My Child Gets a Lot of Colds. Is There Anything I Can Do?

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Get ready…cold season is on its way. Every year without fail, as soon as the air gets crisp and fall begins to tilt toward winter, here at Westchester Health Pediatrics we get inundated with kids with colds! Your child will probably have more colds (upper respiratory infections) than any other illness throughout his/her early life. In

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New Dad? 5 Tips For Adjusting To Your Crazy Life

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A new baby has just arrived? Congratulations! By now you’ve probably discovered that you’ve never been so overwhelmed with joy and never been so tired. Take deep breaths, cherish every moment and hang on for the ride of your life. Remember: if you need us, we’re here for you. 5 tips for new dads Let

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How To Treat Vomiting and Warning Signs to Look Out For

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It’s tough enough being a parent but being a parent of a vomiting child often requires superhuman strength. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we often get frantic calls from parents with a child that can’t seem to stop vomiting. They want to know if they should bring the child into the office. Our typical answer is

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The Danger Of Halloween Is Not Tainted Candy, It’s Car Injuries

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With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time that parents and children need to be reminded about how to stay safe while trick-or-treating. Many parents worry about tampered candy and strangers approaching their children on this holiday, but we at Westchester Health Pediatrics want everyone to know that the real danger is injury from

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How To Know If Your Child Might Have A Vision Problem

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Does your child consistently sit too close to the TV or computer screen, or hold a book too close? Does he/she close one eye when trying to see something? Can he/she see things that are far away but has trouble when they are up close, or vice versa? Any of these signs may mean that

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5 Best Ways To Cope With Car Sickness

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we hear from a lot of our parents about car trips, and sometimes entire family vacations, ruined by their child’s car sickness. “What can we do?” they ask in exasperation. “Our child needs to go places and the car is the best way to get there.” As parents ourselves, we sympathize!

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What You Need To Know About Scoliosis

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Scoliosis is something we see often in our practice here at Westchester Health Pediatrics. It’s not extremely common but neither is it rare, and it’s a condition that we feel parents need to be aware of so they can recognize the symptoms in their child and if need be, seek treatment. Scoliosis shows up most

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Lyme 2017: Why We Should Be Worried And Why We Should Not Panic

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Due to an increase in both the deer and white-footed mouse population, 2017 is slated to be a particularly bad year for Lyme disease. In fact, cases of Lyme disease have increased steadily over the last 2-3 decades. Lyme disease is caused by an infection from the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi (a parasite). This is most

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How to Know If Your Child Should Be Evaluated For ADHD

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Almost all children go through periods when their attention wanders or their behavior veers out of control. However, for some, these types of behaviors are more than an occasional problem. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have behavior problems that are so frequent and severe that they interfere with their ability to function normally

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Why Burping Your Newborn Is So Important

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If you’re a new parent, one of the first skills you’ll get lots of practice at is burping. All babies get gas (air trapped in the gastrointestinal system) that needs to be released, and burping is the best way to help your baby get rid of that gas. Why babies need to burp When gas bubbles

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