Lyme 2017: Why We Should Be Worried And Why We Should Not Panic

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Due to an increase in both the deer and white-footed mouse population, 2017 is slated to be a particularly bad year for Lyme disease. In fact, cases of Lyme disease have increased steadily over the last 2-3 decades. Lyme disease is caused by an infection from the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi (a parasite). This is most

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What Can I Do About My Child’s Chronic Nosebleeds?

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Starting with your child’s preschool years and continuing into adolescence and the teenage years, he/she is almost certain to have at least one nosebleed, perhaps even several. (Some children have several a week.) Although nosebleeds can be alarming and yes, messy, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics want you to know that they are neither abnormal

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How Secondhand Smoke Seriously Damages Your Child’s Health

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Most people know how damaging, potentially even deadly, smoking is for their health. But what often gets overlooked are the dangers of secondhand smoke, causing up to 3,000 deaths from lung cancer and tens of thousands of deaths from heart disease to nonsmoking adults in the U.S. each year. But here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, what we

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4 Best Ways To Treat Swimmer’s Ear

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Summer is finally here, and you know what that means…a lot of swimming and consequently, a lot of swimmer’s ear. Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re all too familiar with this painful condition and would like to share some information to help families avoid it in the future. What causes swimmer’s ear? Swimmer’s ear is an

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