Local hospital uses social media to answer health questions

For the second consecutive month Mercy Children's Hospital hosted a one hour discussion on its Facebook page to answer medical questions. The focus of today's chat was pediatric eye care. Dr. Clair Schmidt, Director of Opthamology at Mercy Children's Hospital responded to the questions posted by parents on the hospital's Facebook page. "A lot of people are seeking answers through the internet so this is a perfect forum to get our information out there so that people can make informed decisions about their healthcare," Dr. Schmidt said.

In August the conversation will be about the importance of staying hydrated year round and not just the summer months. To be able to participate in the chat just click "like" on Mercy Children's Hospital fan page on