Dr. Eva Alessia specializes in pediatrics. Her desire to become a doctor was formed as a young child through her own health experiences as well as genuine interest in helping others. As a mother with children of her own, Dr. Alessia connects easily with her patients and their parents drawing on her education and expertise as well as her experience in raising kids.
Help your family and friends learn to be safer this summer and join Rush-Copley for Play it Safe – a family health, safety and fitness fair Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Rush-Copley Healthplex, 1900 Ogden Avenue, Aurora.
Kids of all ages and adults will be able to learn and interact with a wide variety of fun and educational exhibits both indoor and outside including:
Touch a truck – fire and ambulance exhibit
Water and sun safety
Sports and bike safety
Teddy bear clinic
Child safety seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians
There will also be a special appearance by American Ninja Warrior competitors the “Towers of Power” Brandon Mears and Dan Polizzi.
Drawings will include a free Discovery Club birthday party, swimming lessons and more!
“Should we have our son circumcised?” For parents of newborn boys, that is the question. Up until recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) did not have an official policy on circumcision. There is still no official policy, but the AAP will state that there is a slight benefit to being circumcised. The benefits are: […]
In the Disney classic, “The Little Mermaid,” a crab named Sebastian sings “Kiss the Girl” to the Prince. It’s a good thing he didn’t succeed, or else he may have caught mono! Mono, also known as the “kissing disease,” is a virus that is spread through contaminated saliva, hence the nickname. Once the virus enters […]
With the hot, humid summer upon us, kids are more susceptible to fungal infections especially “athletes foot” and ringworm. Here is a little more about the “fungus among us!” Fungal infections of the feet are commonly known as “athlete’s foot.” The skin of the feet is red and scaly; sometimes the skin cracks, especially between […]
Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the ear canal. It’s often caused by water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that leads to overgrowth of bacteria. The risk factors for getting swimmer’s ear include: Having a very narrow or hairy ear canal Living in a warm, humid climate Having little […]
Seizures can be very scary for parents. About four out of 100 children ages six months to five years can have seizure because of a fever. The most common age range is 12 to 18 months of age. A seizure can happen at any temperature, but the most common temperature is 104°F. The seizure usually […]
At some point, every child is going to vomit. Here are some tips to help you and your child at home and help prevent him from getting dehydrated. Less than 12 months of age and formula fed Give 5 ml of Pedialyte (preferred) or water every 10 minutes. After one hour, if baby does not vomit, […]
Kids get rashes all the time. Some rashes can be tricky to figure out; some are straightforward. Roseola is one of those rashes. Roseola is caused by a virus. It generally happens in children less than two years of age, but the range is six months to three years of age. The child has a […]
Although winter officially begins today, it currently isn’t feeling very much like winter (though I am not complaining!. But, being Illinois, our weather can go from 60 to 0 at the drop of a hat. So, in preparation for the inevitable cold, here are some winter weather tips to help you safely enjoy the snowy […]
And now for something completely different. We have talked a lot about different diseases, situations, development and expectations. We have also discussed safety. How many times has your child slid across your slippery floor and fell while wearing socks? Probably too many times to count. You can make your child his own non-skid socks using […]