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Plainfield pediatrician is co-editor on new children's health book

Published: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 8:51 p.m. CDT

PLAINFIELD – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a new book to help parents, "The Big Book of Symptoms: A–Z Guide to Your Child’s Health."

Edited by two pediatricians, Dr. Steven P. Shelov and Dr. Shelly V. Flais, who practices in Plainfield and Naperville, "The Big Book of Symptoms" is an A-to-Z directory of more than 100 of the most common childhood symptoms from infancy to adolescence.

It is designed to help parents evaluate their child’s symptoms and distinguish minor everyday concerns from more serious conditions. The guide includes an illustrated first aid manual, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) chart, and age-specific safety and injury prevention tips.

"The Big Book of Symptoms" retails for $16.95. It is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and bookstores nationwide.

Flais is a board-certified practicing pediatrician and mother of four children. She is also an instructor of clinical pediatrics with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

In addition, Flais is also the author of "Raising Twins", which the AAP published in 2009. Flais has shared her reality-based parenting approach with national and local television, radio, and Web-based and print news outlets, as well as contributed to Parents, Parenting, Twins and Healthy Children magazines.

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