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 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.

By Matthew Bueche, MD
Technology is everywhere – smartphones, tablets, laptops, video games – and kids, especially teens, are using these devices more than ever. In fact, a recent survey found that 45 percent of teens (13-17) report that they’re online almost constantly, while an additional 44 percent report they’re online several times a day. That’s a tremendous amount of screen time that continues to increase every year. Aside from being annoying to parents, tech usage comes with potential health risks to children.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Spine & Back Problems

It is common for infants and children to experience swelling of their tonsils and adenoids as they fight bacteria and viruses. If tonsils or adenoids frequently become enlarged, or infections develop, surgery to remove them may be recommended. Our otolaryngologists (ENT) share symptoms to watch for and when to consider surgery.

By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their children to the doctor. It is estimated that five out of six children will develop an ear infection by the age of three. DuPage Medical Group’s Otolaryngologists (ENT) share why ear infections are so common in children, what warning signs to watch for, and the steps you can take to prevent them.

By Don N Seidman, MD
Several non-confirmed cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare polio-like illness, have been reported in Illinois and across the country in 2018. Pediatrician, Dr. Don Seidman, explains what families should know about AFM.

By DuPage Medical Group Primary Care
With the cold and flu season upon us, now is the perfect time to go through your medicine cabinet and make sure it is fully stocked when you need it most.

By DuPage Medical Group Primary Care
A large emphasis is placed on what we eat; however, water is the most important thing you consume each day. Staying hydrated is essential to maintaining good health, which can be challenging, especially during warmer weather or with increased activity levels.

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