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.

All Children's Health Posts
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By Kevin Germion, 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.

Starting a new routine can be both exciting and stressful. Planning ahead can help make the transition from carefree summer days to back to school as smooth as possible. Our team of experts share the medical exams your child should complete before heading back to class, ways to reduce anxiety and how to maintain healthy habits while starting a new routine.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & General Health

By Katherine Parenti, MD
There’s no doubt about it, family schedules are packed with school, sports, play dates and more! Whether your kids are on recreational sports teams or travel leagues, being prepared for weekends full of activities is key to keeping your family healthy, happy and performing at their best.

By Malini Kumar, DO
We’ve all heard the expression “growing pains”, but have you ever wondered what they actually are? Pediatrician, Dr. Malini Kumar, shares insights on what is actually going on inside of your little one’s body as they grow.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health

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