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 it. To learn more, read this blog (excerpted version) by Rodd Stein, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.
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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 help you find the Westchester Health office closest to you or click here.
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, in a recent blog.
Throughout our years of experience with many kinds of families, we at Westchester Health realize that moms and dads often have different parenting styles and that in almost all cases, kids do just fine. In fact, they usually thrive with two different parental methods. To explain it more fully, here is a great blog on the topic by Rodd Stein, MD in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.
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 their personal preferences. To help you with your decision, we offer this informative blog by Rodd Stein, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.
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 what if you’re a new dad and you haven’t a clue as to how to take care of a baby? Fear not. One of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Rodd Stein, MD, offers 5 tips for new dads to help make those sleepless days and nights easier.
Nobody should be bullied, especially your child. Although bullying can happen at any age, it seems to be particularly prevalent during the elementary and middle school years. But there are ways you can help your child stand up to bullying, says Dr. Rodd Stein, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, in a very insightful blog that parents hopefully will find helpful.
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Facing a tidal wave of criticism over its plan to show a documentary about the now-disproven link between vaccines and autism, the Tribeca Film Festival (co-founded by Robert De Niro) has decided not to show the film. In his recent blog, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Rodd Stein, MD, FAAP, explains why he thinks this was the right thing to do.
There is no question that antibiotics have changed medicine and the way we practice it. There is also no question that when prescribed responsibly, they are one of the most beneficial, helpful medications we have. But to keep them working, and to keep bacteria from becoming resistant to them, they must only be prescribed when needed, urges Dr. Rodd Stein, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in a recent blog.
What if your child has a terrible cough, possibly strep, but it’s late, or a Sunday, or maybe even a holiday, and you don’t want to bother your pediatrician. What do you do? Sure, you could go to your local ER or urgicenter. Or, you could call your child’s pediatrician.