Blog, Pediatrics

How To Know If Your Child Has Bulimia

Do you suspect that your child may have bulimia? Eating disorders like bulimia are serious health conditions that can be both physically and emotionally destructive, particularly for teenagers. Here at Westchester Health, we have a number of teenage patients who suffer from bulimia, and we want to stress to parents that early diagnosis and intervention […]

Blog, Pediatrics

How A Child’s Chronic Illness or Disability Affects the Whole Family

In our many years of caring for families, one thing we’ve observed here at Westchester Health is that the stress of a child’s serious illness, chronic health condition or disability often causes problems throughout the family, particularly if parents try to deal with their fears, frustrations and exhaustion without support. Sadly, this often leads to divorce […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

Cystic Fibrosis: How To Recognize It And Treat It

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we often get questions from our parents wanting to know if their child might have asthma or some other lung disease because they’ve noticed him/her having trouble breathing. Once we have conducted a thorough examination and gotten a family health history, we sometimes find that the child actually has cystic fibrosis. […]

Blog, Pediatrics

Got Lice? Here’s How To Get Rid Of Them.

“Head lice? How can that be? We wash her hair every night. And we’re really clean people!” We wish we could tell you how many times we’ve heard this from parents of our patients who, despite their family’s “cleanliness,” have contracted head lice. Since lice are typically spread through head-to-head contact (school, sleepovers, camp and any […]