Infants/Toddlers

11 Best Ways to Get Rid of Head Lice

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“Head lice? In MY child?!? But we wash his hair every night. And we’re really clean people!” I wish I could tell you how many times I’ve heard this from parents of young patients who, one way or another, have contracted head lice.

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10 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Pediatrician

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Congratulations—you’re expecting! Along with all the exciting (and seemingly endless) preparations for your new arrival, one of the most important things you need to do is choose a pediatrician.

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Are You Having A Down Syndrome Baby? 7 Things You Should Know.

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It’s impossible for me to know the emotions you had when you first learned that you were having a baby with Down syndrome. Some parents are angry, sad, anxious and overwhelmed. Others are accepting, hopeful and optimistic. The parents in our practice with Down syndrome children have probably felt all of these emotions, both positive

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Lead Poisoning: What You Should Know

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Lead poisoning and water contamination in Flint, Michigan has been a focus in the news. Understandably, parents are concerned. The New York Times recently reported that unsafe lead levels in tap water are not limited to Flint. Laboratory tests have also found dangerously high levels of lead in multiple cities’ tap water: Sebring, OH (2015);

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Zika Virus: What You Need To Know

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Many of you have already heard in the news about the recent outbreak of Zika virus infections. Zika virus is not new. Previous outbreaks have been reported in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. In May 2015, the first case was reported in Brazil and recently, there have been growing reports of cases in

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Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

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A Short History of Medicine: 2000 B.C. — “Here, eat this root.” 1000 B.C. — “That root is heathen, say this prayer.” 1850 A.D. — “That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.” 1940 A.D. — “That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.” 1985 A.D. — “That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.” 2000 A.D. —

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Doctor Knows Best: Why Antibiotics Are NOT Always The Answer

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Two important questions I often hear from my patients are, “Should I buy organic foods for my family?” and “Does my child need an antibiotic?” A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics on antimicrobial resistance has helped answer both questions.

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WHP Pediatrician Rachel Menaged, MD’s Comments Featured On Twin Love Concierge Website

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Rachel Menaged, MD, FAAP of Westchester Health Pediatrics Answers Top 10 Questions From Parents Of Twins Katonah, NY, October 10, 2015 — On the first visit to their pediatrician, or even before their babies are born, parents of twins have a number of twin-specific questions, reports Dr. Rachel E. Menaged, a pediatrician with Westchester Health

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Breast Is Best…For Mommies AND Babies

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Breastfeeding has wonderful benefits for you as well as your baby As well as the proven health benefits your baby can gain from breastfeeding, many mothers feel fulfillment and great joy from the physical and emotional bond they experience with their child while nursing. And yet, beyond the emotional satisfaction of breastfeeding, there are many important health

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What You Need To Know About Measles

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Measles is an acute viral infection which has been relatively low in number for many years, in large part due to the vaccine protocol recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strongly recommend vaccinating your child against the measles

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