Gary Wormser MD Interviewed by Fox 5

Dear All …….Gary Wormser MD was Interviewed today by Fox 5 TV Reporter Linda Schmidt ….Subject …..Preventing Lyme Disease 2017

Dr. Wormser’s interview should air on the 5:00 oclock Newscast and on their10:00 oclock Newscast as well…….Fred

New specialty offices in White Plains and Newburgh

Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP) is pleased to announce the opening of our new Center for Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology and Sleep Medicine in White Plains on November 14, 2016. The Center is in a newly-renovated office at 222 Westchester Avenue, Suite 403, conveniently located just off I-287 and only minutes from I-95, the Hutchinson River, Bronx River and Sprain Brook Parkways. Specialists will see both adult and pediatric patients for a variety of conditions including asthma, allergies, sleep disorders and immunological concerns. We are now making appointments for this new location through our Specialty Referral Hotline at 844-4-MD-BCHP (844-463-2247).

BCHP will also be opening a new specialty office at 266 North Street, Suite B, in Newburgh, NY on December 1, 2016. Pediatric specialty services at this site will include cardiology; developmental pediatrics; endocrinology; gastroenterology; and pulmonology, allergy and immunology. Sleep Medicine will be available beginning in January 2017. With easy access from I-87 (New York State Thruway), I-84, Route 9W and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, we are pleased to offer specialty care in a larger, newly-renovated office better able to serve our growing patient base in this region. We are now making appointments for this new location through our Specialty Referral Hotline at 844-4-MD-BCHP (844-463-2247).

Fox News – Race against time: Devastating disease robs boy of ability to walk, talk within months of diagnosis

Last summer, Carter Brischler was doing flips off his grandfather’s boat and looking forward to starting school in the fall. But just eight months later, the 5-year-old daredevil spends his days in and out of the hospital, unable to see, hear, eat, speak or even move on his own— his little body ravaged by a rare disease that is rapidly attacking his brain.

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Officials found elevated levels of lead in the drinking water at the Davis Elementary School

NEW ROCHELLE – Officials found elevated levels of lead in the drinking water at the Davis Elementary School.

The drinking fountains in part of the school have been shut off.

School officials became aware of the problem after they ordered tests in every school in the district due to the contaminated water issues in Flint, Michigan, and Newark, New Jersey.

Officials say they acted quickly, closing off water fountains and sinks. They then set up water coolers so students had access to drinking water.

Dr. Allan Dozor, the director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley, has called for people to remain calm.

“I think we need to take a deep breath and put it into perspective and recognize lead in water is one of many exposures,” he said.

Instead of being overly concerned about schools, Dozer says parents should turn their attention to their own homes to see if there is any potential lead exposure there.

Administrators at New Rochelle schools say they are also working closely with the Westchester County Health Department.

Lead found in New Rochelle school water

Children’s & Women’s Physicians of Westchester renamed Boston Children’s Health Physicians

BOSTON (April 20, 2016)Boston Children’s Hospital today announced that Children’s & Women’s Physicians of Westchester (CWPW) has been renamed Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP). CWPW became a member of Boston Children’s northeast pediatric network, an integrated network of care locations and partnerships, in July 2015.

BCHP is comprised of more than 276 physicians across 60 locations serving families throughout New York’s Metropolitan Area, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and New Jersey. Boston Children’s northeast pediatric network is guided by the vision of providing a network of pediatric care locations and partnerships. Together, Boston Children’s and BCHP deliver the highest-quality care in local communities and makes investments to ensure accessibility, affordability and enhancement in pediatric health.

“BCHP will strengthen Boston Children’s northeast pediatric network, as well as our shared mission of caring for more children in more places than ever before,” said Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital. “We look forward to growing our collaboration and achieving our goals of providing the best care to patients and families in the region.”

BCHP physicians will continue to practice in the same locations, and access to local specialists will remain unchanged. The alliance allows for improved access to Boston Children’s extensive resources and as clinical collaborations grow, patients and families will benefit.

“We’re very excited about our relationship with Boston Children’s Hospital and equally enthusiastic about our new name and image,” said Leonard Newman, MD, President of Boston Children’s Health Physicians, LLP. “Our affiliation with Boston Children’s Hospital will facilitate us in providing an even higher level of care, and support access to some of the finest minds in pediatric medicine.”

About Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s today is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. Boston Children’s is also the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more, visit our Vector and Thriving blogs and follow us on our social media channels: @BostonChildrens, @BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube

News 12 — Behind the Veil: Barriers and bias

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Boston Children’s Health Physicians Pediatric Pulmonologist Esra Caylan MD was profiled in a News 12 Westchester Special on Muslims in our community.

Picture1THORNWOOD –  Esra Caylan MD, is a pediatric pulmonologist with the Children’s and Women’s Physicians of Westchester, says her young patients and their parents are sometimes shocked by her Muslim clothing.

“Sometimes, I can see on their face they are like, ‘Who is this?'” Dr. Caylan says. “When they know you are a good doctor, doing a good job with their kid, it doesn’t matter where you are coming from or what you are wearing.”

Many Muslim women say that one of the biggest misconceptions about their religion is that they are treated unfairly. Women are often required to cover up with headscarves to enter their mosques and pray. Many wear similar cover in public.

Still, Muslim women’s attire here in the U.S. can often draw unwanted or unnerving attention from strangers.

And Dr. Caylan says she was once heckled in the middle of the street in Manhattan.

But behind the veil, Caylan says she wants what all mothers want, happiness for their children.