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...
 

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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What parents need to know about Auditory Processing Disorder

Academic difficulty is often a sign of Auditory Processing Disorder, especially when a child is not reading well or understanding what they are reading. Testing with an audiologist is the only way to identify it. Read...

 
 

How Chicago moms can hula hoop their way healthy

Try the newest fitness trend that uses a toy from your past. Read...

 

Five summer hazards to remember for a safe Fourth of July

Brush up on these safety tips to ensure a fun and memorable Fourth of July celebration.  Read...

 
 
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Five tips to balance technology use in your family

With summer upon us, we no longer have the school day to automatically limit to the amount of time our children spend glued to their screens at home. These tips will help you keep technology use balanced and healthy in your home.  Read...

 
 
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How to get your new baby to sleep, so you can too

The adrenaline from the excitement of having a new baby starts to dwindle after about a month, and that's when sleep depravation quickly gets old and tired.  Read...

 
 
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Say goodbye to the pacifier: Breaking four common bad habits in kids

Bad habits can be hard to break, especially in kids. The most common habits that cause stress to parents are prolonged use of pacifiers, thumb sucking, nail biting and, the most unpleasant, nose picking. Read...

 
 
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Breastfeeding is a challenge well worth it

New evidence to suggest that, not only are breastfed babies protected from infections early in life, but also from diseases later in life. Plus it is far less expensive, good for the environment and helps parents miss fewer days of work.  Read...

 
 
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