Help Us Help You Stay Healthy As You Age — Get An Annual Medicare Wellness Visit!

Your Medicare wellness exam is more than a preventive exam

If you’ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you are entitled to have a yearly wellness visit to develop or update a personalized prevention plan. This plan is designed to help prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. Please remember, the annual wellness exam is not the same as a physical. The purpose of this visit is to make sure you have what you need to be healthy.

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Don’t Wait! Get Your Flu Shot Now.

Yes, the flu shot works and we strongly recommend getting it

Every flu season, many people do not get the flu shot because they think it will actually give them the illness. Not only is this not true, but it allows the flu to spread to others. Whenever you get a vaccine, your body mounts an immune response to produce antibodies to defend itself in case it contracts that illness in the future. Yes, you might have a mild reaction to the flu shot, but that is 100 times better than getting the flu itself. For your own health and the health of those around you, it’s very important to get vaccinated, every year.

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Westchester Health Tackles Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. For many people, depression significantly limits their ability to feel happiness, maintain relationships, achieve goals and fully live their lives.

Depression can interfere with sleeping, eating, exercise and working, and if not treated, it can lead to drug and alcohol dependency, other serious health conditions, suicidal thoughts and even death.

At Westchester Health, we take a comprehensive approach to screening patients for depression and treating your depression.

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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 40 Westchester Health locations. Call (914) 232-1919 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!

We Have The Flu Vaccine. Come In And Get A Flu Shot!

The flu is really bad this year so it’s more important than ever to get your family (and yourself) vaccinated. It protects you from getting this dangerous disease and also protects the rest of the community. We still have plenty of supplies of the flu shot so please come in and get immunized TODAY. Please call (914) 232-1919 to make an appointment with one of our Westchester Health physicians to get your shot. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.

Yes, You Really Should Still Get A Flu Shot

You may have seen it in the news or read it online but here at Westchester Health, we want to emphasize that this is a particularly bad year for the flu — one of the worst in years — and if you have not yet gotten a flu shot, you really should.

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Is It a Cold or Sinus Infection? How To Tell.

Even though we’re in the middle of summer, here at Westchester Health we still see a fair amount of colds and sinus infections (sinusitis). Patients come in sneezing and coughing with watery eyes and a stuffy nose, and want to know: is it a cold or a sinus infection? Our answer: the type of symptoms and long they last give us clues as to whether it’s a virus (cold) or an infection.

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10 Signs That You Might Have Anemia

More than 3 million people in the U.S. are living with anemia, a common blood disorder that develops when a person’s red blood cell count is low or when red blood cells do not have enough hemoglobin. This is something we see here at Westchester Health but if diagnosed properly and treated promptly, anemia in most cases can be successfully reversed.

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Joints Healthy and Pain Free

Exercise is an excellent way to tone up and lose weight. Plus, it builds muscle which supports your bones (which helps prevent osteoporosis) and improves your cardiovascular health. However, exercise can also be hard on the joints, often making them stiff or sore after a workout. If joint pain is severe enough, it can keep you from exercising, which negatively affects your health by keeping you from getting the benefits of physical activity. The best course of action is to keep your joints, muscles, ligaments and bones strong and stable. To help lessen and even prevent joint pain, we at Westchester Health recommend these 10 tips to follow before, during and after exercise.

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10 Foods That Boost Your Immune System

Even though we’re well into spring, here at Westchester Health, we’re still seeing a lot of colds and viruses. To try and help keep everyone healthy and germ-free, we continually emphasize to our patients that their diet plays an important role in the strength of their immune system. Certain foods may actually decrease their chances of getting sick, while others can help them recover more quickly if they do get ill.

Regularly consuming the foods listed below can make a real difference in strengthening your immune system, helping you resist illnesses and shortening the time you are sick.

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