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.…

Surviving First Semester Anxiety in College

Surviving First Semester Anxiety in College
It’s normal and natural to feel some anticipatory anxiety about going to college for the first time. Remember that everyone else is feeling a bit anxious too! Dr. Melinda Massoff, Psychologist at Westmed Medical Group,…
August 16, 2019

Does Your Infant Have a Milk Allergy?

Does Your Infant Have a Milk Allergy?
It is true that many allergic conditions can begin in childhood, and continue throughout life, so it is helpful to discover these allergies in your child early on to ensure your child feels more comfortable.…
July 24, 2019

Avoid Tick Bites This Summer

Avoid Tick Bites This Summer
It’s officially mid-summer and tick season is in full swing. With increased outdoor activity, and more skin exposure, tick bites become more of a concern through September. The reality is that ticks are present in…
July 18, 2019

Don’t Let Tantrums Ruin Your Summer Fun

Don’t Let Tantrums Ruin Your Summer Fun
By: Dr. Sara Kopple, Pediatrician   As a pediatrician and a mother of two young children, I have found tantrums one of the biggest day-to-day parenting challenges.Tantrums can be even more challenging and frequent during…

Avoiding Workplace Burnout

Avoiding Workplace Burnout
The World Health Organization has officially recognized “workplace burnout” in its International Classification of Diseases Handbook. Burnout is described as a syndrome resulting from “chronic workplace stress which has not been successfully managed”.  Westmed’s Behavioral…
March 25, 2019

Facts and Statistics: Colorectal Cancer

Facts and Statistics: Colorectal Cancer
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and we want you to know the facts. Early intervention and regular screening are key to reducing your risk. If you're over 50, or you have a family history…