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Teenage Boy And Doctor Have Consultation In Hospital Room

03

Aug2018
Perhaps you’ve noticed the commercials and advertising with adults describing their cancer developed from human papillomavirus, or HPV. It shows images of these adults getting younger and younger and ends with a question to their parents, “Why didn’t you let me ... Read More
August 3, 2018aladmin
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Jul2018
Whether you’re having your first child or your fifth, everything turns upside down when Baby is born. Parents have so many questions - at every moment of the day - for the first few months; about Baby’s umbilical cord, eating habits, diaper-filling, ... Read More
July 12, 2018aladmin
Child suffers from motion sickness in car

05

Jun2018
  Whether you’re spending a vacation day at local attractions or touring for weeks across the world, you’re going to have to travel to get to your summer destinations. When your child experiences motion sickness, it can ruin your whole excursion.  Alzein Pediatric Associates ... Read More
June 5, 2018aladmin
Colorful Little Feet

22

May2018
One of the best things about summer is the wardrobe change. No more need to pull on snowsuits, scarves, hats, gloves and boots. Oh, the joy of shorts and t-shirts, being ready for the outdoors at any moment! Alzein Pediatric Associates has a word of warning: Don’t get too relaxed ... Read More
May 22, 2018aladmin
Sick little asian girl wiping or cleaning nose with tissue on her hand

02

May2018
It was when her paramedic husband Adam (names have been changed to protect patient privacy) “freaked out” that Mary Coso really became terrified. Son Brian’s eyes were so inflamed from allergies that “they looked like they were going to pop right ... Read More
May 2, 2018aladmin
Diverse International Students Celebrating Graduation

25

Mar2018
Your children are now covered by your health insurance until the age of 26, which helps them stay healthy - physically, emotionally and financially. However, finding a new primary care physician they can trust while searching for a job, finishing an education, or finding an apartment is ... Read More
March 25, 2018aladmin

25

Mar2018
Your children are now covered by your health insurance until the age of 26, which helps them stay healthy - physically, emotionally and financially. However, finding a new primary care physician they can trust while searching for a job, finishing an education, or finding an apartment is ... Read More
March 25, 2018aladmin
Support

13

Mar2018
Our children no longer feel safe. Whether it’s at school, the movies, or the mall, the increase in guns and the decrease in mental health wellness have caused our children to be on edge, afraid for their lives - almost constantly. Our children no longer ... Read More
March 13, 2018aladmin
castle

09

Feb2018
Evergreen Park  - Alzein Pediatric Associates is pleased to announce Dr. Hassan Alzein has been selected as a Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor® for 2018. Dr. Alzein earned his medical degree in 1988 and then completed his residency at the University of ... Read More
February 9, 2018aladmin

09

Feb2018
  In late January, state Rep. Carol Sente introduced the Dave Duerson Act. The Act, named for the former Chicago Bear who committed suicide in 2011, would ban tackle football for children younger than 12 years old. ... Read More
February 9, 2018aladmin

12

Jan2018
Winter brings a raft of viral infections to homes, schools, daycares, churches and other gathering places. Your Alzein Pediatric Associates medical professionals know that these colds, flus and other illnesses make your family miserable, and ... Read More
January 12, 2018aladmin

08

Jan2018
Dr. Hassan Alzein and the entire staff of Alzein Pediatric Associates is proud to announce that the practice has received a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NQCA). “We are honored by ... Read More
January 8, 2018aladmin

08

Dec2017
Type II diabetes gets all the press, mainly because the disease can be preventable and can often go into full remission with lifestyle changes. Type I diabetes, or juvenile diabetes, is a very ... Read More
December 8, 2017aladmin

07

Nov2017
It’s a common hazard of parenting. You’re ready to leave the house, cleaned up and dressed up, when your baby suddenly spits a blob of drippy, smelly curdled milk all over your shoulder. Yuck. Why does this happen and ... Read More
November 7, 2017aladmin

12

Oct2017
Autumn brings us crisp apples, fallen leaves, pumpkin carving - and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). From late fall through early spring, RSV can gallop through schools, day cares and other places where children ... Read More
October 12, 2017aladmin

04

Oct2017
Alzein Pediatric Associates loves to share our patients’ stories. Darius Sanders has been our patient since he was a newborn and now he’s a world champion. While he’s always been a champion with us, we hope you enjoy his story.  Glenwood Teen ... Read More
October 4, 2017aladmin

06

Sep2017
Your newborn can curl her hand around your finger immediately, but it can take nearly a year to develop the fine motor skills to use a pincer grasp to pick up a Cheerio. Just like these muscles strengthen and refine ... Read More
September 6, 2017aladmin

