Oh No, It’s the Stomach Bug!!!

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The dreaded stomach bug is going around. Sometimes called the stomach flu, it really has nothing to do with the flu at all. The flu is caused by the influenza virus and typically causes respiratory symptoms. Instead, a stomach virus is caused by rotavirus, norovirus or adenovirus, among others. These viruses cause gastrointestinal symptoms: nausea, vomiting

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How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, one topic that seems to cause parents more angst than almost any other is sleep. “Is my baby/toddler/adolescent/teenager getting enough sleep?” is something we get asked just about every day. Our answer? It depends on the age of your child. A helpful rule of thumb is: if your child wakes up

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How To Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations Are Up To Date

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we strongly believe in the importance of immunizations and fully advise giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. Most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from person to person. When a person has been vaccinated for a particular

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Learn How To Give Your Newborn The Best Start In Life

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Expecting a baby? Congratulations! You’re about to embark on one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in life. To make sure you get all the information you need to give your newborn a healthy start, Westchester Health Pediatrics is offering a series of prenatal talks once a month from January-June 2017. Please join us!

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10 Best Survival Tips For Stay-At-Home-Dads

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For any stay-at-home dads out there, are you ready for the most fulfilling but maybe the hardest job you’ve ever had? Along with all the giggles, hugs and finger painting, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics know that raising kids can also feel lonely, frustrating and thankless. Every child is different, and every stage of a child’s development

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