Author: Dr. Mom Squad

  • Dr. Mom Squad

    Follow @DrMomSquad on Twitter for the latest updates from the squad! The Dayton Children's Dr. Mom Squad is made up of women who share two very important things in common: they are all doctors and they are all moms. The four women on the blog are Patricia Abboud, MD; Shalini Forbis, MD; Stacy Meyer, MD; and Melissa King, DO. These four women are joining together with three big goals in mind… to connect with other mom’s, share their medical expertise and share what it’s like to be a doctor AND a mom! Each week you will hear from a different Dr. Mom. They each come from varying specialties and have different ages of kids at home making them able to share different experiences and each provide good advice on a variety of topics! We hope the “Dr. Mom Squad,” becomes your go to source for information on your child’s health from other mom’s just like you! - See more at: http://blog.childrensdayton.org/author/melissa-king/#sthash.JxQZUIRw.dpuf

8 qualities of the REAL mother of the year

By: Dr. Melissa King Have you ever… … placed dirty socks on your child’s feet because you just cannot manage to find a clean pair, even a clean pair that doesn’t match. … fed your child a yogurt parfait from … Continue reading

What’s the deal with this year’s flu shot?

Have you received your flu shot? Have your children received their flu shots?  All children older than 6 months of age (with little exception) should get the flu shot. You may have been hearing about a rise in the flu … Continue reading

Is your child at risk for childhood obesity?

Childhood obesity continues to be a big issue incommunity and issue we are addressing at Dayton Children’s through the Kohl’s A Minute for Kids campaign. our   We talked with our colleague, Dr. James Ebert, MD, lead physician for the lipid … Continue reading

Why are we seeing an increase in these patients?

In the ICU the closest I get to caring for children with psychiatric or developmental disorders are mostly teenagers that have overdosed on medications with subsequent medical symptoms or young toddlers and middle school children with violent behavior that require … Continue reading

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