Children have had anything but a normal childhood over the past 14 months. Isolation and stay-at-home measures have worn on adults, and may have taken an even larger toll on our children. However, there is good news. As the weather is finally heating up and the first official day of summer is just around the […]
Food allergies can be serious. The last thing someone with a life-threatening allergy wants to do is take unnecessary risks. But that shouldn’t stop you from eating out or ordering takeout from a local restaurant, especially now when the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an exponential rise in takeout orders. In order to safely eat […]
As the days get warmer, we itch to be able to get outside, enjoy the weather and prepare for the summer. We would like to return to normalcy and for our children to have fun, even though we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccine rollout throughout New York state, […]
Scheduling a colonoscopy may not be the highlight of your week, but the procedure is one of the most important preventive measures against cancer. Arranging this screening test should be a health priority for every individual of the appropriate age. When should I schedule my first colonoscopy? Traditionally, routine colonoscopy screenings for asymptomatic people began […]
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?