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

Does my child have spring allergies?

As if the polar vortexes were not enough, it looks like all the snow and late freezes may have set us up for an itchy spring!  In a new CNN Health report (published March 28, 2014) experts are warning us … Continue reading

Preventing heat-related illness

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud, MD As temperatures begin to climb and outdoor activities begin, young children, particularly athletes, can become susceptible to heat-related illnesses. “Your child’s body regulates its temperature through sweating and radiating heat through his or her skin,” … Continue reading

6 tips to help the medicine go down

By: Dr. Melissa King Recently we faced a dilemma. Audrey had a terrible earache and fever. Unfortunately we were meeting her grandmother for a hand off. Audrey and Ethan were staying with grandma for the evening while Jeff and I … Continue reading

The vitamin your body may be lacking

By: Dr. Stacy Meyer Just this past week, I had to make the trip to the local pharmacy for another bottle of children’s multivitamin and I was amazed at the options available!  I think we all probably realize that multivitamins … Continue reading

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