Spring Has Sprung: It’s Time to Remember Sun Safety!

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By Dr. Deborah Schwartz, Chester Pediatrics Spring has sprung, which means we will be spending more time outside. While we soak up the rays, it is very important to remember your sun safety! •          Wear clothes with a tight weave (items may be labeled with Ultraviolet Protection Factor) •          Wear a hat with a three-inch […]

Recognizing Anxiety in Your Child

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By Dr. Janice Montague, Tuxedo Pediatrics Lately we hear the word anxiety quite often. Understandably so, but what exactly does anxiety mean in children and how do we recognize it?  The medical definition of anxiety is an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and […]

Allied Physicians Group Offices are 2021 PCMH Certified

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On behalf of all the doctors at Allied Physicians Group, we are very excited to announce that we’ve earned recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for 2020 standards. Our Allied offices have achieved this standard since 2014. Across the nation, New York State (NYS) has consistently led in this standard representing 16% of all […]

What Is The Difference Between Johnson & Johnson, Moderna & Pfizer Vaccines?

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By Rachel Levene, PhD Candidate in Molecular Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and daughter of Dr. Eric Levene, Chester Pediatrics.  Almost 1 year ago our lives were dramatically upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. We quickly adjusted to a new virtual world as we frantically ran to the supermarket to make sure we had […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2019- Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding

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By: Lauren Macaluso, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC, (Breastfeeding Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY) The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) organizes World Breastfeeding Week annually from August 1-7. The slogan for this year’s event is, Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding involves not just moms and babies, but partners as well. Research shows women with strong support […]

Traveling with Telemedicine

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s time for #TelemedicineTuesday! Today I’m going to talk about taking Allied Telemedicine with you when you travel around New York, or when your child goes to college in New York. The most important thing to remember about this is : Your child must be […]

Tackles & Tutus: Introduction

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By: Stephanie Ryan My Story Blog #1 Tackles & Tutus Wow! I have always dreamed of writing a blog that would actually be published – and here I am, pinch me! Let me introduce myself; My name is Stephanie and I wear many hats. I am a wife, teacher, cook, housekeeper, secretary, party planner, boo-boo kisser, scary monster exterminator, and mother […]

Telemedicine and Lice Checks

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! And it’s National Left Handers Day!! Left-handed fist bump to all my fellow Allied Lefties! This weekend, I saw Dear Evan Hanson on Broadway (totally recommend it!) to celebrate my younger daughter’s 18th birthday. Afterwards, we were walking around Times Square, and I […]

Telemedicine and Asthma

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s time for #TelemedicineTuesday! Last week, I saw an Allied after-hours Telemedicine record number of patients, and almost all of them had asthma. That’s because, last week (and so far, this week), it’s been really bad asthma weather. I am an asthmatic myself, with significant symptoms […]

August Allergies & Asthma? Try Telemedicine!

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! The end of August. I can smell it in the air, and my lungs and sinuses can definitely feel it. Along with the smell, I get a knot in my stomach—that the new school year is on its way. Only this year—for the […]

Telemedicine & Your Baby

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s Telemedicine Tuesday! It’s also my daughter’s 22nd birthday and first day of work as an RN at NYU. She was born at 33 weeks after a very complicated pregnancy and spent 2 weeks in the NICU after she was born. I had been on […]

Give it a try!

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday! Dr. Zilkha fun fact 1: As a senior in high school, I turned down admission to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to attend the 8-year medical program at Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U). One of my biggest dreads was having […]

Vaping is in the news- For good reason!

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By Dr. Raphael Strauss, Dr. Robyn Kreiner, and Dr. Khalid Ahmad The use of electronic cigarettes (vaping, hookah and other delivery devices) has exceeded the use of conventional cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. It has become quite clear that this is potentially very dangerous and there have been hundreds of case reports of acute […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Child Safer This Month

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By: Bonnie Fachler (Child Proofing Pro) Home Safe Home Childproofing, LLC The Childproofing Pro Says… Welcome to the Child Proofing Pro Blog series for Allied Physicians Group. Each month an important subject related to child safety will be featured.  This month the highlight will be on keeping the holiday season jolly with a few important reminders. Please […]

COVID-19: Testing, Testing, 1,2,3, Testing.

Rachel Levene, PhD Candidate in Molecular Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and daughter of Dr. Eric Levene, Chester Pediatrics.

By: Rachel Levene, PhD Candidate in Molecular Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and daughter of Dr. Eric Levene, Chester Pediatrics.  We have all heard a lot about the novel coronavirus or COVID19 testing lately. In fact, many of our public health experts and health professionals believe that having a strong and rapid testing […]

Telehealth in the Age of Quarantine

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By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group) As a pediatrician, I have always looked forward to the Spring. During a typical year, that’s when the flu season comes to an end, overall illness is down, and the seasonal allergy visits replace visits of high fever and cough. This year March came in like a lion […]

Working at Home? Watch Out for These Hidden Dangers

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By: Bonnie Fachler, Owner of Home Safe Home Childproofing, LLC As we all know, children love to explore their environment. They also love to put things in their mouths—and we’re not talking about food! What do magnets, batteries, coins, and clips all share in common? They are household objects, and they are all baby choking hazards. […]

COVID-19 Update: Anxiety and Stress

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          Being a parent is difficult under normal circumstances; it is even harder right now.  Our own stress levels are high, and we see signs of anxiety in our children.  Is this normal?  Is there anything we can do?  Your pediatrician, as always, is a great resource for anything having to […]

COVID 19

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Please note: The following blog was posted on March 3rd, 2020, and was written as information on COVID-19 was unfolding. For the most updated COVID information, please see our COVID Information page. We have heard a lot about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past few weeks.  Just recently the CDC suggested to the American people to prepare for possible spread within our […]

5 Tips on Preventing Furniture and TV Tip-Overs

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By: Bonnie Fachler, Owner of Home Safe Home Childproofing, LLC 17 minutes. In fact, every 17 minutes. This is the number anchorit.gov gives for how often children in the U.S. get injured in furniture and TV tip-over accidents. That’s more than 80 children a day. Worse, about every 10 days, a child dies from a tip-over. […]