NorthShore University HealthSystem Chats NorthShore Physician Chats.Copyright 2017 NorthShore University HealthSystemTips for Parents: Preparing Children with Developmental Issues for School with Dr. Evora Brent<p>All parents and children experience a mix of nerves and excitement for back-to-school time, but for children who are also dealing with developmental issues, delays and impairments related to cognitive, language and motor skills, as well as their parents, there are many additional steps that can make this time of year very stressful. How can you prepare before the school year comes around? Join <a title="Evora Brent, MD" href="" target="_top">Dr. Evora Brent</a>, <a title="Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics" href="/link/39f8f99ec4954469a0c7cc36ce451efe.aspx" target="_top">Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician</a> at NorthShore, for a chat during which she will answer your questions and provide tips for preparing your child for school and working throughout the year, as well as resources for parents regarding support and education.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/360c15ccd0c34657819ba993ea803d7c.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, August 09, 2017The New Social Life: Advice for Parents with Teens Online with Dr. Brenda Hernandez<p>In the digital age, new social platforms, apps and ways to communicate are becoming accessible to the younger generation, and it’s not always easy for parents to keep track of what their kids are doing online. Is it easier to have a discussion? Is it too much to ask your teen to show you their accounts and passwords? <a title="Brenda Hernandez, PhD" href="" target="_top">Dr. Brenda Hernandez</a>, <a title="Psychology" href="/link/68a5e7ed316841b09f443a72b0bb6128.aspx" target="_top">Child and Adolescent Psychologist</a> at NorthShore, realizes this struggle for many parents, and is offering some key advice during an online chat. Send her your questions about social media and teens, managing their screen time and how to teach them about current issues including privacy and cyberbullying.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/5bc4518a687248a68e0339970eecdfa6.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, August 24, 2017Facing the Facts about Acne with Dr. Luzheng Liu<p>While acne is often depicted as an adolescent problem that’s supposed to go away by the time you reach adulthood, the truth is that over 50 million Americans of all ages experience this often chronic irritation. Acne can appear almost anywhere on the body in varying forms, and often leaves behind scars or hyperpigmentation that are difficult to get rid of. Before you run to the skincare aisle, get some expert advice from <a title="Luzheng Liu, MD" href="" target="_top">Dr. Luzheng Liu</a>, NorthShore <a title="Dermatology" href="/link/9f6c4f3214f34d91956411dd3a3ac6ae.aspx" target="_top">Dermatologist</a>. She’ll be taking your questions on acne, including types, causes and treatment options, as well as providing expertise on addressing and preventing breakouts and scarring.<br /><br /><img alt="" src="/link/0a0512ab8eb640e88e4d72b45484f459.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, July 26, 2017More than Posture: Diagnosing and Treating Scoliosis with Dr. David Roberts<p>While uneven shoulders, hips or waists may just appear to be growing pains, they’re actually signs of something bigger; scoliosis. This condition, which usually appears in childhood or adolescence, can be associated with spinal abnormalities and neurological disorders, and if it goes untreated, it can cause chronic pain, pressure on the organs and increased curvature of the spine. Thankfully, advancements have allowed specialists like <a title="David Roberts, MD" href="" target="_top">Dr. David Roberts</a>, NorthShore Pediatric <a title="Orthopaedics" href="/link/db155fd6c41a472db338c049adbf2f66.aspx" target="_top">Orthopaedic Surgeon</a>, to use innovative methods to successfully treat this condition. If you have questions about scoliosis, join him for an online chat; he’ll be discussing symptoms and diagnosis, as well as the latest advancements in treatment.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/9737766b156c43db97b6ecdc439be335.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, July 12, 2017HPV: Know the Risks and Prevention with Dr. Bruce Brockstein<p>Human papillomaviruses are the most commonly sexually transferred infections in the United States, and while it can go away, there is a risk for long term health problems, including genital warts and throat, vaginal and cervical cancers. Fortunately, there are now many more ways to prevent and detect these infections. <a title="Bruce Brockstein, MD" href="" target="_top">Dr. Bruce Brockstein</a>, Medical Oncologist within the NorthShore <a title="Kellogg Cancer Center" href="/link/e4c02279b3744dcda48ddd21505509eb.aspx" target="_top">Kellogg Cancer Center</a>, will be sharing his expertise and answering your questions on HPV infections, including risks, testing and preventative options, along with information on HPV-related cancer diagnosis and treatment.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/c48e470db22a4f7ebfe55dd55b926e96.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, June 27, 2017On the Mend: ACL Injuries and Prevention with Dr. Eric Chehab<p>The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the ligaments that keeps the bones in the knee connected; it’s also one of the most common places for the knee to be injured. Athletes, casual fitness fans and those who stay active are at risk for tears and sprains from dangerous sports, bad exercise habits and even small casual accidents. Get in the know about ACL injuries and prevention with <a title="Eric Chehab, MD" href="" target="_top">Dr. Eric Chehab</a>, Affiliated <a title="Orthopaedic Institute" href="/link/db155fd6c41a472db338c049adbf2f66.aspx" target="_top">Orthopaedic Institute</a> Surgeon, who will answer your questions about the ACL, how you can prevent injuries during your daily activities and the latest treatment options available.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/dca3661da5e84929a7e6588a89161c08.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, June 12, 2017Getting a Better Night's Sleep with Dr. Joya Paul<p>According to the American Sleep Association, between 50 and 70 million Americans are suffering from a sleeping disorder. Disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome are preventing people of all ages from being fully rested, which have major impacts on their daily lives and health. How can you figure out how to identify your disorder and get help? Start here with <a title="Joya Paul, MD" href="" target="_top">Dr. Joya Paul</a>, NorthShore <a title="NorthShore Neurological Institute" href="/link/4754ae63739c4738bce8cfe288f1e6b1.aspx" target="_top">Neurologist</a> specializing in sleep disorders within the <a title="NorthShore Sleep Center" href="/link/8205801c59e2464e8dd62e2cf5bf5e14.aspx" target="_top">Sleep Center</a>. She will be taking your questions about sleep disorders and improving your sleeping habits, and talk about the current technologies and procedures in use.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/00905a304dac4c359b27b263f73fa069.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, May 26, 2017