7 Things You Can Do At Home to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Did you know that plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain? That’s because the plantar fascia is the flat band of ligament tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes and if it becomes strained, it becomes swollen and irritated. And that is very painful. Some patients describe the feeling as if someone is hammering nails into their heel. To help ease the pain, Dr. John Viscovich, a podiatrist with Westchester Health, outlines 7 treatments you can do yourself to lessen and maybe even eliminate this condition.

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What You Can Do to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

For parents AND pediatricians, losing a baby to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is devastating. To try to prevent SIDS, Dr. Lauren Adler, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, offer these guidelines in a recent blog to help parents reduce the risks of this happening to their baby.

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Best Ways To Know If Your Baby Is Developing In a Healthy Way

For first-time parents, there are always lots of questions. One of the most common one we hear from our new parents is, “Is my baby developing normally?” As an answer, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, one of our pediatricians in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has written a blog containing helpful guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She describes what to expect and what to look for as a newborn progresses through his/her first year of life.

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Shoes That Cause Foot Problems And Have To Avoid Them

As well as causing toe deformities, calluses, corns, bone spurs and other problems, wearing the wrong shoes puts tendons, joints and entire muscle groups at risk of injury. The main culprit for all this damage? High heels. They drastically alter the wearer’s posture, displace the foot and ankle bones, strain the knee joints and tighten the surrounding tendons. What’s worse, these conditions can lead to osteoarthritis, a very painful and sometimes debilitating joint condition.

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What You Need To Know About Teenage Eating Disorders

Here at Westchester Health, we have a number of teenage patients with eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious health conditions that can be both physically and emotionally destructive, particularly for teenagers. Affecting boys as well as girls, they can escalate into life-threatening conditions and require professional help. That’s why you need to read Rachel Managed, MD’s recent blog on eating disorders — their causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Have Kids? Then You Probably Also Have Sibling Rivalry.

Despite your best attempts at harmony, brothers and sisters (or brothers and brothers, or sisters and sisters) seem to incessantly fight over toys, tattle on one another, argue, tease and compete for your attention. Why can’t they just get along? And what can you do to help them? Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, offers smart, practical answers to the age-old sibling rivalry dilemma in her recent blog.

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