Blog, Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome And What Do I Do If I Have It?

At Westchester Health, some of our female patients come to us complaining of irregular or missed periods, and they want to know if this is a signal of an underlying condition that needs attention. After taking a medical history and performing tests, what we find in many cases is that these patients have polycystic ovary syndrome […]

Blog, Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology

What’s The Difference Between Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes?

At Westchester Health, we have a number of patients who come to us with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. What concerns us is that many of them aren’t sure which type they have, and/or don’t know the difference between the two. As endocrinologists, we thought we’d offer the following information about both types of […]

Blog, Endocrinology

As A Woman, Am I At Risk of Cushing’s Disease?

From time to time at Westchester Health, patients come to us having been diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a rare endocrine disorder caused by abnormally excessive amounts of the hormone cortisol. It can also be caused by excessive growth of the pituitary gland, known as hyperplasia. Cushing’s disease mostly affects women, but men and even children can also develop […]

Blog, Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics

Does Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes? 8 Ways To Know.

If you’re the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, you know how challenging this disease can be, from giving injections to counting carbohydrates to monitoring blood sugar. At Westchester Health, we have many patients with this condition and are very experienced at helping our parents and young patients (when old enough) adequately manage […]

Blog, Endocrinology

Does A Large Waist Mean You Have A Metabolic Disorder?

Here at Westchester Health, we often get questions from our patients wanting to know the difference between metabolic syndrome, metabolic disorder and metabolic diseases. Since there seems to be some confusion, we thought we’d offer this blog as a way to clarify these conditions that, if left untreated, pose serious risks to your health, particularly diabetes and […]

Blog, Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Podiatry

8 Best Ways To Prevent Foot Problems Caused By Diabetes

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 […]

Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Pediatric Endocrinology, Teens

8 Signs That Your Child Might Have Type 1 Diabetes

Has your child been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? If so, don’t panic. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we have many patients with this condition and are very experienced at helping parents learn how to cope with this challenging chronic disease, as well as teaching our patients (when old enough) to manage it themselves. What we […]

Blog, Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

How Diabetes Affects Women

Diabetes can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or lifestyle. It can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy and kidney failure. Diabetes affects women and men in almost equal numbers. However, diabetes affects women differently than men. More than 13 million women have diabetes, or about one in […]

Blog, Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics

Pediatricians Can Play A Key Role In Managing Children With Type 1 Diabetes

With help from their pediatrician and a team of endocrinologists and diabetes specialists, along with support from parents, caregivers and school personnel, young children and teens with type 1 diabetes can learn how to maintain this chronic disease and live full, healthy lives, writes Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Dr. Lauren Adler, in a recent blog.