Dr Mike

PediaCast

a pediatric podcast from Nationwide Children's Hospital
PediaCast

Description

A Pediatric Podcast for Parents!

Link: www.pediacast.org

Episodes

Newborn Care - PediaCast 441

Sep 12, 2019 1:24:06

Description:

The Pediatrics in Plain Language Panel returns to the studio as we consider newborn care. We explore all things new parents need to know, including infant sleeping, feeding, growing, peeing, popping, spitting up and bathing. We also cover fussiness, colic, jaundice, rashes, cradle cap, belly buttons and baby shots. We hope you can join us!

Syndromic Craniosynostosis - PediaCast 440

Aug 20, 2019 51:40

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Drs Gregory Pearson and Ibrahim Khansa visit the studio as we explore syndromic craniosynostosis. This condition impacts growth of a baby’s skull. We discuss the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, management, complications and long-term outlook for kids affected by this disorder. We hope you can join us!

Tooth Care for Kids and Teens - PediaCast 439

Aug 15, 2019 54:06

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Dr Janice Townsend returns to the PediaCast Studio as we conclude our dental trilogy. This week we explore tooth care for kids and teens, including brushing and flossing (of course), fluoride, cavities, fillings, root canals, crowns, implants, dental sealants and teeth whitening. We hope you can join us!

Diabetes, Kara and the (Not So) Dire Beastie - PediaCast 438

Jul 30, 2019 48:17

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Kara & the (Not So) Dire Beastie is an animated series aimed at helping young patients and their families better understand type 1 diabetes. Series creators, Dr Angelina Bernier and Alan Caudel, visit the studio as we explore the development and impact of this important project. We hope you can join us!

Grandparents, Nail Polish, Heroin and Driving - PediaCast 437

Jul 18, 2019 42:42

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This week we cover more news parents can use. Topics include abusive caregivers, grandparents and their dangerous drug habits, hazards of personal care products, teenage heroin use, teen suicide, driver education for those with autism and early preparation for flu season. We hope you can join us!

Keeping Kids Safe - PediaCast 436

Jul 11, 2019 1:11:39

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Our Pediatrics in Plain Language Panel returns as we consider keeping kids safe at home and away. We share important tips aimed at preventing broken bones, burns, choking, drowning, head injuries, poisoning and more. We hope you can join us!

Bikes & Babies, Safe Cookware, Adults with Autism - PediaCast 435

Jun 27, 2019 1:11:37

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This week we answer more listener questions. Topics include traveling with infants, bikes and babies, toddlers who bite, safe cookware, the meningitis B vaccine and adults with autism. Plus we’ll share how to get YOUR questions answered on the podcast. We hope you can join us!

Disabled Athletes & Adaptive Sports Medicine - PediaCast 434

Jun 12, 2019 50:11

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Physical fitness and sports participation benefit everyone, including those challenged by disability. Adaptive sports medicine supports disabled athletes by anticipating need, providing help and connecting families with essential resources. Dr Jonathan Napolitano and Ashley Davidson visit the studio as we explore this important topic. We hope you can join us!

Summer Slide and DIY Sunscreen - PediaCast 433

May 29, 2019 1:09:47

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Students lose lots of math and reading skills over the summer. We examine the summer slide and offer fun tips for keeping kids on their academic toes during the break. Then we explore sun safety, including the dangerous practice of making sunscreen at home. We hope you can join us!

Anxiety in Children and Teenagers - PediaCast 432

May 14, 2019 1:06:54

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Dr Anna Kerlek visits the studio as we consider anxiety in children and teenagers. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the pediatric population, affecting every age from toddlers to teens. Join us as we explore causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

What's Up with Measles and the MMR Vaccine? - PediaCast 431

May 1, 2019 1:16:47

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We have a measles problem in the United States with record numbers of infections and large outbreaks in five states. So, what’s up with measles and the MMR vaccine? We explore the disease, including cause, symptoms, complications, treatment and prevention. Then we’ll cover MMR: How does it work, what’s in it and how safe are the ingredients? It’s a measles extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

Teenagers and the Opioid Crisis - PediaCast 430

Apr 16, 2019 55:51

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Join us for the compelling story of teenagers affected by the opioid crisis… and the adolescent medicine doctor who journeys with them on the road to recovery. We also check in with the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance to learn more about their important work.

Dental Trauma and Emergency Tooth Care - PediaCast 429

Apr 11, 2019 58:50

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Dr Janice Townsend returns to the studio as we consider dental trauma and emergency tooth care. We explore common dental injuries and their treatment, including what to do when teeth are chipped, knocked loose or fall out. We hope you can join us!

Anesthesia, Naps, Deaths and Funerals - PediaCast 428

Apr 3, 2019 1:09:28

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We answer more of your questions this week! Topics include behavioral concerns following anesthesia, the importance (or non-importance) of naps, helping kids process death and funerals, sternoclavicular dislocation (we’ll explain what that means) and the best child health and parenting magazines. We hope you can join us!

Exercise-Induced Asthma - PediaCast 427

Mar 26, 2019 48:16

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Breathing problems should not keep kids and teens from playing sports! Dr Tom Pommering and Allison Strouse visit the studio as we explore best practices for identifying exercise-induced asthma, treating symptoms and supporting young athletes on the playing field. We hope you can join us.

Ear Infections and Ear Tubes; Outdoor Fun and Spring Injuries - PediaCast 426

Mar 21, 2019 1:21:08

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Our Pediatrics in Plain Language Panel returns as we consider ear infections and ear tubes. Plus, warm weather is on the way (finally!) We have terrific ideas for outdoor fun… and tips for responding to Spring injuries. We hope you can join us!

