September 26, 2017
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Family Favorite Winners 2017

Let’s face it, who do parents ask when they want the truth about a neighborhood shop, an afterschool class or a party entertainer? Other parents of course! Read more…

All About Ear Infections

Tweens: Ear infections are the number one cause for pediatric visits in the United States. With an estimated 15 to 20 million trips made annually to doctors nationwide, it’s important for parents to know the symptoms, treatments and tips for prevention. Read more…

4 Ways to Think Outside the (Lunch) Box

Nutrition: September is here, which means plenty of packed lunches. Give your child a lunch to look forward to this year by making it a little bit different than the basic sandwich, chips and sugary dessert. Read more…

Here Comes the Sun

Safety: As we look forward to summer and fun in the sun, it’s important to remember how to be sun safe. Good sun habits can prevent a vacation-ruining sunburn and also keep your skin and your kids’ skin healthy, younger and cancer-free. Non-melanoma skin cancer is probably due to cumulative sun exposure over one’s life, so it is never too early to start some of these protective measures. Read more…

Answering the ‘What’s for Dinner” Question

Nutrition: What’s for dinner? It’s the question that begs an answer night after night, whether you want it to or not, and it can become a problem for many parents. But with a little organizing you can answer what’s for dinner tonight and the next night and the next with relative ease. Use these steps to create your personalized monthly menu-planning tool. Read more…

Seasonal Allergies

Allergies: Spring is here! The weather is warming up and flu season is almost over! This is the time of year for sun, fun, and relaxation. Unfortunately, as the snow begins to melt away and the flowers begin to bloom, we start to see influx of children suffering from runny noses and watery eyes. Read more…

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Program

Mental Health: Have you ever heard someone say “There’s something off with that young man” or “All of a sudden she’s acting especially anxious?” Many times those observations are just left at that – an observation. Consequently, a youngster who is suffering from a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety or other mental health illness isn’t getting the help they need. Now, with the Youth Mental Health First Aid training program, all that is about to change. Read more…

How to Have a Healthy Natural Pregnancy

Health: As a primary care holistic and integrative medicine doctor, I always find myself following my female patients on their “baby journey” from the moment they start thinking about becoming a mom until the big day and beyond. My young patients get to know my philosophy early on and they can choose whether to subscribe to it or not. For example, I never prescribe birth control because it does not protect a woman from sexually transmitted diseases, has many side effects, and can make it more difficult to conceive once you finally decide to get off your birth control. Read more…

Free Lead Testing for Westchester Residents

Tweens: Westchester residents who are concerned about potential lead in their drinking water can now take advantage of a free testing kit available through the Westchester County Department of Labs and Research. All residents are eligible whether they are served by a private well or a public water system. Read more…

Winter Sun

Tweens: Even if you’re not heading south for a vacation in the sun, winter is no time to bypass protective measures for your skin. When we think of the effects of cold weather on the skin, we tend to think about frostbite, chapping and windburn. But many people aren’t aware that the sun is as damaging on the ski slopes as it is on the beach. In fact, winter sun can be even more harmful, in part because we don’t feel the heat and don’t perceive the risk but also because the sun’s rays are stronger at higher altitudes and when they reflect off snow. Read more…

Pediatric Dentists: Good for Kids and Parents

Toddlers: Many parents select a pediatric dentist for their child’s oral care. What’s so special about a pediatric dentist? A pediatric dentist has advanced dental education and experience in child behavior. They specialize in treating children and are devoted to creating an examination and treatment process that is kid-friendly. Read more…

Protection From Winter Sun

Pediatric Dentists

Hot Topics: Many parents select a pediatric dentist for their child’s oral care. What’s so special about a pediatric dentist? A pediatric dentist has advanced dental education and experience in child behavior. They specialize in treating children and are devoted to creating an examination and treatment process that is kid-friendly. Read more…