Congratulations to Our 2022 Top Doctors
We are proud to have 63 of our physicians awarded this prestigious honor.
Practicing gratitude is a skill that can help your children throughout their lives. Behavioral health consultants, Hunter Berndt, LMSW, and Julia Miller, LMSW share tips to help your child practice gratitude.
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!
Registered Dietitian, Diane Lindsay-Adler, MS, RDN, CDN, shares tips and ideas for helping your child establish healthy habits.
Childhood Eye Health and Safety Month
Dr. Christina Scelfo, a pediatric ophthalmologist at BCHP, discusses the importance of vision screening and injury prevention, and offers tips to keep your child's eyes safe.
June is Pride Month
Dr. Amanda Jacobs, adolescent medicine specialist, talks about how parents can navigate the topic of gender identity with their children.
Mental Health Awareness Month
Kristin Montini, behavioral health consultant, shares tips to promote and strengthen your family’s mental health.
Preparing for Seasonal Allergies
Dr. Melissa Iammatteo, allergist and immunologist at Boston Children’s Health Physicians, answers frequently asked questions from parents.
What Kids Can Do Now to Prevent Heart Disease Later
February is American Heart Month.
What to Know About Omicron
The most dominant COVID-19 strain circulating in the United States is the omicron variant. Early data suggests that symptoms may be milder than prior variants.
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting people of all ages.
It's Time to Schedule Your Child's Influenza Vaccine
Each year the flu shot prevents millions of illnesses and doctor visits. The possibility of a “twindemic” of flu and coronavirus makes this year’s flu shot more important than ever.
Back to School
COVID-19 is still a risk, and kids may need a little extra support as this will be a big transition. Let’s send our children back to school in the safest way possible to allow schools to remain open and our children to thrive.
Returning to Sports after COVID-19 Infection
If your child has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you may have questions about when it’s safe for them to return to sports — and what steps you need to take before they do so.
Control the Spread of COVID-19: Get Tested
Two main strategies have been shown to help control the spread: infection control measures, and aggressive testing and contact tracing.
Congratulations to Our 2021 Top Doctors
We are proud to have 64 of our physicians awarded this prestigious honor.
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
The Boston Children's Health Physicians/Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Epilepsy Program is being established to serve patients in the Hudson Valley area, who have limited access to Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers.
Congratulations to Our 2020 Top Doctors!
We’re proud to have over 60 of our physicians awarded this prestigious honor.
Flu Shots Are More Important Than Ever During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Flu shots save lives by preventing influenza (flu), or reducing complications if children do get sick.
7 Ways to Help Your Child Embrace the New 'Normal' for Back-to-School
Going back to school this year will look very different. Your child may be feeling a lot of anxiety about all of the changes. But parents can play an important role in helping children adjust to this “new normal.”
Evaluation and Management of Tick Bites in Children
Tick bites in children can be common in the summer and fall months in the greater New York and Connecticut areas. But it’s important for clinicians to remember that fewer than 3 percent of tick bites result in Lyme disease or other infections.
What You Need to Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease
During the COVID-19 pandemic, your family may be spending even more time outdoors than usual this summer. Routine tick checks should become a regular part of your daily routine to protect your child against Lyme disease.
Should Camp Be In Your Family’s Summer Plan?
If you’re worried about sending your child to camp during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to understand the risks and benefits involved so you can decide what’s best for your family.
Helping Children with Special Needs Survive Physical Distancing
Dr. Michele Ledesma provides some simple steps that you can take to help your child, and your family, navigate the current realities.
In the throes of coronavirus, Westchester-based Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP) Is now providing families with “state-of-the-art telemedicine."
Understanding the Differences Between Allergies and Coronavirus
Dr. Subhadra Siegel explains some important differences between seasonal allergy symptoms and those caused by coronavirus.
