How To Be A Great Dad When You Didn’t Have A Dad Yourself

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of families, in all combinations of sizes, ages, genders, races and parenting styles. And amidst all of those moms and dads and kids, something that brings us great fulfillment is helping dads learn how to be great fathers when they themselves grew up without one. Without a

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Cystic Fibrosis: How To Recognize It And Treat It

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we often get questions from our parents wanting to know if their child might have asthma or some other lung disease because they’ve noticed him/her having trouble breathing. Once we have conducted a thorough examination and gotten a family health history, we sometimes find that the child actually has cystic fibrosis.

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10 Ways to Get Rid of Your Child’s Acne

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Up to 95% of teens will have some form of acne at one time or another. However, knowing that pimples are a very normal part of puberty doesn’t make it any easier when your child looks in the mirror and doesn’t like what he/she sees. Acne can be mild and short-lived or severe and disfiguring,

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Best Ways to Help Your Child Avoid The Itch of Eczema

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Did you know that eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatricians? In our practice, Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of eczema, especially in babies and toddlers. Fortunately, eczema is not contagious, but it tends to run in families with a history of eczema or other conditions such as hay fever and asthma. Different triggers can make

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Why We Recommend The HPV Vaccine

Why We Recommend The HPV Vaccine

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“Should my child get the HPV vaccine?” This is a question I get asked almost every day by parents of preteen and teenage girls (and some boys). My standard answer is yes. Why? There are very few cancers that researchers have discovered a vaccine for, and those caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) fall within that category. The

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How To Help Your Child Avoid Pink Eye

How To Help Your Child Avoid Pink Eye

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Your child comes home from preschool (or daycare, birthday party, sleepover or anywhere he/she has been in close contact with other children) with red, puffy, weepy eyes. What’s going on? You guessed it…pink eye. Also known as conjunctivitis, pink eye occurs mainly in children—so we see a lot of cases of it in our pediatric

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Helping Your Preschooler Become Independent

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Try these tried-and-true, pediatrician-approved tips for enjoying the “I did it myself!” years As every parent knows, the years when their kids are past the toddler stage but not yet in kindergarten zip by especially fast. Full of boundless energy, curiosity, belligerence and yes, more than a few tantrums, the years from ages 3-6 are an important

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