Blog, Pediatrics

Does Your Teen Vape? What You Should Know About The Serious Dangers of JUUL and PHIX

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’ve maybe seen or heard about two new nicotine products that are exploding in popularity with the preteen and teenage age groups that greatly concern us at Westchester Health: JUUL and PHIX. These products are very dangerous for your teen’s health and well-being. To learn more, we recommend […]

Blog, Cardiology, Pediatrics

How You Can Reduce The Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Your Young Athlete

If you have a young athlete who plays competitive sports, it’s extremely important that you and your child review this checklist before they begin any sports season. Even though it is extremely rare, sudden cardiac death is a frequent cause of sports-related death in young athletes. By conducting a thorough exam and screening, your pediatrician […]

Blog, Dermatology, Pediatrics

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 […]

Kids, Parents, Teens

Does Your Child JUUL (“jewel”) or PHIX (“fix”)? Here’s Why You Should Worry.

Since 2011, there has been a gradual decrease in traditional cigarette smoking among middle school and high school students, as well as adults. This represents an all-time low. Yet the tobacco industry is still trying to get our youth and adults hooked on nicotine through various inhalation devices. Two new nicotine delivery systems are posing […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

How Can I Tell If My Child Has Celiac Disease?

Over the last several years, you may have noticed that a lot more people, especially kids, are gluten-sensitive or gluten-intolerant, or have been diagnosed with celiac disease. Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we get a lot of questions from parents about this. They may have noticed that their child has frequent headaches, skin rashes, stomach […]