How Best To Care For Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord

At Westchester Health, parents of a newborn (especially if it’s their first child) often come to us wanting to know how to take care of their baby’s umbilical cord. While proper cord care is not very hard or involved, there are several do’s and don’ts to follow, which are explained in the following blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below).

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Now Open: Our New Office, Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians at the Grand Opening of Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

For families in Westchester County, trips to the pediatrician just got shorter

Westchester Health Pediatrics is pleased to announce the opening of our newest pediatrics office, located on the Phelps Hospital campus in Sleepy Hollow. In order to provide the highest quality pediatric services for all of our area’s children, particularly those in the western part of Westchester County, this new location means that families now will not have to travel far for specialized medical care for their children.

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Announcing The Opening Of Our New Pediatrics Office: Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians at the Grand Opening of Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

Our newest pediatrics practice in Westchester County is now open!

In order to provide the highest quality healthcare services for our area’s children, particularly those in the western part of Westchester County, Westchester Health is pleased to announce the opening of our newest pediatric office on the Phelps Hospital campus in Sleepy Hollow.

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5 Tips For Surviving The “Terrible 3s” With Your Sanity Intact

If you’re the parent of a toddler, you might have breathed a sigh of relief once the “terrible 2’s” were over. But wait…just as you thought all the tantrums and tears and diabolical behavior was behind you, here come the “terrible 3’s,” which in many ways are worse than the 2’s. To help you make it through these difficult years, we offer this blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below).

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If You Get Sick While Pregnant: 16 Helpful Tips

When you’re pregnant, your body can’t fight it off illnesses like it normally does, making you more vulnerable to a cold, fever, stuffy nose, sore throat, flu or stomach bug. On top of being pregnant! That can get rough. To help pregnant moms feel better while sick, we recommend this informative blog by Dennis McGroary, MD, FACOG, an OB/GYN with our Obstetrics/Gynecology group (excerpted below).

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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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Keeping Our Children Healthy: Annual Well Visits And Sports Physicals

Why should you bring your child in for a physical?

You may wonder why it is important to bring your child in for a back-to-school physical if he or she has been perfectly healthy. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, a division of Westchester Health, we feel that this annual visit is often the only time your child will see their doctor all year, especially if he/she is healthy and active. As well as being an important health assessment, it’s an excellent opportunity for you and your child to ask us questions and/or share with us any concerns about your child’s growth and development, diet, nutrition, behavior issues, puberty, changes in the family and anything else that’s on your mind.

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How To Know If Your Toddler Is Developing Normally

Did you know the word “toddler” comes from “toddle,” which means to walk unsteadily, much like a child at this age. Makes sense! Here at Westchester Health, we really enjoy watching toddlers reach exciting milestones and helping parents navigate the changes that come with those milestones. But sometimes, things don’t go as expected and a child may have developmental delays. To calm parents’ fears and also offer guidance as to what to look for at this age, we recommend this blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below).

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Having A Baby? Here Are The Three Stages Of Labor

Here at Westchester Health, we get a lot of questions from our pregnant moms and their partners asking what happens in labor and delivery so they can better prepare for it, both mentally and physically. How long will it last? How much will it hurt? How do we know when it’s starting? To keep expecting parents informed (and maybe a little calmer), we recommend this highly informative blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below).

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If You’re A Teenager And Pregnant, We Can Help

At Westchester Health, we want you to know that we care about you and will support whatever choices you make regarding your pregnancy. With no judgments, we’ll help you work through the pros and cons of each option. Whatever action you decide to take, we’re here for you with information, advice, referrals and prenatal healthcare. For some important information regarding your choices, we recommend this blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below).

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