in our pediatric practice, Westchester Health Pediatrics. In fact, one of our WHP pediatricians, Glenn Kaplan, MD, FAAP, has written a great blog about what parents can do to help their children avoid contracting this condition that, though relatively minor, can still be a major annoyance.