Parenting

Primary care doctors are key in improving kids’ dental health 
Primary care doctors are key in improving kids’ dental health
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says primary care physicians can play an important role when it comes to keeping kid’s teeth healthy. Find out why.
Pediatric Disaster Drills 
Pediatric Disaster Drills
With a mission to educate and equip adults to protect kids, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington conducts community pediatric disaster drills every summer.
Use your senses against waterborne germs  Featured
Use your senses against waterborne germs
A dip in the public pool or local swimming hole may seem harmless, but unknown germs could be waiting for you. Here’s what you should know.
Beware of new synthetic street drugs warn officials 
Beware of new synthetic street drugs warn officials
The Illinois Poison Center cautions about the growing popularity of a new class of designer drugs across the state.
Military family kids face increased mental health risks 
Military family kids face increased mental health risks
Kids with parents deployed in the military are more likely to develop social, emotional and behavioral problems, according to new research.
Magnets can be deadly for kids 
Magnets can be deadly for kids
Most children who accidently swallow magnets require at least one surgery and sometimes more to treat the internal injuries, a new study shows.
Antibiotic America: The dangers of overuse  Featured
Antibiotic America: The dangers of overuse
You hear about antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” in the news, but what can you do to help prevent antibiotic overuse and the spread of them?