Health Blog

Measles Update

March 21, 2024

Dear Patient Families of NSP, As you may have seen in the news, there are some small outbreaks of measles occurring throughout the country, including in Chicago. Additionally, there has been a significant increase in measles around the world.   Measles is a highly contagious virus that causes an illness featuring fever, rash, and respiratory symptoms.  […]

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Spring update!

March 5, 2024

As we head into the spring season, we want to share a few updates and reminders:  As always, we continue to be open 7 days a week in order to care for your children. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have concerns about your child’s health.

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NSP MDs Honored to be Part of The Cradle’s History

September 25, 2023

Dr. Elwell and Dr. Kornfeld represented North Suburban Pediatrics this past weekend at the 100th anniversary event for The Cradle. As part of NSPs commitment to the community, our doctors have cared for the adoptees’ medical needs for decades. Today, Dr. Elwell serves as the Medical Director for the organization, with Dr. Kornfeld and Dr. Messing […]

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Summer Sun, Bugs, and Ticks

June 1, 2023

Yippee! It’s summer!  The weather is warmer, the days are longer…let’s get outside!   That’s pretty much my mantra right now. But outside comes with some problems we haven’t had to deal with for a while: sun exposure, mosquito bites, and ticks. Although the sun feels good and just a little bit of sun exposure each […]

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CDC COVID Isolation Guidelines and Calculator

October 26, 2022

In the midst of this winter with influenza, COVID, RSV, and other illnesses, it doesn’t hurt for us to post the latest CDC guidelines & isolation calculator for COVID exposure and infection. As always, feel free to call us if you have questions!

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Bivalent Booster & Flu Vaccines Update

September 16, 2022

Dear Patient Families of NSP, As you probably already know, the CDC has now recommended a new COVID vaccine booster referred to as the “bivalent vaccine booster” because it targets both the original strain of COVID-19 plus the more recent Omicron variants. Everyone 12 years old and older is eligible for Pfizer’s bivalent vaccine, as […]

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COVID Exposure Guidelines

August 12, 2022

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (regardless of immunization status): Take precautions for 10 full days Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19 Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask […]

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After over 50 years in practice, Dr. Ira Salafsky is retiring!

March 13, 2021

To my associates, colleagues, and patients: I am writing this letter to announce my retirement from my medical practice in pediatrics and genetics. I will resign from the staffs of North Suburban Pediatrics, NorthShore University Health System, Northwest Community Hospital, and Lurie Children’s Hospital.  I have had the privilege of practicing medicine for over fifty […]

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December 21, 2019

It’s December — we’re right in the middle of the cold and flu season.  Colds are probably the leading cause for sick visits in our office during the school year. Here are some answers to common questions I get from parents about colds:  My child keeps getting sick.  Is there something wrong with my child’s […]

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