Got A Child Who Needs A Pediatric Specialist? Good News: You Now Have Access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

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Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s

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Are Tanning Beds Safe? No And Here’s Why.

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No matter how splashy and seductive the ads promoting tanning salons may be, artificial tanning machines are not safe, and we at Westchester Health Pediatrics do not recommend them. Tanning beds emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is a significant risk factor for skin cancers, including malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In fact, people

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What CPR Do I Need to Know For My Baby?

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For parents, one of the scariest health events is when their baby stops breathing. What do you do? Should you administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)? How much time do you have? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we hope you’ll never have to use CPR for your infant or child, but in case you do, it’s very important

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How To Stay Safe While Playing Spring Sports

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Whether you’re into soccer, skateboarding, baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field or a host of other warm weather sports, spring is a great time of year to be outdoors after a long, cold winter. Spring sports are also a terrific way to stay fit and enjoy being active with friends and family. Keep in

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6 Myths About Acne You Need To Be Aware Of

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Is there ever a good time to have pimples? Every teenager we’ve ever known would say an emphatic no. Not only do pimples and acne make you look and feel lousy, they always seem to show up at the worst times, such as before a big game, or the school dance, or an important interview.

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Does Your Child Need Ear Tubes? 3 Ways To Know.

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If you have young children, you’re probably familiar with ear aches, ear infections and fluid build-up in the middle ear, all of which can cause pain, crying, fussiness and more than a few sleepless nights, for everyone. Ear problems like these cause many of our parents here at Westchester Health Pediatrics to ask us if

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I Think My Baby Has Cradle Cap. What Do I Do?

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Are you noticing thick, oily white or yellow crusty or scaly patches on your baby’s scalp? Relax, it’s nothing serious, it’s probably cradle cap. Cradle cap is the common term for seborrheic dermatitis, and it’s something we see quite often in our newborn patients here at Westchester Health Pediatrics. Basically infant dandruff, cradle cap is extremely

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Why Well-Child Visits Are So Important

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When your child is sick, you know to take him or her to the pediatrician. But here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we want to make sure parents know that it’s just as important to take your child to the doctor when he/she is well, too. After age two or three, your child should have an

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What Is SIDS and How Can I Protect My Baby?

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One of the most devastating things parents (and pediatricians) have to go through is losing a baby to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). To do everything we can to prevent this, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics offer this information to educate parents about SIDS so that we can lower, and hopefully eliminate completely, the risk of

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When Should I Take My Child to the ER?

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we know that parents have a natural tendency to fear the worst when it comes to their children’s illnesses or injuries, often rushing them off to the ER for a minor scrape or sinus infection when they would have been better served at their pediatrician’s office where we personally know their

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