Will It Hurt The Baby To Have Sex During Pregnancy?

“Can sex during pregnancy harm the baby?” At Westchester Health, this is one of the most frequent questions we get asked by expecting couples. Our answer (unless there’s a problem) is almost always no. To learn why, we urge you to read this informative blog on the subject by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below). There is also a good deal of helpful information and advice for expecting parents on the WHP website which you can access here.    Continue reading

Morning Sickness? 14 Best Ways To Ease The Misery

As we tell our patients at Westchester Health who are pregnant, expecting a baby is a wonderful thing but morning sickness can sure take the fun out of it. To help ease their symptoms so they can feel better throughout their pregnancy, we offer this informative blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below). There is also helpful information and advice for expecting parents on the WHP website which you can access here.   Continue reading

Newborn Hospital Visits: 8 Things You Can Expect

For our patients who have just had a baby, we at Westchester Health want you to know that we will do everything we can to ensure that your precious little one is healthy, getting enough to eat and developing properly. Even before you leave the hospital, we’re here for you every step of the way.  Continue reading

What You Need To Know About Dangerous Food Additives That Can Harm Your Kids

At Westchester Health, we were shocked to recently learn that the United States allows the use of more than 10,000 additives in the everyday foods we eat. Approximately 1,000 of these additives are legally permitted under a “Generally Recognized as Safe” designation process that doesn’t require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. A very timely blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below) explains the details. There is also helpful information and advice for parents on a wide range of topics on the WHP website which you can access here.

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Does Your Teen Vape? What You Should Know About The Serious Dangers of JUUL and PHIX

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’ve maybe seen or heard about two new nicotine products that are exploding in popularity with the preteen and teenage age groups that greatly concern us at Westchester Health: JUUL and PHIX. These products are very dangerous for your teen’s health and well-being. To learn more, we recommend a very informative blog (excerpted here) by Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group. There is also helpful information and advice specifically for teens on the WHP website which you can access here. Continue reading

Now That We’re Part of Northwell Health, You Have Access To Cohen Children’s Medical Center And Our Shared Commitment To Child Safety

Now that Westchester Health is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to the outstanding resources of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital exclusively for children.

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Am I Feeding My Baby Often Enough And The Right Amount?

At Westchester Health, we get a lot of first-time parents who get really anxious wondering if they’re feeding their newborn often enough and giving them enough at each feeding. We understand…we’re parents too. To help calm their fears and give some helpful guidelines, we offer this blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below). There is also a lot of helpful information and advice for new parents on the WHP website which you can access here. Continue reading

WE HAVE THE FLU VACCINE! COME IN AND GET YOUR SHOT!

Our flu vaccine is in! Book your appointment now to get your and your child vaccinated.

Even though winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated. Don’t delay — protect yourself and your family by getting the flu vaccine at any of our convenient 34 Westchester Health locations in Westchester and Putnam Counties. Call (914) 228-0330 and we’ll help you find the Westchester Health office closest to you or click here.

Whether or not to get the flu shot

Some people do not get the flu shot because they say it gives them the flu. This is a misconception; whenever you get any vaccine, your body mounts an immune response to produce antibodies to defend itself in case it contracts that illness in the future. REMEMBER: A mild reaction to the flu shot is always better than what the actual flu virus would be like.

Learn more about the flu

  • Maryann Buetti-Sgouros, MD, one of our WHP pediatricians, has written a very informative blog about the flu, the difference between the flu and a cold, and why everyone should get vaccinated. To read Dr. Buetti-Sgouros’ blog, click here.
  • Rodd Stein, MD, FAAP, another of our WHP pediatricians, has written a detailed, in-depth white paper and produced a highly educational webinar on immunization, its history, its importance, and what would happen if we all stopped vaccinating ourselves and our children. To download the free white paper and webinar, click here.

Yes the flu shot works and we strongly recommend it!

At Our Partners Northwell Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center, A Lot More Is Going On Than Great Medicine

Now that Westchester Health is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to the outstanding resources of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital exclusively for children.

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10 Important Ways You Can Help Your Kids Make Healthy Food Choices

At Westchester Health, we feel strongly that one of the best things you can do to ensure your children’s ongoing well-being is to help them make smart, nutritious food choices, now and throughout their lives. But in today’s fast food/takeout world, how can you get kids to choose healthy food? Start by reading this great blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.

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