At Westchester Health, we often get questions from our parents who have noticed their child having trouble breathing, and they want to know if their he/she might have asthma or some other lung disease. After performing many in-depth tests, we sometimes find that the child has cystic fibrosis. Because many people are unfamiliar with this condition, we offer this informative blog by Glenn Kaplan, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, so that parents can be better informed if their child has this condition and needs to begin treatment.
At Westchester Health, we pay a good deal of attention to how acne is affecting our patients on the inside. A recent study has shown that even having mild acne can bring on feelings of low self-esteem, depression and suicidal thoughts in adolescents and teenagers. Coming at the same time as puberty only adds to the feelings of uncertainty about body image, self-esteem and other emotional issues that young people experience. To alert parents to the potentially damaging psychological effects of acne, Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has written an excellent blog.
Know it or not, eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatricians. In our all of our different offices, our physicians see a lot of eczema, especially our pediatricians. Wondering if there’s anything you can do to keep your child from developing it? Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has written an excellent blog specifically for parents of children with eczema, or who are at risk of developing it.
If you’ve been wondering whether your child should get the HPV vaccine, we’re here to shed some light on the subject. Just so you know where we stand on the issue, we firmly believe that preteen and teenage girls and boys should get this vaccine. Why? There are very few cancers that researchers have discovered a vaccine for, and those caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) fall within that category. A recent, very informative blog by Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, explains why getting this vaccine is so important.
Has your child ever come home from preschool (or day camp, a sleepover or anywhere he/she has been in close contact with other children) with red, puffy, weepy eyes? The culprit could very well be pink eye, or conjunctivitis. Since pink eye mainly occurs in children, we see a lot of cases in our pediatric practice, Westchester Health Pediatrics. In fact, one of our WHP pediatricians, Glenn Kaplan, MD, FAAP, has written a great blog about what parents can do to help their children avoid contracting this condition that, though relatively minor, can still be a major annoyance.
The years from ages 3-6 are an important time to teach your child how to be an independent person, make good decisions, understand consequences and be safe. Check out these 7 important guidelines in a recent blog by Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics.