Category: Dr. Mom

What you need to know about concussions

In the ICU, I often see traumatic head injuries that clearly need immediate surgical and/or medical intervention.  Those injuries that are more subtle but deserve equal attention are those injuries involving concussions. Many of the professional sports organizations have faced … Continue reading

6 Tips for potty training boys

By: Dr. Melissa King Ethan has successfully potty trained. I admit, he was not really interested until about 30 months of age and I am pretty laid back about these things. However, by waiting until he was ready it has … Continue reading

Do I REALLY need the flu shot?

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis It is that time of year again!  Flu vaccines.  Do you get the flu vaccine for yourself or your family?  I will always remember my first year in training to be a pediatrician.  Somehow, I just … Continue reading

The school clothing debate

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis It’s hard to believe it is almost the end of September! During the first month of school, it’s always a bit of a struggle getting back into those school routines.  You know, things like getting up on time, … Continue reading

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