Category: Children’s health

Get smart about antibiotics!

By: Melissa King, DO Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Nov 18-24 I find that I spend more time in clinic discussing with a patient and their families why they do NOT need an antibiotic then I spend on explanations with … Continue reading

World Prematurity Day – How you can help!

By: Melissa King, DO A little known fact about me… over 30 years ago I was born between 28 and 29 weeks gestation, 11-12 weeks premature. Although I do not have the greatest hand eye coordination – remember this if … Continue reading

Weighing in…how to approach your teen on body image

New York City’s ad campaign that proclaims “I’m Beautiful the Way I Am” is a well-intended but silly effort to improve the self-concept of preteen girls. The focus on convincing girls that they are all good-looking is exactly the wrong … Continue reading

Electronic cigarettes – is your child at risk?

By: Shalini Forbis, MD Electronic cigarette (e-cigs) use is on the rise.  They are being touted as an aid in stopping cigarette smoking.  They are also preferred because there is no cigarette smoke or the many other cancer-causing chemicals found … Continue reading

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