Category: Children’s health

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

Easy energy breakfast bars recipe

With school here, I wanted a new recipe for an easy breakfast on those days the boys (and I) were running late.  I was in search of a recipe full of protein and fiber – both of these help us … Continue reading

Is it safe to smoke pot?

Fifty-eight percent of Americans now support the legalization of pot, a significant cultural shift since California became the first state in 1996 to allow for the medical use of marijuana. Colorado and Washington now permit the recreational use of pot … Continue reading

The virus sweeping Dayton

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud What is this new virus that is sweeping the country and making kids really sick? Rhinovirus is one of several viruses we can test for in the hospital.  It is essentially ‘the common cold’.  In the … Continue reading

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