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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10 Best Ways To Help Your Toddler Fall Asleep

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Did you know that once toddlers reach the age of two, they’ve typically spent more time asleep than awake? And not only do those hours spent sleeping give tired moms, dads and caretakers a much-needed break, they’re also crucial for toddlers’ mental and physical development. Most of the growing children do is while they are

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Too Much, Too Little, Just Right? How To Know If You’re Giving Your Child The Right Dose

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Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, a common issue that we see is parents not knowing the correct dose of medicine to give their child, particularly with over-the-counter medications. They often don’t know the difference between measurements in teaspoons, mL’s or cc’s, and may not want to admit that they don’t understand. Or if it is

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What To Do When Your Toddler Is The Bully

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It’s one of the phone calls parents of toddlers dread: to come pick up their child from preschool because he/she is bullying another child and is being sent home. Although most parents immediately blame themselves, even the most well-mannered kids can bully. There are a number of reasons why one child bullies another. The good news

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Is There a Reason NOT to Vaccinate Your Child?

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The simple answer is NO!!! Because children still get vaccine-preventable diseases, it’s more important than ever to understand the benefits and risks of vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases. You never know when your child may have been exposed to a disease or was immune to an exposure because of his/her vaccine-induced immunity. Get your child vaccinated!

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Vaping and Tobacco: What You And Your Family Should Know

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E-cigarettes or vapes, are devices that create a vapor or aerosol of a nicotine-based substance. But unlike cigarettes, vapes do not create smoke so their use is less obvious to those around the person vaping. Moreover, many healthcare professionals are becoming increasingly alarmed at the popularity of vaping because the vapor that is released actually

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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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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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