Parents

Want Some Great Back-to-School Meal Ideas?

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The start of a new school year is a great time to turn over a new leaf and make sure your family members are getting the nutrition they need to get them through the day. Here are some great, easy ideas to feed their bodies and minds!

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Are You Concerned About Your Child’s Speech?

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Children learn to communicate early in infancy, and any challenge with speech or language can have a significant effect on social, emotional and academic development. That’s why it’s so important to identify the difference between speech and language disorders and to intervene early so that children can be more likely to be successful academically and

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The Facts About Growth Disorders, Such As Short Stature

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Normal growth requires a child be healthy, well-nourished and loved. Hopefully, all children develop “normally” but sometimes, either due to nutrition deficits or genetics, certain children develop growth disorders. The good news: Today there are excellent treatments and therapies to help reverse many growth disorders, such as short stature. Also, in many cases, growth disorders are temporary and

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Three Vaccines You Need To Know About

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Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we firmly believe in immunizing your child against preventable diseases and feel that this is one of the best ways to keep him/her healthy and thriving. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. Plus, vaccines cause virtually no significant adverse effects. The following are three vaccines you especially need to

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All The Information You Need For CPR and Car Seat Safety

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The Tuckahoe/Bronxville office of Westchester Health Pediatrics would like to remind families that it’s never too late to educate. We are firm believers in doing all we can to help you and your family stay safe, this summer and all year round. Below are some local CPR courses and locations to get car seats installed and

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Poisonous Itchy Plants: Avoid At All Cost!

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Poisonous Itchy Plants: Avoid At All Cost! Hot summer weather means playing and running around outside. It also means the re-growth of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, which can cause lots of people lots of problems! Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac: Know what they look like so you can avoid them As many

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Back to School Meals

Family Meal Time: An Important Part Of Raising Healthy Kids

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Family Meal Time: An Important Part Of Raising Healthy Kids These days, more and more of our children are spending hours a day engaged with screens and electronic devices rather than with their families. Not only that, more and more moms and dads in our communities are working full time, meaning that they’re often over-scheduled

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Lyme Infection: What It Is, How You Get It, And How To Prevent It

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Lyme Infection: What It Is, How You Get It, And How To Prevent It Most of us love seeing lovely white-tailed deer in our neighborhoods, but what about the ticks that live on those deer, and the Lyme infection that’s carried by those ticks? But before you panic and lock yourself indoors, here is some

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Summer Safety Tips: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

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Summer Safety Tips: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Summer is a great time when the weather warms up and kids and families spend more time outdoors. Outdoor activities allow for more physical activity but parents need to know how to keep their children safe. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease

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A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Colic

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This blog was authored by Rachel E. Menaged, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics. No matter how cute and cuddly your baby may be, after weeks (or months) of seemingly non-stop crying, even the most
stalwart of parents may feel on the verge of losing it…

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