Today I’m going to discuss a topic for tweens and teens, especially the athletes. Being active and involved in sports is a great way to stay healthy. But sometimes, the stress to do well in sports can encourage teens, coaches and parents to turn to supplements to optimize performance. Supplements can be part of […]Continue Reading.
Some of you may remember that I posted a blog entry when I was six months pregnant with my second child. I had expressed my anxieties and excitement about having another baby when my older daughter was three years old. Well, now the baby is seven months old, and it’s hard to believe that a […]Continue Reading.
Recently I’ve had a lot of families come to the office with sleep woes. Whether it is the six-month old who is still waking up every 2 to 3 hours, the nine-month old with sleep regression, or the toddler who doesn’t want to stay asleep, all of these situations can run a family ragged! I […]Continue Reading.
Its that time again in Chicago, winter is here! With winter comes a lot of time indoors, and that means finding creative ways to keep your kids entertained. Its easy to resort to using the television to entertain kids, but too much TV reinforces a sedentary lifestyle. Television is also not good for stimulating development, […]Continue Reading.
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 […]Continue Reading.
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 […]Continue Reading.
I often have moms tell me their kid is picky or they can’t get them to eat their vegetables. Getting kids to eat healthy is really hard these days. Picky eaters become the center of the meal. We start pleading with our children – “just one more carrot,” “are you sure you don’t want more?,” […]Continue Reading.
My little man turned one year old last month! An entire year has gone by with lots of adventures. When I look back on the year I feel pretty proud for getting through it. There were some tough times but I think with the help of my husband (who is amazing), my family (my side […]Continue Reading.
A growing trend for non-medicinal approaches to pain control and teething in children are becoming more popular. Teething is a fairly long process which can start as early as 3 to 4 months and last as long as two years when children are getting their two-year molars. Some kids do great with teething and exhibit […]Continue Reading.
Hi everyone! I want to take a minute to introduce myself and tell you how excited I am to be joining Rush-Copley Medical Group! I am thrilled and honored to care for children in this community. First, a little bit about myself. I went to college and medical school at Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) […]Continue Reading.