Kids
Child suffers from motion sickness in car

5 Best Ways To Cope With Car Sickness

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we hear from a lot of our parents about car trips, and sometimes entire family vacations, ruined by their child’s car sickness. “What can we do?” they ask in exasperation. “Our child needs to go places and the car is the best way to get there.” As parents ourselves, we sympathize!

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Paediatric scoliosis examination

What You Need To Know About Scoliosis

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Scoliosis is something we see often in our practice here at Westchester Health Pediatrics. It’s not extremely common but neither is it rare, and it’s a condition that we feel parents need to be aware of so they can recognize the symptoms in their child and if need be, seek treatment. Scoliosis shows up most

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THE FLU VACCINE IS HERE!

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Our flu vaccine is in! Book your appointment now to get your child vaccinated. Even though winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated. Don’t delay — protect yourself and your family by getting the flu vaccine at any of our 12 convenient locations in Westchester and Putnam

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How To Help Your Child Recognize And Avoid Asthma Triggers

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Does your child have chest tightness, shortness of breath or exercise intolerance? It might not be a stubborn cold that won’t go way — it might be asthma. Asthma has multiple causes, and it’s not unusual for two or more different causes to be present in one child. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a

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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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sick little girl

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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Young Children Suffering The Effects of In Car Passive Smoking

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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Boy practicing freestyle in pool.

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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How to Know If Your Child Should Be Evaluated For ADHD

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Almost all children go through periods when their attention wanders or their behavior veers out of control. However, for some, these types of behaviors are more than an occasional problem. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have behavior problems that are so frequent and severe that they interfere with their ability to function normally

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How Food and Fitness Help Create A Healthy Kid

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re dedicated to the health and well-being of your child, which to a large degree involves fitness and nutrition. We often get questions from our parents concerning their children’s exercise level or eating habits, and we’d like to share some of our knowledge here. We’d also like to encourage you to come to us with

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