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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.

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@YourRadioMD

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English

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


Episodes

Encore Episode: Speech Delay: What Parents Should Know

12/12/2017
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Do you know a little one who isn't as talkative as you'd expected?Have you noticed a three-year old who isn’t as talkative as other little ones you’ve known? He could have a speech delay. Speech delay may be the sign of a medical issue. Watch for important milestones. If your child isn’t achieving this, it’s a red flag. Early intervention is key to get your child on target. Things to Check if Milestones Aren’t Met Hearing.Communication.Speech delay is either a receptive or expressive...

Duration: 00:15:02


Flu Shots: The Scoop for the Season

12/5/2017
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What's the scoop on flu shots this season?While many elements of your youth have gone away over time, the flu has stuck it out. The best way to try to avoid a flu outbreak in your home is by getting everyone vaccinated. Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today. - sponsor This season’s vaccine is only available through injection. This year’s strains are the most likely candidates based on last flu season and world health trends. Your vaccine...

Duration: 00:21:16


Encore Episode: Martial Arts & Your Kid: Risk vs. Benefit

11/28/2017
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Should you enroll your child in martial arts classes?Martial arts teach body control and discipline. Studio classes often have kids teaching other kids. Advancing belts encourage achievement and moving to the next level. Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today. - sponsor Injury risk doesn’t vary by gender. There is less chance for injury in the martial arts that don’t involve contact. Kicking is cool. Kids need to learn safety, avoiding kicks...

Duration: 00:17:45


Encore Episode: Norovirus: The Stomach Bug

11/21/2017
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How should you deal with norovirus and prevent the rest of your family from getting it?Norovirus is a contagious virus that creates gastroenteritis. It causes fever, abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting. Most folks refer to it as the stomach flu. How can you prevent it from spreading? Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today. - sponsor Wait at least 24 hours after symptoms subside before sending your child back to school. Be sure to let...

Duration: 00:16:00


Encore Episode: Allergies & Trigger Factors

11/14/2017
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Ah-choo! What's behind your child's sudden sinus issues?Break out the tissues! Your child is stuffy and sneezey. What caused the sudden sniffling and sneezing? It's time to play detective and find out. Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today. - sponsor Seasonal changes may be the culprit. Spring and fall bring hay fever. There may be other conditions in your child's life that prompted the condition. Seek out what may be triggering the...

Duration: 00:13:44


Teaching Your Child Empathy & Compassion

11/7/2017
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The holidays and current events are a great opportunity to teach your child empathy and compassion.It’s your responsibility as a parent to teach your child empathy and compassion for others. This will help him have more caring and understanding for others throughout his life. Empathy starts with understanding other people’s emotions and feelings. Kids have to get in touch with their own emotions and feelings first. You can’t understand emotions unless you communicate face-to-face. Talk...

Duration: 00:16:05


Halloween & Fall Festival Safety

10/31/2017
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Keep your child safe with these tips for autumn events.Halloween and autumn festivals are fantastic for getting your child outdoors and active. Dressing up is fun for the whole family. Make the adventure safer with these great tips. Little Ones Older Kids Teenagers Nutrition It’s fun to allow your children the chance to have the rare sweet treats for celebrations. Feed your kids an early dinner that’s packed with protein. Provide plenty of water and healthy snacks after their outing....

Duration: 00:13:50


Encore Episode: "13 Reasons Why": Talking to Your Kids About Suicide

10/24/2017
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Should your child watch 13 Reasons Why?The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is based on a novel by Jay Asher. The story follows high school sophomore Clay Jensen as he listens to audio cassette recordings of classmate Hannah Baker’s reasons for committing suicide. Each recording blames individuals and incidents for Hannah’s decision to end her life, seemingly giving her the opportunity for posthumous revenge. Appropriate for Young Viewers? Children as young as 11 and 12 are watching this...

Duration: 00:18:47


Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease in Sports

10/17/2017
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Prevent the spread of infectious disease in your child's sports program.Sports activities are great for your child. They’re helpful for promoting fitness, socialization, and learning a new skill. However, there is potential for the spread of infectious disease via shared equipment. Common diseases spread in athletics include Methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA), Group A Streptococcus, herpes simplex virus, ringworm, athlete’s food, scabies, chicken pox, measles, mumps, and...

Duration: 00:22:47


Tattoos & Piercings: What Parents Should Know

10/10/2017
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You can be a cool parent by knowing what to do if your child wants a tattoo or piercing.Tattoos and body piercing are gaining popularity as a form of personal expression. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommendations for your child’s safety with these body modifications. Basic Guidelines If the procedure site is red, hurts more than the initial needling, red streaking above or below, pus or fever, contact your doctor immediately. Speak with your child’s pediatrician if he is...

