Before Getting A Tattoo, Know The Risks

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“Tattoo regret” is very common among teenagers Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 Americans has a tattoo? In the 18- to 30-year-old age group, that number increases to almost 30%. In a recent study cited in an article in Pediatric News, 16% of those surveyed regretted at least one tattoo. For those who got

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Westchester Health Associates Announces It Has Signed Letter Of Intent To Join North Shore-LIJ

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Westchester Health Associates’ 130 provider-physician practice to expand its ambulatory services’ network throughout the region. KATONAH, N.Y. – Sept. 18, 2015 – PRLog — Westchester Health Associates and North Shore-LIJ announced yesterday that they have signed a letter of intent for its 130 provider-physician practice to join the health system, increasing the North Shore-LIJ presence

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Breast Is Best…For Mommies AND Babies

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Breastfeeding has wonderful benefits for you as well as your baby As well as the proven health benefits your baby can gain from breastfeeding, many mothers feel fulfillment and great joy from the physical and emotional bond they experience with their child while nursing. And yet, beyond the emotional satisfaction of breastfeeding, there are many important health

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Learn How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy At Our Monthly Prenatal Talks

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Are you expecting? Congratulations! Having a baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in life…as well as scary, confusing and more than a little daunting. But rest assured, at Westchester Health Pediatrics (WHP), we’re here for you every step of the way. Together, we’re partners in the upcoming birth of your child and

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The White Plains/Soundview Office of Westchester Health Pediatrics Now Has Extended Hours

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Beginning Today, Sick Patients Can Be Seen Monday-Thursday Evenings In Westchester Health Pediatrics White Plains/Soundview Office Katonah, NY, September 8, 2015 – Effective today, September 8, 2015, the White Plains/Soundview office of Westchester Health Pediatrics (WHP) is offering extended office hours for sick patient visits.

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Smoking And Teenagers: A Very Harmful Combination

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Smoking is on the decline but vaping is on the rise The good news is that the rates for adolescents smoking tobacco have dipped slightly. The bad news is that e-cigarette use (vaping) in middle and high school students tripled in 2014. In fact, the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey estimated that 2 million high school

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WHP Pediatrician Dr. Peter Richel’s Back To School Tips Featured In U.S. News & World Report

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Peter Richel MD of Westchester Health Pediatrics Offers Back To School Health Tips For Parents Katonah, NY, September 4, 2015 — With the start of each new school year, parents need to remember the importance of keeping their children healthy, Dr. Peter Richel, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, advises.

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