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 Alison Escalante, MD
The COVID-19 outbreak is scary, and it’s not going away quickly. So how can we take the pressure off of parents so they can get back to parenting well?
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Mental Health

By Alison Escalante, MD
Parents have a way of giving speeches when they are worried. But in a scary situation, kids do better if we don’t over-explain things to them. They don’t need to know everything we’ve seen on the news and every story we’ve heard. Instead, it helps to focus on meeting them where they are. Here’s how to get started talking with your child about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infectious Disease

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, affecting nearly 14 million adults and teens each year. Due to its prominence, the FDA has now approved the HPV vaccine for individuals aged 9-45, meaning adults and children can be protected from the virus by receiving the HPV vaccine.

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.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health

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.
Topics and Subtopics: Addiction & Children's Health

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 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 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

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