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  • Westchester Health In It For The Long Haul

    Westchester Health In It For The Long Haul

    Long-haulers aren’t just truck drivers crisscrossing the country carrying goods. The term has also come to mean those who continue to suffer from a myriad of complications after recovering from COVID-19. Almost half of these long-haulers endure pulmonary problems: coughing (mostly nonproductive), shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain, wheezing, inability to take deep breaths and ...

  • Debunking Myths: Allergic Reactions And The COVID-19 Vaccine

    Debunking Myths: Allergic Reactions And The COVID-19 Vaccine

    Misinformation, fear, and generic feelings of doubt crowd the internet when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, and specifically the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available to the general public. That isn’t to say specific populations aren’t justified in their hesitance to get the vaccine. However, those are few and far in between. Ultimately, the best vaccine advice you ...

  • Why Do Babies Cry? Some Much-Needed Answers

    Why Do Babies Cry? Some Much-Needed Answers

    Crying is the main way babies express themselvesNewborns routinely cry a total of 1-4 hours a day. Crying spells often peak at about 6-8 weeks and then gradually decrease.Reasons babies cry:HungryTiredNeed a diaper changeWant to be heldToo cold/too warmOvertired/overstimulatedSickHelps them de-stressSometimes they don’t know why they cryIs it colic? Colic usually follows the rules of ...

  • 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About COPD

    5 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About COPD

    A number of my patients—especially those who smoke, used to smoke or live with smokers—have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD refers to a group of lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that cause airflow obstruction and breathing-related problems. When a person has COPD, their airway passage narrows due to mucus build-up. This inhibits the flow of ...

  • Should You Vaccinate Your Child Against The Measles? YES.

    Should You Vaccinate Your Child Against The Measles? YES.

    Measles, a disease that was declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, has made a huge comeback.Measles is not a disease to be taken lightly. In many people, not just infants or the elderly, it can cause serious complications, even death. However, measles is almost entirely preventable with two doses of the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine — a safe and highly effective vaccine.There is ...

  • Ten Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Drugs

    Ten Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Drugs

    Blood pressure refers to the force of your blood pushing against your artery walls as it flows throughout your body. High blood pressure, or hypertension, results from too much force, which can damage your arteries and lead to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and stroke.How blood pressure is measuredYour blood pressure consists of two ...