How To Treat Vomiting and Warning Signs to Look Out For

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It’s tough enough being a parent but being a parent of a vomiting child often requires superhuman strength. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we often get frantic calls from parents with a child that can’t seem to stop vomiting. They want to know if they should bring the child into the office. Our typical answer is

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6 Best Ways To Avoid Getting Poison Ivy

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A lot of our patients and their families think that summertime is the worst season for contracting poison ivy, but actually it’s highly active 3 out of the 4 seasons: spring, summer and fall. In fact, here at Westchester Health Pediatrics we tend to see a spike in poison ivy cases this time of year (mid to

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The Danger Of Halloween Is Not Tainted Candy, It’s Car Injuries

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With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time that parents and children need to be reminded about how to stay safe while trick-or-treating. Many parents worry about tampered candy and strangers approaching their children on this holiday, but we at Westchester Health Pediatrics want everyone to know that the real danger is injury from

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How To Talk To Your Children About Tragedies In The News

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Recently there have been a lot of tragedies in the news. Whether it is a natural disaster or terrorist/deranged citizen attack, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics encourage parents to discuss these difficult issues with their children, when appropriate. They should, of course, consider the child’s age and developmental stage in deciding what information to share or watch

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Heart Disease: How To Reduce Your Child’s Risk

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Did you know that the beginnings of heart disease can be present in kids as young as 10 years old? If left untreated, these children can go on to develop heart disease in their 40s, 50s or 60s. The good news is that this process can be reversed with weight control, exercise, eating a heart-healthy

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