At Westchester Health, one question we get asked almost more than any other is, “How much sleep does my child need?” Our answer: It depends on the age of your child. Our rule of thumb is that if your child wakes up groggy or is overly sleepy during the day, he/she is not getting enough sleep. To help you […]
Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important jobs you’ll have as a parent. Although it’s hard to imagine your baby as an adult, helping your teen successfully navigate the transition from childhood into independent adulthood is absolutely vital. Whether your teenager is heading off to college […]
For many of our patients here at Westchester Health, morning sickness should really be called “morning-noon-and-night sickness.” For some pregnant women, the symptoms are worse in the morning and ease up over the course of the day. For others, they last all day long. The intensity of symptoms can also vary from woman to woman. Although […]
A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that the vast majority of parents are not using time-outs correctly. In general, a time-out is used to manage a child’s misbehavior or improper action. Time-outs can be started when a child is 15-18 months old and can continue up to the preteen years. There is now […]
A colonoscopy is a diagnostic screening exam that a physician, usually a gastroenterologist, uses to look inside your large intestine for colon polyps or possible signs of colorectal cancer. How often you should be screened depends on the specific test, your age and your risk for colon cancer.
Spring is on its way! While many people look forward to this season of renewal, warm weather and beautiful blossoms, for those with allergies it can be something to dread. At Westchester Health, our patients with eye, nose and respiratory spring allergies usually find themselves symptomatic from late March until late May, although the onset […]
If you’re like a lot of people over age 50, knees that have served you well for years gradually start hurting and swelling. They may start making cracking or popping sounds, and you may even feel a grinding sensation in your knees as you move. Most likely, you’ve developed arthritis of the knee, something we […]
“Not now. I’ll take the trash out it later, I promise.” “I walked the dog yesterday. Why do I have to do it again?” “My friends’ parents don’t make them do chores.” How many times have you heard this or something similar when you ask your kids to do a chore? I’d venture a guess […]
At Westchester Health, we often see older patients who have developed glaucoma, a condition that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve and unfortunately, may get worse over time. Linked to a buildup of pressure inside the eye, glaucoma tends to be genetic and may not show up until later in life. This increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can […]
Has your sweet, adorable child suddenly morphed into an unrecognizable little monster? Instead of wide-eyed smiles and happy giggles, are you now witnessing: screaming temper tantrums kicking and biting grabbing toys fighting with siblings every word is “No” total meltdowns ??? Welcome to the terrible 2s!