Even though it may seem counterintuitive, for children older than six months old, a fever can be a good thing. An elevated temperature indicates that your child’s body is fighting off an exposure to a new virus or bacteria such as a cold, the flu or an ear infection, or it could be a sign […]
Nobody wants to be bullied. And no one should have to be, especially your child. StompOutBullying.org defines bullying as intentional, aggressive and repeated abusive behavior by one or more people that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Although bullying can happen at any age, it seems to be more prevalent during the elementary and middle […]
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.
Many moms-to-be (as well as dads-to-be) know that breastfeeding has several important health advantages for babies, such as an increased immune system and fewer infections. Yet in addition to the many ways your baby benefits from breastfeeding, there are significant benefits for moms too. It really is true that breast is best, for both of […]
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 […]
No matter how cute and cuddly they are, all babies cry. Parents accept this and understand that crying is the way their baby lets them know they’re hungry, wet, scared or tired. If your baby has colic, though, the crying can seem to come out of nowhere with no apparent cause and can feel like […]