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Maayan S. Heller

‘Since I became a mom, I have been much more in awe of how fast a child develops," admits Dr. Laura Schwab, a pediatrician and new mother to 5-month-old Ryan. more

Sep 2, 2009 10:10 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Sara Mervis says herself she’s "a huge Advil person," acknowledging a bum shoulder she often abuses. She also has bad allergies and, as a result, is also "huge on Tylenol." more

Sep 2, 2009 9:35 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Preeclampsia—an incurable condition occurring in nearly 10 percent of pregnancies more

Sep 2, 2009 9:32 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Thirty million more children will be added to the list of those who should be vaccinated for the flu this year more

Sep 1, 2009 4:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Teen drug use is on the decline, but prescription medications continue to be a dangerous threat to teenagers more

Sep 1, 2009 12:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives

A new high-tech mouth guard system, used by many professional athletes, more

Sep 1, 2009 12:10 PM Chicago Parent Archives

While there’s certainly controversy for some parents regarding vaccinations, childhood vaccines play a significant role more

Sep 1, 2009 11:52 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Childhood obesity and the consumption of fruit juice are not necessarily related, more

Sep 1, 2009 11:52 AM Chicago Parent Archives

PlanAhead, a blood test for fertility that measures a woman’s "biological clock," more

Sep 1, 2009 11:33 AM Chicago Parent Archives

The National Research Council’s recently released report on smog-related deaths more

Sep 1, 2009 11:33 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Chemicals tied to cancer, birth defects, neurological and other health problems were found in common more

Sep 1, 2009 11:33 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Infants who don’t sleep enough are at higher risk for being overweight in early childhood, more

Sep 1, 2009 11:19 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Hearing loss has never been exclusively a problem of the elderly, more

Sep 1, 2009 11:19 AM Chicago Parent Archives

If your young athlete struggles with muscle pains or weakness, there is a solution you might not know about. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:08 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known by its acronym GERD, is common and underdiagnosed in children more

Sep 1, 2009 11:08 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Adolescent girls who rank themselves on the lower rungs of their schools’ social ladders might be more likely to gain more

Sep 1, 2009 10:53 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Some baby products, including lotions, powders, sippy cups and wipes, may expose babies to chemicals tied to potential more

Sep 1, 2009 10:53 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Breastfeeding may help prevent babies from developing allergies, but there’s no indication that more

Sep 1, 2009 10:36 AM Chicago Parent Archives

A simple and inexpensive mental health screening tool can benefit preschool-aged children more

Sep 1, 2009 10:36 AM Chicago Parent Archives

After a blow to the head, everyone wants to know when an athlete can play again. more

Sep 1, 2009 10:22 AM Chicago Parent Archives