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Kids First Podcast: Food and Drug Allergies


Food and Drug Allergies

On this week’s pediatric podcast, Dr. Karina Gobin, a Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist, joins Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile to talk about food and drug allergies in kids. In this episode Dr. Gobin discusses some of the signs and symptoms of food allergies, the age of presentation, and how food allergy testing is performed. Dr. Gobin reviews the most common allergic foods and how food allergies are managed. In the second half of the episode we discuss drug allergies: the signs and symptoms of a drug allergy, if testing for drug allergies is a possibility, and how we manage drug allergies.  

Dr. Gobin can be found at Allergy, Sinus, & Asthma Professionals

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Kids First Podcast: Exercise and Weight Training for Kids


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In this episode Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile discusses safe forms of exercise for children and how the AAP views weight training. We also discuss exercise safety and observing for red flags.

Resource:

www.healthychildren.org

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Kids First Podcast: Environmental Allergies


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Dr. Karina Gobin, a Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist, joins Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile to talk about environmental allergies.  In this episode she discusses the difference between indoor and outdoor allergies and when to expect each of these to strike.  The presenting symptoms of environmental allergies are reviewed and here’s a hint…it’s itchy!  We review when allergy testing should be considered and how allergy testing is performed.  Dr. Gobin recommends over the counter antihistamine to trial as a first line treatment for seasonal allergies as well as other allergy control options.

You can find Dr. Gobin at www.asapillinois.com

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Kids First Podcast: Public Tantrums


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In this episode Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile provides a quick pediatric pearl on how to hand the dreaded public tantrum! Karen provides quick tips on how to handle the situation and create boundaries for future conflicts.

References for this podcast include Toddler 411 by Denise Fields and Ari Brown and 123 Magic.

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Kids First Podcast: Constipation







On this week’s pediatric podcast, nurse practitioners Karen Gentile and Jessica Fanucchi discuss one of the most common causes of abdominal pain in children: constipation! In this episode we discuss the signs and symptoms of constipation, how to prevent constipation, and how we would go about treating it. Tune in for tips and tricks on how to combat constipation using lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and behavioral techniques. We discuss the various medications that may be recommended by your medical provider to assist with constipation or encopresis.

Resources:

Video and website: The Poo in You, https://www.gikids.org

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Flu Season 2019


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In our latest Pediatric Pearl podcast episode, Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile provides an update on the current status of the 2018-2019 Influenza Season in Illinois. It’s not too late to get your flu shot as the virus is still widespread in the Chicago area.

Check out some helpful resources: 

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm

http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza

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What to Do About Picky Eating


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Do you struggle getting your child to eat their fruits or vegetables? Does your child protest food until he gets what he or she wants? Will your child only eat carbs or “beige” foods? Picky eating is a common problem amongst kids of all ages, but it can start as soon as we begin to introduce solid foods. Listen to our latest pediatric podcast as Feed to Succeed Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile and Registered Dietician Gia Diakakis discuss how to be PROactive in preventing a picky eater and how to address kids who are already picky.


Kids First Podcast: Healthy Snack Ideas


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Welcome to the first of our Pediatric Pearl series with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Karen Gentile!  Pediatric pearls are quick tips that aim to discuss the most challenging parenting problems and are designed for parents who don’t have 30-45 minutes to commit to a full podcast episode. The pearl in this episode is healthy snack ideas for kids! We get asked this question all of the time, so Registered Dietitian Gia Diakakis with Feed to Succeed is here to discuss what she recommends as a professional as well as how she approaches snacking in her own family.


Closed Sunday January 6







We will be CLOSED on Sunday, January 6. 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.  The office will re-open on Monday, January 7. for morning walk in at 8AM-9:30AM, Appointments from 10AM-4PM and afternoon walk in from 4-7PM.


Kids First Podcast: Car Seat Safety


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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
  • Why it’s important to keep your child rear facing because of their bone structure
  • What types of car seats are available: Infant, Convertible, Combination, High Back, Low Back
  • Pinch test for correct fit
  • The 5 steps to Seatbelt
  • Aftermarket products and car seats

Resources:

https://thecarseatlady.com

https://www.safekids.org

https://www.nhtsa.gov

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