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January 23, 2018
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Train Now for a Healthy Ski and Snowboarding Season

Train Now for a Healthy Ski and Snowboarding Season

Tweens: Colorful leaves falling from the trees means only one thing to die-hard skiers and snowboarders: the snow season isn’t far behind. Many people don’t realize this but training early is imperative for a healthy, injury-free ski season, even for young kids. However, it is particularly important to keep the strength training fun and to vary the exercises to include biking, swimming and other conditioning. Training early is key to a fun, healthy and injury-free ski season. Read more…
Allergies: Gluten-free food is popping up everywhere, and it’s about time. For years, people diagnosed with celiac disease, or those given a more obscure diagnosis of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, have spent time and money restructuring their meal plans to ensure that the food they eat only includes gluten-free ingredients. Read more…
Babies: As parents we do everything in our power to avoid an uncomfortable and painful rash for our little ones, but realistically, even the most diligent parent may have to deal with diaper rash in the first few years of parenthood. Knowing the common culprits of diaper rash and how to treat it will help keep baby happy and rash free. Read more…
Feeding Your Family: You are, quite literally, what you eat! Every food and drink we ingest either becomes synthesized into our cells or “filtered” through our natural detoxification system – the liver, kidneys, intestines, respiratory tract, skin and lymphatic system. Read more…
Hot Topics: One of my most vivid childhood memories is of sitting in a chair in the middle of my backyard in the heat of a Florida summer with a towel wrapped around my head. Under the towel my hair was coated in mayonnaise. And, of course, the kids next door came over to see what I was doing. Read more…
Tweens: I’m lying next to my beautiful, sweet daughter trying to comfort her as she flips and turns in a fitful, uncomfortable sleep after a day of chemotherapy. She tries hard not to fully wake up because that will bring on the debilitating nausea. I will her to stay asleep because she is just too sad to be awake tonight. I’m a cancer mom. Read more…

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Therapies: Ask 5-year-old Ethan Pimentel who his favorite doctor is and he’s sure to shout – Dr. Smith! Ethan, who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, began seeing pediatric pysical therapist Dana Smith a year and a half a go and he’s made excellent progress. Visit the offices of Smith on October 19th as she holds her OPEN HOUSE. 929-335-4378. westchesterpediaricpt.com. Read more…

All About Ear Infections

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…
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…
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…

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

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…
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…

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