Category: Dr. Forbis

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

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

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