Health Blog

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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Talking to Your Child About Violence

March 25, 2016

Almost every day there is the report of another shooting or act of violence somewhere in our country or the world at large. I am often asked by parents how to talk to their children about these events and news stories. Of course, there is no one simple answer. Just as I discuss these events […]

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A Medical Home is Where our Heart (and Your Health) is…

February 17, 2016

What is a Medical Home? You may have heard of this increasingly used phrase.  A “Medical Home” refers to medical care in which a patient has one main physician practice that maintains the comprehensive medical records and helps the patient coordinate with additional healthcare providers as appropriate. When a child has a primary physician, a […]

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Internet Anxiety: Leave the Worrying to Us

November 17, 2015

We all share a constant companion these days, our friend Google. Life has changed remarkably over the past twenty years, often for the better, as the internet has allowed access to endless information in seconds. However, we have also come to see shortcomings in our experience of the internet, perhaps a lack of face-to face […]

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