Northern Westchester Hospital Blog


Kids and the Flu: Symptoms, When to Seek Care

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by

Flu Season’s in High Gear: How to Protect and Care for Your Kids By Dr. Pete Richel We are now in the middle of Influenza season (“the Flu”), which is typically October through March. Locally we did not see much of this in October and November, but it commenced last month and is going strong. Most of […]

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Northern Westchester Hospital Chief of Pediatrics Discusses New Vaccination Requirements in New York

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Back-to-School Preparations May Need to Include Vaccinations By Dr. Pete Richel Your child may need a new vaccination before classes start this fall. For the first time in more than a decade, New York State has updated its school immunization requirements, and now children must be vaccinated twice against varicella—chicken pox. Prior to July of […]

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Dr. Pete on Decline in Circumcision Rate

Posted on August 28th, 2013 by

Circumcision Rate Decreases as Awareness of the Benefits Declines By Dr. Pete The annual rate of newborn circumcision declined some 10% nationally during the time period 1979-2010, according to data just released by the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS).  Regional rates varied, but the national trend showed a decline. This is interesting, and somewhat statistically […]

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