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Safely schedule for well visits during COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, we’ve made many adjustments to our office procedures to accommodate you during COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure the safety of your family, which includes continuity of care – both for sick and well visits. Well visits are an essential cornerstone of pediatric care and children’s well being. If your child is due…

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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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Kickstart Kids’ Heart Health

American Heart Health month happens each year in February and is an important reminder to be mindful of heart health. But the reminder shouldn’t end there! Our hope is that the focus on heart health will carry your family throughout the rest of the year, forming lifelong healthy habits.  Though this is an important reminder…

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Quitting Smoking Means Healthier Kids

It can be very hard to quit smoking. Knowing that it will help improve the health of your children may help give you more motivation to quit and stay a nonsmoker. There are many options out there to assist you in your quit efforts. Reasons to quit Take your pick! Quitting smoking is one of…

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5 Ways to Stay Fit This Winter

With several more months of winter on its way, we came up with five ways for kids to stay fit (or get fit!) in Chicago this winter, despite the cold weather. If you have your own suggestions for keeping kids healthy, send them our way to info@kidsfirstpediatricpartners.com! 1. Get out your sled. Chicago might be…

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Flu Season 2019

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 Click here to listen…

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What to Do About Picky Eating

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…

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7-Minute Workout

Since The New York Times introduced the 7-minute workout in its magazine in 2013, fitness devotees around the world have included it as part of their exercise routine. For parents, it can be magic. In a mere seven minutes a day, you and your kids can get stronger and fitter without having to go anywhere…

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