Misinformation, fear, and generic feelings of doubt crowd the internet when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, and specifically the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available to the general public. That isn’t to say specific populations aren’t justified in their hesitance to get the vaccine. However, those are few and far in […]
Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym This Year: Don’t let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions
In the New Year, don’t forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. Westchester Health foot and ankle surgeon John Viscovich, DPM, FACFAS offers tips for foot safety while at the gym. Start new workouts gradually Increase your stamina and the length of your workouts gradually […]
A healthy menstrual cycle isn’t the same for everyone, but there is a certain range that most people who menstruate fall within. Periods can typically be anywhere from 24 to 35 days apart and may last between 2 and 7 days. They can be the same length every month or slightly different month to month, […]
Westchester Health and Northwell Health are here to help facilitate the safe, efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the communities we serve. We are following the phased distribution plan as defined by New York state. Once the vaccine is widely available, our goal is to make sure the vaccine is accessible at as many […]
In my pediatric endocrinology practice at Westchester Health, I often see young patients who are overweight or obese, and parents who are worried about their children’s health, especially when it affects how they’re being treated at school. Sadly, I’m quite used to it.
At Westchester Health, maybe the only thing we like better than new babies is helping parents learn how to take of their new babies. They typically come to us with lots of questions, first and foremost being, When will our baby sleep through the night?
The winter months can expose everyone, especially children, to conditions that impact their health and safety. That’s why it’s important to create a plan to keep your child safe, whether they are going out in their stroller, going to school or playing in the snow.
At Westchester Health, I often have parents bring their son or daughter to see me because they’re concerned that he/she is not developing sexually at the same rate as other adolescents their age. Often, these children will ultimately develop normally but will simply experience the hormonal changes of puberty a little later than their peers. […]
Measles, a disease that was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000, has made a huge comeback in 2019 Since the beginning of 2019, there has been a surge in the number of reported measles cases in the U.S. The CDC reports that from January 1 to November 7, 2019, 1,261 individual cases of […]
One of the hardest things about being a parent is seeing your child in pain. While a sore throat may not be life-threatening, it can be so painful that your child doesn’t want to eat, drink or swallow, especially if it’s strep throat. That’s hard on them, hard on you, hard on everybody. At Westchester […]