2014

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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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Wanted: Critical thinkers – Four things your child needs to know

The latest research from the National Center for Education Statistics reveals high school seniors are lacking in critical thinking skills. Practical Learning Online works to teach students these important skills they need. Read...

 
 

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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Five tips for Chicago parents learning their child has hearing loss

A Chicago audiologist offers advice to parents dealing with a life-changing discovery: their child is hard of hearing or has profound hearing loss. Read...

 
 

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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Three gluten-free dessert recipes

In honor of Celiac Awareness month we want to do something fun for our families dealing with gluten intolerance (and it's yummy for everyone). We partnered with Zemas Madhouse Foods and have three of their gluten-free dessert recipes. Read...

 
 
 







 
 
 
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