Articles tagged with 'Germs' | Checkup Newsroom

Checkup Newsroom (Germs)

2019
November
26,
2019
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
Germs are gross. Kids are gross. Germs and kids are doubly gross. As parents, we know this is true, especially during this time of year. The illness visits are piling up in my office and throughout the Cook Children's system. The days off sc...
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2016
December
09,
2016
| 05:35 PM America/Chicago
It never fails. You go to the local playground, you turn your back for five minutes and your kid has stuck dirt or a worm in her mouth. Without constant attention, your child is covered in mud and has his shoes off whenever he goes outside. Don't ...
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July
15,
2016
| 10:50 PM America/Chicago
Want to prevent allergies in your child? A new study suggests you might want to relax about letting your kids suck their thumbs and bite their nails. The study participants compared children with either or both of these “bad” oral habits with thos...
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2015
January
16,
2015
| 08:38 PM America/Chicago
Hand hygiene is important year-round, but it's critical during winter when the spread of virus peaks. Plant the seeds of cleanliness early by modeling proper hand washing for toddlers - 20 seconds of scrubbing from wrists to fingernails does the tric...
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