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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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Jun 19, 2018

Are you traveling out of the country soon?  Guest Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pat Lawrence discusses the Kids First Travel Health Clinic.  On this episode, Pat discusses who should consider making an appointment at the travel clinic and how far in advance the consultation should be scheduled.  Pat also reviews basic travel safety tips, routine vaccinations that are important for traveling with young children, obtaining any special travel vaccines for special destinations.  Pat talks about travelers diarrhea and basic food and water precautions while visiting foreign countries.  We review how to protect your family from Zika virus and Malaria by using insect repellent with DEET.  An overview of Pat’s travel clinic can be found at:

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