Duration: 00:13:24


Speech Delay: What Parents Should Know

10/3/2017
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Do you know a little one who isn't as talkative as you'd expected?Have you noticed a three-year old who isn’t as talkative as other little ones you’ve known? He could have a speech delay. Speech delay may be the sign of a medical issue. Watch for important milestones. If your child isn’t achieving this, it’s a red flag. Early intervention is key to get your child on target. Things to Check if Milestones Aren’t Met Hearing.Communication.Speech delay is either a receptive or expressive...

Duration: 00:15:02


Encore Episode: Juice Consumption

9/26/2017
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Should you give your child juice?A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that fruit juice provides no nutritional benefit for children under one year and should not be included in their diets. Babies need mother’s milk or infant formula in the first year of life. Fruit juice doesn’t provide anything new. It can put the teeth at risk. You may see that juices contain vitamins. These vitamins are often added to the juice to give some benefit. It’s better...

Duration: 00:08:19


Encore Episode: Gun Safety, ASK Day & Coordinating a Playdate

9/19/2017
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Ask the important questions before sending your child on a playdate.One-third of American families reside in a home with a gun. Nearly one and a half million children live in a home with a loaded, unlocked gun. The result? Injuries and death. Your pediatrician isn’t judging you when asking about household guns. Pediatricians advise on many ways to keep your child safe, from sunscreen and vaccines to health checks and car seats. Children are curious, and there is a good chance your child...

Duration: 00:14:04


School Days: Homework Help & Catching Up

9/12/2017
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Find out how to get your child to talk about his school life and how you can help him finish his homework.School's back in session. Your child is back to living an entire life outside the home. You want to know what's going on in his school life. You also want to be able to help him with homework so he has academic success. That's It veggie bars. Save 10% NOW! Use code HealthyChildren. Click here to order. Helping Children with Homework When it comes to school work, it's important to...

Duration: 00:19:02


Encore Episode: HPV: Getting Your Child Vaccinated

9/5/2017
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Find out why your child needs the HPV vaccine.Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It is most common in men and women in their late teens and early twenties. Because there are no symptoms for many types of HPV, it's easily transmitted. HPV can lead to cervical, mouth and throat cancer. Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, is given to children as young as nine. Stimulating the immune response through the vaccine can protect kids before...

Duration: 00:16:06


Coaches, Safety & Sportsmanship

8/29/2017
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Back-to-school means school sports are back in gear. Find out what your coach should know, how to keep your child safe and how to encourage good sportsmanship.School is back in session and it's time to think about keeping your child safe and happy during athletic activity. Coach's Role in Your Child's Safety Your child wants to play a team sport. You're so thrilled about the voluntary urge for physical activity, that you sign the permission slip, pay the dues and expect the coach to take...

Duration: 00:19:03


Formal Milk Sharing

8/15/2017
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Is it okay to share breast milk?Human milk has been shared since the olden days. Informal milk sharing takes place when one mother has a surplus of breast milk and another has a need. These moms get together so their babies both receive sufficient nourishment. Formal milk sharing or milk banking takes place when moms donate their surplus breast milk to a profit or non-profit agency. That agency then screens, pasteurizes and distributes the milk. With informal milk sharing, there are some...

Duration: 00:20:44


Fostering a Love of Reading

8/1/2017
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Share a love of reading with your entire family.It’s imperative to encourage reading in your family. Reading to your young child can boost vocabulary and reading skills before entering school. Cultivating a love of reading in your older children can open up a world of imagination and opportunity. Time spent reading with your infant is actually conversation time. You can still read the words in the board book, but interact with your child by talking about the pictures. Make time to read...

Duration: 00:17:57


Bugs, Bites, Stings & Rashes

7/25/2017
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Send the kids outside to play. Avoid and treat issues from pests, allergies and heat with these tips.How do you deal with summer skin issues from pests, heat and irritants? Bug Bites & Stings The most common bug bites come from mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are out at the beginning and end of the day. They can swell but can’t prompt the allergic reaction that bee stings can cause. Treat with a cold compress, oral antihistamine or hydrocortisone ointment. Bee stings can be a bit more dangerous,...

Duration: 00:15:37


Tummy Troubles: What Might Cause Those GI Issues

7/18/2017
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How do you know when it's just a tummy ache or when you should call the doctor?Tummy aches are common complaints for young children. How do you know when to call your pediatrician? What’s Normal? Infants spit up food and get constipated in early life. Make sure the child eats, wets plenty of diapers, and is growing. Symptoms should improve after three or four months of age. Constipation is normal when you introduce solid foods around six months. Transitioning to whole milk at one year...

Duration: 00:14:21

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