Category: Dr. Abboud

Does my preteen REALLY need the HPV vaccine?

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud As the school year starts, many of us are taking our children to the pediatrician for sports physicals, annual exams, and vaccinations. As a pediatrician, I am very supportive and a believer of ALL vaccinations. My … Continue reading

Why I’m the “nerdy aunt”

By: Dr. Abboud In my house I am known as the ‘nerdy aunt’ by my children.  For my nieces, nephews and my own children, as birthday and gift giving time approach, I am always looking for educational activities or magazines … Continue reading

8 ways to monitor offline/online habits of teens

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud Annually, I do a presentation to the 5th grade class at my children’s school on the importance of good sleep and eating habits as well as the effects of drugs and alcohol on young minds and … Continue reading

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

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