Have you noticed that your teenager is hyper-focused on their weight or may be losing weight even when they appear to be eating? Is she/he more fatigued than usual, listless or complaining of feeling lightheaded or weak? These may be signs of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that when not identified and treated, can develop […]
Yay, summer’s here! While we at Westchester Health encourage everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the sun, we also want to express some words of caution and share important information about the risk of sunburn, how to prevent it, what to do if your child sustains a burn, and when it might be an emergency.
Summer’s here, with sunshine and warm temperatures beckoning us to spend time outside. But summer also means that Lyme disease-carrying ticks are on the move, looking for animals and people to attach to and possibly infect. To help us all enjoy the great outdoors safely, we at Westchester Health offer the following tips for avoiding […]
Summer is that wonderful, carefree time of year when families spend a lot more time outdoors swimming, hiking, biking, camping, barbecuing and enjoying a host of other activities. A downside of all this outdoor fun, however, is that it can cause injuries, especially for children. But it doesn’t have to be that way — most child […]
How many of us were spanked as children? My guess is probably a lot. Our parents most likely thought they were doing the right thing by swatting us on the behind, and that spanking was an acceptable way to discipline a child or show them “who’s in charge.” However, times have changed.
Crying is the main way babies express themselves Newborns routinely cry a total of 1-4 hours a day. Crying spells often peak at about 6-8 weeks and then gradually decrease. Reasons babies cry: Hungry Tired Need a diaper change Want to be held Too cold/too warm Overtired/overstimulated Sick Helps them de-stress Sometimes they don’t know […]
The morning starts off with the usual rush, getting yourself ready for work and making sure that your children are dressed, fed and packed for the school day. And then it happens: “Mom, Dad, I don’t feel good.” As your mind races to the list of all of the things you need to rearrange and possibly […]
Iron is a very important nutrient for your child’s growing body and mind. Iron helps make red blood cells (which prevents anemia), it supports healthy neurocognitive development, and it may even help your child’s stamina during exercise and sports. Yet many children are not getting enough iron, especially the picky eaters.
If you have a baby, you’re probably going to have to deal with diaper rash, no matter if you’re using cloth or disposable diapers and even if you’re hyper-vigilant with changes. At Westchester Health, we’ve helped thousands of parents learn how to prevent diaper rash, as well as treat it if it occurs. We’re here […]