Health Blog

Updates on the Measles Vaccine and International Travel

July 17, 2019

In recent months, we have fielded  calls from families regarding the current global measles outbreak.  Fortunately, while a small number of cases have been identified in the  Chicagoland area, it has not risen to the threshold to be considered a local outbreak.   As academic pediatricians affiliated with Lurie Children’s, we receive frequent communications from local […]

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The Importance of Vision Screening for Young Children (0-5 years)

June 3, 2019

Toddlers in glasses… right up there with puppies on the cuteness scale, a very official medical scale! But in all seriousness, as pediatricians, vision screening is very important to us.   Pediatricians examine an infant’s eyes starting at birth.  At each well visit, we will use an ophthalmoscope to make sure that the eyes are […]

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Dr. Ben, Furthering Medical Science!

March 20, 2019

North Suburban Pediatrics is proud to announce that Dr. Benjamin Kornfeld (“Dr. Ben”) recently published an original article in the journal Global Pediatric Health titled “Does History of Prematurity Prompt Blood Pressure Evaluations at Primary Care Visits?”  The publication was the culmination of a years-long project funded through the Northwestern University Practice Based Research Program […]

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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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Dr. Andy Interviewed Regarding 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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