What You Need To Know About Measles

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Measles is an acute viral infection which has been relatively low in number for many years, in large part due to the vaccine protocol recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strongly recommend vaccinating your child against the measles

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Helping Your Preschooler Become Independent

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Try these tried-and-true, pediatrician-approved tips for enjoying the “I did it myself!” years As every parent knows, the years when their kids are past the toddler stage but not yet in kindergarten zip by especially fast. Full of boundless energy, curiosity, belligerence and yes, more than a few tantrums, the years from ages 3-6 are an important

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Best Ways To Treat Ear Infections In Children

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Next to the common cold, an ear infection is a very common illness. Most children will have one by the age of 3, and they can be hereditary (run in families). If they recur often and are not treated, they can lead to hearing issues and other problems. Fortunately, two recent vaccines, Prevnar and Hib,

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Baby Skin 101: Smart Tips For Protecting Your Little One’s Skin

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Other than feeding, burping and sleeping, possibly what is most on parents’ minds when they have a newborn is the condition of their baby’s skin. Is it too damp, too dry, is that a rash? Rest assured, here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve helped thousands of parents learn how to take care of their babies’ skin, and

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Is Your Child Starting Kindergarten This Year?

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If your child is starting kindergarten this year, this can be a very challenging time for both of you. As a parent, you may have worries about how your child will fare in school, both emotionally and academically. This may be the first time your child will be away from you for a long period

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How You AND Your Child Can Successfully Survive Middle School

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The transition from elementary school to middle school can be difficult for many children — and for many parents, too. Although it’s initially only a step up of one grade, this is a big jump both academically and socially.

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