Our People

July
18,
2019
| 11:47 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Life as a parent with a child who has Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is already frightening enough, but could you imagine this diagnosis with two of your kids? Mykhia and Malik,
July
18,
2019
| 11:45 PM America/Chicago
By Katie Lawrence, CPNP & Kaci Osenga, M.D. Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) has been a board certified subspecialty in pediatrics sponsored by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2008. PPC has been a specialty service at Cook Children’s
June
27,
2019
| 04:54 PM America/Chicago

Ryan’s Hope: How DBS Surgery Changed His Life

The story of Cook Children’s 100th Deep Brain Stimulation patient

Ryan Conder warms up his right arm and fires off a pitch. Whether it’s a strike or not, doesn’t matter. The miracle’s already occurred. Ryan, 10 years old, wondered if he would ever get the chance
May
29,
2019
| 11:15 PM America/Chicago
What started as a normal day with a toddler’s temper tantrum turned into a month-long recovery from a severe stroke. Four-year-old CJ was known for temper tantrums and holding his breath when he was upset. But one morning while getting ready for

Blogs

July
23,
2019
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago

Essential oils and children - more questions answered

Doc Smitty talks essential oils and children - Effectiveness, marketing & philosphy

Previously, I looked at the safety and research of essential oils and children. Today, I will answer more questions asked on my Facebook page. Effectiveness/General Use Do they really work or
July
18,
2019
| 11:48 PM America/Chicago

Why is my child falling down so much?

When to be concerned about your child’s falling

As you watch your little one walking or running during play, you may ask yourself, “Is my child falling too much?” Children initially begin to walk between the ages of 12 and 15 months. In the
July
18,
2019
| 11:47 PM America/Chicago

5 Ways Parents Can Improve Their Child's Vocabulary

The 'This' and 'That' of Improving Your Child's Language

The other day I went on vacation. We went over THERE. I enjoyed it because we did THIS and THAT. There was one activity where my son caught the THING and did THIS to it. We couldn’t stop laughing,
November
07,
2018
| 05:10 PM America/Chicago

5 Tips To Help With Your Baby's Congestion

There are no miracle cures, but Doc Smitty has advice to help

Are you looking for the miracle cure for your baby’s congestion? Me too. Sorry, it just doesn’t exist. I tell families all the time that if I find it I will market it and retire. In the meantime,