Checkup Newsroom (Our Expert)

2018
August
02,
2018
| 06:09 PM America/Chicago
Parents worry that they do not have enough milk for many reasons: No sensation of a let down No longer leaking milk Mom’s breast do not feel full (or engorged) anymore Unable to produce milk with a pump Baby does not stay at the breast as lo...
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June
06,
2018
| 06:34 PM America/Chicago
The summer has barely begun and we are already seeing a record number of drownings at Cook Children's. Despite repeated calls from experts to lifeguard your child, 19 children have been rushed to Cook Children's for drownings and four children hav...
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February
01,
2018
| 05:16 PM America/Chicago
Antidiarrheal medicines are in the news right now because the U.S. Food & Drug Admininistration has reached out to manufacturers of over-the-counter anti-diarrhea treatments to change the way they package their producs as part of its fight against th...
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2017
February
08,
2017
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
“Does my baby have reflux?” “Is it GERD?” Or, as I frequently see it spelled, “Is it gurd?” Every baby spits up ... there is definitely a spectrum from the babies that spit up once in their whole life all the way to the babies that spit up e...
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2016
December
20,
2016
| 06:11 PM America/Chicago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are great! But it’s also the busiest time of the year, and it’s hard to think about everything. We asked our experts for a few ideas to make sure your children are safe during your holiday travel...
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August
22,
2016
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
When you are young, the word PLAY sounds amazing. It’s the best thing in the world. When you are about 30 and just home from work, PLAY isn’t as great it sounds. It’s pretty exhausting actually. So I got home the other day from a LOOOOOOONGday at ...
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July
25,
2016
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
So far this year, 21 children have died in the United States as a result of being left in a hot car, according to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science. The most recent case happened over the weekend in Dallas when a 3-year-old boy was repo...
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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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June
23,
2016
| 04:40 PM America/Chicago
I was surprised by yesterday’s announcement that the nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine didn’t protect kids last year. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and the Centers for Disease Control’s ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunizati...
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June
16,
2016
| 03:14 PM America/Chicago
Conversations about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for teenagers to have questions but to feel like there’s nowhere to turn for answers. Because of that, a lot of misinformation is shared between teenagers wh...
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May
12,
2016
| 11:28 PM America/Chicago
My 10-month-old daughter Abby has some developmental delays. She is a sweet and happy baby who loves to babble ("mamama"... be still my heart!), pick up small toys and explore them slowly, play peek-a-boo, pick up her tiny foods with two fingers, ...
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April
26,
2016
| 08:18 PM America/Chicago
Arsenic has long been a “character” as a poison in murder stories but did you know it's also present in foods that we eat and that we feed our babies? Rice is one of the foods most commonly associated with arsenic. Earlier this year, the Food and ...
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April
20,
2016
| 08:24 PM America/Chicago
If you’re not treating fever right, it could leave your child miserable. If you make a mistake, it could be harmful. Myths about fever are common. And, no, you don’t have to go to the ER for fever. Treating a fever at home is often the right th...
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April
19,
2016
| 05:48 PM America/Chicago
I see a trend that troubles me. I have kids. Two of my kids are adults and out on their own; however, I also still have two at home who need guidance as they grow. I want them to grow up to be productive adults who have the confidence to tackle life ...
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