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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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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The five essentials to selecting a pediatrician you can trust

Finding the right pediatrician can certainly cause anxiety for new (or expectant) parents. You want to find a doctor who is skilled and friendly, but what else should you look for?  Read...

 
 
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Shortcut or short-change on your child’s health?

When your child is sick, retail-based clinics (RBCs), similar to those you would find in the larger drugstore chains, are a tempting option because they seem accessible, inexpensive and trustworthy. But are they the best option? Read...

 
 
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Surprising insight on summer safety risks in Chicago

Our kids have been cooped up for months enduring one of the coldest winters on record. The idea of jumping on their bikes, scooters or skateboards to feel the warmth of the sunshine, catch the breeze in their hair and release that restless energy may be all too tempting to resist. But before you let them ride off take a look at this advice from a Chicago pediatrician on keeping them safe this summer. Read...

 
 
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Top five questions pediatricians hear from parents

Over her 26-year career, Pediatrician Susan Sheinkop, M.D., has seen her career change. What hasn't changed, though, is that parents always have lots of questions for their child’s pediatrician. Sheinkop shares the top five she hears from parents and what she tells them. Read...

 
 
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Number of kids with autism rises again – now 1 in 68

Autism is now hitting 1 in 68 kids, up from 1 in 88 just two years ago. Early intervention and access to services remains key for these kids, experts say. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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