Children's Health

A child’s well being and health is constantly evolving as he or she reaches different stages of development. It is often difficult to diagnose what is wrong with a child if they are unable to articulate their symptoms of an illness. Children’s health can range from developmental disorders, acne, allergies, or behavioral problems.

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By Andrey Leonov, MD
During the winter months, your nose might not be the only thing feeling stuffy. As temperatures drop, we keep doors and windows closed and use furnaces to keep our houses warm. Over time, the lack of fresh air can reduce the air quality indoors, causing upper respiratory symptoms and, if you suffer from asthma, more frequent or severe attacks. Board-certified allergy, asthma and immunology specialist, Dr. Andrey Leonov, shares tips to maintain the air quality in your home this winter.

By Patricia Stzembosz, MD
Recommendations from the “Safe to Sleep” campaign have decreased the number of sudden deaths in sleeping babies. Understanding sleep risks and how to create a safe sleeping environment for your little one can go a long way in helping you rest easier.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Sleep

By Kristen Smith, MD
Although the holiday season can bring time spent with loved ones, celebrations and cheer, your first holiday with a new baby can also bring stress and worry. Check out tips to celebrate the season like a pro.

By Kevin Germino, MD, FAAP
The vaping trend is growing rapidly and kids are vulnerable. Pediatrician, Dr. Kevin Germino, busts myths, shares startling facts about the dangers of vaping and gives tips on how you can talk to your teens and empower them with facts.

By Brian Ward, MD, MHS
As the leaves begin to fall and the air starts to chill, it’s time to prepare for the fall sports season. Sports are a great way to get the exercise you need while showing some school spirit, however, they are also a common culprit of injury. The best way to lead your team to victory this season is to stay on top of your health. To help you care for your body this fall, I’ve outlined some tips on how athletes can stay safe and healthy in every sport this season.

By Melissa Robinson, DO
It’s no secret that shifts in weather can affect your health. From increased heat and humidity to more rain than normal, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, your body may become sensitive to weather changes. Allergist, Melissa Robinson, DO, shares what climate changes can mean for your allergies and sinuses.

Cold and flu season is fast-approaching and that means that germs could be coming home with you soon. Once you’re feeling better, go beyond wiping down counters to keep germs from spreading with these tips for a deep clean.

By Debra Schwartzers, MD
Newborn screening tests offer valuable insight into the health and wellness of your baby and can help determine the steps necessary for future care. Understanding the meaning behind your baby’s screening results will help you feel comfortable and prepared to properly care for your baby as you navigate their early stages of life.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health, Infant Care & Pregnancy

By Feodor Ung, MD
For many of us, changing seasons often means an increase in stuffy noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, head and/or body aches. It can be difficult to pinpoint what is causing these symptoms whether it is a cold, seasonal allergies or a sinus infection. Board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT), Feodor Ung, MD, shares some of the key differences between colds, allergies and sinus infections as well as treatment options for each.

By Mohamed Ghumra, MD
On July 12, Governor Pritzker approved the Seizure Smart Act into law after being unanimously passed by the House and Senate, requiring schools to train staff members, teachers and bus drivers on seizure first aid. The program also requires the parent or guardian of a student with epilepsy to submit a seizure action plan to the school, providing the information needed for school staff to properly identify and treat seizures.

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