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My Bladder and Lord of the Dance

Show me a mother who hasn’t had some kind of bladder emergency and I’ll tell you she’s a liar. Before he was born, my son literally put his feet on my bladder and played tether ball. I pictured him down there like a boxer on a speed bag kicking away at my bladder like he(…)

Teens: Hormones vs Habits

Teens: Hormones vs Habits

What memories do you hold from Jr. High and High School?  Were you one of the lucky ones or were you like most of us; trying hard but not always fitting in.  Those pre-teen to teen years are brutal; mean boys and caddy girls. Everyone is growing and maturing at a different rate and these differences can(…)

Hot Health Topic: Concussions

Hot Health Topic: Concussions

Concussions are a hot topic these days – and for good reason. A concussion is a traumatic force that causes a change in brain function.  That sounds a little scarier than “getting your bell rung” – and it is! As the Director of the Dayton Children’s Urgent Care Center in Springboro, I see many concussions(…)

Holiday Gift Guide:  Headbands of Hope

Holiday Gift Guide: Headbands of Hope

Join the latest fashion trend that makes a difference….. For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl touched by cancer and $1 donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. To purchase your headband, visit

The benefits of being active

Guest blog post submitted by Dayton Children’s Medical Center When kids are active, their bodies can do the things they want and need them to do. Why? Because regular exercise provides these benefits: strong muscles and bones weight control decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes possibly lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels better(…)

Who are you going to call when winter strikes?

Guest blog post submitted by Dayton Children’s Medical Center As the winter season approaches, many moms are burdened with concerns regarding their child’s health, but rest assured… the MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center at Dayton Children’s is here to help! The FRC staff is dedicated to assisting and educating families with information regarding children’s health and(…)