Paging Dr Google: Tips for Finding the Best Medical Information Online - PediaCast 425

Mar 6, 2019 1:09:03

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This week we explore tips for finding trustworthy medical information online. What is the best way to search? Which sites and social media should you visit? Who can you trust… and how do you evaluate conflicting advice? Twitter guru, Dr Dave Stukus, visits the studio, along with NCH Social Media Manager, Diane Lang, and Media Relations Specialist, Katelyn Hanzel. This is a fun one you won’t want to miss!

Sports Physicals - PediaCast 424

Feb 20, 2019 1:05:47

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Dr Jim MacDonald and Dr Peter Kriz visit the PediaCast Studio as we consider the pre-participation sports physical. What makes this visit different than a well-child exam? What are the important components and where should the exam takes place? Plus, we talk conditioning, injury rehabilitation, cardiac screening and concussions. We hope you can join us!

Infant Teething and Toddler Tooth Care - PediaCast 423

Feb 7, 2019 1:01:21

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Dr Janice Townsend is Chief of Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s. She joins us to answer questions about infant teething and tooth care for babies and toddlers. We explore symptom relief, brushing, fluoride, cavities, thumb-sucking and pacifiers. We hope you can join us!

Polar Vortex, Toddler Sleep, Baby on the Way - PediaCast 422

Jan 30, 2019 1:05:26

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It’s winter in Ohio and the Polar Vortex is here! This week we cover cold-weather safety, including tips for preventing, recognizing and treating frostbite and hypothermia. We also answer a pair of listener questions concerning toddler sleep and preparing young siblings for the arrival of a new baby in the home. We hope you can join us!

Ibuprofen Allergy, Fever Truths and Myths - PediaCast 421

Jan 16, 2019 1:07:43

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This week we answer a listener question about severe ibuprofen allergy (anaphylaxis) and examine truths and myths surrounding fever. We hope you can join us!

Feed the Baby Hummus: Parenting Practices Around the World - PediaCast 420

Dec 19, 2018 57:11

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Dr Lisa Lewis, author of Feed the Baby Hummus, visits this week as we explore parenting practices from countries and cultures around the world. We hope you can join us!

Influencers and Worries... According to Kids! - PediaCast 419

Nov 28, 2018 1:04:13

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Highlights magazine returns to PediaCast to talk about their annual State of the Kid Report. This year’s focus is “the influences and worries of a generation ready to stand up and do what’s right.” Editor-in-chief, Christine French Cully, shares survey results, while parenting coach and education expert, Jennifer Miller, unpacks insight and takeaways from the report. We hope you can join us!

Antibiotic Awareness - PediaCast 418

Nov 15, 2018 1:07:40

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It is antibiotic awareness week! Join us as we reach into the PediaCast archive and share an interview with Dr Preeti Jaggi on antibiotic stewardship. We introduce the concept and share steps medical providers and families can take to reduce the misuse of antibiotics.

Family Literacy & Great Books for Every Age - PediaCast 417

Oct 25, 2018 1:18:20

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November is Family Literacy Month! Drs Alex Rakowsky and Mary Ann Abrams visit the studio as we explore the many benefits of reading. We share tips for nurturing a kid’s love of written stories and reveal our favorite books for babies, teens and all the ages in between. We hope you can join us!

Pilonidal Disease, Infant Walkers, Teen Suicide - PediaCast 416

Oct 2, 2018 1:01:34

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Dr Peter Minneci visits the studio as we explore the symptoms, treatment and prevention of pilonidal disease. Also considered this week: MiraLAX and infant-walker safety, texting while driving and teenage suicide. We hope you can join us!

Benefits & Risks of Immunizations, HPV Vaccine, Meningitis Shot - PediaCast 415

Sep 19, 2018 1:16:07

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This week we explore the real benefits and risks of immunizations. Have your children had their HPV vaccine? (They should… and that includes your boys!) What about the meningitis shot? And how many shots are too many? Dr Mike Brady stops by as we consider common vaccine questions asked by parents. We hope you can join us!

Back to School: Audience Q&A - PediaCast 414

Sep 13, 2018 52:01

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10TV’s Tracy Townsend and Dr Mike entertain back-to-school questions from our Facebook Live audience. Topics include sleep hygiene, breakfast and school lunches, after school activities, immunizations, vision and hearing problems, illness prevention, energy drinks, friends, stress, Pop-Tarts, vaping… and more!

West Nile Virus & Fertility Preservation - PediaCast 413

Sep 5, 2018 57:19

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Dr Leena Nahata and Stacy Whiteside visit the studio as we consider fertility preservation. Many children and teens face disease and medical treatment that affects future fertility. Find out what can be done now to increase the chance of pregnancy and childbirth down the road. We also explore West Nile Virus, including the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Be sure to tune in!

Baby Hearing Loss, Hand Washing, Reading Comprehension - PediaCast 412

Aug 15, 2018 55:32

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This week we answers listener questions and take a sneak peek into the future of pediatric medicine. Topics include baby hearing loss, hand-washing and family dynamics, reading comprehension, 3D-printed replacement bone, ketamine for teenage depression and a blood test for Kawasaki Disease.

Salmonella, Meningitis, Teenage Endometriosis - PediaCast 411

Aug 8, 2018 58:11

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Dr Leslie Appiah visits the PediaCast Studio as we explore teenage endometriosis. Discover the cause, symptoms, work-up, treatment and long-term outlook for those affected. Also reviewed this week: salmonella and meningitis. We hope you can join us!

