Best Ways to Help Your Child Avoid The Itch of Eczema

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Did you know that eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatricians? In our practice, Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of eczema, especially in babies and toddlers. Fortunately, eczema is not contagious, but it tends to run in families with a history of eczema or other conditions such as hay fever and asthma. Different triggers can make

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Why We Recommend The HPV Vaccine

Why We Recommend The HPV Vaccine

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“Should my child get the HPV vaccine?” This is a question I get asked almost every day by parents of preteen and teenage girls (and some boys). My standard answer is yes. Why? There are very few cancers that researchers have discovered a vaccine for, and those caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) fall within that category. The

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How To Help Your Child Avoid Pink Eye

How To Help Your Child Avoid Pink Eye

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Your child comes home from preschool (or daycare, birthday party, sleepover or anywhere he/she has been in close contact with other children) with red, puffy, weepy eyes. What’s going on? You guessed it…pink eye. Also known as conjunctivitis, pink eye occurs mainly in children—so we see a lot of cases of it in our pediatric

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Westchester Health’s Eric Small, MD Featured in Wall Street Journal Article on Youth Baseball Pitching Injuries

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Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Westchester Health Associates, and assistant clinical professor of pediatrics, orthopedics and rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is featured in a June 6, 2016 article in The Wall Street Journal, commenting on the alarming

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The Pediatrician’s Role in Caring for a Child With Type 1 Diabetes

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Young people with type 1 diabetes (also known as type 1 diabetes mellitus) face many challenges in their lifelong quest to manage their disease. With help from their pediatrician and a team of endocrinologists and diabetes specialists, along with support from parents, caregivers and school personnel, young children and teens with type 1 diabetes can understand and

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