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HEALTH Matters

I’m Vaccinating My Younger Children, Will You?

A White Plains Hospital physician says the forthcoming vaccination for 5-11 years old is safe and smart. COVID vaccines for younger children are less than a month away, so I encourage parents to consider all the facts and ultimately make the decision to vaccinate as soon as they are able. As a physician who has … Read more

Back to School: What You Need to Know

Some reassuring news from a pediatrician. In the current climate of unknowns, sending kids back to the classrooms wearing masks is not only necessary for health reasons, it’s the best way we can make sure that they can have as normal a school year as possible. That is the most important thing to focus on … Read more

Has COVID-19 Derailed the Fight Against Cancer?

Oncologists say it’s essential to keep up with preventive screenings. Over the last 25 years, cancer death rates have dropped 25% in the United States, largely due to screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies, which allow for early detection and action. But after COVID-19 became a national emergency in March 2020, many patients put their cancer … Read more

5 Essential Pandemic Travel Tips

Taking the right precautions before you embark on public transportation can help you have a safe and healthy trip. The weather is getting warmer and thoughts are turning to summer travel. Many people are starting to feel more confident about taking public transportation once again. According to the Deloitte State of the Consumer Tracker, 43% of … Read more

Day Camps are Back

Summer means fun at day camps throughout Westchester. The benefits of children experiencing summer day camp are endless and can last a lifetime. “Children gain independence, self-confidence, learn new skills and the value of teamwork at day camp,” says Dr. Samantha Lowe, a pediatrician at White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness in Armonk. “Camp is … Read more