Kids, Parents, Teens

Westchester Health Pediatrics Strongly Supports The LGBTQ Community

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, our fundamental mission is to “provide exceptional medical care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults to age 21.” Furthermore, this commitment to providing the best available healthcare encompasses people of all gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and others. At WHP, we feel strongly that gender identity is […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

Do Vaccinations Cause Autism? NO, And Here’s Why

Strange how history repeats itself In 1998, a British surgeon named Andrew Wakefield published a fraudulent research paper in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, suggesting that the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine was increasing autism in British children. Because a number of parents believed this now-discredited theory and chose not to immunize their children, an outbreak of measles occurred […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

Are You Sure Your Child Is Allergic To Penicillin? He/She May Not Be.

Allergists have long known that penicillin “allergy” is often over-diagnosed. As outlined in a recent study referenced by The New York Times, at least 95% of patients can tolerate penicillins despite a previous history of allergy. This is quite important clinically since penicillin products are often safer and more effective than other more expensive antibiotics. […]