Health Blog

We are Humbled and Honored

October 11, 2019

We are humbled and honored to once again receive an award for our commitment to medical education. This time, our practice was honored as a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at this year’s Community Based Medicine Annual Meeting of the Division of General Pediatrics of Lurie Children’s Hospital. A big thank you to […]

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A Commitment to Medical Education

September 12, 2019

Dr. Andy and Dr. Ben were on-hand at the 2019 Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Annual Meeting of the Medical & Dental Staff to accept the Distinguished Pediatric Academic Contributed Service Award for “outstanding and continuous commitment to office-based pediatric medical education” on behalf of all of North Suburban Pediatrics. One of our missions at […]

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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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