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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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Dec 18, 2018

Our very own Sarah Nussbaum, RN is an expert at car seat safety and it's a good thing because there is SO MUCH to learn about how to keep your little ones safe while in the car.  In this episode we will discuss:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations
  • State of Illinois law on car seats
  • Why it's important to keep...

Dec 4, 2018

Potty training your toddler is a wonderful new developmental milestone for both parent and child!  Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jessica Fanucchi discuss the theory of potty training while Registered Nurse Yael Cohen gives real life, practical advice on how she potty trained her 4 kids including what worked well...

Nov 20, 2018

One of the most common secondary infections caused by the common cold is a middle ear infection.  In this episode we talk about middle ear infections and also touch briefly on swimmers ear and middle ear effusions.  In this episode you will learn: 

  • Normal ear anatomy
  • What is an ear effusion
  • Does swimming or bathing...

Nov 6, 2018

Fall and Winter are the seasons in which there is a rise in upper respiratory infections including croup.  Croup is a specific type of URI that causes a barky seal-like cough and sometimes difficulty breathing.  Croup often comes on suddenly and can be very scary for parents.  In this episode, Nurse Practitioners Karen...

Oct 23, 2018

The 2018 and 2019 cold and  influenza season is just getting underway.  This episode, recorded for the 2017 and 2018 influenza season but applicable today, discusses how to keep your child safe this flu season.  The topics for this episode will include:


  • How to identify influenza vs. the common cold
  • Common cold...