How To Recognize the Signs of Depression in Teens

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Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of teenagers, which also means that we see our fair share of teenage depression. Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the physical and emotional changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it’s

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Working Moms: 10 Tips For Balancing Work And Family

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These days, more mothers than ever are in the workforce. In fact, according to AmericanProgress.org, women now make up half of all workers in the United States, with nearly 4 in 10 homes having a mom that is also a working mother. Good news, right? Maybe. Something we often hear from the full-time working moms

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How To Survive The Terrible 2s

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If you’re like a lot of other parents, somewhere around your toddler’s 2nd birthday (maybe even earlier), you may wonder whatever happened to your sweet, adorable child. Instead of wide-eyed smiles and happy giggles, you’re now witnessing: screaming temper tantrums kicking and biting grabbing toys fighting with siblings every word is “No” total meltdowns What

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What The New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Mean For You And Your Child

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New Peanut Allergy Guidelines: addendum by the NIH (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Panel Report (released for publication 1/05/2017) For years, expert opinion held that the best way to prevent food allergy, especially peanut allergy, was avoidance of these foods until age 3. However, a landmark study published in 2015 (the LEAP study)

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Westchester Health Associates Joins Northwell Health

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KATONAH, NY — February 8, 2017  Westchester Health Associates will become part of Northwell Health on March 1, bolstering New York State’s largest health system with an extensive network of physicians and specialty practices. After signing a letter of intent in 2015 and entering into exclusive negotiations, Westchester Health and Northwell have finalized an agreement

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How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

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To all of us at Westchester Health Pediatrics, helping your child develop and maintain positive, healthy self-esteem is one of our most important jobs as healthcare providers. Not a one-off or a quick fix, working with you and your child throughout the years to nurture good self-esteem, and helping you come up with solutions when issues

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