Cradle cap is the common term for seborrheic dermatitis, and it’s something we see quite often in our newborn patients here at Westchester Health. Basically infant dandruff, cradle cap is extremely common and it usually doesn’t cause pain or itching. To learn more, read this excellent blog by Heather Magnan, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.
The good news is that the rates for adolescents smoking tobacco have dipped slightly. The bad news is that e-cigarette use in middle and high school students has tripled. Many people, especially teens, think that e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to smoking. Unfortunately, this is simply not true. E-cigarettes are just another way of absorbing nicotine—which […]
Since 2011, there has been a gradual decrease in traditional cigarette smoking among middle school and high school students, as well as adults. This represents an all-time low. Yet the tobacco industry is still trying to get our youth and adults hooked on nicotine through various inhalation devices. Two new nicotine delivery systems are posing […]
Here at Westchester Health, we want to make sure parents know that it’s just as important to take their children to the doctor when they are well as when they are sick. These well-child visits are not only a chance to review a child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social development, but they’re a good time […]
At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we have the joy and the privilege of taking care of a lot of newborns. We also get to help parents transition into that wonderful phase of caring for a baby. One thing we’ve noticed over the years is how much parents want to make sure (especially first-time ones) if they’re […]
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes called “crib death” because the infants often die in their cribs. What makes SIDS so frightening is that it strikes babies who seem to have nothing wrong with them. To […]