Category: Children’s health

What do all these teal pumpkins mean?

Keep your eyes open during trick or treat time – for teal colored pumpkins sitting on doorsteps or printed on doors!  2014’s Halloween marks the first year of the Teal Pumpkin Project. Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) started the … Continue reading

What you need to know about concussions

In the ICU, I often see traumatic head injuries that clearly need immediate surgical and/or medical intervention.  Those injuries that are more subtle but deserve equal attention are those injuries involving concussions. Many of the professional sports organizations have faced … Continue reading

The cure for ADHD?

Controversy regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder began with the first scientific description of this condition in 1902 by Sir George Still. He described the problem as a behavior “which cannot be accounted for by any fault of environment.” The view … Continue reading

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

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