Health Blog

Congratulations to Drs Elwell, Kornfeld, and Salafsky!

February 11, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Ben Kornfeld, Dr. Rachel Elwell, and Dr. Ira Salafsky! Due to their hard work and years of donated service serving as pediatricians for babies at The Cradle, they were honored at the First Look for Charity at the Chicago Auto Show with the Cradle’s 2019 Stasek Star Award.

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Going on a Digital Diet

January 31, 2019

New year, new you! Let’s take a look at our electronic habits and how they affect our children. If you have ever wondered why we don’t have open wifi in our office, we have made an active choice to make office visits an opportunity for children to learn to interact and get to know their […]

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How We Diagnose and Treat Strep Throat

December 14, 2018

Strep Throat is one of the most common illnesses kids face on a regular basis. As a parent, you probably receive a dozen notes from school stating that another child has the illness, and at North Suburban Pediatrics (NSP), we see dozens of kids every month with suspected cases. But what is strep throat and […]

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Barriers to Breastfeeding, Locally & Globally

September 14, 2018

Recently at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, a resolution was introduced to limit the marketing of formula and to promote and support breastfeeding across the globe. There are reports that the U.S. delegation tried to water down the recommendations and support the interests of the infant formula industry. This has led to an increased […]

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Top 14 Things You Should Know About North Suburban Pediatrics (NSP)

August 5, 2018

NSP was established in 1970, and we enjoy seeing many second generation patients. Our doctors take personal pride in getting to know each of their patient families. We are open every day of the year except Christmas Day! Walk-in hours for sick visits are from 8 to 9am Monday through Friday at both offices. On […]

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Sleep Training (Part 3)

April 2, 2018

For those of you who now find yourself with an older child unable to sleep at night, the following discussion will hopefully be of some assistance. Even though you may have applied all of the methods advised in my prior blogs, you may now find yourself with a 2-4 year old waking you multiple times […]

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Catch That Runny Nose!

March 5, 2018

Besides giving guidance on growth and diet and development, one of our most frequent jobs as pediatricians to to figure out the source of a child’s runny nose. The two most common causes of a runny nose are a viral infection and environmental allergies. As we transition from winter into spring, telling the difference between […]

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Rashes and Red Spots

January 30, 2018

As pediatricians we are trained to evaluate all medical issues that affect children, to treat the great majority of them, and to recognize when to refer complex issues to specialists. Skin problems, along with infections and allergies, are among the most common conditions we see. This month we are highlighting some common skin conditions of […]

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Holiday Presence

December 21, 2017

This time of year can mean many different things for each one of us.  However, for most it seems that our already busy lives go into hyper-drive the month leading up to the Christmas/holiday season.  By the time the holidays actually arrive and our kids are out of school, we are exhausted, stressed and oftentimes […]

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