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Everything Parents Need To Know About RSV

By Patricia Scanlon, Writer Originally published in The Well by Northwell Respiratory distress in a child is sure to make any parent anxious. Learn the warning signs of RSV and know when it’s time to head to the pediatrician. Earlier this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health alert advisory to […]

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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, […]


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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Visit a Pediatrician While Pregnant for Support Through New Parenthood and Beyond

Finding the right pediatrician lays the foundation for a trusting and supportive relationship between you, your child, and their doctor. At NHPP/Westchester Health, we recognize that the journey of building that relationship begins even before a child is born. Our pediatricians offer continuous support between pregnancy, new parenthood, and beyond.    Alongside comprehensive support from obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs), our pediatric physicians offer prenatal visits for […]

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Make Family Dinners Part of Your Family’s Healthy Lifestyle

In the digital era, it can be increasingly difficult for parents to keep their children engaged and off their screens. Nightly family dinners can be one of the best ways to engage with your kids and strengthen familial bonds. Cooking a quality meal each evening, and doing so with your family, will also ensure that […]