Rita Colorito


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From food allergies to brain tumors, we take a close look at eight studies currently underway at Chicago's leading children's hospitals that promise to change the face of pediatric medicine. more

Jul 6, 2011 1:04 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Step one: Don't despair. Step two: Take action. We'll show you how. more

Jul 6, 2011 12:54 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Punishing toddlersÂ’ negative behavior may lead to behavioral problems later on, especially for boys, found a new study by the University of Illinois. more

May 4, 2011 9:37 AM General Parenting

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome will claim the lives of 2,300 infants this year, and experts say risk increases during colder months. more

Dec 13, 2010 6:07 PM General Parenting

We know all about the mental health dangers facing troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. But children suffer, too, when their parents are deployed, a new study confirms. more

Dec 13, 2010 5:59 PM General Parenting

Putting your steaming latte or curling iron on a countertop isnÂ’t enough to protect grabby little hands, a new study says. more

Nov 29, 2010 2:33 PM General Parenting

If you're on the receiving end of "Can we get a puppy?," three new studies might make you consider adding a canine to your home. more

Nov 29, 2010 11:22 AM General Parenting

Five questions you should ask before your child goes into the X-ray room. more

Aug 25, 2010 12:42 PM General Parenting

Building a family health history -- a crucial piece of information for doctors -- is just a few clicks away. more

Feb 24, 2010 3:38 PM General Parenting

Set your kids up with healthy habits for noshing with friends. more

Jan 12, 2010 5:35 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When Laverne and Steve Street bought their Glen Ellyn home in 2006, their realtor told them not to worry about radon, a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that seeps into homes through cracks in the foundation. That was almost a dangerous mistake. more

Sep 1, 2009 3:36 PM Health & Fitness