Health Blog

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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Dr. Richard Burnstine

February 22, 2017

We are so sad to share that Dr. Richard Burnstine passed away February 21st, 2017. Dr. Burnstine was a founder of the practice and just retired last year after over 50 years caring for and treating thousands of children across the northern suburbs. As well as an amazing physician, he was a beloved mentor, colleague, […]

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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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