Pediatric Care

Fighting childhood obesity is a family affair  Featured
Fighting childhood obesity is a family affair
Doctors say parents play a critical role in helping their children maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Jennifer DeBruler cautions against “too much and too little”— too much junk food and too little exercise.
New guidelines call for less medical intervention for infant reflux 
New guidelines call for less medical intervention for infant reflux
Physicians say it’s important for parents to understand that reflux is common for babies and doesn’t always call for specialized treatment. Here’s what you need to know.
Government may crack down on caffeinated foods 
Government may crack down on caffeinated foods
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be watching the health impact of new caffeine-infused snacks and consider taking action to regulate the energy boosting products.
Brain structure may hold key to kids’ math learning 
Brain structure may hold key to kids’ math learning
A child’s ability to benefit from math tutoring may be linked to three regions in the brain.
Smoking scenes double in youth rated movies, study finds 
Smoking scenes double in youth rated movies, study finds
With more and more scenes of people lighting up on the big screen, some groups worry the images might entice young people to smoke.
Young picky eaters often have poorer diets 
Young picky eaters often have poorer diets
According to a new study, children who don’t eat the same food as their parents tend to have unhealthier diets.
Dental van delivers smiles to those in need  Featured
Dental van delivers smiles to those in need
From grade schoolers to seniors, smiles are an expression of happiness and confidence. Read how one mobile dentistry program is delivering much needed dental care across Chicago.