How To Help Your Teen Develop A Healthy Body Image

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Teenagers today can’t avoid it. In magazines, on TV, in ads, and especially all over social media, young people—both male and female—are bombarded with images of how they should look. It’s no wonder most of them feel they’re too fat, too thin, too short, too tall or not attractive enough. Sure, there are messages out there

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Although There Are More Stay-At-Home Dads These Days, They Still Struggle With Isolation

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According to a June 2018 article in The New York Times, the number of men in the United States who are full-time, stay-at-home dads has risen steadily in recent years, from a million or so in 1984 to roughly double that in 2014. Similarly, a study from the Pew Research Center reveals that 17% of all

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Are You Sure Your Child Is Allergic To Penicillin? He/She May Not Be.

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Allergists have long known that penicillin “allergy” is often over-diagnosed. As outlined in a recent study referenced by The New York Times, at least 95% of patients can tolerate penicillins despite a previous history of allergy. This is quite important clinically since penicillin products are often safer and more effective than other more expensive antibiotics.

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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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Does My Child Have Celiac Disease?

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Over the last several years, you may have noticed that a lot more people, especially kids, are gluten-sensitive or gluten-intolerant, or have been diagnosed with celiac disease. Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we get a lot of questions from parents about this. They may have noticed that their child has frequent headaches, skin rashes, stomach

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Cystic Fibrosis: How To Recognize It And Treat It

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we often get questions from our parents wanting to know if their child might have asthma or some other lung disease because they’ve noticed him/her having trouble breathing. Once we have conducted a thorough examination and gotten a family health history, we sometimes find that the child actually has cystic fibrosis.

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“Head lice? In MY child?” Yes. Here’s What To Do.

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Now that school is back in session, your child is picking up all kinds of new things: reading skills, vocabulary words, friendships, playground games…and head lice. “Head lice? How can that be? We wash her hair every night. And we’re really clean people!” I wish I could tell you how many times I’ve heard this from

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My Child Gets a Lot of Colds. Is There Anything I Can Do?

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Get ready…cold season is on its way. Every year without fail, as soon as the air gets crisp and fall begins to tilt toward winter, here at Westchester Health Pediatrics we get inundated with kids with colds! Your child will probably have more colds (upper respiratory infections) than any other illness throughout his/her early life. In

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New Dad? 5 Tips For Adjusting To Your Crazy Life

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A new baby has just arrived? Congratulations! By now you’ve probably discovered that you’ve never been so overwhelmed with joy and never been so tired. Take deep breaths, cherish every moment and hang on for the ride of your life. Remember: if you need us, we’re here for you. 5 tips for new dads Let

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