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Kids and Screen Time

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo talk about how and when to introduce screen time to infants, toddlers and adolescents. This includes modalities such as Skype, FaceTime, iPads and tablets, TV, and cell phones. In this episode, we discuss the health risks and dangers of early or inappropriate screen time use. Screen time …

Toddler Sleep Training

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo talk about techniques that will help you successfully sleep train your toddler or older child including how to manage nap times, transitioning out of the crib and into a toddler bed, executing schedule changes, and how to handle the child who still won’t sleep.  Infant sleep training …

Summer Safety Tips

With summer in full swing, this week’s podcast is a great reminder of how to stay safe while enjoying summer fun. Learn how to keep your little one safe this summer with safety tips from our very own Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Jessica Fanucchi.  In this episode we talk about pool safety and drowning prevention as …

Kids First Podcast 5: Breastfeeding Basics

Dr. Mimi Boren, IBCLC, one of our pediatricians and lactation consultants discusses breastfeeding basics.  She reviews the health benefits of breastfeeding to both the baby and the Mom, including the emotional benefits and bonding experiences expected during the breastfeeding process. We learn about what to expect during the first few days of nursing and what …

Kids First Podcast 4: Traveling with Kids

Are you traveling out of the country soon? Guest Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pat Lawrence discusses the Kids First Travel Health Clinic. On this episode, Pat discusses who should consider making an appointment at the travel clinic and how far in advance the consultation should be scheduled. Pat also reviews basic travel safety tips, routine vaccinations …

Kids First Podcast 3: Sleep Training

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo discuss newborn sleep patterns, sleep transitions, and how to sleep train your baby through the first year of life. Jean gives real life examples of how she sleep trained her two sons successfully using the methods discussed in the podcast. The two most popular methods: the Weissbluth …

Kids First Podcast Episode 2: Seasonal Allergies

Presenting episode 2 of our Kids First Podcast: Seasonal Allergies. Spring has sprung! Chicago’s seasonal allergy season is in full swing, and our patients are feeling the pollens in the air. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen & Jean discuss allergic rhinitis, the symptoms and how to treat the symptoms. Click here for a direct download. Click here to return …

Introducing the Kids First Podcast

Introducing the first episode of our Kids First podcast! We are so excited to share our new podcast, brought to you by hosts Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo. In this first episode, Karen and Jean introduce the Kids First Podcast, an evidence-based educational discussion about pediatric health conditions and concerns designed for parents. Karen and …

We’re Moving May 4

We are excited to share that we have confirmed our move date, set for Friday, May 4. On that day we plan to open for morning walk-in as normal from 8:00 – 9:30AM. We will then close the office to move everything downstairs, and we will reopen on Saturday, May 5. We can’t wait for you to visit our beautiful …

Kids First Is Moving

We have some very exciting news to share with you. As some of you know, Kids First Pediatric Partners started in 2004 with Dr. DiVincenzo and two exam rooms. We have expanded over the years, to our current staff of 10 providers, with office hours seven days a week. We have recently added Behavioral Health, …