At Westchester Health, the most common causes of headaches that we see in children are viral illnesses, stress, fatigue and migraines. Rarely do headaches signal a more serious illness but if your child’s headache is accompanied by a high fever, rash or vomiting, see your pediatrician right away. Still have questions about what to do? Read this excellent blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.
If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably been told by your OB/GYN that exercising during your pregnancy is a great idea, even highly recommended, for a number of reasons. At Westchester Health, we agree. Regular exercise during all three trimesters can improve health, reduce the risk of excess weight gain and back pain, and make delivery easier. It also can give your newborn a healthier start in life.
Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning, taken three steps across the floor and suddenly felt like someone had smashed your heel with a hammer while you were sleeping? You might have plantar fasciitis, something that, as a podiatrist, I see a lot of in my Westchester Health practice.
Getting pregnant again may be the last thing you want to do after having a baby and caring for a demanding newborn. But once sexual activity has resumed, we at Westchester Health advise couples that they should think about their birth control options if they want to prevent another pregnancy from occurring right away.
As a podiatrist with Westchester Health, I see a lot of foot problems caused by diabetes, because these tend to be among the most common complications associated with diabetes. Some of my patients take good care of their feet, but sadly, some do not. If not managed properly, diabetes can cause irreversible damage to the feet and in the worst cases, amputation. As I tell all my diabetic patients, 95% of their diabetes care depends on them.
At Westchester Health, we often get questions from our parents who have noticed their child having trouble breathing, and they want to know if their he/she might have asthma or some other lung disease. After performing many in-depth tests, we sometimes find that the child has cystic fibrosis. Because many people are unfamiliar with this condition, we offer this informative blog by Glenn Kaplan, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, so that parents can be better informed if their child has this condition and needs to begin treatment.
I realize that people love flashy, high-fashion shoes but as a podiatrist with Westchester Health, I see firsthand the damage they can cause to feet and ankles. As well as exacerbating toe deformities, calluses, corns, bone spurs and other problems, wearing the wrong or too-high shoes puts tendons, joints and entire muscle groups at risk of serious injury.
Now that we’re part of Northwell Health, we’re even better
A year ago today, March 1, 2017, Westchester Health joined Northwell Health and its 2,700-member physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners. This important new partnership connects us to Northwell Health’s extraordinary resources, enabling us to greatly expand our services to bring you and your family the best possible care in the region.
What this means for you and your family
Our new relationship with Northwell Health now links us to an outstanding network of highly specialized services that includes 21 hospitals, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, a home care network, a hospice network and numerous progressive care centers. As New York State’s largest healthcare provider, Northwell Health is always close to home, with over 550 outpatient facilities ready to care for you and your family.
Yet even with this big change, you can rest assured that Westchester Health physicians and staff will continue caring for you and your family at the state-of-the-art locations where you currently see us and at the local hospitals where we currently provide your care.
Yes, some things have changed but the most important ones stay the same
At Westchester Health, even though our affiliation has changed, the most important thing about us has not: our commitment to delivering the highest quality of compassionate, patient-centered care to you, our valued patients.
Thank you for allowing us to provide your care
Now and always, we are committed to doing everything we can to deliver the best possible medical care, and we look forward to seeing you and your family soon.
To deliver compassionate, community-based medical care of the highest quality.
Wherever, whenever you need us, we’re here for you.
No matter how careful you try to be as you go through life, minor cuts, scrapes, bruises and sometimes even more serious wounds do happen. When the injury occurs on your feet, heels or ankles, it can be especially painful and hard to heal. That’s why proper care and treatment for a foot wound from the very moment it occurs is very important to ensure proper healing.