Category: Children’s health

A new spin on the family tree

Often in school, kids will complete a family tree.  But, have you ever heard of a Family Medical Tree? Do you know the medical history that lies in your background? In one of my University of Dayton classes that I … Continue reading

Done by one!

By: Sherman Alter, MD | medical director of infectious disease at Dayton Children’s Is your baby protected against the infectious diseases that can be prevented through timely vaccination? This week is national infant immunization week and as an infectious disease … Continue reading

What’s making our kids overweight?

Is it the added salt and sugar sweetened beverages that are causing our kids to be overweight/obese? Did you know obesity affects 17% of children?  Why is this?? Is it the salt that is causing kids to be overweight?  Is … Continue reading

Medication and Pregnancy: What do you know?

Some medications during pregnancy may be unavoidable but it’s so important to be smart about their use. We know that taking certain medications during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects or prematurity. Medication can be described as a prescription from … Continue reading

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