Oh No, It’s the Stomach Bug!!!

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The dreaded stomach bug is going around. Sometimes called the stomach flu, it really has nothing to do with the flu at all. The flu is caused by the influenza virus and typically causes respiratory symptoms. Instead, a stomach virus is caused by rotavirus, norovirus or adenovirus, among others. These viruses cause gastrointestinal symptoms: nausea, vomiting

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How To Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations Are Up To Date

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we strongly believe in the importance of immunizations and fully advise giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. Most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from person to person. When a person has been vaccinated for a particular

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Why Does My Child Need An Annual Physical?

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Some parents ask us why their child needs a physical every year when they seem perfectly healthy. Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that an annual physical plays a very important role in the health of your child and should take place every year even if your child hardly ever gets sick. Not only

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How To Stay Safe This Winter

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Winter is a great time of year to be outdoors! Whether you like snowboarding, skiing, sledding, ice skating, hockey or just building snowmen, winter sports are a terrific way to stay fit and enjoy time with friends and family. Just keep in mind, however, that there are inherent dangers involved in many winter sports and

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The Safety Dos and Don’ts of Bathing Your Baby

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we firmly believe that the strength of the parent-physician relationship is critical to your baby’s health and well-being, and to your peace of mind. We consider ourselves collaborators in your baby’s care and together, we’ll take good care of your new little one. Bathing your newborn is one of those areas where

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How Discipline Ultimately Creates A Happier, Healthier Child

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As a parent, one of your jobs is to teach your child to respect others, obey authority, be kind to those older and younger, and share. In other words, to be a good person. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that appropriate discipline, along with plenty of praise, is an important component of helping your child develop

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6 Tips For Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Family

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that there is no perfect family, or even a “normal” one. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and have their unique ways of interacting with each other. However, something we’ve observed over the years is that healthy, well-functioning families tend to have several key characteristics in common:

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10 Easy Breakfast Recipes Your Kids Will Love

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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we get asked this question a lot by our parents, and our answer is always a resounding yes. After a night of sleep, your child’s fuel tank is empty. To fill up that tank again, he/she needs a healthy breakfast containing

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Tips For Surviving Toddler Tantrums

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If there’s anything that might make parents regret having children, it’s tantrums. While tantrums are a normal part of child development and a natural response to anger, disappointment, frustration and a host of other strong emotions, they can be really hard to deal with, especially in a public place. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve dealt

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Video: Most Up-to-Date Information On Zika Virus

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In this very informative 27-minute video, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, and Tiffany Werbin-Silver, MD, FACOG, OB/GYN with Westchester Health Associates, discuss the Zika virus, how it is contracted, how to avoid getting it, and how to get tested for it. Dr. Alan Siegel of Health iQ is the host. To watch

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