By Marc E. Childs, MD, Pediatrics, CareMount Medical April 5, 2021 A rite of passage in spring is getting kids ready for warm weather activities and sports, day camp and sleepaway camp. As the world is cautiously opening up, the prospect of getting children out of the house and into the fresh air is looking […]
By Anu Vatsan, MD | Pediatrics With the start of the new school year just around the corner, now is a great time to start preparing your family to make the transition back to school smooth and easy.
Chappaqua, New York—May 9, 2018—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Deirdre Harde-Perry, DO, Christopher Lovell, DPM, and Anu Vatsan, MD, have joined the medical group and are now seeing patients.
By Amy Amin Patil, MD | Pediatrics When it comes to preventing illness, vaccines stand at the forefront of our ability to protect patients from diseases. In terms of protecting children, starting in the year 2000 with the addition of pediatric pneumococcal vaccines, our ability to protect young patients from serious and potentially life-threatening infections was […]
By Jill I. Ratner | Pediatrics Baby, teen, or somewhere in-between – it doesn’t matter. Your child has an upcoming wellness visit to the pediatrician’s office and can expect another vaccination – or two or three.
By Elliot B. Barsh, MD | Pediatrics “Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
By Jill Brodsky, MD FAAP | Pediatric Endocrinology Is your teen is sleeping a lot? Isn’t that what all teens do? Maybe, but excessive fatigue and lack of energy is just one of many symptoms that may indicate a thyroid disorder – which affects an estimated 2% to 3% of teenagers.
Vaccinations are shots that impact the world, because they save lives globally. They protect your child against serious and often deadly diseases, and protect everybody else with whom your child comes in contact.
By Jill I. Ratner, MD | Pediatrics Karen left work late to pick up her 3-year-old son, Billy, from day care. A staffer there had called Karen in the afternoon to let her know Billy was experiencing some upper respiratory distress, seemed cranky, kept rubbing his ears, might even have a slight fever. She measured Billy’s […]
By Valerie Sprenz, MD FAAP | Pediatrics “Everything in moderation” has been ascribed to many authors, but it stems back from ancient times. You can argue with it on some levels, (for example, I would argue that one should NEVER use heroin or crystal meth), but I think that it is applicable towards screen time.
By Traci Toll-Griffin, MD | Pediatrics Does your child love running or playing basketball? Do they enjoy soccer, football, or lacrosse? If your child plays any of these sports, there’s a chance that they will eventually complain of heel or knee pain. Between the ages of 9 and 14 years old, children go through a major […]
By Amy Amin Patil, MD | Pediatrics Dental decay is the most common chronic medical condition in children across the United States. It is estimated that nearly 25% of children younger than 5 years old have caries, also known as cavities. As primary care providers, pediatricians help play a vital role in preventive oral health. As […]
By Howard Hinestroza, MD MSc | Pediatrics With some of the mildest temperatures on record, this has been an atypical winter. We can thank global warming for that. Yet the season is not over yet. Many of us are still coming down with the common cold. Why do we fall victims to respiratory infections like […]
By Jaime Tsay, MD | Pediatric Endocrinology A child’s growth is one of the most important aspects of childhood that is regularly tracked. It is a reflection of overall health and nutritional status, and poor growth can be an indicator of an underlying medical problem. A child whose height percentiles have decreased over time or […]
By Deborah M. Mollo, MD FAAP | Pediatrics Self-image issues surrounding weight are extremely prevalent, regardless of age. However, young teens are especially impressionable, and thus, more likely to develop eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa. If a teen develops a poor self-image early in life and/or fosters a bad attitude toward eating […]
By Sophia Shapiro, MD FAAP | Pediatric Endocrinology & Jaime Tsay, MD | Pediatric Endocrinology Childhood obesity has become one of the biggest health problems in the United States. This, in turn, has led to increases in obesity-related complications. As a result, it is so important to recognize childhood obesity early and treat it before these […]
By Allison J. Nied, MD, FAAP | Pediatrics What You Need to Know about Measles In light of the recent outbreaks in the United States, measles has become a hot topic of conversation. There are heated debates between parents of children vulnerable to this extremely contagious infectious disease and those who choose not to vaccinate. […]
By Judy McAvoy RNC, IBCLC Twenty-two years ago the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) initiated the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) campaign to focus and facilitate actions to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. The theme and slogan this year is: WBW 2014: BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal- For LIFE! UNICEF, WHO and The American Academy of […]