Blog, Pediatrics

How To Know If Your Baby Has Cradle Cap And What To Do About It

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.

Blog, Pediatrics, Pulmonology

Don’t Believe That E-Cigarettes And Vaping Are Safe. They’re Not.

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 […]

Kids, Parents, Teens

Does Your Child JUUL (“jewel”) or PHIX (“fix”)? Here’s Why You Should Worry.

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 […]