10 Easy Breakfast Recipes Your Kids Will Love

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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we get asked this question a lot by our parents, and our answer is always a resounding yes. After a night of sleep, your child’s fuel tank is empty. To fill up that tank again, he/she needs a healthy breakfast containing

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Best Ways To Avoid Tick-Borne Diseases

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In the United States, a variety of ticks carry pathogens that can cause human illness and disease, beyond just Lyme disease. Below is a list of the tick-borne diseases specific to the Northeast, as that is where our offices are located and where most of our readers live. Diseases and illnesses carried by ticks Lyme

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Tips For Surviving Toddler Tantrums

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If there’s anything that might make parents regret having children, it’s tantrums. While tantrums are a normal part of child development and a natural response to anger, disappointment, frustration and a host of other strong emotions, they can be really hard to deal with, especially in a public place. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve dealt

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How To Protect Yourself Against Meningitis, A Very Serious Disease

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Meningococcal disease: a very dangerous form of meningitis Meningitis is a very serious, possibly fatal, disease. Several different bacteria can cause meningitis but one very virulent strain, meningococcal disease, is caused by a bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. This strain of meningitis could lead to an infection of the blood or lining of the brain and spinal cord.

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