Blog, Pediatrics, Pulmonology

How To Recognize And Treat Cystic Fibrosis In Your Child

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, […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

Cystic Fibrosis: How To Recognize It And Treat It

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we often get questions from our parents wanting to know if their child might have asthma or some other lung disease because they’ve noticed him/her having trouble breathing. Once we have conducted a thorough examination and gotten a family health history, we sometimes find that the child actually has cystic fibrosis. […]

Blog, Dermatology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

How You Can Help Your Child Avoid Eczema

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 […]

Blog, Pediatrics

Best Ways to Help Your Child Avoid Pink Eye

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 […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Teens

Best Ways to Help Your Child Avoid The Itch of Eczema

Did you know that eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatricians? In our practice, Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of eczema, especially in babies and toddlers. Fortunately, eczema is not contagious, but it tends to run in families with a history of eczema or other conditions such as hay fever and asthma. Different triggers can make […]

Kids, Parents, Teens

Why We Recommend The HPV Vaccine

“Should my child get the HPV vaccine?” This is a question I get asked almost every day by parents of preteen and teenage girls (and some boys). My standard answer is yes. Why? There are very few cancers that researchers have discovered a vaccine for, and those caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) fall within that category. The […]