Is Your Teen Cutting? Here’s Help.

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we care deeply about each of our patients and do whatever we can to help them grow up happy and healthy. When we discover (or suspect) that a patient is injuring herself/himself, we take it very seriously. We immediately evaluate the individual, and if need be, refer her/him to a mental

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Are Your Kids Burned Out, Stressed Out? Maybe They’re Doing Too Much.

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Between school, travel sports, clubs, dance, religious classes, volunteer work, homework and maybe a job after school, a great many kids today are busier than their parents. And even though it can be a hassle driving them to and from all their activities, some parents take pride in their kids’ chock-full schedules and see them

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Our Flu Vaccine Is In! Don’t Wait—Bring Your Child In Today To Get Vaccinated

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Flu season is here: time to get the flu shot! Even though it might seem like winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated against the flu. Don’t delay—it’s very important to protect yourself and your family by getting the flu shot before flu season is in

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10 Things You Can Do To Help Your Kids Get Along Better

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If you’re a parent with more than one child, you’re probably experiencing some sibling rivalry. Often, siblings clash because they’re different ages and want different things, or because they’re close in age and want the same things. And, like all of us, even the most loving brothers and sisters (or brothers and brothers, or sisters

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Why Teasing Kids About Their Weight Might Make Them Gain More

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we have quite a few patients who are overweight or obese, and together with them, we talk a lot about the emotional impact of this. And what we’ve learned over the years is that overweight kids, both girls and boys, are often teased or bullied because of the way they look,

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How Often Should I Bathe My Baby?

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we believe that bathing your baby is about more than getting your newborn clean. It’s an intimate, deeply meaningful time to bond with the newest member of your family, and for both of you to get to know each other better. Yet bath time also brings with it some anxiety for parents,

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10 Best Ways To Prevent Toddler Tantrums

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve dealt with lots of toddlers over the years, which means that we’ve dealt with lots of tantrums. We’ve also counseled lots of exasperated parents who want advice on how to handle their “little monsters,” especially when they’re having a meltdown in a public place. And while we certainly have some

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Realistic Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

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Is your child constantly on his/her phone? iPad? iPod? Laptop? Are you worried about the effects that hours of screen time might be having on your child’s eyesight, sociability or emotional health? Do you sometimes wish you could throw all the gadgets out the window and go back to the 19th century? At Westchester Health

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Cohen Children’s Medical Center Earns Top 50 National Ranking for Exceptional Care in 9 Specialties

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All of us at Westchester Health Pediatrics, Westchester Health, Northwell Health and Northwell Health Physician Partners are thrilled that our partner hospital, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, has recently been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation, delivering exceptional care in nine specialties. “US News’ latest survey

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It’s That Time Again! Our Best Back-to-School Tips

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Wow, where did the summer go! Is it really time to start school again? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel the same way. We’re parents too and feel the same pangs of anxiety, and relief, as many of our patients’ parents when school rolls around every year. Is my child ready for a new year,

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