Articles by "Julie Nakis"

Julie Nakis
Julie Nakis

Julie Nakis, health enews contributor, is manager of public affairs at Advocate Children's Hospital. She earned her BA in communications from the University of Iowa – Go Hawkeyes! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the city and cheering on the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks.

This author has already written 114 Articles
email
Here’s how to raise smoke-free kids 
Here’s how to raise smoke-free kids
Most smokers pick up the deadly habit in their teenage years.
This issue has long been associated with girls, but it affects boys, too 
This issue has long been associated with girls, but it affects boys, too
Here’s what you should look out for.
Here’s why the umbilical cord shouldn’t be cut immediately after birth  Featured
Here’s why the umbilical cord shouldn’t be cut immediately after birth
Newborns have the ability to breathe life into others.
“When should my child take his/her first steps?” Your questions answered 
“When should my child take his/her first steps?” Your questions answered
Check out this developmental milestone guide.
Featured Video: An update on Baby Dominique  Featured
Featured Video: An update on Baby Dominique
Last year, we introduced you to a young girl who was born with four legs and two spines. Find out how she’s doing now.
Should you trust a stranger with your kids? 4 babysitting FAQs 
Should you trust a stranger with your kids? 4 babysitting FAQs
Here’s how to choose someone you can trust.
What’s the healthiest type of milk? 
What’s the healthiest type of milk?
A nutritionist spills on dairy winners and losers.