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Getting kids comfortable with masks

With all of the challenges of 2020, it sure seems like a good time for a superhero. Instead, we’re all putting on masks to be heroes in our community–keeping each other safe with the hope of achieving some semblance of normal.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says, “Wearing cloth face coverings reduces the chance…

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Getting kids back in shape and healthy for the new school year

After months of living amidst a pandemic, it’s no surprise to doctors and parents alike that many children are more sedentary than usual and have gained a few extra pounds. With a significant number of fall extracurriculars canceled and hours of Zoom learning ahead of us, the problem isn’t likely to go away on its…

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Sending kids to camp during COVID-19

With school out and summer here, camp is the first big experiment of getting children back together in their normal social environments. It’s no surprise that we are getting a lot of questions from concerned parents over this difficult and even scary decision. Parents are wondering what are the risks of sending kids to camp…

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Avoid the Summer Slide

Keeping up with reading and writing skills over the summer is key to maintaining learning throughout the year. While summer is a wonderful break from the routine of school, the long break can rightly cause parents to fear the summer slide. Research from the National Summer Learning Association indicates students score lower on standardized tests…

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Tooth Brushing for Young Kids

During the early morning rush and at the end of a long day, brushing young kids’ teeth can be a challenge. Here are some tips from our expert pediatrician and dad of six, Dr. Adam Aronson. Tips for easy toothbrushing Use a soft-bristled toothbrush designed for brushing an infant’s or child’s teeth. If the child…

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Your Coronavirus questions answered

(updated 5/23) Over the past several weeks, we’ve made many adjustments to our office procedures to accommodate you during COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure the safety of your family, which includes continuity of care – both for sick and well visits. Well visits are an essential cornerstone of pediatric care and children’s well being. If your…

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Concussions and Head Injuries: What You Need to Know

Concussions or serious head injuries always can happen in a flash. It’s important to know when to seek medical attention. Your six-month-old rolled off the bed Your “almost walking” one-year-old just nosedived into the coffee table You barely finished taking a picture of your adorable kids in his Peewee football uniform and helmet, and now,…

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Sun 411: 7 Tips for Healthy Skin

Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Kids don’t have to be at the pool, beach, or on vacation to get too much sun. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors. With summer here and long pool days ahead,…

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Safely schedule for well visits during COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, we’ve made many adjustments to our office procedures to accommodate you during COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure the safety of your family, which includes continuity of care – both for sick and well visits. Well visits are an essential cornerstone of pediatric care and children’s well being. If your child is due…

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Grab Your Helmet and Ride Chicago

Local Biking Trails Chicago has among the best bike trails in the country, and while many are closed right now during COVID-19, biking is still a great way to get active outside now. With the warmer weather, be sure to get out there. Of course, maintain a social distance, which is easier to do on…

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10 Steps for Dog Safety

Pets, especially dogs, can be wonderful additions to a family with children. However, every year, more than 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs, with more than half of all victims younger than age 14. It’s important to consider some practical safety tips to ensuring a positive experience with dogs. During National Dog Bite Prevention…

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