Author Archives: Nisha Chandran, MD

Dr. Nisha Chandran, pediatrician with OSF Medical Group in Rockford, Illinois, was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After finishing medical school in India, she specialized in pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chandran remained at the University of Illinois Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital as Chief Resident in the Pediatrics Department.

In her free time, Dr. Chandran likes spending time with her two young boys, being outdoors, keeping active and reading.

This author is no longer writing for this blog.

Does My Child Need the Flu Shot?

When parents ask me if their children need the flu shot, my answer is almost always “yes.” Influenza, or the flu, is dangerous for children. In fact, the flu is more dangerous for children than the common cold. Each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death. Dangers […]



Friends Don’t Let Friends Take the Cinnamon Challenge

If you haven’t heard of the Cinnamon Challenge yet, it is a viral Internet challenge that requires participants to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in under 60 seconds without drinking anything. The challenge is extremely difficult and carries substantial health risks. Although the spice is harmless and potentially even healthful in small amounts, it […]