Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

How To Keep Cooped-Up Kids Active and Engaged During The Pandemic

As part of Northwell Health Physician Partners, we at Westchester Health would like to share the following article from Northwell Health concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. In brief, the article discusses: maintain a daily routine kids need time for play along with their schoolwork for activities, think outside the box help kids connect with their friends […]

Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Keeping Your Kids Safe From Coronavirus

As part of Northwell Health Physician Partners, we at Westchester Health would like to share the following article from Northwell Health concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, written by Lorry Rubin, MD, Chief of Division of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, North Shore University Hospital. In brief, the article discusses: that most COVID-19 cases are milder in children […]

Allergy and Immunology, Blog, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

How To Recognize And Respond To Anaphylaxis In A Child

If you have a child with allergies, most likely you are familiar with anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. The most common anaphylactic reactions are to foods, insect stings and medications, and they can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen. These reactions can happen to children at any age, including […]

Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

How To Get Your Kids To Wash Their Hands Correctly

As part of Northwell Health Physician Partners, we at Westchester Health would like to share the following article from Northwell Health concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. In brief, the article discusses: why handwashing helps prevent the spread of viruses and other germs how parents can help their children wash their hands thoroughly and correctly ways to […]

Blog, Pediatrics

Why Babies Cry And What You Can Do

Crying is the main way babies express themselves Newborns routinely cry a total of 1-4 hours a day. Crying spells often peak at about 6-8 weeks and then gradually decrease. Reasons babies cry: Hungry Tired Need a diaper change Want to be held Too cold/too warm Overtired/overstimulated Sick Helps them de-stress Sometimes they don’t know […]