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Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo discuss pediatric health conditions and parenting concerns in an evidence-based educational podcast aimed at parents and other pediatric healthcare providers. Powered by Kids First Pediatric Partners, one of the leading pediatric practices in the Northshore and located in Skokie, Illinois. 

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Jul 16, 2019

If you've raised a toddler you know how difficult it can be navigating their mood swings, temper tantrums, and temperaments.  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile sits down with Pediatrician Cathy DiVincenzo, MD to discuss discipline techniques.  Dr. DiVincenzo has 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician and also...


Jun 25, 2019

On this special episode, Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile is joined by Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Denise Gardner, PhD to discuss anxiety in children.  The topics we touch upon include:

  • The difference between every day stress and clinical anxiety
  • The prevalence of anxiety in children
  • How anxiety develops
  • Common...


Jun 11, 2019

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile reviews developmental milestones for each new stage of your child's growth starting at 2 months through ages 5 years of life.  Learn what to expect your child should be doing with social/emotional development, language/communication development, cognitive development,...


May 28, 2019

Previously recorded in 2018: Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease has been very prevalent in our community this year so Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo discuss this common virus also known as the coxsackie virus.  The following topics are discussed in this episode:

  • Differences between Hand, Foot, and Mouth...


May 14, 2019

Special guest Dr. Karina Gobin, a Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist, joins Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile to discuss our children's immune system!  In this episode we will cover:

  • How many illnesses are expected per year/month
  • When do we need to worry about fever
  • When should we consider an immune...