Category: Dr. Mom

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

Is soda making your kids aggressive?

We don’t generally keep soda in our home except for ‘special events’.  Our children usually use that reason when asking to drink soda in our home or when we are out.  “But mom, it’s a special occasion!” We have all … Continue reading

A hidden gem inside the hospital

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis As a parent it can somtimes be overwhelming knowing where to go to get trusted health information. There are many excellent sources of information out there, but when you are diong a web search it can sometimes be … Continue reading

Does my child have spring allergies?

As if the polar vortexes were not enough, it looks like all the snow and late freezes may have set us up for an itchy spring!  In a new CNN Health report (published March 28, 2014) experts are warning us … Continue reading

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