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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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Sep 10, 2019

In this episode Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile discusses vaping.  The FDA has recently declared an epidemic number of pre-teens and teens vaping, similarly the CDC has released new data regarding a very serious and potentially deadly pulmonary disease that is directly linked to vaping and is affecting our youth. In this episode we discuss:

  • What is vaping?
  • What are the ingredients in the vape oil?
  • Is it safe for youth?
  • What is the severe pulmonary disease afflicting the country from vaping and could it affect our children?
  • Current statistics on the disease
  • What to do if your child is vaping