| May 21, 2015
| 12:43 PM
"Always ask first if a dog is friendly."
I find myself saying this to my daughters all the time. As a dog owner, I know what great companions dogs can be. However, as a parent, I also know not all of them are as friendly, and a child's behavior can...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:24 AM
The recent release of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study, conducted by researchers in the UK, has caused much talk and media coverage. But, some experts are worried that the public is making incorrect assumptions about the results which could...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:44 AM
I know you're SUPPOSED to brush twice a day, floss and visit the dentist every 6 months, but I think this new recommendation seems like a bit much.
According to this article, The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending all children,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:43 AM
New sneakers, freshly sharpened pencils and lunch money.
It's not here yet...but, it's coming.
The first day of school.
This important yearly event is no doubt exciting yet it can also cause extreme nerves in some kids. Parents can start prepping...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:36 AM
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests kids are getting way too much screen time.
The study asserts that 98% of 12 to 15 year olds watch television daily, many exceeding the 2 hour a day time limit recommended by...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:40 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents to stop taking kids to retail-based health clinics, located in grocery stores and pharmacies, sometimes a cost-effective, quick choice for busy moms and dads trying to deal with kids' common ailments,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:20 AM
It's become a part of our daily routine.
"Children 5-13 years old are particularily at risk for tick bites and lyme disease because playing outside has been identified as a high-risk activity", says Dr. Kirby Stafford III, Chief...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2015
| 4:07 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 9:07 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 1:05 PM
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...