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Join Melanie Cole, MS. as she interviews expert pediatricians and discusses all aspects of your children’s health and well-being. From infants to teens, potty training to bullying, to prom safety – this is your ultimate audio parenting guide.

Join Melanie Cole, MS. as she interviews expert pediatricians and discusses all aspects of your children’s health and well-being. From infants to teens, potty training to bullying, to prom safety – this is your ultimate audio parenting guide.
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Rolling Meadows, IL

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Join Melanie Cole, MS. as she interviews expert pediatricians and discusses all aspects of your children’s health and well-being. From infants to teens, potty training to bullying, to prom safety – this is your ultimate audio parenting guide.

Twitter:

@YourRadioMD

Language:

English

Contact:

The American Academy of Pediatrics 141 Northwest Point Boulevard Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098 847/434-4000


Episodes

Sugary Drinks

4/16/2019
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Sugary drinks do no favors for your child's health.Sweetened drinks contribute to childhood obesity and chronic diseases you would expect to see in a much older population. It’s very easy to slurp down a tasty beverage without thinking about the sugar that’s entering the system. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Fruity juices, sweetened tea, athletic beverages and sodas...

Children's Sleep Cycles

4/9/2019
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Teach your child sleep habits that will last a lifetime.Sleep is important for your child’s physical and mental function. Parental attention to sleep wanes as children age. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Little ones need twelve to fourteen hours of sleep. Try to put your children on your schedule, having them wake when you do. Put them to bed earlier than you hit the...

Duration:00:18:29

Encore Episode: Addressing Ear Infections

4/2/2019
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No need to panic. Find out how your pediatrician treats ear infections.Ear infections are a pervasive problem, especially for young children. Untreated ear infections can cause a lot of discomfort but are not a reason to panic. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Ear infections often result from a cold when the eustachian tubes don’t properly drain excess fluids....

Duration:00:15:12

Encore Episode: Discipline: Improving Behavior without Spanking

3/26/2019
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When your child acts up, work to improve behavior without spanking.Parenting can test your patience, especially when your child misbehaves. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against the use of spanking as a disciplinary tool. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Spanking or physical discipline can have long-lasting effects, increasing aggression in children. It...

Duration:00:14:35

Encore Episode: Respiratory Syncytial Virus

3/19/2019
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Learn more about respiratory syncytial virus.Every parent worries when their children get sick. Many children get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) at least once before age two. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor RSV pops up mostly from late fall to early spring. It presents as cold-like symptoms with sneezing, runny nose and coughing. It can cause pneumonia or other...

Duration:00:14:54

Encore Episode: Flu Vaccine for 2018-2019

3/12/2019
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Do you really need to get the flu vaccine for your family this season?Influenza or “the flu” is a virus that is often spread during winter months. It can be very dangerous and varies from year to year. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor While it typically peaks in January, it can be burdensome throughout the flu season. One hundred eighty children passed away last year...

Duration:00:18:07

Measles and Child Safety

3/5/2019
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Why are there measles outbreaks and how can they be prevented?Measles can lead to hospitalization and death. Vaccination is the best preventative measure that can be taken to prevent spread of measles. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor It was declared as being eliminated in the United States in 2000. It was no longer circulating. Cases that appeared after 2000 were...

Duration:00:21:57

Be Smart for Spring Break

2/26/2019
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Your older child is gearing up for spring break. Make sure they stay safe.Spring break is around the corner. How can you keep your kid safe? Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor For the college-age student, keep communication open. Arm them with information before they head out for spring break with their friends. Encourage them to set their party limits before they step out...

Duration:00:14:12

Encore Episode: Herbal Supplements: Should You Use Them?

2/19/2019
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Herbal supplements worked for your friend's kid, but should you give them to your child?Parents want to help kids feel great. Many look to herbal supplements to aid health and performance. How do you know these supplements are safe? Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor First, the health supplement industry is not regulated. They could potentially be contaminated with...

Duration:00:20:10

Beware Teen Dating Violence

2/12/2019
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This Valentine's Day, check in on your child's dating life.Dating can be thrilling for teens. However, some young relationships can become violent. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Valentine’s Day can trigger unhealthy behavior in relationships. As teens try to figure out how the world works, they may endure emotional, mental and physical abuse in the name of...

Duration:00:17:23

Addressing Ear Infections

2/5/2019
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No need to panic. Find out how your pediatrician treats ear infections.Ear infections are a pervasive problem, especially for young children. Untreated ear infections can cause a lot of discomfort but are not a reason to panic. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Ear infections often result from a cold when the eustachian tubes don’t properly drain excess fluids....

Duration:00:15:12

Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Children

1/22/2019
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Grandparents step into parents' shoes when necessary. Grandfamilies are presented with unique challenges.Millions of children across the United States are being raised by their grandparents. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Grandparents have always played a role in children’s lives, but their involvement in raising the children has increased in the past twenty years....

Duration:00:17:46

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

1/15/2019
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Learn more about respiratory syncytial virus.Every parent worries when their children get sick. Many children get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) at least once before age two. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor RSV pops up mostly from late fall to early spring. It presents as cold-like symptoms with sneezing, runny nose and coughing. It can cause pneumonia or other...

Duration:00:14:54

Encore Episode: Winter Safety

1/8/2019
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Winter is here! Keep your child safe and warm.Winter is here. Make sure your child stays warm and healthy during these frigid times. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%- sponsor Infants School-Age Children Hypothermia happens when the body temperature drops below normal because of cold weather. Watch for shivering, tiredness and behavior changes. It’s best to schedule breaks to...

Duration:00:16:35

Discipline: Improving Behavior without Spanking

12/18/2018
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When your child acts up, work to improve behavior without spanking.Parenting can test your patience, especially when your child misbehaves. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against the use of spanking as a disciplinary tool. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Spanking or physical discipline can have long-lasting effects, increasing aggression in children. It...

Duration:00:14:35

Non-Digital Gifts for Children

12/11/2018
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Develop your kid's motor skills or problem-solving ability with non-digital gifts.With gadgets so integrated into daily life, it can be tough to find non-digital gifts for your children. How do you manage your child’s holiday expectations? Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Discuss how wish lists work. Items on the list are not guaranteed. Manage those...

Duration:00:19:21

Kid-Friendly Holidays

12/4/2018
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Make the most of your holidays while easing your stress and delighting your children.Kids get excited while parents are stressed over the winter holidays. How do you manage the holidays while still making sure they’re enjoyable despite the activity? Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor First, manage your child’s expectations. Instead of a list of every possible thing they...

Duration:00:20:18

Encore Episode: Holiday Safety & Cheer

11/27/2018
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Have a happier holiday with these tips for your family.Holidays are joyful for many. There are a few things to keep in mind to keep your family happy and safe. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Safety Managing Expectations It’s a tough balance to give your child the best gifts you can while instilling a sense of gratitude. Discussing the significance of the holidays in...

Duration:00:17:28

Encore Episode: Telemedicine: Future of Healthcare

11/20/2018
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The future of virtual health may enable you to have your child diagnosed and treated without having to miss work.Children under age 15 in the United States make an estimated 71 million visits to the doctor annually. Parents miss plenty of work to make these appointments. Telemedicine is a fantastic alternative. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%- sponsor Telemedicine or virtual...

Duration:00:21:25

Herbal Supplements: Should You Use Them?

11/13/2018
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Herbal supplements worked for your friend's kid, but should you give them to your child?Parents want to help kids feel great. Many look to herbal supplements to aid health and performance. How do you know these supplements are safe? Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor First, the health supplement industry is not regulated. They could potentially be contaminated with...

Duration:00:20:10