Lawn Mowers & Clubfoot - PediaCast 410

Jul 20, 2018 53:29

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Dr Amanda Whitaker visits the studio as we explore the cause, diagnosis and treatment of a common birth defect: clubfoot. We also consider lawn mower safety with tips and best practices for trimming the grass with children at home. We hope you can join us!

Fitness Facts & Ideas - PediaCast 409

Jul 13, 2018 1:16:06

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This week we review bicycle safety (hint: helmets are REALLY important!). Then our Pediatrics in Plain Language Panel returns as we consider fitness facts and ideas for all ages. Whether the sun is shining… or it’s raining… or even the middle of winter… we share practical tips for having fun and staying fit. We hope you can join us!

Button Batteries & Honey, Retro Toddler - PediaCast 408

Jun 21, 2018 1:05:45

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Dr Anne Zachry visits the studio as we explore her new book from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Retro Toddler: More Than 100 Old-School Activities to Boost Development. We also consider the benefit of giving honey when children swallow button batteries. We hope you can join us!

Healthy Summer Meals - PediaCast 407

Jun 13, 2018 43:13

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Liz Weiss visits the studio as we explore healthy summer meals. Liz is a registered dietician, food blogger, podcaster, YouTuber, cookbook author and all-around family nutrition expert. We’ll consider healthy options for summertime eating, including family meals on the go, picnics and grilling out. We hope you can join us!

Playing it Safe in the Summer - PediaCast 406

May 31, 2018 1:06:17

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Our Pediatrics in Plain Language Panel returns to the studio as we explore summer safety. Dr Alex Rakowsky and Dr Mary Ann Abrams share plenty of tips for keeping your kids injury-free this warm-weather season!

If You Dream It, You Can Do It - PediaCast 405

May 23, 2018 56:13

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Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Founder of Her Universe (makers of Star Wars apparel for fangirls), joins us in the studio to talk about making your dreams come true. Ashley shares her story of growing up with Disney and Star Wars… and how we can accomplish our dreams by wishing, believing, doing, transforming and trusting. We hope you can join us!

Self-Care & Wellness for Moms - PediaCast 404

May 17, 2018 49:32

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Dayna Kurtz, author of Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom, joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to explore self-care and wellness for moms. We hope you can join us!

Measles, Junk Food, Depression - PediaCast 403

May 2, 2018 42:45

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This week we cover more news parents can use! Topics include screen-free week; the impact of motherly depression on her child’s IQ; liquid nicotine and e-cigarette safety; protecting children from junk food ads; and dangerous complications of ear infections. We’ll also ask the question: are measles still deadly? We hope you can join us!

Transitioning Your Teenager to Young Adulthood - PediaCast 402

Apr 26, 2018 1:03:18

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This week we consider the transition of teenagers to young adulthood. It’s important to start early and gradually encourage participation, critical thinking and responsibility. Clinical social workers, Michele Buck and Rebecca Furru, visit the studio to provide helpful hints on moving our children toward independence and autonomy. We hope you can join us!

Pants-Wetting, Meat-Eating, Floor-Scooting, Doctor-Choosing - PediaCast 401

Apr 17, 2018 1:00:10

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We answer more of YOUR questions this week! Topics include toddler urinary accidents during the day, meat consumption in young kids, crawling and scooting instead of walking, and choosing the right doctor for your child’s care. We hope you can join us!

Fatherly Stress, Hoverboards, Teen Drivers - PediaCast 400

Apr 10, 2018 39:53

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This week we explore more news parents can use! Topics include fatherly stress at the time of conception, safe infant sleep in the care of babysitters, hoverboard hazards, vaccination rates in those with autism, the effect of TV viewing at age two with health and wellness at age thirteen, and the impact of ADHD and conduct disorders on early teenage driving. We hope you can join us!

Parenting with Science - PediaCast 399

Mar 8, 2018 59:00

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Tracy Cutchlow visits the studio to talk about her book Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science. Discover evidence-based recommendations on a variety of topics, including sleep, meal time, play time, discipline, exercise… and many more. We hope you can join us!

Rare Genetic Diseases - PediaCast 398

Mar 1, 2018 56:55

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Join us for a look at rare genetic diseases. One or another of these conditions affects 30 million Americans, which means taken as a whole, they aren’t really rare! Dan Koboldt (principal investigator with the Institute for Genomic Medicine) and Theresa Mihalik Mosher (genetic counselor) visit the studio as we explore the discovery, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic disease. We hope you can tune in!

Wintertime Blues - PediaCast 397

Feb 16, 2018 1:08:51

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Our “Pediatrics in Plain Language” panel returns to the studio as we explore the wintertime blues. We consider some reasons for “feeling down” this time of year, including decreased sunlight and physical activity, sleep problems, school trouble and relationship issues. We talk about the depression-suicide link and share smart ideas for recognizing depression and getting help. We hope you can join us!

Red Blood Cells & Rocket Launches - PediaCast 396

Feb 9, 2018 58:38

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This week we answer your questions about laryngomalacia, noise sensitivity and G6PD deficiency. We also consider the recent test flight of Falcon Heavy and how watching a rocket launch can ignite a child’s love of science. We hope you can join us!

Babysitting, Smartphones, Social Media and Happiness - PediaCast 395

Feb 1, 2018 45:36

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Dr Sara Ross, medical director of Safe Sitter, visits the studio to talk about babysitting classes teens can take to improve safety, skills and confidence. We also consider smartphones, social media and digital content… and their impact on happiness and mental health. We hope you can join us!

