WE HAVE THE FLU VACCINE! COME IN AND GET YOUR SHOT!

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Our flu vaccine is in! Book your appointment now to get your child vaccinated. Even though winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated. Don’t delay — protect yourself and your family by getting the flu vaccine at any of our 11 convenient locations in Westchester and Putnam

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8 Signs That Your Child Might Have Type 1 Diabetes

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Has your child been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? If so, don’t panic. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we have many patients with this condition and are very experienced at helping parents learn how to cope with this challenging chronic disease, as well as teaching our patients (when old enough) to manage it themselves. What we

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How Secondhand Smoke Seriously Damages Your Child’s Health

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Most people know how damaging, potentially even deadly, smoking is for their health. But what often gets overlooked are the dangers of secondhand smoke, causing up to 3,000 deaths from lung cancer and tens of thousands of deaths from heart disease to nonsmoking adults in the U.S. each year. But here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, what we

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How Parenting Styles Differ Between Dads And Moms

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we don’t necessarily believe “father knows best” but we do think it’s not “mother knows best” in every single situation. Dads often have different parenting styles from moms and this is not bad, just different. In fact, throughout our years of experience with many kinds of families, kids do just fine with

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To Circumcise Or Not To Circumcise?

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In the United States, approximately two-thirds of all newborn boys are circumcised each year. Parents who choose circumcision typically do so based on religious beliefs, concerns about hygiene, or cultural or social reasons, such as the wish to have their son look like other men in the family. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we strongly feel

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5 Most Important Things To Know As A New Dad

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These days, more and more dads are actively involved in their baby’s birth, feeding, burping, bathing, diaper changing and everything else that comes with having a newborn. On playgrounds, at playdates and in pediatricians’ offices, you’re often just as likely to see dads there as moms. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we applaud this fatherly involvement

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Is Your Child Being Bullied?

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Nobody likes to be bullied. And no one should have to be, especially your child. Although bullying can happen at any age, it seems to be particularly prevalent during the elementary and middle school years. Can anything be done to stop it? Yes. Here are some practical guidelines and advice, gathered from our many years’ experience

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Why Robert De Niro Was Right To Pull Anti-Vaccine Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival

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Photo courtesy of The New York Times Facing a mountain of criticism over its plan to show a documentary about the utterly disproven link between vaccines and autism, the Tribeca Film Festival (co-founded by Robert De Niro) has decided not to show the film. Am I glad the Tribeca Film Festival canceled the film? You

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Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

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A Short History of Medicine: 2000 B.C. — “Here, eat this root.” 1000 B.C. — “That root is heathen, say this prayer.” 1850 A.D. — “That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.” 1940 A.D. — “That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.” 1985 A.D. — “That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.” 2000 A.D. —

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Why Go To The Urgicenter?

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Why Go To The Urgicenter? Your child’s cough wakes you in the middle of the night. But it’s late, or a Sunday, or maybe even a holiday, and you don’t want to bother your pediatrician. So what do you do? Well, you could go to your local ER or urgicenter, or call one of those

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