Category: Dr. Abboud

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

The virus sweeping Dayton

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud What is this new virus that is sweeping the country and making kids really sick? Rhinovirus is one of several viruses we can test for in the hospital.  It is essentially ‘the common cold’.  In the … Continue reading

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

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