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7 Westchester Health Pediatrics Physicians And Specialists Named “Top Doctors” By Castle Connolly

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Westchester Health Pediatrics is pleased to announce that 7 of our pediatricians and specialists have been selected by Castle Connolly as “Top Doctors” for 2015 and acknowledged in Westchester Magazine. Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we are committed to the highest standards of quality care and take great pride in the fact that such a large number of our

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The Effects Of Divorce On Children

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Deciding to end a marriage is an enormous decision for all parties involved. One thing is for sure — divorce is not easy. A major question is: What effects divorce will have on children.

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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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The Dangers of Indoor Tanning

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“But doctor, my teen wants to look healthy and  tanned for his/her prom/party/special event….and this is much safer than the sun!” A tanning bed is NOT a safe alternative to the sun for teens who want a golden glow Tanning beds emit ultraviolet radiation which is a significant risk factor for skin cancers, including malignant

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How To Stay Safe At Halloween

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The danger of Halloween is not candy or strangers, it’s injuries Halloween is just around the corner and this is the time parents and children need to be reminded about some safety concerns so that the holiday remains a safe and happy one. Many parents worry about tampered candy and strangers during Halloween, but the

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The Importance Of Verifying Medical Information On The Web

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Every day, we get medical information through the Internet, television, radio, newspapers and magazines. But how do we know that this information is current, accurate and credible? First, look at the source Is the information from a respected health organization like the American Academy of Pediatrics? Or a reputable government agency, hospital, business, research institution

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Got Acne? We’ve Got Solutions.

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Puberty is an exciting time when a young person leaves the world of childhood and develops into a young adult. Hormones cause lots of changes during this period, one of which is pimples or acne. Up to 95% of teens will have some form of acne during puberty and your pediatrician is a great first source for information

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Before Getting A Tattoo, Know The Risks

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“Tattoo regret” is very common among teenagers Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 Americans has a tattoo? In the 18- to 30-year-old age group, that number increases to almost 30%. In a recent study cited in an article in Pediatric News, 16% of those surveyed regretted at least one tattoo. For those who got

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Westchester Health Associates Announces It Has Signed Letter Of Intent To Join North Shore-LIJ

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Westchester Health Associates’ 130 provider-physician practice to expand its ambulatory services’ network throughout the region. KATONAH, N.Y. – Sept. 18, 2015 – PRLog — Westchester Health Associates and North Shore-LIJ announced yesterday that they have signed a letter of intent for its 130 provider-physician practice to join the health system, increasing the North Shore-LIJ presence

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