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  • Nursing moms fight for insurance coverage of breast-feeding benefits

    Nursing moms fight for insurance coverage of breast-feeding benefits
    When nursing becomes painful or difficult in the days after giving birth, women can turn to certified lactation consultants for advice and relief. But some Illinois women say that when they tried to get their insurers to pay for the service, their claims were repeatedly denied.
  • The Kid's Doctor: For liquid meds, metric dosage is most accurate

    Since I recently wrote about teaching young children how to swallow pills, today let's look at liquid medication. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a new policy statement encouraging parents, physicians and pharmacists to use only metric...

    ER trips for kids with food allergies on rise in Illinois

    ER trips for kids with food allergies on rise in Illinois
    The rate of emergency room visits and hospitalizations of children with severe food allergy reactions nearly tripled in Illinois over five years, reports a new study released Friday by Northwestern Medicine. Increases in visit frequency were found...

    Around Town: Military memorial to be dedicated

    Around Town: Military memorial to be dedicated
    Memorial to be dedicated to military air-crash victims A memorial to 84 service members killed in the crash 50 years ago of a military aircraft near the then-El Toro Marine Corps Air Station will be dedicated Saturday at the Great Park, which now...

    A technology diet for toddlers and preschoolers

    A technology diet for toddlers and preschoolers
    Technology is here to stay. Our toddlers swipe as easily as they turn a page in a book. They can find their favorite videos on any screen device and FaceTime with grandparents pretty much on demand. Yes, the American Academy of Pediatrics did once...