Meningitis is a very serious, possibly fatal, disease. It can be spread without warning between two individuals through close contact (coughing, runny noses or kissing) or through groups living in close contact (bunks at sleep away camps, the military or college dorms). Learn about the 2 vaccines that can protect you and your family against this disease in a recent blog by Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.
At Westchester Health, we want all of our patients and their families to be healthy, happy and strong. Yet an ongoing serious threat to public health and safety is the Zika virus, which is why we have created a very informative 27-minute video featuring Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, and Tiffany Werbin-Silver, MD, FACOG, OB/GYN with Westchester Health. They discuss the Zika virus in depth, how it is contracted, how to avoid getting it, and how to get tested for it. Dr. Alan Siegel of Health iQ is the host.
The proper care and treatment for a wound as soon as it occurs is essential to ensure that it heals effectively. To help people understand how to care for a wound when they get injured, John Viscovich, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, a podiatrist with Westchester Health, offers these 9 important first aid tips.
At Westchester Health, we have years of experience with newborns, expectant moms and breastfeeding, and we’re here for you with tips, advice and support. To help you make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need while breastfeeding, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has put together these healthy-eating guidelines in a recent blog.
Announcing the New Location of Westchester Health “Women Caring For Women,” an Internal Medicine Practice Focused Solely on Women
KATONAH, NY, October 19, 2016 — Westchester Health is pleased to announce the new location of “Women Caring For Women,” its internal medicine practice focused solely on the primary care of women. Founded in March, 2006 by Nancy Beran, MD, CPE; Margaret Andersen, MD; and Deborah Kelly, MS, FNP, BC, “Women Caring For Women” is committed to the highest standards of quality care while managing its female patients’ healthcare needs with compassion.
No matter how thrilled they are to have given birth, up to 80 percent of new mothers experience the “baby blues,” also known as postpartum depression (PPD). Typically, moms feel better after getting some rest and a helping hand with the baby. But if the blues last more than two weeks, or seem to be getting worse as time goes on, they may need to seek further help, writes Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, in her recent blog.
Practically nothing makes a physician feel fulfilled and that they are making a difference in people’s lives than receiving appreciation from a patient. Recently, this heartfelt, very personal letter was pinned to the bulletin board in the office of Dr. Michael A. Gott, an orthopedic surgeon with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group. We reproduce it here so that our readers might be encouraged to seek surgery and other healing therapies for their conditions, too. Hopefully they, like this letter’s anonymous author, could experience similar satisfaction and life-changing freedom from pain.
One question I hear a lot from my patients is, “Is there something I can do to keep from getting cervical cancer?” My answer is simple: Yes. There are two ways to stop cervical cancer from developing—the first is to find and treat pre-cancers before they become actual cancers, and the second is to prevent pre-cancers altogether. How do you do this? The best way is to have regular screening tests starting at age 21.
If you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, I’m sure the Zika virus is weighing heavily on your mind right now, and with good reason. The mosquito-borne virus is all over the headlines with its potentially devastating consequences for pregnant women and their babies. And every day, it seems, cases of Zika turn up in another country, including recently in the U.S. Here at Westchester Health, we believe it’s crucial to arm yourself with information and up-to-date instructions for avoiding Zika rather than relying on heresay and scare tactics. That’s why we’ve compiled here in one place what you need to know so you can steps to protect yourself and your family.
Did you know that high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), not heart attack or stroke, is the most common cardiovascular disease? And that if left untreated, it can lead to serious diseases including stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, eye problems…even death? In the U.S. alone, more than 30% of American adults have high blood pressure.