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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz

Pediatrics
West Amherst, NY
38 years experience

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West Amherst, NY

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3950 East Robinson Rd., West Amherst, NY
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Pediatrics

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English

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
1500 mg-2000 mg: Normally, we need 1200-1500 mg of elemental calcium for healthy bones and teeth. When nursing, your requirement increases. Make sure you look for "el... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Runny nose, cough: Common cold symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing, and coughing. Additional symptoms can include headaches, muscle aches and fever.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Immitation: Babies and children learn to speak through imitation. They watch their parents and other caretakers speak and try to do the same. One can often see ... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
12 months: The american academy of pediatrics recommends breast feeding until one year of age. Although this is the ideal, it is not always possible. Try to bre... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Yes - you may bring an approved infant seat on an airplane. You may have to buy a seat for your infant in order to use the infant seat.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Follow his lead: You 12 month old is likely to move quickly from one activity to another. Try to follow his lead, and play with the toys that he prefers. Good toys to... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Comfortable: The best position for breast feeding is the most comfortable position for you and your baby. Typical positions include the cradle hold, the football ... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Your internal hormones are changing every day. Now they are helping you to take care of your infant. Make sure your and your spouse continue to make ... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Babies digest formula differently than breast milk. It takes longer for a babies' digestive system to digest formula. Your baby will probably feed l... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No fragrance, color: Look for hypoallergenic products without added chemicals causing fragrance or color.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Serious: The h1n1 influenza strain (swine flu) can cause a very serious infection - especially in the very old and the very young. Please vaccinate your child... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Exfoliants: To treat acne, you must use a good and hypoallergenic cleanser, followed by a topical antibiotic in the morning and an exfoliant in the evening. The ... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Exercise, good food: The best way for you to lose weight is to carefully choose healthy and low calorie foods - fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and pastas - and av... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Mobility: Once your child begins to get on his/her knees, or pulls to stand, the crib mattress should be lowered all the way to prevent climbing and falling.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
NO: A PFO is a congenital heart problem which occurs as the heart is switching over circulation from being inside of you and not sending blood to the lung... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Smoke particles may still be in your hair.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Many: Healthy workouts include any that cause your heart rate to increase for at least 20 minutes. These include dancing, pilates, work-out videos, running... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: An abnormality on any chromosome can be hereditary, as our chromosomes carry the genetic material that we give to our children. Not all chromosomal a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
With sensitivity: Allow them to experience the fullness and positivity of each culture without bias or preference.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
None: Typically a child's adult height will be somewhere between those of his parents.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Although there are breastfeeding advocates that would disagree, pacifiers do not confuse a breastfeeding baby. You do not want to substitute the paci... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Neither: Pacifiers can calm children, and therefore may allow them to more easily quiet during bouts of colic. They do not actually have any effect on the col... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Practice: Have him wear them for a short amount of time initially, and then increase the time worn by 5-10 minutes each day. He will be more apt to accept them... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: The irritation is due to rubbing, and will heal. Use more lubrication next time.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ask the Pediatrician: Your baby's primary pediatrician should be able to interpret the pulmonologist's advice, and help you to alter the doses of medication so that the sym... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Rest: Ecmo allows the lungs to heal and grow as they expand once the diaphragmatic hernia is repaired.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Maturation: A teenage girl's body can go through many changes, and each young woman's body changes at its own rate. Most teenagers at age 16 have begun to menstr... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Pacifier use is infantile behavior. A teenager who uses a pacifier is not behaving appropriately for his/her age. Gum may be a more acceptable alter... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Studies have shown that physical force is not effective for discipline and can lead to a violent child. You should use consistent and reliable time-o... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: Discipline is not inherited.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: A vsd, or ventricular septal defect, is a hole in the wall that separates the ventricles of the heart. Vsd's typically close on their own as your bab... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: No child is too young for education or counseling. The counseling needs to be age-specific.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Baby rash: When babies are born, they are taken from their moist environment in the womb, the protective coating for their skin is wiped off, and they join our d... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: Vaccinations are given to benefit your child and prevent potentially deadly infections. They absolutely do not cause add or adhd.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: The quality of a daycare is much more important than its location. Pick the daycare of the highest quality, and then think about the proximity to wor... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is caused by a virus, most often rsv, or respiratory syncitial virus. The viral infection results in inflammation, or swelling, of the l... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: It is always wonderful for children to spend quality time with their parents. The weekdays balance the weekends, as children often spend most of thei... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Viral infection: A "cold sore" is caused by an infection by herpes virus type i. Most of us are infected by this type of virus in childhood. We get better, but the v... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Healthy: At one year of age, your child should be eating veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein - just like all of us. You must be careful that she ... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Cool mist: The best thing for a child suffered from a croupy cough is to calm him down, and place him in front of cool mist. Croup is caused by a virus the ind... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Immeidately: There are researchers who believe that infants can perceive emotions at birth. As your baby learns more about you, he will be able to perceive more o... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Air, change latch: Bloody nipples for a nursing mom are primarily caused by an improper latch. When nursing in a cradle hold, be sure that your baby's belly is touching ... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Toys: Try giving him something to hold and play with during diapering.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Position: Your baby can have difficulty latching due to the position in which you try to feed her. In any position, try to completely align your nipple with he... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Locks: Be sure to put baby-proof locks on all cabinets within reach of a child. Additionally, place cleaning products and medications high and in cabinets l... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Baby's schedule: Babies typically feed when they are hungry. You can try to set a schedule, but as soon as you think you have a schedule, your baby will change it! j... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No reported allergie: There is no research to suggest that most foods- strawberries included- should be avoided in early childhood. The only exception might be in a family ... Read More
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
A new TipTap: Ignore him, or conversely - allow him to answer his own "phone" when you are on the phone.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Any second-hand smoke is bad for your child.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Repeat yourself: Continue to deliver this excellent message, and set an example yourself.
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Dr. Hurvitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hurvitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1984MD

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