Dr. Lisa Thornton
Dr. Lisa Thornton, a mother of three, writes the Health Matters monthly column for Chicago Parent as is the voice behind "The Doctor is In," a Chicago Parent podcast. She is director of pediatric rehabilitation at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and LaRabida Children's Hospital, and is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago.
E-mail Dr. Thornton at email@example.com
Helping your kids break bad habits
October 31, 2012
A few tips to bust the biting, thumb sucking and nose picking habits that can be so hard to break.
Illinois whooping cough outbreak among highest in nation
September 12, 2012
This highly contagious infection is spreading quickly across the United States, especially with 7-10 year olds.
Tips to avoid choking
August 31, 2012
There are plenty of ways to prepare food to reduce the risk of your child choking.
The ins and outs of thongs for girls
July 19, 2012
Can some clothing be bad for your child’s health? In the case of thong underwear, the answer is absolutely yes.
Tips to be safe in the sun
June 20, 2012
Should you buy SPF 100? Waterproof? And how often should you really reapply the kids' sunscreen? Dr. Lisa Thornton has the answers for you in this month's Health Matters.
Probiotics and prebiotics: Do they work?
June 14, 2012
Popular media pushes probiotics and prebiotics. Our health columnist Dr. Lisa Thornton says that scientists are starting to see the claims are largely true.
Baby fever? Don't delay!
April 25, 2012
Parents should call their doctor if the infant's temperature is 100.5 degrees or more in either location.
Urinary Tract Infections in Children
April 2, 2012
How to know if your child has a urinary tract infection.
The common cold is way too common
February 20, 2012
Plenty of fluids, rest and lots of TLC are just what the doctor orders for the common cold.
Build a great relationship with your child's doctor
January 23, 2012
Knowing your pediatrician well -- and letting your doc know you and your children well -- will help you get the best possible care possible.