Are Your Twins Fraternal Or Identical? For Me, I Got A Surprise!

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                                Above: Lucas and Zachary Tesler, Dr. Deborah V. Tesler’s identical twins Do you have twins whom at birth you were told were fraternal, only to find out that they are actually identical? That’s what happened to me. I’m a pediatrician

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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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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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