Five Things You Need to Know About the Coronavirus
Find out the latest about what to expect with COVID-19 and learn how to protect yourself and your children.Learn More about Five Things You Need to Know About the Coronavirus
How Dads Can Support Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding has many important benefits for moms and for babies. But did you know that new dads also have a lot to gain from being involved in the equation?Learn More about How Dads Can Support Breastfeeding
Celebrating Heartwarming Advances in Pediatric Cardiology
National Heart Month is a great time to celebrate recent advances made in pediatric cardiology, including new methods in PDA closures and improvements in the placement of pulmonary valves in older children and adults.Learn More about Celebrating Heartwarming Advances in Pediatric Cardiology
Dr. Ronald Jacobson Speaks About the Halted Production of Certain Excedrin Products
A nationwide shortage of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine has those who suffer from headaches concerned that other over-the-counter pain relief won’t cut it.Learn More about Dr. Ronald Jacobson Speaks About the Halted Production of Certain Excedrin Products
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Do the winter months make your child feel sad? If so, and if the sadness is deep and persists for the entire season, it could be caused by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).Learn More about Seasonal Affective Disorder
Five Tips for a Healthy New Year
January is the perfect time encourage your family to make simple lifestyle choices that will carry them through 2020 and beyond— from getting enough sleep and eating right to getting plenty of exercise.Learn More about Five Tips for a Healthy New Year
Assessing Children's Holiday Anxiety Can Help Them Stay Jolly
For many children, the holiday season is filled with joy and excitement. Regardless of the traditions and beliefs your patients’ families celebrate, the month of December is often so jam-packed with activities and events that some kids overwhelming.Learn More about Assessing Children's Holiday Anxiety Can Help Them Stay Jolly
A Dietitian's Guide to a Healthy Holiday Season
The holidays are a time to celebrate, but if celebrations are filled with late nights and high-calorie foods and drinks, your health could be at risk. Try these simple tips to help you make smart choices so you can have fun and feel great.Learn More about A Dietitian's Guide to a Healthy Holiday Season
Dr. Allen Dozor Speaks About This Year's Flu Season
Flu season is off to an early start this year, with several states already reporting widespread flu activity. BCHP Pediatric Pulmonologist, Dr. Allen Dozor, only expects the number of influenza cases to rise.Learn More about Dr. Allen Dozor Speaks About This Year's Flu Season
Tips for Navigating Food Allergies During Thanksgiving
If you are spending Thanksgiving at a friend’s or family’s home, follow these tips to ensure a safe Thanksgiving for you and your family.Learn More about Tips for Navigating Food Allergies During Thanksgiving
6 Facts About E-Cigarettes
A growing number of children and teens are using electronic cigarettes. But health officials warn that this habit comes with many serious—and even life-threatening—risks.Learn More about 6 Facts About E-Cigarettes
The Growing Vaping Epidemic Amongst Teens
Dr. Amy Brown speaks about the dangers of vaping and how parents should take a proactive approach against the epidemic.Learn More about The Growing Vaping Epidemic Amongst Teens
Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Mass Shootings
Dr. Arlene Adler offers tips to help parents navigate this challenging subject with their children.Learn More about Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Mass Shootings
New Food Safety Program Turns Students into Well-Informed Consumers
It’s never too soon to start encouraging your young patients to adopt healthy habits—especially when it comes to their food and beverage choices.Learn More about New Food Safety Program Turns Students into Well-Informed Consumers
The Growing Trend of School Refusal
School refusal affects kids of all ages but can be particularly common in younger children ages 5 or 6. While school refusal can present like the deliberate act of truancy, school refusal isn’t a defiant act, but rather stems from a psychological cause.Learn More about The Growing Trend of School Refusal
3 Strategies to Help You Address Vaccination Hesitancy in Your Practice
In the ongoing debate over vaccine safety, some parents forget that the real danger for their unvaccinated child is the lack of protection against serious communicable diseases.Learn More about 3 Strategies to Help You Address Vaccination Hesitancy in Your Practice
Congratulations Dr. Cairo
Boston Children’s Health Physicians is proud to recognize Mitchell Cairo, MD as a finalist in the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards.Learn More about Congratulations Dr. Cairo
Air Quality and Asthma
Poor air quality can make asthma symptoms worse and trigger attacks, with over 20,000 children in Westchester, New York suffering from asthma.Learn More about Air Quality and Asthma
Dr. Alanna Levine Answers Common Questions from Parents
“Do not hesitate to call when you have a question. What can be answered with a brief conversation can save you hours of needless worry.” -Dr. Alanna LevineLearn More about Dr. Alanna Levine Answers Common Questions from Parents
Physician Spotlight: Vanessa Sukra, MD, FAAP
Vanessa Sukra, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice in Greenburgh, NY., having been affiliated with Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP) since December 2015.Learn More about Physician Spotlight: Vanessa Sukra, MD, FAAP