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April 9, 2020

Westmed Pediatrics: We stand with you

Westmed Pediatrics: We stand with you
During this unprecedented time, we stand together, with you, to keep your children safe and healthy. Our promise to you is to continue to provide superior well baby and child care for your family. We…
March 13, 2020

How Does Sleep Affect Your Mental Health?

How Does Sleep Affect Your Mental Health?
Maintaining healthy sleep patterns is important for both physical and mental health. It can also improve productivity and overall quality of life. Dr. Melinda Massoff, behavioral health wants patients to understand the importance of good…
February 18, 2020

The “Whole Body” Effects of Chronic Stress

The “Whole Body” Effects of Chronic Stress
Stress is your body’s method of coping with adverse or high-pressure circumstances. While stress is important because it helps you react quickly to dangerous situations, if we are chronically stressed, it can have effects on…
January 27, 2020

How to Cope with Anxiety by Being Present

How to Cope with Anxiety by Being Present
Tips from Westmed’s Behavioral Health Experts Good mental health is as important as bodily health, but we often ignore signs that we may need some support. You are not alone if you have to deal…
November 21, 2019

What Do You Do if Your Kid is Vaping?

What Do You Do if Your Kid is Vaping?
By Dr. Daniel Cohen, Westmed Pediatrician In November, the American Cancer Society promotes The Great American Smokeout®- a campaign for people everywhere to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives. In honor of this day, I want…
September 18, 2019

Prescription to Play

Prescription to Play
By Dr. Sara Kopple   With the temperatures dropping and the back to school scramble still on, it is easy to start filling kids’ schedules with all sorts of enhancement activities.  I feel this is…
August 21, 2019

A Back to College Health Check List

A Back to College Health Check List
The start of college marks a big transition in your life. While you and your child are busy getting the right dorm room essentials and choosing classes, you may be ignoring some key health decisions.…