Category: Dr. Forbis

Why Robin Williams’ death is hitting close to home

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis Robin Williams’ recent death by suicide has been a leading feature in the news this week. I think that the idea of someone who has brought so much joy into homes through his comedic roles being … Continue reading

Do you know these sunscreen facts?

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis Why apply sunscreen? Exposure to sun exposes our skin to UVA and UVB rays.  These rays can be damaging to our skin, eyes, etc. The bulk of sun exposure occurs during childhood and this exposure can … Continue reading

Caution for research studies in the news

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis THE latest research study shows…. What is your response when you hear a news story about the latest research study? My response is always mixed.  I am always interested to hear about the latest study to … 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

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