Toddler Tantrums, Eye Injuries, Childhood Mortality - PediaCast 394

Jan 19, 2018 1:10:25

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Dr Brandy Hunt visits the studio this week to talk about toddler temper tantrums. We also consider influenza, eye injuries from non-powder guns, bariatric surgery and heart health, child mortality in the United States and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). We hope you can join us!

Solid Foods, Window Blinds, Genetic Counseling - PediaCast 393

Jan 12, 2018 53:36

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More News Parents Can Use this week as we cover starting solid foods for babies, window-blind safety, anxiety with chronic medical conditions, and the ins and outs of genetic counseling. We hope you can join us!

Hypothermia, Frostbite, Basketball Injuries - PediaCast 392

Jan 4, 2018 1:03:13

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Winter has arrived! This week, we describe warning signs for hypothermia and frostbite and provide tips on keeping kids safe when the temperature drops. The sports medicine team also visits the studio to discuss prevention and treatment of basketball injuries, including sprains and strains, torn ligaments, finger fractures and head injuries. We hope you can join us!

Meet the Pharmacist & Giving Kids Medicine - PediaCast 391

Dec 21, 2017 1:06:48

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as we meet the pharmacist and provide helpful hints on giving medicine… to kids! We’ll explore the role of the pharmacist and consider questions you should ask your healthcare provider and pharmacist before giving your child prescription and over-the-counter medicine. Also considered: expensive prescriptions, getting kids to take liquids and swallow pills and medication safety. We hope you can tune-in!

Coco & Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures - PediaCast 390

Dec 14, 2017 55:33

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A trio of specialists visit the PediaCast Studio to discuss psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Listen as we explore the presentation, work-up, treatment and long-term outlook for patients and families impacted by this condition. We hope you can join us!

Kindness... According to Kids! - PediaCast 389

Nov 14, 2017 49:49

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It’s World Kindness Day! We are joined by editor-in-chief of Highlights for Children, Christine French Cully, to talk about the state of kindness… according to kids. Harvard developmental psychologist, Dr Luba Falk Feigenberg, also stops by to provide insight and practical tips on fostering kindness at home. We hope you can join us!

Bee Stings, Emergency Care, Influenza - PediaCast 388

Oct 19, 2017 1:10:48

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This week we explore why bees are more aggressive in the fall and how to prevent and treat their stings. We also cover emergency care for kids. When should you call 911? And does your child need an emergency department or urgent care? Finally, we introduce a new segment of the program: Pediatrics in Plain Language. We’ll talk about influenza (and flu shots) in terms everyone can understand… without dumbing down the science! We hope you can join us!

Food as Medicine - PediaCast 387

Oct 12, 2017 1:06:34

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This week we consider food as medicine. We’ll start with the basics of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. How are they beneficial? When and why are they dangerous? Then we’ll explore the use of food to prevent and treat several medical conditions. What should we do with conflicting food advice? And how can we think critically when the latest diet fad or nutritional product shows up in our news feed? Join us to find out!

Top 10 Pediatric Symptoms - PediaCast 386

Sep 14, 2017 1:29:34

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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!

Breakfast & Sports Nutrition - PediaCast 385

Sep 7, 2017 1:10:09

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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!

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - PediaCast 384

Aug 24, 2017 1:14:51

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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!

The Importance of Recess - PediaCast 383

Aug 17, 2017 49:09

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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!

The Do Nothing Summer - PediaCast 382

Jul 27, 2017 46:31

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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!

Sun Safety & Brachial Plexus Injuries - PediaCast 381

Jul 20, 2017 1:07:14

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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!

Drowning, Story Time, Dosing Errors - PediaCast 380

Jul 13, 2017 59:23

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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!

Hemophilia & Baby Sleep - PediaCast 379

Jun 22, 2017 52:42

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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!

Looking Out For Number Two - PediaCast 378

Jun 9, 2017 40:13

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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!

Kinship Foster Care - PediaCast 377

Jun 1, 2017 50:55

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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!

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

May 11, 2017 59:01

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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!

Scoliosis & EOS Imaging - PediaCast 375

May 4, 2017 50:05

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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!

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

Apr 27, 2017 1:07:40

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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!

Infant Feeding Problems - PediaCast 373

Apr 20, 2017 50:48

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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!

Seizure Action Plan! - PediaCast 372

Mar 30, 2017 49:28

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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!

Flag Football, Swimming Lessons, Color Blindness - PediaCast 371

Mar 23, 2017 1:13:11

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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!

Tongue Tie, Nosebleeds, Reading Skills - PediaCast 370

Mar 9, 2017 1:16:59

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This week we answer more of your questions! Topics include tongue tie & breastfeeding, enlarged adenoids and frequent nosebleeds. Then Dr Colleen Carroll joins us with tips on stimulating a child’s interest in books and strategies for boosting reading skills. We hope you can join us!

Picky Eaters & Pet Medication - PediaCast 369

Feb 23, 2017 53:02

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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!

Abnormal Baby Heads - PediaCast 368

Feb 9, 2017 52:23

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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!

Teenage Attitude & Early Peanut Introduction - PediaCast 367

Feb 2, 2017 58:14

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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!

Whole Grapes, Autism, Marijuana Smoke - PediaCast 366

Jan 19, 2017 41:41

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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.