17

Aug2017
The 2017-2018 vaccine to protect your child against influenza has arrived in our offices. Your child needs a new flu shot each and every year. The influenza, or flu, viruses are constantly changing, so scientists change the formula each season to ... Read More
August 17, 2017aladmin

14

Aug2017
Summer seems to have hardly begun and we’re already staring down back-to-school. Where did the time go? We hope you and your child have had the opportunity to spend time together, enjoy the ... Read More
August 14, 2017aladmin

13

Jul2017
Your baby enters this big, exciting, colorful world able to actually see very little of it. Just like your infant’s motor skills and verbal skills, vision takes time to develop. Your delivering physician will examine your child’s eyes for any ... Read More
July 13, 2017aladmin

15

Jun2017
There is so much information out there about your newborn; sleeping, eating, bonding, peeing, pooping and much more. What seems to be lacking, however, is information about what else is contained in your child’s diaper. Parents should be aware of several ... Read More
June 15, 2017aladmin

08

May2017
While it might not be a birthday, 30 months old is HUGE for your child. So many important markers should now be met - or very close to it. Ensuring that your child is on track, or getting early ... Read More
May 8, 2017aladmin

17

Apr2017
Working with SAMS highlights human goodness for Dr. Hassan Alzein - When confronted with poverty, violence and cruelty, Dr. Hassan Alzein looks in a different direction. He sees the kindness, compassion and selflessness of human nature amidst the tragedy. Dr. Alzein, a pediatrician ... Read More
April 17, 2017aladmin

10

Apr2017
  Making friends is one of our first joys in life, and we continue to feel that delight each time we add a new friend to our circle, no matter how old we get. For most children with autism, it’s extremely challenging ... Read More
April 10, 2017aladmin

27

Mar2017
At Alzein Pediatric Associates, we completely understand the need for support and friendship when you are a parent. Positive interaction with child caretakers of all sorts are important to getting through sleepless nights, ... Read More
March 27, 2017aladmin

13

Mar2017
Your infant was happy to be held by Grandma, loved being talked to by Uncle Fred and was all smiles when you left her at daycare. Suddenly, at about six months old, your child cries whenever ... Read More
March 13, 2017aladmin

27

Feb2017
  Your baby is born with skin that’s almost too soft and beautiful to be believed. You’ve probably spent the first few weeks just rubbing your finger along her arm or cheek, practically addicted to the smooth tenderness. And then suddenly your ... Read More
February 27, 2017aladmin

13

Feb2017
In 1990, about 5,280 infants died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In 1994, the American Academy of Pediatrics rolled out the “Back to Sleep” campaign. This encouraged parents and caregivers to ... Read More
February 13, 2017aladmin

27

Jan2017
Do you catch other people - or yourself - saying that about your child? Perhaps it’s not “bad behavior”. Perhaps there is a real, scientifically proven, neurological reason for your child’s inability to control his impulses ... Read More
January 27, 2017aladmin

13

Jan2017
A pacifier, soother, binky - whatever you might call it - sparks all kinds of opinions and judgements about your parenting methods. Grandma may tell you a pacifier makes your child “weak” or will give her a bad overbite. Auntie ... Read More
January 13, 2017aladmin

04

Jan2017
It’s freezing cold outside, the grass is dead and there’s not a flower in bloom. Why in the world is your child having an asthma event? For many children and adults, asthma attacks can be caused by many factors ... Read More
January 4, 2017aladmin

18

Dec2016
  When your child wakes up in the morning complaining of throat pain, your first impulse might be to blame it on the dry air pumping from your furnace to keep you warm and comfortable. If that sore throat lasts much past ... Read More
December 18, 2016aladmin

05

Dec2016
  As parents, we often wish we could keep our children in a bubble, completely protected from outside forces that could cause them harm. While a safety bubble just isn’t possible, we also know that you can take positive steps to ... Read More
December 5, 2016aladmin

23

Nov2016
  It’s the time of year for family celebrations, neighborhood get togethers and school parties - along with runny noses, sneezes and coughs. Happy holidays! As December begins, you may feel as if your toddler is never really fully healthy, ... Read More
November 23, 2016aladmin

07

Nov2016
“The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity.” - Abraham Lincoln. Yes, it’s funny - until you consider the ramifications of “I read it on the Internet, so it must be true” within ... Read More
November 7, 2016aladmin

24

Oct2016
It can be a parent’s most terrifying moment - when your child suddenly exhibits symptoms that are intense, difficult to understand and uncommon. Diagnosis can be challenging, treatment not widely known and ... Read More
October 24, 2016aladmin

11

Oct2016
Lately, there are elements of your child’s behavior that you just don’t understand. They may have come on suddenly, or the perplexities may have been creeping in for awhile. While your son scores brilliantly on standardized ... Read More
October 11, 2016aladmin

