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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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Why Burping Your Newborn Is So Important

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If you’re a new parent, one of the first skills you’ll get lots of practice at is burping. All babies get gas (air trapped in the gastrointestinal system) that needs to be released, and burping is the best way to help your baby get rid of that gas. Why babies need to burp When gas bubbles

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The Joys and Risks of Having A Baby Over Age 35

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If you 35 or older and expecting a baby, congratulations! Being an older mom has lots of great advantages, like being more financially secure and having years of life experiences to draw upon when raising your child. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, many of our moms-to-be are in their late 20s or early 30s. But to

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Fruit Juice: To Drink or Not To Drink

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I am so happy that the American Academy of Pediatrics just issued new guidelines limiting the recommended amount of 100% fruit juice that should be given to children. This change is the first since 2001 and recommends no fruit juice in a child’s first year of life. In fact, this is what I have been

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How Much Should I Exercise While Pregnant?

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This is a question we hear a lot from our pregnant patients and what we tell them is that exercise is good for them and their baby! If you were physically active before your pregnancy, continue your activity in moderation Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help both you and your baby stay healthy.

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8 Ways To Help Your Child Stand Up To Bullying

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Through the years at Westchester Health Pediatrics, one of the most emotional issues we’ve seen affecting our patients and their parents is bullying. It’s mean, it’s damaging and it hurts, but there are things a child can do to avoid or prevent bullying, and we can help. Understanding how and why a bully uses aggressive

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How Parenting Styles Differ Between Dads And Moms

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we don’t necessarily believe “father knows best” but we do think it’s not “mother knows best” in every single situation. Dads often have different parenting styles from moms and this is not bad, just different. In fact, throughout our years of experience with many kinds of families, kids do just fine with

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Why It’s So Important to Talk To Your Toddler

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Did you know that the more you talk to your toddler, the more he/she will talk, too? It’s true—parents have a huge impact on their children’s language and speech skills. The more you encourage your toddler to talk, the better he/she will do in preschool and in life. Conversely, if your child does not develop

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10 Ways to Get Rid of Your Child’s Acne

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Up to 95% of teens will have some form of acne at one time or another. However, knowing that pimples are a very normal part of puberty doesn’t make it any easier when your child looks in the mirror and doesn’t like what he/she sees. Acne can be mild and short-lived or severe and disfiguring,

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