Category: Children’s health

The truth about kids and mental health medicines

About 6.3 percent of kids aged 12-19 are on prescription psychotropic medication according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This appears to be an increase over previous years, although comparable data is not readily available. These children … Continue reading

A locker full of energy drinks

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis This past weekend, my middle school daughter said that at lunch on Friday, her friends were talking about what their favorite energy drinks were.  She stopped there…probably knows her mom well enough to know what is … Continue reading

The scarlet letter ‘P’

When I tell people that we are working through pertussis in our house, I feel like they see me wearing a Scarlet Letter P. A modern day Hawthorne classic! The following question usually is, “Didn’t you immunize your kids?” Of … Continue reading

Who you gonna call?

A mother of a toddler diagnosed with a stomach virus has misplaced her discharge instructions from the emergency department at Dayton Children’s and can’t remember what her doctor told her. Who can she call for guidance? An emergency department doctor … Continue reading

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