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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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Feb 6, 2020

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile recounts her birth experience and discusses preeclampsia.  She also wraps up the podcast as she sadly leaves Kids First Pediatric Partners to move out of state with her family

Oct 8, 2019

Is your child being bullied?  Do you think your child may be the school bully?  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile discusses the different classifications of bullying and what types of behaviors a bully exhibits.  Karen also reviews how children and parents can address bullying to stop the behavior.  Resources...

Sep 24, 2019

Pediatric depression is a relatively common psychiatric condition that can continue episodically into adulthood.  In this podcast episode PNP Karen Gentile talks with Dr. Denise Gardner, a licensed clinical psychologist, about pediatric depression.  The topics reviewed in this episode include:

  • Bad mood vs....

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...

Aug 27, 2019

Do you think your child may have ADHD? In our most recent podcast, Pediatric NP Karen Gentile sits down with psychology intern Edessa Mirzapolos to discuss Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD.  Edessa discusses how this disorder presents in the young child as well as how it is diagnosed.  We...