I Think My Child Is Obese. What Can I Do?

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Did you know that in the past 30 years, the number of overweight children in the US has tripled and it is now estimated that one in five children is overweight (17%)? That overweight or obese preschoolers are 5 times more likely than normal-weight children to be overweight or obese as adults? And that childhood obesity

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To Circumcise Or Not To Circumcise?

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In the United States, approximately two-thirds of all newborn boys are circumcised each year. Parents who choose circumcision typically do so based on religious beliefs, concerns about hygiene, or cultural or social reasons, such as the wish to have their son look like other men in the family. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we strongly feel

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Why Does My Child Need An Annual Physical?

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Some parents ask us why their child needs a physical every year when they seem perfectly healthy. Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that an annual physical plays a very important role in the health of your child and should take place every year even if your child hardly ever gets sick. Not only

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How To Stay Safe This Winter

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Winter is a great time of year to be outdoors! Whether you like snowboarding, skiing, sledding, ice skating, hockey or just building snowmen, winter sports are a terrific way to stay fit and enjoy time with friends and family. Just keep in mind, however, that there are inherent dangers involved in many winter sports and

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