Are You A Teen In An Abusive Relationship? Here’s Help.

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Did you know that 1 out of 3 teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship, and 50%-80% know someone in a violent relationship? Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 are the most susceptible to dating violence (triple the national average). According to a survey by the CDC, 23% of

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Dads Can Get The Baby Blues Too: Important Info On Men’s Postpartum Depression

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Every day, over 1,000 new dads in the US become depressed. According to some studies, that number is as high as 2,700. That’s 1 in 10, and possibly as many as 1 in 4, new dads who have postpartum depression. Whatever the exact number is, at Westchester Health Pediatrics we know that a lot of

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Vaping and Tobacco: What You And Your Family Should Know

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E-cigarettes or vapes, are devices that create a vapor or aerosol of a nicotine-based substance. But unlike cigarettes, vapes do not create smoke so their use is less obvious to those around the person vaping. Moreover, many healthcare professionals are becoming increasingly alarmed at the popularity of vaping because the vapor that is released actually

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How To Help Your Toddler Establish Good Sleep Habits

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that healthy sleep habits for children are as important as healthy eating habits. Sleep is an essential component of healthy living, yet something that’s sometimes hard to come by (especially for exhausted moms and dads faced with an obstinate toddler who won’t nod off). Since we often get

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What’s The Right Way To Hold My Newborn?

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Some first-time parents know exactly what to do when it comes to taking care of their new baby: holding, swaddling, feeding, burping, diapering. Others aren’t so sure. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we want you to know that we’re here for you with guidance, tips and advice for properly and safely handling your newborn. Many of

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Concerned That Your Child May Be Using Drugs? We Can Help.

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Although it varies from child to child and community to community, the peer pressure to use drugs can be very intense and hard to refuse. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we get it. Also, we want you to know that we’re on your side and will do everything we can to help your child avoid these

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Nutritional Assessments: An Important Way We Help Your Child Grow Up Healthy

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When you’re a parent, there’s no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to your kids. Are they on track developmentally? Are they up-to-date with their vaccinations? Are they getting the right nutrition? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re parents too and we feel the same way, especially about nutrition. In fact, your child’s

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Is It Safe To Have Sex During Pregnancy?

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, one of the most frequent questions we get asked by expecting couples is, “Will having sex during pregnancy hurt the baby?” Our answer (unless there’s a problem) is almost always no. Pregnant sex is safe sex. Can sex during pregnancy harm the baby? For most women with low-risk pregnancies with no

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14 Best Ways to Counteract Morning Sickness

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For many moms-to-be, morning sickness should really be called “morning-noon-and-night sickness.” Some women experience symptoms worse in the morning but find that they ease up as the day goes on. For others, symptoms last all day long, even into the evening. Not only can certain smells or tastes make them gag, but nausea and vomiting

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8 Things You Can Expect From Our Newborn Hospital Visits

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From the moment your little bundle of joy enters the world, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics will do everything we can to ensure that he or she is healthy, getting enough to eat and developing properly. In addition to checking your baby’s vital signs, weight and progress, we also want to give you peace of

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