Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

Oh No, It’s the Stomach Bug!!!

The dreaded stomach bug is going around. Sometimes called the stomach flu, it really has nothing to do with the flu at all. The flu is caused by the influenza virus and typically causes respiratory symptoms. Instead, a stomach virus is caused by rotavirus, norovirus or adenovirus, among others. These viruses cause gastrointestinal symptoms: nausea, vomiting […]

Blog, Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

How Diabetes Affects Women

Diabetes can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or lifestyle. It can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy and kidney failure. Diabetes affects women and men in almost equal numbers. However, diabetes affects women differently than men. More than 13 million women have diabetes, or about one in […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

How To Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations Are Up To Date

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we strongly believe in the importance of immunizations and fully advise giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. Most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from person to person. When a person has been vaccinated for a particular […]