At Westchester Health, maybe the only thing we like better than new babies is helping parents learn how to take of their new babies. They typically come to us with lots of questions, first and foremost being, When will our baby sleep through the night?
The winter months can expose everyone, especially children, to conditions that impact their health and safety. That’s why it’s important to create a plan to keep your child safe, whether they are going out in their stroller, going to school or playing in the snow.
Without a doubt, one of the best parts of being a pediatrician is helping parents learn how to take care of a new baby. At Westchester Health, we love it when our parents, especially first-time ones, come to us with questions. Some of the most common ones are: How often should we change the baby’s […]
Measles, a disease that was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000, has made a huge comeback in 2019 Since the beginning of 2019, there has been a surge in the number of reported measles cases in the U.S. The CDC reports that from January 1 to November 7, 2019, 1,261 individual cases of […]
One of the hardest things about being a parent is seeing your child in pain. While a sore throat may not be life-threatening, it can be so painful that your child doesn’t want to eat, drink or swallow, especially if it’s strep throat. That’s hard on them, hard on you, hard on everybody. At Westchester […]
At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we care deeply about each of our patients and do whatever we can to help them grow up happy and healthy. When we discover (or suspect) that a patient is injuring herself/himself, we take it very seriously. We immediately evaluate the individual, and if need be, refer her/him to a mental […]
Between school, travel sports, clubs, dance, religious classes, volunteer work, homework and maybe a job after school, a great many kids today are busier than their parents. And even though it can be a hassle driving them to and from all their activities, some parents take pride in their kids’ chock-full schedules and see them […]
At Westchester Health, parents of a newborn (especially if it’s their first child) often come to us wanting to know how to take care of their baby’s umbilical cord. While proper cord care is not very hard or involved, there are several do’s and don’ts to follow, which are explained in the following blog by Lauren Adler, […]
Flu season is here: time to get the flu shot! Even though it might seem like winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated against the flu. Don’t delay—it’s very important to protect yourself and your family by getting the flu shot before flu season is in […]
If you’re a parent with more than one child, you’re probably experiencing some sibling rivalry. Often, siblings clash because they’re different ages and want different things, or because they’re close in age and want the same things. And, like all of us, even the most loving brothers and sisters (or brothers and brothers, or sisters […]