Category: Dr. Forbis

Electronic cigarettes – is your child at risk?

By: Shalini Forbis, MD Electronic cigarette (e-cigs) use is on the rise.  They are being touted as an aid in stopping cigarette smoking.  They are also preferred because there is no cigarette smoke or the many other cancer-causing chemicals found … Continue reading

Ah-Choo – Fall allergies have arrived!

By: Shalini Forbis, MD A recent report was released about the worst cities for fall allergies this year.  Yup!  Dayton made the top 10 (although we have moved down from sixth to eighth).  If you are an allergy sufferer, or … Continue reading

Everybody’s talking about “twerking” – are your kids?

By: Shalini Forbis, MD So, by now, chances are that you have heard about Miley Cyrus “twerking” during her recent music award performance.  There have been many articles, it even led to a staged bit on Jimmy Kimmel that is … Continue reading

Sharing your child’s health with their school

By: Shalini Forbis, MD Does your child have a chronic health condition?  Possibly asthma, food allergies, a seizure disorder, something else?  For some conditions, such as food allergies or diabetes, there is really no other choice but to talk with … Continue reading

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