Potty Training, Sports Drinks, Hearing Loss - PediaCast 365

Jan 12, 2017 53:11

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This week we answer YOUR questions. Topics include distracted drivers, early potty training, Tdap for adults, homemade sports drinks, ADHD behavior and conductive hearing loss. We hope you can join us!

Ankle Injuries - PediaCast 364

Jan 5, 2017 45:23

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The Sports Medicine Team returns to the Pediacast Studio to talk about ankle injuries. We explore why the ankle is easily injured and discuss strategies for prevention in basketball players, dancers and gymnasts. We also consider strengthening, conditioning, rehabilitation and returning athletes to play. We hope you can join us!

Infant Teething, Whole Milk, Scouts & Guides - PediaCast 363

Dec 15, 2016 44:25

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for our final show of 2016. This week we cover more news parents can use. Topics include lying on your back during pregnancy, infant teething, making the switch from whole milk to a low-fat variety, family media use and the benefit of scout or guide participation on a child’s future mental health. Happy holidays, everyone!

Toxic Stress & Concussion Update - PediaCast 362

Dec 8, 2016 1:09:15

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This week we consider communication strategies for helping kids deal with toxic stress. We also cover concussions with Dr Kevin Walter, a concussion expert from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He recently visited Nationwide Children’s and stopped by the PediaCast Studio to talk about concussion care and guidelines for returning student athletes to action. We hope you can join us!

Tip-Overs & Falls - PediaCast 361

Dec 1, 2016 47:50

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Dr Lara McKenzie stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about indoor safety related to tip-overs and falls. We discuss the dangers of TVs and furniture, high chairs, bunk beds, stairs, baby gates and windows. And we consider ways of creating a safe home environment for kids of all ages. We hope you can join us!

School-Based Asthma Therapy - PediaCast 360

Nov 24, 2016 46:38

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This week we review asthma (definition, cause, diagnosis, treatment, prevention) and explore the details of a unique school-based asthma therapy program (SBAT). Studio guests include Dr Beth Allen and Courtney Rowe. We hope you can join us… and best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

AAP National Conference 2016 - part 3 - PediaCast 359

Nov 10, 2016 1:01:54

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Join us for our final installment of interviews with pediatricians across the country at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco! Topics include HPV vaccine, safe infant sleep, how pediatrics has changed, physician burnout and more insight into ADHD treatment.

AAP National Conference 2016 - part 2 - PediaCast 358

Nov 3, 2016 1:01:21

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We’re back with more interviews with pediatricians across the country at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. This week we cover toxic stress and resiliency, pediatric practice in a rural setting, and more insight into pediatric residency and physician presence in social media. We hope you can join us!

AAP National Conference 2016 - part 1 - PediaCast 357

Oct 27, 2016 1:05:19

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This week we talk to pediatricians from across the country as we podcast from the floor of the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco! Topics include the medical home, Baby 411, ADHD, healthcare social media, medical students and pediatric residency. We hope you can join us!

Thirty-One Gifts & Girls Take Flight - PediaCast 356

Oct 20, 2016 54:16

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Today we consider Girls Take Flight, a partnership between Thirty-One Gifts and Nationwide Children’s. The goal of the program is to raise awareness—and funding—in support of behavioral and mental health challenges specific to girls and young women. Cindy Monroe, Founder and President of Thirty-One Gifts, joins me to talk about the program. Dr Nancy Cunningham also stops by to shed light on the problems girls face… and what’s being done to help these kids reach their full potential. We hope you can join us!

Fantasy Play, RSV, Room Scents - PediaCast 355

Oct 13, 2016 1:12:04

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We have a big show for you this week! We start with pediatric news: fantasy play & creative thinking, the effect of diet on reading skills, and the persistence of ADHD into adulthood. And then an interview with Dr Chris Timan and the folks from the HomeCare team on RSV bronchiolitis and Synagis. We wrap up with answers to your questions on migraine headache, room scents, and congenital CMV infection. We hope you can join us!

The Athlete's Foot & Health Literacy - PediaCast 354

Oct 6, 2016 1:08:42

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October is Health Literacy Month! What exactly is health literacy and why is it important? Dr Mary Ann Abrams and Dr Alex Rakowsky stop by the studio to share their experience and perspective. The Sports Doctor, Bob Weil, also visits this week as we consider common problems of the athlete’s foot. We hope you can join us!

Sick Kids & Child Care, Neck Injuries - PediaCast 353

Sep 15, 2016 1:10:00

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We have two interviews for you this week. Dr Andy Hashikawa joins us for a discussion on sick kids and child care. Where can providers and parents find guidelines on keeping kids home? And how well do child care centers follow these guidelines? We’ll take a look. Dr Julie Leonard also stops by for a discussion on pediatric cervical spine injuries. We hope you can join us!

Childhood Vaccines - part 2 - PediaCast 352

Sep 8, 2016 1:07:09

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Dr Michael Brady returns to the PediaCast Studio for part 2 of our discussion on childhood vaccines. Today we cover Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis A, Meningococcal and HPV. We also explore common concerns for moms and dads: are kids getting too many shots? Can their immune systems handle these injections? And what about alternate vaccine schedules? We hope you can join us!

Childhood Vaccines - part 1 - PediaCast 351

Sep 1, 2016 1:05:19

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Dr Michael Brady joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a two-part series on childhood vaccines. Today we cover Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hib, Polio, Rotavirus and the Pneumococcal vaccine. We also explore how immunizations work, talk about herd immunity, and walk through a risk/benefit analysis of the vaccine decision. We hope you can join us!

