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Spring Break Safety Tips

Spring break is a great time for the family to get away from the cold, dark days of winter and have some fun in the sun. Keep your family safe while on your trip by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Sun Safety for Babies Babies under 6 months of age…

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Soccer Safety Tips

​Soccer is one of the most popular team sports in the world. Soccer also can be a way to encourage children to be physically active while they learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. With the growing popularity of soccer comes a greater number of injuries. However, the risk of injury can be reduced. Tips to Help…

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Family-Friendly Spring Cleaning

With spring in the air, many parents mange to convince even the most reluctant cleaners to lend a hand for spring cleaning. And those parents with little ones end up with a few “helpers” as well. That can mean lots of little hands and mouths exposed to some scary chemicals. But the truth is that…

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4 Ways to Raise Active Kids

In the U.S., only 1 in 3 children are physically active every day, while a large proportion of kids spend excessive amounts of time using various electronic devices – TVs, computers and phones to name a few. With April nearly here, there is no better time to encourage our kids to get outside and get…

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Breastfeeding Benefits

Nursing Mamas! While every mother and baby pair is different, breastfeeding can often be a challenge, especially in the beginning. It’s good to remind yourself once in a while that your effort is worth it. And of course, we are always here for you. Make an appointment with our Chicago Breastfeeding Center any time! Breastfeeding…

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Winter Car Seat Safety Tips

Winter is a tricky time for car seats. As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. In a car crash, fluffy padding immediately flattens out from the force, leaving extra space under the harness. A child can then slip through the straps…

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Heart Disease: Reducing Your Child’s Risk

Heredity is clearly an important risk factor for conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. However, researchers are steadily gathering strong evidence about how diet influence development of diseases. Experts agree that healthy eating habits from an early age can lower the risk of developing several deadly diseases later on. A diet designed to…

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Tips for Poison Prevention and Treatment

Each year, approximately 3 million people—more under the age of 5—swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some important tips to prevent and to treat exposures to poison. How to Poison Proof Your Home: Most poisonings occur when parents or caregivers are home but not paying attention. The…

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10 Antibiotics Questions Answered

No doubt you’ve heard recent research on the gut. Countless articles explain the microbiome in our (and our children’s!) guts, affecting digestion, allergies, metabolism and more. And you’ve also likely heard that antibiotics can mess with that whole system. Add to that research all we know about the repeated use and misuse of antibiotics that…

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6 Ways to Deal With Bullying

With the start of a new year, it’s important to consider ways to discourage bullying. Too many sad stories have come to light regarding bullying –either physical or emotional – that have led to dramatic consequences, sometimes even to the point of suicide in extreme cases. And the term “cyberbullying” has become all too familiar….

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10 Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

In a world where children are “growing up digital,” it’s important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help parents manage the digital landscape they’re exploring with their children….

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