Health Blog

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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Catch That Runny Nose!

March 5, 2018

Besides giving guidance on growth and diet and development, one of our most frequent jobs as pediatricians to to figure out the source of a child’s runny nose. The two most common causes of a runny nose are a viral infection and environmental allergies. As we transition from winter into spring, telling the difference between […]

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Rashes and Red Spots

January 30, 2018

As pediatricians we are trained to evaluate all medical issues that affect children, to treat the great majority of them, and to recognize when to refer complex issues to specialists. Skin problems, along with infections and allergies, are among the most common conditions we see. This month we are highlighting some common skin conditions of […]

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Holiday Presence

December 21, 2017

This time of year can mean many different things for each one of us.  However, for most it seems that our already busy lives go into hyper-drive the month leading up to the Christmas/holiday season.  By the time the holidays actually arrive and our kids are out of school, we are exhausted, stressed and oftentimes […]

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Dr. Arthur Dechovitz

November 6, 2017

We are saddened to report the death of our long-time associate, Dr. Arthur Dechovitz. Arthur was born and raised in the South and graduated Emory Medical School in 1964. Despite his love of the South he came north to Chicago in order to complete his Pediatric training at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical […]

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Halloween Safety tips

October 31, 2017

Dr. Andy is the featured guest on the AAP’s Healthy Children podcast talking about Halloween safety! Check it out:

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Back to school health!

August 17, 2017

Consumer Reports quotes Dr. Andy in a great article about getting ready to go back to school. Check it out!…/back-to-school-health/

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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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