At Westchester Health, an issue that some of our male patients suffer from is infertility, and we know how stressful and frustrating this can be for men. Fortunately, infertility is not always a permanent prognosis—it can be treated and in a great many instances, can be reversed. In this blog, we hope to dispel some […]
Here at Westchester Health, we often get questions from our patients wanting to know the difference between metabolic syndrome, metabolic disorder and metabolic diseases. Since there seems to be some confusion, we thought we’d offer this blog as a way to clarify these conditions that, if left untreated, pose serious risks to your health, particularly diabetes and […]
(A checklist for parents and young athletes to review prior to playing competitive sports) There are few things more devastating than to learn that a young athlete has collapsed and died. Even though it is extremely rare, sudden cardiac death is a frequent cause of sports-related death in young athletes. By conducting a thorough exam and […]
Here in my ophthalmology practice at Westchester Health, I often have patients come to me complaining about dry eyes, a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. Dry eye disease (also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough natural tears to lubricate and nourish the eye.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system responds abnormally to gluten, a protein. This occurs as a result of a child’s genetics and exposure to a trigger. A child who develops celiac disease probably inherits the condition from one or both parents and then develops the disease when exposed to gluten […]
Does your child have frequent headaches, skin rashes, stomach aches, is not gaining weight and/or is frequently tired? He or she may have celiac disease, an immune disorder caused by an intolerance to gluten. To find answers, read this informative blog by Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.
Today is National Bike to School Day and May is Bike Safety Month To emphasize bike and helmet safety, here’s an excellent video from Cohen Children’s Medical Center Trauma Team on how to properly put a bike helmet on your child AND yourself. (Click here to view the video)
Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we’re also affiliated with Cohen Children’s Medical Center. As we learn more about our new relationship, we’re finding out that we have a lot of things in common, such as a commitment to child safety, especially biking and bike helmets. Today is National Bike to […]
These days, more than ever before, parents need to be aware of what their kids see and hear on the internet, who they meet there, and what they share about themselves online. As with any safety issue that concerns the health and safety of your children, we at Westchester Health urge you to 1) share your […]