Category: Dr. Mom

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

A surprise hidden danger in our schools

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud Several weeks ago, I was reading about a 13 year old young girl with a peanut allergy who accidentally was exposed to a rice crispy snack iced with peanut butter and chocolate.  Even though she never … Continue reading

Fever phobia

By: Dr. Melissa King So, Audrey and Ethan both had a summer virus recently, first Ethan one week and then Audrey the next. Interestingly they were acting ok – drinking, eating, and playful. The only major symptoms were fever – … Continue reading

Three tips to get back into the school routine

By: Dr. Stacy Meyer August is here and that means back to school at our house.  Of course, Sprout and BusyBee aren’t exactly school age but since daddy is a teacher “back to school” still means a significant change at … Continue reading

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