Health Blog

Brush brush brush … let’s keep those teeth healthy!

June 22, 2017

Quick, what’s the most common chronic disease for children in the US? Did you say tooth decay?  You’re right! By age 5 about 60% of children will be affected by tooth decay (think cavities).  What causes the decay?  Bacteria and food.  When you eat, bacteria that live in your mouth eat the sugar in the […]

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My Daughter’s Celiac Disease Diagnosis — We Did Not See That Coming!

April 29, 2017

It seems ironic that I was making toast when my child’s pediatrician and partner at my practice, called with the news that our daughter has celiac disease. She had been complaining of stomachaches intermittently for a while. At her annual checkup, Dr. Christian recommended lab work, and we were surprised to learn the outcome. Our […]

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Dr. Richard Burnstine

February 22, 2017

We are so sad to share that Dr. Richard Burnstine passed away February 21st, 2017. Dr. Burnstine was a founder of the practice and just retired last year after over 50 years caring for and treating thousands of children across the northern suburbs. As well as an amazing physician, he was a beloved mentor, colleague, […]

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Zika Virus & Winter Travels

January 30, 2017

We’ve had an unseasonably warm winter here in the Chicagoland area but colder days are surely ahead which will bring spring break planning to the front of many families’ minds. The emergence of Zika virus invariably has an impact on the travel plans of many of our practice’s families. By this time, most parents know […]

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Winter, a Season for Exercise!

January 11, 2017

We are well into the deep freeze, making it harder to keep our kids and ourselves reaching the health goal of 60 minutes of exercise every day. In the Chicago area it takes a little creativity, but we have a few suggestions to shake up your routine. Organized basketball and swim teams are fantastic exercise […]

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Simple Halloween Safety Tips for a Healthy Haunting

October 26, 2016

Everyone is excited for Halloween, especially all of our children. Hopefully this year we will be without rain, but it will likely be chilly.. Here are a few tips to remember for safe trick-or-treating: Stay warm. Remember to dress warmly under those costumes, long sleeve shirts, coats, socks, and maybe a hat. No one wants […]

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“One Taste No Face”: Musings from the dinner table 

July 14, 2016

Why should we encourage kids to taste foods they don’t like?  Especially when it is such a classic meal-time battle that we as parents would prefer to avoid.  Why offer broccoli again when your child has turned up his nose or given it a big “yuck” every time it is served for dinner? It is […]

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Best Pediatrician in Chicago & North Shore!

July 2, 2016

Thanks to our wonderful patients and staff, North Suburban Pediatrics has been named “Best Pediatrician” on Make It Better’s Best of 2016: Healthcare. We’re so appreciative to everyone in our past & present community.

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Shoo Mosquito, Don’t Bother Me!

June 10, 2016

Summer is finally here!  It’s time to spend time outside – in your backyard, at the park, in the forest preserves, or around the campfire.  It’s lots of fun until you hear a high pitched buzz and feel the sting as a mosquito bites you. In most cases mosquitos and their bites are just a […]

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Sleep Training Part 2: Moving Forward

May 3, 2016

In spite of your best efforts, or possibly because you elected not to sleep train your infant earlier in life, you may find that, around 7-8 months old, your baby is suddenly waking you several times per night to feed or be held. This happens for several reasons, the most prominent one being that your […]

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