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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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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 treatment recommendations
  • Why antibiotics do not help alleviate symptoms of the common cold or influenza
  • Influenza treatment recommendations (these recommendations are updated throughout each flu season, for the most up-to-date treatment recommendations go to
  • Facts regarding the influenza vaccine and the Flu Mist


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IDPH (Illinois Dept. of Public Health) Influenza Surveillance Website:


CDC Flu Activity and Surveillance Website: