Category: Children’s health

The 4 things you must know about ebola

By: Dr. Melissa King Ebola, what? The news is reporting about Ebola every time that I turn around. What do you as a parent here in Ohio need to know? 1.) Ebola is not as easily spread as you might … Continue reading

Breastfeeding my first, reality vs. ideology

World Breastfeeding Week is upon us! The theme, Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life! is bigger than just promoting breastfeeding. In 1990, the United Nations created eight Millennium Development Goals (MGD) “to fight poverty and promote healthy and sustainable development … Continue reading

7 questions to ask before using ADHD meds

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at a significantly greater risk for substance abuse problems than other children, according to recently reported research in the July, 2014 issue of Pediatrics. This raises many questions that parents should consider before placing … Continue reading

Where NOT to go for a sports physical

By: Dr. Lora Scott, co-director of sports medicine Your son or daughter just came home told you he or she wants to play sports this year. You are thrilled that they want to be involved in something physically active that … Continue reading

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