Blog, Women's Health

Understanding Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that affects 190 million women globally, according to the World Health Organization. A chronic disease with no known cause or cure, endometriosis demands continuous research and is gaining widespread recognition.  Development of endometriosis begins when tissue that normally grows in the uterine lining starts growing outside of the uterus – […]

Blog, Cardiology

Heart Disease: Risk Factors, Preventative Measures, and What to Do in an Emergency

Accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths worldwide, heart disease is the leading cause of death across the globe. However, there are ways to combat and prevent the incredibly prevalent condition. With a rising impact of heart disease globally, healthcare professionals all over the world share the same goal: preventing cardiovascular emergencies from occurring in […]

Blog, Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Parents, Pediatrics, Women's Health

Visit a Pediatrician While Pregnant for Support Through New Parenthood and Beyond

Finding the right pediatrician lays the foundation for a trusting and supportive relationship between you, your child, and their doctor. At NHPP/Westchester Health, we recognize that the journey of building that relationship begins even before a child is born. Our pediatricians offer continuous support between pregnancy, new parenthood, and beyond.    Alongside comprehensive support from obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs), our pediatric physicians offer prenatal visits for […]

Blog, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Women's Health

Everything you need to know about Postpartum Thyroiditis

While many are unaware of the condition, thyroiditis is relatively common – affecting around 200,000 people per year. Thyroiditis causes inflammation of the thyroid gland, located in the neck, which produces the thyroid hormone that controls the metabolism. The condition is not painful, but has a range of negative effects, including anxiety, sudden weight change, […]

Blog, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health

Primary and secondary infertility: what can affect fertility and when to seek medical help

Infertility affects as many as 1 in 8 couples trying to conceive, according to a study from the World Health Organization (WHO). However, it’s important to remember that if you and your partner are experiencing challenges with conception, you do have options. While most medical conditions affect a single individual, infertility is unique as it […]

Blog, Family Medicine, Infants/Toddlers, Internal Medicine, Kids, Parents, Pediatrics, Teens

Make Family Dinners Part of Your Family’s Healthy Lifestyle

In the digital era, it can be increasingly difficult for parents to keep their children engaged and off their screens. Nightly family dinners can be one of the best ways to engage with your kids and strengthen familial bonds. Cooking a quality meal each evening, and doing so with your family, will also ensure that […]

Blog, Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Pediatrics, Teens

Everything Parents Need To Know About RSV

By Patricia Scanlon, Writer Originally published in The Well by Northwell Respiratory distress in a child is sure to make any parent anxious. Learn the warning signs of RSV and know when it’s time to head to the pediatrician. Earlier this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health alert advisory to […]

Blog, Covid-19

What You Need To Know About Breakthrough COVID

By Bruce Farber, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Northwell Health. Article published in The Well by Northwell *Editor’s note: The information in this article is current as of August 16, 2021. We’re updating our COVID-19 and vaccination information as frequently as possible. This data changes quickly, so we urge you to visit the CDC website for the most current […]

Blog, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health

Regular Pap smears can help prevent cervical cancer

Cervical cancer was once one of the most deadly forms of cancer among American women. Now, an easy screening exists that has significantly reduced the incidence and mortality rate associated with cervical cancer in the United States–the Pap smear. Pap screens are recommended for any sexually active female age 21 or over. Dr. Val Petrosian, a gynecologist for […]