Cutting & Self-Harm - PediaCast 350

Aug 25, 2016 57:11

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Dr Raymond Troy visits Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about cutting and other forms of self-harm. We discuss reasons teenagers injure themselves, along with risk factors and associated mental health conditions. Where can families turn for help? And what treatment strategies are most effective? It’s an important topic… we hope you can join us!

10 YEARS, Insect Bites, Parenting Books - PediaCast 349

Jul 20, 2016 53:02

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PediaCast celebrates TEN YEARS of podcasts for parents! We mark the anniversary by answering more of your questions. Topics include insect bites, home wound care, and the best parenting books on the market today. We hope you can join us!

Water Safety - PediaCast 348

Jul 14, 2016 47:24

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Dr Lara McKenzie stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about water safety. We discuss creating and maintaining a safe swim environment, pool rules and supervision tips. Also covered: hot tub and bath tub safety. We hope you can join us!

Mealtime & Playtime, Pastoral Care, C-Sections & Allergies - PediaCast 347

Jul 7, 2016 1:07:48

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We have lots of guests in the PediaCast Studio this week! Dr Amy Sternstein and Dr Liz Zmuda stop by to talk about Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime. The Reverend Susan Kyser discusses the Pastoral Care program at Nationwide Children’s and Dr David Stukus helps us answer a listener question pertaining to c-sections and allergies. We hope you can join us too!

Full Moon, Taxi Rides, Preventing Cavities - PediaCast 346

Jun 23, 2016 1:09:52

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use! This week we cover Zofran & birth defects, swaddling babies & sudden death (SIDS), the full moon’s effect on behavior, taxi and Uber safety, and pop stars & bad food. Dr Sam Weisz also stops by to talk about Sugar Bugs, dental care and cavity prevention.

Cry It Out, Cuts & Scrapes, Herpes or Hand Foot Mouth - PediaCast 345

Jun 16, 2016 1:12:33

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We are back with more news parents can use! This week we explore smoking & schizophrenia, techniques for helping babies sleep at night, and the effect early walking has on bone strength. Dr Michael Dunn stops by to talk about summertime cuts and scrapes. And we answer a listener question related to herpes and hand foot mouth disease. We hope you can join us!

Autism, Poison Safety, ADHD Meds - PediaCast 344

Apr 18, 2016 1:08:39

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Dr Lara McKenzie visits the PediaCast Studio to talk about poison safety. Pediatric news this week covers autism & eye gazing, exercise in the womb and declining rates of ear infections. We also answer a listener question regarding ADHD medication dosing. We’d love to have you join us!

Cough Medicine, Younger Siblings, Residency Training - PediaCast 343

Apr 14, 2016 52:47

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more News Parents (and Providers) Can Use! This week we cover Zika Virus and Microcephaly (with a research update!), allergy risk based on season of birth, hearing loss and nutritional supplements, cough and cold medications, younger siblings & obesity, the sugar content of fruit drinks, and helping young doctors become better parents.

Video Games, Diaper Rash, Baby Bottles - PediaCast 342

Mar 31, 2016 1:07:39

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use! This week we cover ADHD & school entry age, video games & intellectual ability, and substance abuse prevention in young children. Dr Cherrelle Smith-Ramsey stops by to talk about diaper rash (causes, treatment, prevention), and we answer a listener question about toddler eating and baby bottles.

Lawn Mowers, Bedwetting, Guillain-Barre Syndrome - PediaCast 341

Mar 24, 2016 1:20:23

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use. This week we cover lawn mower safety, bacterial capsules, and teenage drinking. Dr Tabitha Jones-McKnight stops by to talk about bedwetting, and we answer a listener question on Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

School Performance, Brain Tumors, W-Sitting - PediaCast 340

Mar 3, 2016 1:10:15

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a Zika Virus update and more News Parents Can Use. This week we consider how parental depression, bed time, and text messaging affect school grades. Dr Jonathan Finlay and Dr Scott Coven stop by to discuss brain tumors, and we answer a listener question regarding the associations and possible dangers of “W-Sitting.” Be sure to tune in!

Chronic Fatigue, Palliative Care, ADHD & Tics - PediaCast 339

Feb 11, 2016 1:03:53

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Join Dr Mike for another edition of PediaCast! This week we cover chronic fatigue syndrome, tackle parental debt, and explore the benefits of water coolers in the school cafeteria. Dr Lisa Humphrey and Laura Rozcicha stop by the studio to talk about pediatric palliative care. And then—in our Research Round-Up segment—we consider ADHD medication & motor tics. Be sure to tune in!

Concussion, CAP4Kids, Zika Virus - PediaCast 338

Feb 4, 2016 1:11:20

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as our sports medicine team drops in for an update on concussion. The CAP4Kids crew also stop by to fill us in on their important program, which features hundreds of healthcare and social service resources for families. Finally, we’ll consider a big news-maker in South America—the Zika virus. How dangerous is it for pregnant women? And could the United States be its next stop? Be sure to tune-in for more details!

The Intuitive Parent - PediaCast 337

Jan 21, 2016 1:05:04

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Dr Stephen Camarata from Vanderbilt joins Dr Mike for a discussion on parental instinct and child development. We also cover chewing speed and the role it plays in weight gain, killing bacteria… with a virus, turtles & salmonella, and strategies for treating and preventing recurrent ear infections. We hope you can join us!

Formula Intolerance, Fire Safety, Syrian Refugees - PediaCast 336

Jan 14, 2016 1:15:13

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a look at the latest research on formula intolerance. Does switching formula help fussy babies? We’ll take a look. Next up, Dr Lara McKenzie stops by the studio to talk about “Make Safe Happen,” along with a discussion on burns & fire safety. Then we’ll wrap up the program by considering the Syrian refugee crisis and evidence-based guidelines aimed at caring for children on the move.

