Clearing the Air about Kids and Asthma

  

Did you know that asthma often starts during childhood? In the United States, more than 6 million children have been diagnosed with the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . What Is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic… [Read More]

Diabetes More Common Among Kids

  

Type 2 diabetes used to be rare among children and teens younger than 18.  But as a study highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association, that is no longer the case. The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study , funded… [Read More]

Subtle Signs of Vision Problems for Kids

  

Parents, have you been noticing your child struggling in school these past weeks, but you can’t point to a reason why? It could be that your child is having trouble with their vision. Cook County Health ophthalmologist Dr. Ramez Haddadin notes that… [Read More]

CCH Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Physicals

  

The first day of school will be here before you know it.  Pediatric and primary care providers at the Cook County Health are reminding Illinois parents that students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade are required to undergo… [Read More]