If you haven’t seen it, please take a few minutes to watch Sunday night’s 60 Minutes episode. Dear colleague, I’m so proud of Northwell Health’s front-line caregivers on their courageous response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you haven’t seen it, please take a few minutes to watch Sunday night’s […]
The morning starts off with the usual rush, getting yourself ready for work and making sure that your children are dressed, fed and packed for the school day. And then it happens: “Mom, Dad, I don’t feel good.” As your mind races to the list of all of the things you need to rearrange and possibly […]
Iron is a very important nutrient for your child’s growing body and mind. Iron helps make red blood cells (which prevents anemia), it supports healthy neurocognitive development, and it may even help your child’s stamina during exercise and sports. Yet many children are not getting enough iron, especially the picky eaters.
If you have a baby, you’re probably going to have to deal with diaper rash, no matter if you’re using cloth or disposable diapers and even if you’re hyper-vigilant with changes. At Westchester Health, we’ve helped thousands of parents learn how to prevent diaper rash, as well as treat it if it occurs. We’re here […]
With so many drugs readily available today, from e-cigarettes to marijuana to opioids to a host of others, peer pressure for young people to use harmful substances seems more intense than ever. Are you worried that your teen or middle schooler is using drugs? At Westchester Health, we want you to know that we’re your […]
No matter how cute and cuddly they are, all babies cry. Parents accept this and understand that crying is the way their baby lets them know they’re hungry, wet, scared or tired. If your baby has colic, though, the crying can seem to come out of nowhere with no apparent cause and can feel like […]
Many of my patients—especially those who smoke, used to smoke or who live with smokers—have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD refers to a group of lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that cause airflow obstruction and breathing-related problems.
Without a doubt, one of the best parts of being a pediatrician is helping parents learn how to take care of a new baby. At Westchester Health, we love it when our parents, especially first-time ones, come to us with questions. Some of the most common ones are: How often should we change the baby’s […]
In the late fall or early winter, do you tend to have low energy, feel depressed a lot of the time, and have trouble sleeping? Do these symptoms get worse as the winter progresses and then go away, or at least get better, in the spring and summer when the days are lighter and longer? […]
When asked if they should make their health a priority, most people would say yes. However, not all of us do. Between work, kids, housework, yardwork, carpooling, paying bills, visiting with friends and family, and a host of other tasks, paying attention to our health often gets pushed to the bottom of the list. We know […]