Keeping Our Children Healthy: Annual Well Visits And Sports Physicals

Why should you bring your child in for a physical?

You may wonder why it is important to bring your child in for a back-to-school physical if he or she has been perfectly healthy. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, a division of Westchester Health, we feel that this annual visit is often the only time your child will see their doctor all year, especially if he/she is healthy and active. As well as being an important health assessment, it’s an excellent opportunity for you and your child to ask us questions and/or share with us any concerns about your child’s growth and development, diet, nutrition, behavior issues, puberty, changes in the family and anything else that’s on your mind.

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Guidelines For Keeping Your Child’s Vaccinations Up To Date

Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. That’s why at Westchester Health, we strongly believe in immunizations and strongly recommend giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) officially recommends immunizations as the safest and most cost-effective way of preventing disease, disability and death, and that it is always better to prevent a disease than to have to treat it or live with the consequences of contracting it.

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We Strongly Recommend The HPV Vaccine For Your Teen. Here’s Why

If you’ve been wondering whether your child should get the HPV vaccine, we’re here to shed some light on the subject. Just so you know where we stand on the issue, we firmly believe that preteen and teenage girls and boys should get this vaccine. Why? There are very few cancers that researchers have discovered a vaccine for, and those caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) fall within that category. A recent, very informative blog by Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, explains why getting this vaccine is so important.

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3 Important Vaccines To Give Your Children

Here at Westchester Health, we firmly believe in immunizing your child against preventable diseases. Unquestionably, we feel that this is one of the best ways to keep children healthy and thriving. Practically no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. In a recent blog, Dr. Peter Richel, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, discusses three vaccines you should especially be aware of for the health of your child.

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Why Immunizing Your Child Is So Important

At Westchester Health Associates, we strongly believe in the importance of immunizations and fully advise giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. Continue reading