Pneumonia a leading cause of hospitalization for children

Pneumonia a leading cause of hospitalization for children

What Doctors Know Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pneumonia puts thousands of young children in the hospital…

Methods for taking a child’s temperature vary with age

Methods for taking a child’s temperature vary with age

By Sue Hubbard, M.D. Throughout the year, especially during flu season, the questions surrounding how to take a child’s temperature…

The Kid’s Doctor: Not all earaches require antibiotics

The Kid’s Doctor: Not all earaches require antibiotics

By Sue Hubbard, M.D. Parents are so SICK of their children being SICK and I must agree … it is…

The Kid’s Doctor: Have your child’s blood pressure checked regularly

The Kid’s Doctor: Have your child’s blood pressure checked regularly

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com When you take your child in for a check-up, does your pediatrician check the youngster’s…

Peanut Consumption in Infancy Could Prevent Peanut Allergies, Study Finds

Peanut Consumption in Infancy Could Prevent Peanut Allergies, Study Finds

By Heidi Kiec When it comes to preventing a peanut allergy, it might be best to fight fire with fire.…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

By Robert M. Jacobson, M.D., Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their…

National Infant Immunization Week Special Report

National Infant Immunization Week Special Report

Photo courtesy of Chicago Department of Public Health The Measles Outbreak: Why It’s Back and What to Do By Carroll…

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN Waistlines are expanding in the United States at every age. For the younger generation,…

Being Cared For

Being Cared For

Above photo: Daniel Johnson, MD, Comer Children’s Hospital at The University of Chicago Medicine Chicago boasts several nationally leading pediatric…

Navigating the airwaves of traveling with breast milk and prescriptions

Navigating the airwaves of traveling with breast milk and prescriptions

By Megy Karydes “Breast milk doesn’t taste very pleasant!” exclaims Adam Sommer, a travel writer based in St. Louis, Mo. OK,…