Dr. Lisa Thornton

Columnist

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.

Past articles

Build a great relationship with your child's doctor

Knowing your pediatrician well -- and letting your doc know you and your children well -- will help you get the best possible care possible. Read...

 

Throw those old medications out

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. Read...

 

Accidental poisoning 411

Accidental poisonings do happen. What you need to know. Read...

 

The HPV vaccine

When preventing disease runs into political misinformation. Read...

 

Docs take strong stand on immunizations

Why some pediatricians are refusing to treat children whose parents refuse to immunize them. Read...

 

How to avoid heat stroke in Chicago's summer swelter

When the mercury rises, high heat and humidity can lead to heat-related illnesses like heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  Read...

 

Type 1 Diabetes isn't caused by junk food: What parents should know

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. Read...

 

Chicago doctor: Your role in the diabetes epidemic

When I was in medical school, I rarely saw a child who was obese, much less one with Type 2 diabetes. Not so anymore.  Read...

 

Chicago doctor: Should your child use a pacifier?

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?" Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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