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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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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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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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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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