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 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

By Martin Borenstein, MD
Warmer temperatures and sunny days make summertime the perfect time to fine-tune gross motor skills with your toddler. Not only are outdoor activities fun, but they also offer a great opportunity to observe your child’s development. Pediatrician, Martin Borenstein, MD, shares tips to promote both fine and gross motor development.

Hearing plays an important role in the development of your child’s social and functional skills, especially their speech and ability to communicate. It is important to identify and treat any hearing difficulties your child may be experiencing early in order to minimize the impact on their quality of life. When hearing loss occurs in small children who are not yet able to communicate, it can be more difficult to detect. To help, our audiologists share some of the most common signs of hearing loss in children and when to consider a hearing assessment.

By Winston Rajendram, MD
Whether you’re taking a dip in the neighborhood pool or catching waves at the beach, practicing healthy swimming habits can keep you and your whole family safe this summer.

Don’t crack your knuckles or you’ll get arthritis! No swimming for 30 minutes after you eat or you’ll get a stomach ache! Mom knows best, right? Primary care physician, Dr. Aabha Beri, shares which pieces of mom’s advice are fact and which are fiction.

By Amee Majmundar, MD
When your child has food allergies, especially if they are severe, you may worry about an allergen exposure when he/she is away from home. It is important to educate other parents about your child’s allergy, the symptoms to watch for and the steps that need to be taken should an allergic reaction occur. Allergy, Asthma & Immunology physician, Dr. Amee Majmundar, shares safety tips to help you prepare for a playdate with an allergic child.

By Janette Klepek, DO
Plastic products and certain chemicals found in plastic are known to be harmful to the environment, but did you know that plastic products can also affect your health? Learn which plastic products and chemicals you should avoid and some healthy alternatives you can try.

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