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
Throw those old medications out
December 22, 2011
The medicine cabinet tends to be a place we overlook when it comes to organizing. The new year is a good time to get it in order.
Accidental poisoning 411
December 9, 2011
Accidental poisonings do happen. What you need to know.
The HPV vaccine
October 28, 2011
When preventing disease runs into political misinformation.
Docs take strong stand on immunizations
September 27, 2011
Why some pediatricians are refusing to treat children whose parents refuse to immunize them.
How to avoid heat stroke in Chicago's summer swelter
July 25, 2011
When the mercury rises, high heat and humidity can lead to heat-related illnesses like heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Type 1 Diabetes isn't caused by junk food: What parents should know
July 19, 2011
Diabetes is a shocking diagnosis for parents to hear, but with treatment and education, children who have Type 1 diabetes can lead normal, healthy, active lives.
Chicago doctor: Your role in the diabetes epidemic
May 19, 2011
When I was in medical school, I rarely saw a child who was obese, much less one with Type 2 diabetes. Not so anymore.
Chicago doctor: Should your child use a pacifier?
May 3, 2011
After the 5-year-old daughter of an "A list" celebrity couple was photographed by the paparazzi as she calmly sucked a pacifier, I was asked "How old is too old?"
Are online medical sites as good as a doctor visit?
April 11, 2011
Using the Internet for medical information is like a treasure hunt: You can find some gems, but you can also end up in some very strange places.
Could your child be anemic?
March 1, 2011
Is your child feeling run down or tired, irritable and looking a little pale? It might just be the long Chicago winter, but it might be anemia.