Yay, summer’s here! While we at Westchester Health encourage everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the sun, we also want to express some words of caution and share important information about the risk of sunburn, how to prevent it, what to do if your child sustains a burn, and when it might be an emergency.
Summer’s here, with sunshine and warm temperatures beckoning us to spend time outside. But summer also means that Lyme disease-carrying ticks are on the move, looking for animals and people to attach to and possibly infect. To help us all enjoy the great outdoors safely, we at Westchester Health offer the following tips for avoiding […]
Summer is that wonderful, carefree time of year when families spend a lot more time outdoors swimming, hiking, biking, camping, barbecuing and enjoying a host of other activities. A downside of all this outdoor fun, however, is that it can cause injuries, especially for children. But it doesn’t have to be that way — most child […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Did you know that almost 33% of people in the US with allergies have allergic reactions to cats and dogs? And that twice as many people are allergic to cats as to dogs? These figures represent a sizeable problem for people with cat or dog allergies because almost 62% of American households have pets, and […]
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 […]
How many of us were spanked as children? My guess is probably a lot. Our parents most likely thought they were doing the right thing by swatting us on the behind, and that spanking was an acceptable way to discipline a child or show them “who’s in charge.” However, times have changed.
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 […]