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Kids First Podcast: Car Seat Safety

Our very own Sarah Nussbaum, RN is an expert at car seat safety and it’s a good thing because there is SO MUCH to learn about how to keep your little ones safe while in the car. In this episode we will discuss: American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations State of Illinois law on car seats …

Kids First Podcast: Potty Training

Potty training your toddler is a wonderful new developmental milestone for both parent and child!  Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jessica Fanucchi discuss the theory of potty training while Registered Nurse Yael Cohen gives real life, practical advice on how she potty trained her four kids including what worked well and what didn’t. In this …

Measles Informational Session

Please join Dr. Cathy DiVincenzo for a Q&A on the measles on Wednesday, December 12 at 6PM at Congregation KINS, 2800 W. Northshore Ave. in Chicago. For more information, email info@kidsfirstpediatricpartners.com On Friday, December 7, we sent a notice to all families in our practice that we were informed by the Chicago Department of Public Health …

Kids First Podcast: Ear Infections

One of the most common secondary infections caused by the common cold is a middle ear infection. In this episode we talk about middle ear infections and also touch briefly on swimmers ear and middle ear effusions. In this episode you will learn: Normal ear anatomy What is an ear effusion Does swimming or bathing …

Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 22. If you are experiencing an emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room.  You can reach the provider on call if you need medical advice by dialing 847-676-5394.  Wednesday, November 21: Morning walk-in 8am-9:30am Appointments 10am-3pm  Afternoon walk-in 3pm-5pm  Thursday, November 22: Closed Friday …

Kids First Podcast: Croup

Fall and winter are the seasons in which there is a rise in upper respiratory infections including croup. Croup is a specific type of URI that causes a barky seal-like cough and sometimes difficulty breathing. Croup often comes on suddenly and can be very scary for parents. In this episode, Nurse Practitioners Karen & Jean …

Kids First Podcast: Cold and Flu Facts

The 2018 and 2019 cold and influenza season is just getting underway. This pediatric podcast episode, recorded for the 2017 and 2018 influenza season but still applicable today, discusses how to keep your child safe this flu season. The topics for this episode will include: How to identify influenza vs. the common cold Common cold …

Kids First Podcast: Fever Facts

Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo are joined by a special guest and of our very own pediatricians, Dr. Jenny Kim. Dr. Kim explains one of our HOTTEST topics in pediatric primary care- fevers! Some of the topics Dr. Kim covers in this episode: What can affect our temperature fluctuations A true fever starts …

Nutrition Basics

Registered Dietician Gia Diakakis from Feed to Succeed in Glenview, Ill. joins us for an informative discussion on pediatric nutrition basics  Gia answers our long burning questions about how we can set our kids up for success with a healthy diet that will last a lifetime! Spoiler alert: She recommends feeding your child the same …

Introducing Solid Foods to Infants

Experts recommend that infants start eating solid foods between ages 4-6 months of age, but where do we start?  This new journey in an infants life can be confusing for new parents, not to mention it may elicit fears of food based allergic reactions.  Karen and Jean talk about the AAP’s current recommendations on how …