Dr. Lisa Thornton


Author Email: [email protected]

Staff title: Columnist

This highly contagious infection is spreading quickly across the United States, especially with 7-10 year olds. more

Sep 12, 2012 3:07 PM Health & Fitness

There are plenty of ways to prepare food to reduce the risk of your child choking. more

Aug 31, 2012 3:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Can some clothing be bad for your childÂ’s health? In the case of thong underwear, the answer is absolutely yes. more

Jul 19, 2012 7:09 PM General Parenting

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. more

Jun 20, 2012 8:06 PM General Parenting

Popular media pushes probiotics and prebiotics. Our health columnist Dr. Lisa Thornton says that scientists are starting to see the claims are largely true. more

Jun 14, 2012 3:40 PM General Parenting

Parents should call their doctor if the infant's temperature is 100.5 degrees or more in either location. more

Apr 25, 2012 4:12 PM General Parenting

How to know if your child has a urinary tract infection. more

Apr 2, 2012 5:15 PM General Parenting

Plenty of fluids, rest and lots of TLC are just what the doctor orders for the common cold. more

Feb 20, 2012 1:16 PM General Parenting

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

Jan 23, 2012 3:07 PM General Parenting

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. more

Dec 22, 2011 10:50 AM General Parenting

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

Dec 9, 2011 4:18 PM General Parenting

When preventing disease runs into political misinformation. more

Oct 28, 2011 2:10 PM Health & Fitness

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

Sep 27, 2011 1:36 PM General Parenting

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

Jul 25, 2011 10:39 AM General Parenting

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. more

Jul 19, 2011 2:24 PM General Parenting

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

May 19, 2011 5:21 PM General Parenting

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?" more

May 3, 2011 3:38 PM General Parenting

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. more

Apr 11, 2011 10:23 AM Chicago Parent Archives

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. more

Mar 1, 2011 5:42 PM General Parenting