How to Choose an Insect Repellent

June 17, 2016

by Dyan Hes, MD

Everyday we turn on the news to hear about another outbreak. Lately all the news has been on Zika virus, a virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. This virus can be extremely dangerous for women of child bearing age and particularly, pregnant women. It causes microcephaly (small head) and a myriad of other birth defects, primarily effecting neurological development. Some obstetricians are recommending that women who have contracted Zika virus avoid pregnancy for anywhere between two and three years.READ MORE


Everything a Parent Wants to Know About Traveling with a Child!

June 17, 2016

by Dyan Hes, MD Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics

With summer vacation approaching I field many calls about traveling with kids, particularly babies. For many women, maternity leave is the longest stretch of free travel time they will ever have. A frequent question I hear is, “How early can I travel on a plane?” I often remind families, “Babies can be born on a plane!” That being said, this is not ideal! READ ON

Your Family

Pertinent Pediatric Advice From Dr. Dan

March 22, 2016

-by Dr. Daniel Wolloch

Toilet training!! Ah, the end of huge diaper bags as your constant travel buddy. No more midnight runs for diapers! No more searching for places to change your child, and no more of the dreaded upright or squirmy child diaper change! Yes, your life will become so much easier once your child is fully trained. Here are some helpful hints to make that transition as smooth as possible. READ MORE

zika virus

The Zika Virus

January 20, 2016

As of January 15, 2016, local transmission of Zika virus has been identified in at least 14 countries in Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. At this moment, local transmission of Zika virus has not been documented in the continental Read More

Skin Dryness

Children’s Winter Skin Care Tips from Dr. Dyan Hes of Gramercy Pediatrics

January 15, 2016

-by Dyan Hes, MD

As I sit here in my very warm office, I cannot help but re-apply lip balm every 10 minutes and lotion my hands just as often. The cold dry air in New York City can be brutal on our skin and the forced dry heat just puts the finishing touches to make your skin dry,brittle and itchy READ MORE