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

Why is America losing the obesity race?

By: Dr. Abboud I was recently at a pediatric conference and attended a session on childhood obesity.  The presenter was from London, a pediatrician and an advocate fighting childhood obesity.  She was discussing the prevalence around the world and I … Continue reading

Why your pediatrician cares about guns

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis “Are there guns in your home?”  Why does your pediatrician want to know? Let me start with a true story.  When I was about 13 years old, there was a family I babysat for occasionally.  There … Continue reading

Is soda making your kids aggressive?

We don’t generally keep soda in our home except for ‘special events’.  Our children usually use that reason when asking to drink soda in our home or when we are out.  “But mom, it’s a special occasion!” We have all … Continue reading

A hidden gem inside the hospital

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis As a parent it can somtimes be overwhelming knowing where to go to get trusted health information. There are many excellent sources of information out there, but when you are diong a web search it can sometimes be … Continue reading

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