10 Easy-to-Make, Easy-to-Love Breakfast Recipes For Your Kids

Yes, breakfast matters!

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Yes!

Studies show that kids who eat breakfast perform much better in school and show extra energy in sports and other physical activities. Conversely, children who come to school hungry experience more learning difficulties compared to well-nourished children. Plus, eating a healthy breakfast on a daily basis has a measurable, positive affect on alertness, attention, performance on standardized achievement tests, and other skills important for academic success.

At Westchester Health, we’re parents too and we know how hard it to fix a healthy breakfast for your family, especially when everyone’s rushing out the door in the morning. To help you cook a nutritious meal that will fuel your kids’ bodies and minds and also be fun for them to eat, we’d like to share our top 10 healthy breakfast recipes, compiled by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group. Enjoy!

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How To Know If You Have Trigger Finger

Trigger finger, a painful condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck, is not caused by just one thing. Rather, many things can cause it. To help people better understand trigger finger and get appropriate, timely treatment, Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD, a Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group, has written this very informative blog.

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How To Avoid Tick-Borne Diseases

In the United States, a number of different variety of ticks carry pathogens that can cause human illness and disease, more than just Lyme disease. Dr. Mason Gomberg, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has recently written a blog which lists the most common tick-borne diseases specific to the Northeast (where our offices are located and where most of our readers live) and how to avoid contracting these diseases.

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10 Important Benefits Of Strengthening and Conditioning

At Westchester Health, we think it’s of primary importance to not only diagnose and treat injuries but to prevent them. Over the years, we’ve found that strengthening and conditioning play a large part in injury prevention. Ranging from intense cardiovascular training to a comprehensive stretching regimen, specialized techniques and exercises help athletes of all levels and abilities. Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group and Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Westchester Health, outlines the benefits of a strengthening and conditioning program in a recent blog.

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How The Signs of A Woman’s Heart Attack Differ From A Man’s

Did you know that cardiac arrest, not breast cancer, is the #1 killer in women? In fact, according to The Heart Foundation, heart disease is more deadly for women than all forms of cancer combined. An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease. And yet, only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat.

Since the symptoms of heart disease can be quite different in women and men, and are often misunderstood, I offer this blog to help both sexes understand what to look for, what it might mean, and when to seek medical help.

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Nov. 21st, Get Important Information For Giving Your Newborn The Best Start In Life

Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Get ready for one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life. Here at Westchester Health, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to give your newborn a healthy start. That’s why we’ve created a series of 8 prenatal talks, once a month from November 2016-June 2017.

The first prenatal talk is NEXT MONDAY, November 21st, in Mt. Kisco. Please join us!

Please come with lots of questions!

You probably have a lot of questions, especially if this is your first pregnancy. Rest assured, we have answers, as well as lots of practical advice and years of experience.

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How To Know If You Have A Food Allergy

At Westchester Health, many patients come to us who think they may have a food allergy, or a food intolerance, or maybe both. To get the facts, and some answers, we refer them to one of our allergists who perform specific tests to determine what is causing the reactions. If it is determined that they do indeed have a food allergy, our specialists work with them to develop a diet and treatment plan so that a severe allergic reaction can be avoided.

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How To Survive Toddler Tantrums

Got a toddler? Then we bet you’ve got tantrums! While tantrums are a normal part of child development and a natural response to anger, disappointment, frustration and a host of other strong negative emotions, they can be horrible to deal with, especially in a public place. At Westchester Health, we’ve dealt with toddlers’ tantrums for decades, as well as numerous frazzled parents. To help everyone get through this difficult stage, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, shares tips for preventing tantrums, and when that’s not possible, ways to survive them.

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Do You Need Foot And Ankle Surgery?

Did you know that most people log 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they are 50? For some people, all of this wear and tear can cause severe pain in the foot and ankle, requiring surgery. So how can you tell if you would benefit from surgery? Read this recent blog by John Viscovich, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, a board certified podiatrist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group.

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