Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the vice president for outpatient services at Dayton Children's and writes FamilyWise, a weekly parenting column in the Dayton Daily News that is distributed through the New York Times wire service. He is also a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

The truth about kids and mental health medicines

About 6.3 percent of kids aged 12-19 are on prescription psychotropic medication according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This appears to be an increase over previous years, although comparable data is not readily available. These children … Continue reading

My two-cents on same-sex parenting

The Denver Broncos weren’t the only ones who took a beating on Super Bowl Sunday. Coca-Cola was strongly criticized for their commercial showing two dads skating with their child, the first gay couple shown on such a highly viewed event. … Continue reading

No adults allowed

If you visit Legoland, be sure to bring a child or you may not be allowed to enter because of their “no adults without children” policy. This policy received lots of publicity last year when a 63 year-old cancer patient … Continue reading

The secret to living a long life

If you want to live a long life, nurture your relationships with family and friends.  That’s one of the messages from a recent book by Franklin and Adler based on interviews with over 500 people over the age of 100. … Continue reading

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