25

Sep2016
Pardon our pun, but we’ve seen a “rash” of hand-foot-and-mouth (HFM) disease cases in the last few weeks. This viral infection is contagious but HFM is generally a mild condition requiring home care and a little TLC to ... Read More
September 25, 2016aladmin

08

Sep2016
It’s sunny, hot and muggy  - the perfect time to make an appointment for your child’s flu shot! Protecting your child from influenza can help in so many ways, from as simple as not missing school days to as serious as ... Read More
September 8, 2016aladmin

28

Aug2016
  It’s back-to-school time and we here at Alzein Pediatric Associates know you want your child to be as successful as possible throughout the year. As a parent, you know your child’s strengths and ... Read More
August 28, 2016aladmin

13

Aug2016
  When your child has a painful earache, you just want it fixed. You may be much less concerned about what actually caused it. However, learning the difference between a “typical” ear infection, acute otitis media, and swimmer’s ear, ... Read More
August 13, 2016aladmin

22

Jul2016
  While summer is a time of sun- and water-filled days, it’s also a time of sleepovers, popcorns and movie watching at night. While the convenience of on-demand, downloading and streaming means we ... Read More
July 22, 2016aladmin

01

Jul2016
  Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our beautiful country’s independence, picnic with family and community and of course, end the day watching the skies light up with all those glorious fireworks. At Alzein Pediatric Associates, we enjoy every minute ... Read More
July 1, 2016aladmin

16

Jun2016
We celebrate dads every day at Alzein Pediatric Associates, but today especially we want to praise them for the positive effects they have on their children. Being an involved, compassionate dad benefits ... Read More
June 16, 2016aladmin

29

May2016
It’s (finally) summer, which means your kids are outside and their skin is getting a workout! For little ones, it seems like summer doesn’t officially begin until their knees get scraped on the sidewalk. Older kids get covered in scratches ... Read More
May 29, 2016aladmin

16

May2016
    For the first three years of your child’s life, we at Alzein Pediatric Associates check health, development and growth every few months, keeping you informed of progress and attending to any concerns promptly. After age 3, you may ... Read More
May 16, 2016aladmin

02

May2016
Baseball, softball, and lacrosse have kicked off their seasons and we can practically hear our parents cheering from the stands! While these sports are generally safer for children’s growing bodies than football, we do hear of uncommon cases of ... Read More
May 2, 2016aladmin

17

Apr2016
School may not even be out for summer, but we here at Alzein Pediatric Associates are already thinking about back to school and back to sports - and about how we can make sure your child can participate! When ... Read More
April 17, 2016aladmin

03

Apr2016
  This spring could be the worst season in years for allergy sufferers. Alzein Pediatric Associates doesn’t want your child to be among those whose enjoyment of the sunny weather is cut short by unbearable symptoms, so we’re providing information to help ... Read More
April 3, 2016aladmin

19

Mar2016
    There are mumps in Indiana - and evidence shows they are spreading! The mumps cases that initially seemed contained to students at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN have now spread to the greater area - and it also seems like the ... Read More
March 19, 2016aladmin

28

Feb2016
The media is whipping into a full-blown froth the link between the Zika Virus and a sudden flux of babies born with microcephaly. In reality, the link could be coincidental, with research being conducted now in Columbia and Brazil, looking at ... Read More
February 28, 2016aladmin

03

Feb2016
  The lead poisoning the water in Flint, MI has shocked and horrified the country, including all of us here at Alzein Pediatric Associates. If you’re confused about why lead poisoning is such a serious health concern, we’re here ... Read More
February 3, 2016aladmin

20

Jan2016
  Every working parent has been there; on the fence, trying to decide if their child is truly sick, or just a bit under the weather. Would if be better to stay home and miss learning time (and work), or better to ... Read More
January 20, 2016aladmin

12

Jan2016
    As you may have heard, whooping cough, or pertussis, has been diagnosed in children in southwest suburban Crestwood. At Alzein Pediatric Associates, we are concerned for these children and hope they recover completely. Because whooping cough is a highly ... Read More
January 12, 2016aladmin

29

Dec2015
The new year begins on Friday and we’re sure you’re already considering resolutions to make your life happier and healthier. As your dedicated pediatrician, always looking out for the health of your children, Alzein Pediatric Associates are recommending a few ... Read More
December 29, 2015aladmin

13

Dec2015
Snuggling your newborn through the night sounds ideal. Breastfeeding will be easier and you’ll get more sleep. In reality, bed-sharing or cosleeping as its also called, can be deadly for your child.  Alzein Pediatric Associates explains why cosleeping with ... Read More
December 13, 2015aladmin

29

Nov2015
  The winter holidays are touted as “simply magical” for children, filled with family, love and fun. The reality is that most early childhood holiday memories are made up of meltdowns, tantrums and absolute conniptions. No one wants that! Whether you are ... Read More
November 29, 2015aladmin

