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Does Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes? 8 Ways To Know.

If you’re the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, you know how challenging this disease can be, from giving injections to counting carbohydrates to monitoring blood sugar. At Westchester Health, we have many patients with this condition and are very experienced at helping our parents and young patients (when old enough) adequately manage […]

Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Pediatric Endocrinology, Teens

8 Signs That Your Child Might Have Type 1 Diabetes

Has your child been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? If so, don’t panic. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we have many patients with this condition and are very experienced at helping parents learn how to cope with this challenging chronic disease, as well as teaching our patients (when old enough) to manage it themselves. What we […]

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The Flu Vaccine Is In!

Our flu vaccine is in! Book your appointment now to get your family vaccinated. Even though winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your family vaccinated. Don’t delay — protect yourself and everyone in your family by getting the flu vaccine at any of our Westchester Health locations. Call (914) 232-1919 and we’ll […]

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How Breathing Secondhand Smoke Seriously Damages Your Child’s Health

Most people know that smoking is seriously harmful to their health, potentially even deadly. But what they often overlook are the dangers of secondhand smoke. Here at Westchester Health, what we find especially troubling is the fact that secondhand smoke is especially harmful to children, explains Rodd Stein, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

How Secondhand Smoke Seriously Damages Your Child’s Health

Most people know how damaging, potentially even deadly, smoking is for their health. But what often gets overlooked are the dangers of secondhand smoke, causing up to 3,000 deaths from lung cancer and tens of thousands of deaths from heart disease to nonsmoking adults in the U.S. each year. But here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, what we […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

How Parenting Styles Differ Between Dads And Moms

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we don’t necessarily believe “father knows best” but we do think it’s not “mother knows best” in every single situation. Dads often have different parenting styles from moms and this is not bad, just different. In fact, throughout our years of experience with many kinds of families, kids do just fine with […]

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Wondering Whether To Circumcise Your Child?

There is abundant evidence that circumcision has many important health benefits for males, regardless of the age at which they are circumcised. Here at Westchester Health, we strongly feel that before parents make the important decision to circumcise, or not circumcise, their son, they need to carefully weigh the health benefits, risks, their religious beliefs and […]

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The 5 Most Important Things For New Dads To Know

These days, on playgrounds, at playdates and in pediatricians’ offices, you’re just as likely to see dads there as moms, as more and more dads are actively involved in their baby’s birth, feeding, burping, bathing, diaper changing and everything else that comes with having a newborn. At Westchester Health, we firmly support this fatherly involvement! But […]