Listener Question Marathon part 2 - PediaCast 335

Dec 18, 2015 1:00:36

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PediaCast ends the year with a bang with questions from listeners throughout the United States and around the world! Join us for part 2 of our end-of-the-year Listener Question Marathon. Topics include sports turf rubber pellets & cancer, vegan diets, homeschooling, speech problems & bowel issues, egg allergy & vaccines. It’s the final chapter of the BIG show that YOU made… Be sure to tune-in!

Listener Question Marathon part 1 - PediaCast 334

Dec 12, 2015 54:10

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PediaCast ends the year with a bang with questions from listeners throughout the United States and around the world! Join us for part 1 of our end-of-the-year Listener Question Marathon. Topics include pregnancy spacing, baby sleep, sleeping on tummy, toddler biting, peanut allergies, toddler talking, potty training, toddler anesthesia, and tonsils & snoring. It’s the first chapter of the BIG show that YOU made… Be sure to tune-in!

Family Safety & Healing - PediaCast 333

Nov 19, 2015 1:01:34

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Dr Jennifer Tscholl, Diane Lampkins and Cathy Davis stop by the PediaCast Studio to talk about the important work at The Center For Family Safety and Healing. Hear about the Center’s Where’s The Line? Campaign and discover the important role YOU play as a bystander to family violence. Learn about child physical and sexual abuse and neglect, as well as other forms of domestic violence. Together, we can make a difference. Find out how on this week’s program!

The Sports Medicine Team - PediaCast 332

Nov 6, 2015 58:53

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Guest Host Dr Eric Bowman joins Dr Mike, along with Dr James MacDonald and Athletic Trainer Gail Swisher. Our topic this week is the Sports Medicine Team. Who are the folks who care for your kids on the playing field? What kind of training do they have? How do they decide what sort of treatment your child needs—a bandage on the sidelines, an urgent care trip, the emergency room, your regular doctor, or a sports medicine clinic? And speaking of the clinic, who works there? What roles do they play? And what can you expect from a visit? If your child plays sports… or plans to play sports… it’s an episode of PediaCast you don’t want to miss!

Talking To Children & Teens About Sex - PediaCast 331

Oct 29, 2015 1:03:32

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Dr Elise Berlan and Dr Wendy Anderson-Willis join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on talking with kids and teens about sex. When should these talks begin? What constitutes “THE TALK?” What is the parents’ role in sex education? And what about birth control and sexually transmitted infections? Arm yourself with accurate information… and the best ways to discuss these sensitive topics with your children and teenagers.

Screen Time, Bullying, Zip Lines - PediaCast 330

Oct 22, 2015 43:22

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another round of News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include an update on screen time recommendations, gut bacteria & asthma, treating Tourette syndrome, anti-bullying laws, heart disease & ADHD stimulant medication, installing car seats and zip-line safety.

The Vaccine War - PediaCast 329

Oct 15, 2015 1:08:44

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New York Times Best-Selling author and investigative journalist, Seth Mnookin, drops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about his latest book on the vaccine-autism controversy. Hear the events that ignited and fuel the anti-vaccine movement. Why are parents distrustful of science? And what can moms and dads and doctors and scientists and journalists do to promote evidence as we seek best outcomes for our children? It’s an episode of PediaCast you don’t want to miss!

All About MRSA - PediaCast 328

Oct 8, 2015 55:05

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Dr Sheldon Kaplan (from Texas Children’s Hospital) and Dr Bill Barson joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). We discuss the emergence of this pathogen, typical disease symptoms, diagnosis and treatment strategies in light of antibiotic resistance. We also cover recurrent MRSA infections and ways to prevent them. We hope you can join us!

Scabies, Laughing Gas, Spinach Popsicles - PediaCast 327

Sep 3, 2015 57:53

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more Answers to Listener Questions. This week’s topics include scabies, emotional support during a hospital stay, painful swallowing, nitrous oxide for dental procedures, spinach popsicles & food safety, and back-to-school headaches.

Picky Eaters, Joking & Pretending, Engaged Fathers - PediaCast 326

Aug 27, 2015 53:39

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more News Parents Can Use! This week’s topics include picky eaters, happy kids, joking & pretending, antibiotics & juvenile arthritis, involved fathers and vaccine advocacy.

Sports Nutrition - PediaCast 325

Aug 6, 2015 55:59

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Welcome to another sports medicine edition of PediaCast. Dr Eric Bowman joins Dr Mike as Co-Host along with guest Jessica Buschmann, clinical dietician with sports medicine. Our topic is sports nutrition and includes details on powering student athletes with optimum fuel. We cover meals & snacks, supplements & energy drinks, fluid intake and general nutrition guidelines. We’d love to have you join us!

Baby Names, Child Abuse, Vitamins, Sniff Test - PediaCast 324

Jul 30, 2015 53:06

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include baby names, child abuse & skeletal surveys, Vitamins D & K, parents & vaccines, marijuana & advertising, K2, Spice & heart injury, and a sniff test for autism.

Baby Problems - PediaCast 323

Jul 16, 2015 1:05:39

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as he answers listener questions on a variety of common (and not-so-common) baby problems. Topics include craniosynostosis, duodenal atresia, malrotation with midgut volvulus, pyloric stenosis, intussusception, undescended and retractile testicles, fluoride supplementation, and the relationship between SIDS and residential altitude. Be sure to tune in!

