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From Nationwide Children's Hospital... Join Dr Mike for a weekly pediatric podcast for moms and dads. We cover news parents can use, answer listener questions, and feature lively interviews with pediatric experts. With over one million downloads, more parents trust PediaCast for child-health and parenting information than any other audio source!








Top 10 Pediatric Symptoms - PediaCast 386

Join us as we examine the top 10 pediatric symptoms. We consider possible causes, let you know when to worry and explore how providers determine a diagnosis and plan treatment. Are you ready for the fall and winter illness season? Listen and find out!

Duration: 01:29:45

Breakfast & Sports Nutrition - PediaCast 385

Sports nutrition expert, Jessica Buschmann, joins me in the studio as we consider breakfast and food as fuel for student athletes. We discuss meals, snacks, supplements and hydration. You’ll hear tips on helping picky eaters and others at risk from poor nutrition. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 01:10:20

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - PediaCast 384

Drs Kimberly Wolf, Jen Bryant and Frances Comer stop by the PediaCast Studio to talk about osteopathic manipulative medicine. We explore the differences (and similarities) between MDs and DOs and consider the utility of a “hands-on” approach for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 01:15:02

The Importance of Recess - PediaCast 383

Michelle Carter, Senior Program Manager for SHAPE America, joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast studio to talk about the importance of recess! We consider health, development and academic benefits of recess, along with evidence-based recommendations for recess implementation. Many schools lack an effective recess policy, and we’ll have ideas for schools, parents and providers on making a difference for kids in your community. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:49:20

The Do Nothing Summer - PediaCast 382

Pam Lobley joins Dr Mike on PediaCast. She is author of the book Why Can’t We just Play: What I Did When I Realized My Kids Were Way Too Busy. We discuss the benefits, logistics and impact of pulling back and unplugging from an overly-scheduled family life. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:46:42

Sun Safety & Brachial Plexus Injuries - PediaCast 381

We begin this week with important reminders on sun safety. Then, Dr Kim Bjorklund stops by to talk about brachial plexus injuries and their treatment. These injuries affect children of all ages, from newborn babies through high school athletes, and can result in debilitating loss of arm and finger movement. We consider cutting-edge microsurgery techniques, recover time and long-term outlook for those affected. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 01:07:25

Drowning, Story Time, Dosing Errors - PediaCast 380

This week we cover more pediatric news! Topics include drowning, colic and love, story time strategies, inactive teenagers, smartphones & parenting, lawn mower injuries and medication dosing errors. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:59:35

Hemophilia & Baby Sleep - PediaCast 379

Dr Amy Dunn and members of the Homecare Factor Team visit the PediaCast Studio to talk about hemophilia. We explore the cause, diagnosis and treatment of this bleeding disorder and highlight the challenges these families face. We also consider baby sleep and a new room-sharing study that may impact safe sleep guidelines. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:52:54

Looking Out For Number Two - PediaCast 378

Dr Bryan Vartabedian (Texas Children’s Hospital) joins us to talk about his new book, Looking Out for Number Two: A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Poo, Gas and Other Things That Come Out of Your Baby. The title speaks for itself, so please join us this week and learn all about baby poo!

Duration: 00:40:24

Kinship Foster Care - PediaCast 377

Dr David Rubin, founding co-director of the PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), visits the PediaCast Studio to talk about kinship foster care. Millions of children have spent time living with extended relatives. We’ll talk about the needs and challenges these families face, along with available resources and best practices for navigating systems. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:51:07

Lunch & Recess, Mobile Health Apps, Homeoprophylaxis - PediaCast 376

More pediatric news and answers to YOUR questions this week. Topics include kids seeing everything, best practices for lunch and recess, mobile health apps, homeoprophylaxis as an alternative to immunizations, Hirschsprung disease and safe baby sleep that is family friendly. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:59:13

Scoliosis & EOS Imaging - PediaCast 375

Dr Walter Samora joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about scoliosis. What causes this common condition? What symptoms result? How is it diagnosed and treated? Then we’ll explore the emerging technology of EOS imaging, which uses very low-dose radiation to create 3D pictures of the spine. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:50:16

Flame Retardants, Throwing Injuries, Alice in Wonderland - PediaCast 374

We have lots coming your way this week! Our news segment covers the relationship between pets, allergies, obesity and the microbiome. We also consider flame retardants & behavior and the ideal start time for school. Then, Dr Drew Duerson and athletic trainer, Herman Hundley, stop by to talk about throwing injuries in student athletes. Finally, we answer your questions on Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, wheezing and adult health podcasts. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 01:07:52

Infant Feeding Problems - PediaCast 373

Dr Sudarshan Jadcherla stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about neonatal and infant feeding problems. We consider common causes, diagnostic tests and evidence-based treatment strategies. Learn about abnormal swallowing, reflux and GI motility issues… in babies. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:50:59

Seizure Action Plan! - PediaCast 372

Dr Dara Albert stops by the PediaCast Studio to remind us of the ins and outs of epilepsy, including types of seizures, methods of diagnosis, management options and seizure prevention. She also introduces the concept of the seizure action plan—a simple document that can make a big difference for parents, teachers and caregivers of epileptic children. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:49:39

Flag Football, Swimming Lessons, Color Blindness - PediaCast 371

We have a big show for you this week! Pediatric news covers cat ownership & mental health, congenital heart disease & school performance, and flag football injuries. Then Lisa Armitage stops by the studio to talk about swimming lessons. Finally, we answer listener questions on color blindness, iron intake and vegetarian diets. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 01:13:22

Picky Eaters & Pet Medication - PediaCast 369

Dr Lauren Garbacz visits the PediaCast Studio as we talk about picky eaters and other common feeding problems. When is picky eating a concern? How should parents engage their picky eater? And where can families seek additional help? Also covered this week: the danger of pet medication in the home. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:53:13

Abnormal Baby Heads - PediaCast 368

Dr Gregory Pearson stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about abnormalities of the infant head. We consider microcephaly and macrocephaly, along with the diagnosis and management of positional plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis. Big complex names, yes; but also fairly common problems. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:52:35

Teenage Attitude & Early Peanut Introduction - PediaCast 367

We have two guests for you this week: Dr Jennifer Freed is a clinical psychologist from Santa Barbara, California who co-founded a successful school-based teen program known as Attitude. Harmony. Achievement. We’ll explore the ins and outs of the programs and talk about ways schools everywhere can provide similar programming for students. Then, Dr Dave Stukus stops by to update us on the early introduction of peanut products to babies. We hope you can join us!

Duration: 00:58:25

Whole Grapes, Autism, Marijuana Smoke - PediaCast 366

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another round of pediatric news! This week we consider the danger of whole grapes, fasting as a cancer treatment, a cause of autism, reducing the pain of baby shots, a hearing test to diagnose concussion and consideration of second-hand marijuana smoke.

Duration: 00:42:07

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