November 13, 2019
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Health

Tweens: Braces are something of a rite of passage for most children. An estimated 4.5 million Americans – most of them children and teenagers – wear braces on their teeth, according to the American Association of Orthodontics. Read more…
Just before she turned 40, Westchester mom, Devina O’Reilly, was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her first routine mammogram they found something that looked suspicious in her right breast. “I figured it would be nothing because that’s the way I think. Unfortunately, it was cancer. It had to be removed pronto,” says O’Reilly who is from the U.K., but lives in Rye with her husband and two daughters. Within a few weeks, only a week before her 40th birthday, she had a mastectomy and her life turned upside down. Read more…
Mammography screening for breast cancer became widespread in the 1980s. Since then information and guidelines about mammograms have continued to change as the technology to screen for cancer has evolved and advanced. Read more…

Textured Breast Implants Recalled Worldwide

Textured breast implants made by Allergan, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of breast implants, were recently recalled worldwide. The recall was due to a concern about breast implant-associated […] Read more…
Today show nutritionist, best-selling author, and Westchester resident Joy Bauer releases a new book this month titled Yummy Yoga: Playful Poses and Tasty Treats (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019, $14.99). Read more…

Breast Cancer Survival: One Woman’s Story

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we talked to Larchmont resident Mary Olson-Menzel, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. Olson-Menzel is now six-years cancer-free, but at the time of her diagnosis she had to juggle her family, treatments, and her job (she runs her own business). She took us through getting the initial diagnosis, what helped her through her journey, and tips for others going through this experience. Read more…

9 Tips for Handling Picky Eaters

9 Tips for Handling Picky Eaters

Feeding Your Family: Parenting comes with a variety of challenges. While it’s one of the most rewarding jobs, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to what may be viewed as a simple task – feeding your toddler. As babies grow into toddlers, children begin to let you know how they feel about things and this is likely to include their dislike for certain foods. As they are exposed to a wider variety of foods, they may not want to eat what you’ve prepared, or they may develop preferences for certain foods. While it can feel impossible to get toddlers to eat at times, there are a few tips that can help make mealtime go more seamlessly. Read more…

Heads-up Parents:

Safety: As a mom of two curly haired girls I am always a bit dismayed when they get their haircuts and they ask to have their hair blow dried straight. Why can’t they just learn to accept their luscious locks and go au naturel? Luckily blow-drying their hair straight occasionally doesn’t cause any significant damage or involve chemical processing but if you are considering a keratin treatment for your daughter, you should be aware that there are a number of health risks. Read more…
Safety: The weather is getting warmer and soon kids will be splashing in all sorts of water. Don’t for a minute think your child is safe around water — even a blown-up kiddie pool in the backyard is an opportunity for disaster. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4. Children younger than a year old are more likely to drown at home in the bathtub or a bucket! It can happen anywhere. Read more…

Kids & Sports Injuries on the Rise

Safety: Sports participation in the pediatric population has grown dramatically over the years. Watching your child participate in competitive sports is one of the great joys of parenthood. There are obvious benefits for children too. Athletics improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline and also teaches valuable lessons about teamwork and goal setting. Read more…

Understanding Natural Cycle IVF

Understanding Natural Cycle IVF

Infertility: Are you considering IVF (in vitro fertilization) as an option to expand your family, but daunted by all the medications traditionally used during the popular fertility treatment? Then natural IVF may be the right option for you. Read more…
Here are the three most common questions parents have asked about caring for their young children’s teeth. Read more…
Support comes in many forms. As a patient you can join a support group, attend exercise classes designed especially for breast cancer, sign up for a meditation workshop or reach out to others. As one who is looking to give support you can participate in a breast cancer walk, volunteer at a cancer support organization, drive patients to treatments, deliver meals or just be there to listen and encourage someone fighting breast cancer. Read more…

Best Kid-Friendly Sunscreens for Summer 2019

Toddlers: Be sure to lather up your kids to protect them the sun. Keep in mind that not every sunscreen offers adaquate or efficient coverage. These three pass the test. Read more…

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