Health and safety

 

How old is too old?

When it comes to ditching the pacifier, when is it time to put your foot down? Our resident pediatrician, Dr. Lisa Thornton, weighs in.

Is it allergies or a cold?

Spring often brings sniffles, but how do you know whether to reach for NyQuil or Benadryl?  Read more...

A children's hospital, reimagined

Modern and experimental, the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital may change the face of children's hospitals and the care they deliver.  Read more...
 

Getting the most out of your kid's annual checkup

A child's annual school physical is often viewed as a routine part of the back-to-school regimen by parents. Make the appointment, show up, get the doctor's signature and check it off the lengthy list of to-dos. But, a pediatrician views it as much more than a quick touch-base to tick off a list of minimum health requirements. Read...

 
 
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Reduce the common in “Common Cold”

Three things you can do to help your child avoid the all-too-common common cold. Read...

 
 
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Traveling abroad: How to keep your child healthy

If your children will be traveling overseas in the near future, it’s important to educate yourself, consult with their pediatrician and take action against the illnesses they could encounter.  Read...

 
 
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End toddler bedtime struggles: Tips from Chicago-area pediatrician

Bedtime can cause much stress and frustration for so many parents of toddlers. These pediatrician-recommended tips can help the process along.  Read...

 
 
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Don't delay on hearing tests for babies and young children

Getting your child's hearing tested is vital to their speech and language development. Read...

 
 

Tips on dealing with seasonal allergies

Fall in northern Illinois can be a glorious time. But for children who suffer from seasonal allergies, fall fun can come at a pretty miserable price. Read...

 
 
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How to handle a picky eater

Mealtime with young children can be an ongoing battle for parents. Try these tips to make mealtime a positive family experience. Read...

 
 
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Unique health challenges for families of tweens and teens

Adolescence is a unique developmental period that presents both challenges and opportunities for children, parents and healthcare providers. Read...

 
 
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Early detection and intervention are key in autism treatment

With as many as 1 in 68 children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as autism’s high profile in the media, parents of small children are often concerned about whether the disorder may affect their families. Read...

 
 
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