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As any mom or dad will attest, most kids are full of energy. Why then, would they want their children to consume caffeine for an energy boost? more

Aug 5, 2013 10:13 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Imagine not hearing your child's first words or giggles or hearing a voice that doesn't sound entirely normal. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago houses the Pediatric Voice Program, Chicago's only program dedicated to voice conditions. more

Jul 24, 2013 3:25 PM Health & Fitness

After just three days, it was painfully clear that breastfeeding wasn't working for Karen Poskozim or her newborn son. more

May 22, 2013 4:54 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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

Jul 19, 2012 7:09 PM General Parenting

General Assembly budget cuts HIV/AIDS programs across Illinois by 42 percent - leaving moms and their kids with HIV in jeopardy. more

Jun 6, 2012 3:07 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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

Apr 2, 2012 5:15 PM General Parenting

Ever had your child walk in while you were having sex? Experts say parents put more emphasis on the embarrassment than kids do. And they warn that you shouldn't let it stop you from having sex. more

Jan 24, 2012 11:08 AM Chicago Parent Archives

One mother has created a safe, comfortable place for kids and parents to play. more

Oct 28, 2011 10:39 AM Special Needs

What to do when your child is viewing the world through not-so-rosy-colored glasses. more

Oct 25, 2010 7:59 PM General Parenting

Otolaryngologists don't just have the goofiest titles in medicine. They also might be the answer for the sleepless, pain-filled nights caused by chronic ear infections. more

Oct 15, 2010 11:50 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Just as the right music can lift our sagging adult spirits or calm our souls, it can have the same effect on baby. Is your little one an 80s rocker or a Bing Crosby crooner? more

Oct 6, 2010 12:36 PM Babies

Touch is as important to infants and children as eating and sleeping. Babies need touch to survive and thrive and those who don’t get it are often left with significant, lifelong emotional and psychological problems. more

Sep 15, 2010 5:05 PM General Parenting

Of all the things running through a woman's head in the delivery room, preventing a hip injury probably isn't among them. But a specific type of hip injury is especially common among women during childbirth - and often misdiagnosed afterward. more

Sep 1, 2010 3:09 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The nation's top group of pediatricians is challenging the widely held policy of sending kids with lice home from school, saying it's unnecessary and embarrassing. more

Aug 25, 2010 11:52 AM General Parenting

The alarm over food allergies has changed day care and schools enormously, yet the number of children with food allergies may not be as large as we think. more

Jul 22, 2010 9:40 AM General Parenting

Scoliosis, often diagnosed in adolescents age 10-18, occurs when the spine abnormally curves from side to side. Schools don't have to check your child anymore - so you should. more

Jul 21, 2010 4:31 PM News

It seems toxins are everywhere these days, but purging chemicals from life can be a hard pill to swallow. more

Jun 30, 2010 2:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Americans' love affair with salt is linked to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, renal disease and decreased bone density. Dump the dash with these salt-free cooking tips. more

Jun 22, 2010 10:50 AM General Parenting