How To Know If You Have A Yeast Infection

It itches. It burns. It’s embarrassing to talk about. If you’ve ever had one, you know what it’s like. If not, you’re lucky. I’m referring to a yeast infection, a non-serious but very uncomfortable vaginal condition that I see frequently in my female patients at Westchester Health. (Although relatively rare, men can also get yeast infections from having unprotected sex with a woman who has a yeast infection.)

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We Have The Flu Vaccine. Come In And Get A Flu Shot!

The flu is really bad this year so it’s more important than ever to get your family (and yourself) vaccinated. It protects you from getting this dangerous disease and also protects the rest of the community. We still have plenty of supplies of the flu shot so please come in and get immunized TODAY. Please call (914) 232-1919 to make an appointment with one of our Westchester Health physicians to get your shot. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.

10 Do-It-Yourself Treatments For Plantar Fasciitis

As a podiatrist with Westchester Health who specializes in conditions of the feet and ankles, I see a lot of plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain. Whether caused by overuse, flat arches, a job that keeps you on your feet or badly-fitting shoes, for many people the pain of this condition can be excruciating. To help relieve the symptoms and causes of plantar fasciitis, and possibly prevent it altogether, I offer this blog of remedies and preventative actions you can do at home.

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10 Ways Parents Can Try to Prevent Teen Suicide

All teenagers go through a range of emotional ups and downs as a normal part of growing up, as they deal with the pressures of school, friends, physical changes, sexual feelings and the expectations of their peers. However, sometimes these mood swings signal that something more serious is going on. Here at Westchester Health, we know how important it is for parents to recognize if their teen is exhibiting signs of suicide, which is why this blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, is so important.

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Yes, You Really Should Still Get A Flu Shot

You may have seen it in the news or read it online but here at Westchester Health, we want to emphasize that this is a particularly bad year for the flu — one of the worst in years — and if you have not yet gotten a flu shot, you really should.

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Why Do My Allergies Get Worse In The Winter?

Even though ice, snow and freezing temperatures bring an end to pollen, many people still suffer from winter allergies, primarily due to more time spent indoors. In fact, the most common allergens—house dust mites, animal dander, cockroach droppings, fabric fiber, bacteria and forced-air furnaces circulating airborne dust—are actually worse in winter when there is less ventilation. For allergy sufferers, the old saying “Home is where the heart is” could be “Home is where the allergens are.”

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7 Tips For Diabetic Winter Foot Care

Each winter in the US, approximately 15-20% of people with diabetes end up in the hospital because of a foot ulcer or infection. In some cases, these foot problems lead to amputation. That’s why I tell all of my diabetic patients at Westchester Health that foot care is always very important but during the winter, it is even more crucial to keep your feet healthy. Winter moisture, cold and dryness can easily cause numbness and decreased circulation, increasing the risk of a diabetic foot problem.

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