Blog, Pediatrics

Guidelines For Keeping Your Child’s Vaccinations Up To Date

Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. That’s why at Westchester Health, we strongly believe in immunizations and strongly recommend giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) officially recommends immunizations as the safest […]

Blog, Pediatrics

10 Important Survival Tips For Stay-At-Home-Dads

At Westchester Health, we know that raising kids is hard work, whether you’re a dad or a mom. But even today, sometimes stay-at-home dads encounter particular challenges. To help dads everywhere navigate the wonderful but exhausting world of babies, kids, teenagers and everything in between, Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, offers these […]

Blog, Pediatrics

What To Do If Your Child Is Obese

Here at Westchester Health, every week we see young patients who are overweight and obese, and parents who are anxious and worried. In fact, childhood obesity is one of the most common problems seen by pediatricians. Can it be reversed? Yes, overweight children can change and commit to a healthier lifestyle but it takes a coordinated effort from […]

Infants/Toddlers, Parents

How To Survive The Terrible 2s

If you’re like a lot of other parents, somewhere around your toddler’s 2nd birthday (maybe even earlier), you may wonder whatever happened to your sweet, adorable child. Instead of wide-eyed smiles and happy giggles, you’re now witnessing: screaming temper tantrums kicking and biting grabbing toys fighting with siblings every word is “No” total meltdowns What […]

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Wondering Whether To Circumcise Your Child?

There is abundant evidence that circumcision has many important health benefits for males, regardless of the age at which they are circumcised. Here at Westchester Health, we strongly feel that before parents make the important decision to circumcise, or not circumcise, their son, they need to carefully weigh the health benefits, risks, their religious beliefs and […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

What The New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Mean For You And Your Child

New Peanut Allergy Guidelines: addendum by the NIH (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Panel Report (released for publication 1/05/2017) For years, expert opinion held that the best way to prevent food allergy, especially peanut allergy, was avoidance of these foods until age 3. However, a landmark study published in 2015 (the LEAP study) […]