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Parents: It’s Not Tainted Candy You Need to Fear On Halloween, It’s Car Injuries

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time that parents and children need to be reminded about how to stay safe while trick-or-treating. Many parents worry about tampered candy and strangers approaching their children, but we at Westchester Health want everyone to know that the real danger is injury from car accidents. For your […]

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How Discipline Helps Create A Happier, Healthier Child…And Parents

At Westchester Health, we feel strongly that happy kids are those who have been raised with appropriate discipline, along with plenty of praise. This crucial combination is an important way to help your child develop into a responsible, well-adjusted adult. After many years of helping the parents in our practice work through the ups and downs of disciplining their children, […]

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U.S. News & World Report Features WHP Peter Richel MD’s Back-To-School Health Tips For Parents

In a recent article in U.S. News & World Report, Dr. Peter Richel, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, reminds parents that they need to remember the importance of keeping their children healthy. “As we approach the beginning of each school year, we must consider the ongoing health of our children,” Dr. Richel advises. “Ages differ, and therefore needs and […]

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How To Keep Cooped-Up Kids Active and Engaged During The Pandemic

As part of Northwell Health Physician Partners, we at Westchester Health would like to share the following article from Northwell Health concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. In brief, the article discusses: maintain a daily routine kids need time for play along with their schoolwork for activities, think outside the box help kids connect with their friends […]

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Keeping Your Kids Safe From Coronavirus

As part of Northwell Health Physician Partners, we at Westchester Health would like to share the following article from Northwell Health concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, written by Lorry Rubin, MD, Chief of Division of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, North Shore University Hospital. In brief, the article discusses: that most COVID-19 cases are milder in children […]

Allergy and Immunology, Blog, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

How To Recognize And Respond To Anaphylaxis In A Child

If you have a child with allergies, most likely you are familiar with anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. The most common anaphylactic reactions are to foods, insect stings and medications, and they can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen. These reactions can happen to children at any age, including […]