12

Nov2015
  When your child wakes up in the morning with swollen, red and gunky eyes, it can be pretty scary. After all, your child’s vision is extremely precious. However, conjunctivitis or pinkeye is common and, with proper treatment, will not cause ... Read More
November 12, 2015aladmin

30

Oct2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released the results of a comprehensive review of decades of research, concluding that processed meats such as sausage, hot dogs and cold cuts, and red meat raise the risk of cancer. While very few ... Read More
October 30, 2015aladmin

18

Oct2015
We want to make sure it’s all treats and absolutely no tricks this Halloween season. Alzein Pediatric Associates offers this advice to keep your children safe all day and all night: • Use face paint or makeup instead of masks ... Read More
October 18, 2015aladmin

05

Oct2015
  Crib safety is important to your child’s health and to us! Have you seen the Xfinity commercial with the “security” knight waking up the baby by eating chips? Here at Alzein Pediatric Associates, it’s not the chips that ... Read More
October 5, 2015aladmin

23

Sep2015
Dealing with lice on your child's head and in your household.... Read More
September 23, 2015aladmin

11

Sep2015
Before Flu Season Begins, make sure you've protected your family, ages 6 months and up.  ... Read More
September 11, 2015aladmin

24

Aug2015
Step aside, PB & J!Healthy lunches can taste great and be a cinch to pack!... Read More
August 24, 2015aladmin

10

Aug2015
Here at Alzein Pediatric Associates, we know that going away to college ... Read More
August 10, 2015aladmin

27

Jul2015
Of course, family and friends who call as you’re bringing your baby ... Read More
July 27, 2015aladmin

27

Jul2015
If your child intends to try out for any sports team at ... Read More
July 27, 2015aladmin

15

Jul2015
Do you carry a smartphone? Do you use it to access the web and get instant answers to everyday questions like, “When was the last time an NCAA team was undefeated?” Do you keep your calendar there, detailing work, home and kid’s ... Read More
July 15, 2015aladmin

02

Jul2015
Warm weather takes us outdoors day and night, soaking in the sun, chasing lightening bugs and enjoying a walk in the woods or prairie. While these are the experiences childhood is made for, Alzein Pediatrics wants to remind you to take ... Read More
July 2, 2015aladmin

05

Jun2015
Put together a First Aid Kit for soon-to-be college students! You may not think it’s the most exciting gift to give, but it’s a gift they will keep and use for years to come. Packing a first aid kit for a high ... Read More
June 5, 2015aladmin

03

Jun2015
We've got four tips to help your baby sleep through the night. ... Read More
June 3, 2015aladmin

19

May2015
Protect Your Child From Drowning Danger... Read More
May 19, 2015aladmin

04

May2015
The Truth About Acne's 5 Biggest Myths Whether it’s just a few occasional blemishes or constant, painful and extensive infections, your child is most likely affected by acne. Acne is not just a physical issue at this age; it can also the ... Read More
May 4, 2015aladmin

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Apr2015
During every visit to Alzein Pediatric Associates, be it a regular check-up or an appointment for an illness, we listen to our young patient’s heart. We’ll listen in a variety of spots across the chest and back for that ... Read More
April 18, 2015aladmin

06

Apr2015
ACHOO! The sniffles or allergies?... Read More
April 6, 2015aladmin

06

Apr2015
See original article by clicking here On February 20, 2015, Dr. Hassan Alzein, who chairs the Pediatric Department at Little Company of ... Read More
April 6, 2015aladmin

23

Mar2015
When 24-year-old NFL player Chris Borland resigned last week, it placed the subject of concussions front and center once again. This successful football player made the choice to walk away from a great deal of money to protect the health of his brain. Alzein Pediatric Associates knows that concussions are a ... Read More
March 23, 2015aladmin

06

Mar2015
Brrr…. it’s f-f-f-freezing out there! No matter which groundhog you listened to, the fact is that we have plenty of below-freezing days left until warm weather arrives. Protecting ourselves with warm clothing is important to anyone at any age when we venture into the cold, but for children, exposure to ... Read More
March 6, 2015aladmin

05

Mar2015
Unchecked childhood obesity problems can affect your child throughout life. With more than one-third of our American children overweight these days, it’s not difficult to see there’s a nation-wide epidemic. However, it can be extremely challenging for parents to recognize that their own children have a weight problem. Comparing your child ... Read More
March 5, 2015aladmin

05

Mar2015
At Alzein Pediatric Associates, you know we are dedicated to the health and well-being of every child in every family we serve. We care for your children as if they were ours, guiding them from birth through college in a life-long relationship. That’s why the recent and continuing outbreak of measles ... Read More
March 5, 2015aladmin
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Jul2013
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Jul2013
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Jul2013
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May2013
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