Does My Child Have Celiac Disease?

Does your child regularly get a stomach ache after eating bread, pasta, or pizza? Does he/she often have diarrhea, joint pain or prolonged fatigue? If your child is a girl, did her period start really late? All of these are symptoms that might point to celiac disease. To get the facts, check out this blog by Natasha Mendez, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group. Continue reading

Are You At Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including several patients whom I see regularly in my practice. Somewhat different from “regular” arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system, which normally attacks foreign agents like bacteria and viruses, mistakenly attacks the joints. This creates chronic inflammation that causes the tissue that lines the inside of joints to thicken, resulting in noticeable swelling and sometimes excruciating pain in and around the joints. Continue reading

Summer’s Over, Fall Is Here. Why Do I Still Have Allergies?

Most people think that spring and summer are the worst seasons for allergies, but fall is not far behind, bringing with it these unpleasant and annoying symptoms:

  • Watery, itchy, irritated eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Headaches
  • Rashes or hives
  • Itchy throat
  • In severe cases, trouble breathing or anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction)

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Because We’re Now Affiliated With Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Your Child Is In the Best Possible Hands.

Now that Westchester Health is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to the outstanding resources of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital exclusively for children. Continue reading

You Now Have Access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, One of the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

Rest assured, Westchester Health physicians will continue caring for your child at the state-of-the-art locations where you currently see us. But in addition, you can now take advantage of the 88 outstanding sub-specialties and programs available at Cohen Children’s Medical Center because of our new relationship with Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners. Continue reading

Our New Partnership With Cohen Children’s Medical Center Means That You Have Access To The Best Care For Your Child

Now that Westchester Health is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, a wide range of sub-specialty pediatric services are now available to you at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report. Continue reading

If Your Child Needs A Pediatric Specialist, You Now Have Access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

Great news! Now that Westchester Health is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, you now have access to the pediatric services of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital designed exclusively for children and one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Rest assured, Westchester Health physicians will continue caring for you and your family at the state-of-the-art locations where you currently see us. But in addition, you can now take advantage of the outstanding sub-specialties and programs available at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Continue reading

Many People Think Tanning Beds Are Safe But They’re Wrong

Did you know that tanning beds emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is a significant risk factor for skin cancers, including malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer? And that people who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75%? Don’t be fooled, get the facts in this blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group. Continue reading

If Your Baby Needed CPR, Would You Know What To Do?

If your baby stopped breathing, what would you do? Do you know how to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)? At Westchester Health, we hope you’ll never have to use CPR for your infant or child, but in case you do, it’s important to know the basics. As a guide, we recommend this very informative blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group. Continue reading

6 Myths About Acne That Just Aren’t True

Contrary to popular belief, neither fatty foods nor chocolate causes acne. Primarily, hormones (male androgens or related compounds) cause acne, which is why so many young people get pimples during puberty, or for girls, right before their period starts. To debunk these and other acne myths, we recommend this blog by Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.
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