If you’re like a lot of people over age 50, knees that have served you well for years gradually start hurting and swelling. They may start making cracking or popping sounds, and you may even feel a grinding sensation in your knees as you move. Most likely, you’ve developed arthritis of the knee, something we […]
In the United States, a number of different variety of ticks carry pathogens that can cause human illness and disease, more than just Lyme disease. Dr. Mason Gomberg, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has recently written a blog which lists the most common tick-borne diseases specific to the Northeast (where our offices are located […]
In the United States, a variety of ticks carry pathogens that can cause human illness and disease, beyond just Lyme disease. Below is a list of the tick-borne diseases specific to the Northeast, as that is where our offices are located and where most of our readers live. Diseases and illnesses carried by ticks Lyme […]
When I tell some of my patients they have gout, I sometimes get the response, “Gout? Isn’t that the ‘rich man’s disease’”? Or, “Didn’t gout go out in the Middle Ages with Henry the 8th?” Sorry to say, gout is alive and well here in the 21st Century and is no respecter of incomes.
The good news: warm, sunny weather is finally here. The bad news: lyme-carrying ticks are out and about in full force. To avoid getting Lyme disease, Georgina Leylegian, MD, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, offers these 6 helpful tips in her recent blog.
Happily, spring is coming! Unhappily, ticks and Lyme disease are also on the way. Many of our parents, especially those who spend a lot of time outdoors with their children, are concerned about tick bites and have asked for guidelines to prevent Lyme disease, as well as ways to tell if they or their children […]
Lyme Infection: What It Is, How You Get It, And How To Prevent It Most of us love seeing lovely white-tailed deer in our neighborhoods, but what about the ticks that live on those deer, and the Lyme infection that’s carried by those ticks? But before you panic and lock yourself indoors, here is some […]