Teens

Announcing Our New Office: Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

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Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians at the Grand Opening of Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps Westchester County’s newest pediatrics practice is now open! In order to provide the highest quality pediatric services for our area’s children, particularly those in the western part of Westchester County, Westchester Health Pediatrics is pleased to announce the

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Realistic Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

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Is your child constantly on his/her phone? iPad? iPod? Laptop? Are you worried about the effects that hours of screen time might be having on your child’s eyesight, sociability or emotional health? Do you sometimes wish you could throw all the gadgets out the window and go back to the 19th century? At Westchester Health

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It’s That Time Again! Our Best Back-to-School Tips

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Wow, where did the summer go! Is it really time to start school again? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel the same way. We’re parents too and feel the same pangs of anxiety, and relief, as many of our patients’ parents when school rolls around every year. Is my child ready for a new year,

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Double The Fun! What To Know About Raising Twins

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                         Above: Lucas and Zachary Tesler, Dr. Deborah V. Tesler’s identical twins As every parent knows, taking care of a newborn is totally amazing, deeply fulfilling, often frightening…and thoroughly exhausting. And that’s just for one baby. What about two?!! At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we have

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How To Help Your Teen Develop A Healthy Body Image

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Teenagers today can’t avoid it. In magazines, on TV, in ads, and especially all over social media, young people—both male and female—are bombarded with images of how they should look. It’s no wonder most of them feel they’re too fat, too thin, too short, too tall or not attractive enough. Sure, there are messages out there

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Westchester Health Pediatrics Strongly Supports The LGBTQ Community

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, our fundamental mission is to “provide exceptional medical care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults to age 21.” Furthermore, this commitment to providing the best available healthcare encompasses people of all gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and others. At WHP, we feel strongly that gender identity is

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Everything You Need to Know About Tick Bites and How to Prevent Lyme Disease

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As we begin to enjoy the warmer weather of spring and summer with our children, many of our patients and parents begin to worry about ticks and Lyme disease. There continues to be a lot of research to better understand Lyme disease, but there is also a lot of misinformation on the internet and social

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4 Reasons To Let Your Child’s Fever Run Its Course

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, one health issue that can cause concerned parents to call us in a panic is when their child has a fever. Quite understandably, they want to know if they should simply make their child comfortable, give lots of fluids and wait it out, or whether it’s a sign of something serious

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Do Vaccinations Cause Autism? NO, And Here’s Why

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Strange how history repeats itself In 1998, a British surgeon named Andrew Wakefield published a fraudulent research paper in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, suggesting that the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine was increasing autism in British children. Because a number of parents believed this now-discredited theory and chose not to immunize their children, an outbreak of measles occurred

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Are You Sure Your Child Is Allergic To Penicillin? He/She May Not Be.

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Allergists have long known that penicillin “allergy” is often over-diagnosed. As outlined in a recent study referenced by The New York Times, at least 95% of patients can tolerate penicillins despite a previous history of allergy. This is quite important clinically since penicillin products are often safer and more effective than other more expensive antibiotics.

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