Often when people hear the word cholesterol, they think it’s something that’s bad for you. In fact, though, your body needs cholesterol to produce hormones (such as cortisol, testosterone, progesterone and estrogen) and vitamin D. The liver also uses cholesterol to make bile, which plays an important role in the processing and digestion of fats.
Wow, where did the summer go! Is it really time to start school again? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel the same way. We’re parents too and feel the same pangs of anxiety, and relief, as many of our patients’ parents when school rolls around every year. Is my child ready for a new year, […]
Above: Lucas and Zachary Tesler, Dr. Deborah V. Tesler’s identical twins As every parent knows, taking care of a newborn is totally amazing, deeply fulfilling, often frightening…and thoroughly exhausting. And that’s just for one baby. What about two?!! At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we have […]
Although women are at greater risk of osteoporosis, men get this potentially debilitating bone disease, too. In fact, as Baby Boomers age (currently the largest U.S. generation), more men will get this disease as the number of men above the age of 70 continues to increase and life expectancy continues to rise. So that men […]
Most people acknowledge that cigarette smoking is bad for your health, but did you know that it is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States? It’s true—cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths every year (nearly 1 in 5 of all U.S. deaths). However, we at Westchester Health want to draw your attention […]
Here at Westchester Health, we get a lot of questions from our pregnant moms and their partners asking what happens in labor and delivery so they can better prepare for it, both mentally and physically. How long will it last? How much will it hurt? How do we know when it’s starting? To keep expecting parents […]
At Westchester Health, we want you to know that we care about you and will support whatever choices you make regarding your pregnancy. With no judgments, we’ll help you work through the pros and cons of each option. Whatever action you decide to take, we’re here for you with information, advice, referrals and prenatal healthcare. For some important information regarding […]
Teenagers today can’t avoid it. In magazines, on TV, in ads, and especially all over social media, young people—both male and female—are bombarded with images of how they should look. It’s no wonder most of them feel they’re too fat, too thin, too short, too tall or not attractive enough. Sure, there are messages out there […]