Kids

Nutritional Assessments: An Important Way We Help Your Child Grow Up Healthy

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When you’re a parent, there’s no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to your kids. Are they on track developmentally? Are they up-to-date with their vaccinations? Are they getting the right nutrition? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re parents too and we feel the same way, especially about nutrition. In fact, your child’s

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How to Avoid Dangerous Food Additives That Can Harm Your Kids

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Did you know that the United States allows the use of more than 10,000 additives to preserve, package or modify the taste, appearance, texture or nutrients in the everyday foods we eat? And that approximately 1,000 of these additives are legally permitted under a “Generally Recognized as Safe” designation process that doesn’t require U.S. Food

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Does Your Child JUUL (“jewel”) or PHIX (“fix”)? Here’s Why You Should Worry.

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Since 2011, there has been a gradual decrease in traditional cigarette smoking among middle school and high school students, as well as adults. This represents an all-time low. Yet the tobacco industry is still trying to get our youth and adults hooked on nicotine through various inhalation devices. Two new nicotine delivery systems are posing

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We’re Now Part of Northwell Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center Where A Lot More Is Going On Than Just Great Medicine.

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Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s

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10 Ways To Help Your Kids Make Healthy Food Choices

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that helping your kids make smart, nutritious food choices, now and throughout their lives, is one of the most important things you can do to ensure their ongoing well-being. Yes, even in today’s fast food/takeout world, it is possible for kids to have a good relationship with healthy food! Of

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Now That We’re Part of Northwell Health, You Have Access to the Amazing Pediatric Specialists of Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

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Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s

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We’re Now Partners with Northwell Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Both Committed to Healthy Eating.

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Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s

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How to Lessen the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

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(A checklist for parents and young athletes to review prior to playing competitive sports) There are few things more devastating than to learn that a young athlete has collapsed and died. Even though it is extremely rare, sudden cardiac death is a frequent cause of sports-related death in young athletes. By conducting a thorough exam and

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What Is Celiac Disease And How Do I Know If My Child Has It?

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Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system responds abnormally to gluten, a protein. This occurs as a result of a child’s genetics and exposure to a trigger. A child who develops celiac disease probably inherits the condition from one or both parents and then develops the disease when exposed to gluten

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Now That We’re Part of Northwell Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Your Child Is In the Best Possible Hands.

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Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s

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