Poison Ivy, Tick Bites, Sunburn - PediaCast 322

Jun 25, 2015 1:08:58

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for three important summertime topics: poison ivy, tick bites and sunburns. We dive into the science of each and cover treatment options and prevention strategies. Also covered: quality family time, adult learning theory and active play in daycare. Be sure to tune in!

Caring Environment, Creative Play, Healthy Food - PediaCast 321

Jun 18, 2015 1:02:39

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for details on the Ohio AAP’s Good4Growth Program. Melanie Farkas, Dr Robert Murray and Dr Jessica Foster stop by to tell us how the program emphasizes a caring environment for kids, encourages creative play and physical activity, and models healthy choices surrounding meals and snacks. The program also aims to transform the way health supervision check-ups are conducted. Tune-in to learn how!

BPA, Head Lice, Teen Driving - PediaCast 320

Jun 4, 2015 43:35

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include a new study on MMR and autism, sleep safety in car seats and infant carriers, an update on BPA in plastics, daycare & illness, treating head lice, standing & learning, teenage drivers, and the mental health of college students.

Erythema Multiforme & Electromagnetic Waves - PediaCast 319

May 28, 2015 51:14

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include erythema multiforme, acne and Accutane, baby yoga, infant development, sitting positions, double-jointedness, and the possible hazards of electromagnetic waves.

Erythema Multiforme & Electromagnetic Waves - PediaCast 319

May 27, 2015 51:14

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include erythema multiforme, acne and Accutane, baby yoga, infant development, sitting positions, double-jointedness, and the possible hazards of electromagnetic waves.

Rugby, Rowing, Dancing, Running - PediaCast 318

May 20, 2015 57:20

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We are honored to have “Mr Sports Medicine,” Dr Lyle Micheli (from Boston Children’s), in the PediaCast Studio today. He joins Dr Mike and Dr James MacDonald for a conversation on the history of sports medicine, past and future challenges, and some sport-specific injuries (including those encountered in rugby, rowing, ballet dancing, and distance running). Dr Micheli also serves as Finish Line Director of the Boston Marathon and shares his personal experience with the 2013 bombing. Be sure to tune in!

Rugby, Rowing, Dancing, Running – PediaCast 318

May 20, 2015 57:20

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We are honored to have “Mr Sports Medicine,” Dr Lyle Micheli (from Boston Children’s), in the PediaCast Studio today. He joins Dr Mike and Dr James MacDonald for a conversation on the history of sports medicine, past and future challenges, and some sport-specific injuries (including those encountered in rugby, rowing, ballet dancing, and distance running). Dr Micheli also serves as Finish Line Director of the Boston Marathon and shares his personal experience with the 2013 bombing. Be sure to tune in!

Nurse Practitioners - PediaCast 317

May 7, 2015 54:46

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Welcome to Nurses Week 2015! Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as we explore the important role nurse practitioners play in the delivery of pediatric healthcare. We also cover nurse practitioner training and their involvement with education and research. Guests include three nurse practitioners from Nationwide Children’s: Maryanne Tranter, Debbie Terry and Erin Keels.

Nurse Practitioners – PediaCast 317

May 6, 2015 54:46

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Welcome to Nurses Week 2015! Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as we explore the important role nurse practitioners play in the delivery of pediatric healthcare. We also cover nurse practitioner training and their involvement with education and research. Guests include three nurse practitioners from Nationwide Children’s: Maryanne Tranter, Debbie Terry and Erin Keels.

Back Pain in Student Athletes - PediaCast 316

Apr 30, 2015 1:06:04

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Welcome to a special sports medicine edition of PediaCast! Dr Eric Bowman joins Dr Mike as Co-Host, along with guests Dr Emily Stuart and Dr Kimberly Wolf. Together they discuss back pain and its effect on student athletes. Topics include spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, strains and sprains. They also explore the similarities and differences between DOs and MDs. Be sure to tune in!

Teen Suicide - PediaCast 315

Apr 16, 2015 1:06:19

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This week, Dr Mike takes a comprehensive look at Teen Suicide. We discuss the scope of the problem, risk factors, warning signs, prevention strategies, treatment options, long-term outlook for suicidal teens and ongoing research projects aimed at identifying at-risk youth and getting them plugged-in to the help they need. Dr David Axelson, Dr Jeff Bridge and Dr Dan Cohen are our guests. Join us!

Chefs, Sharenting, Medical Marijuana - PediaCast 314

Apr 9, 2015 42:55

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Join Dr Mike in the Pediacast Studio for more News parents Can Use. This week’s topics include the School Breakfast Program, chefs in school, diagnosing prematurity with a mobile app, sharenting (no, that’s not a typo), antipsychotic medications, and using medical marijuana for behavioral problems.

Narcissists, Sex Education, E-Cigarettes - PediaCast 313

Apr 2, 2015 43:40

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another edition of News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include raising little narcissists, divorce & obesity, sex education, pre-teen depression, smoking and E-cigarettes.

Nursemaid's Elbow, Febrile Seizures, Sever's Disease - PediaCast 312

Mar 26, 2015 40:24

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions! This week’s topics include nursemaid’s elbow, febrile seizures and Sever’s Disease.

Juvenile Arthritis - PediaCast 311

Mar 19, 2015 49:35

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Dr Charles Spencer joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Learn the ins and outs of this tricky disease, including common presentations, diagnosis, treatment and long-term outlook for affected kids. We also cover the latest research topics!

Music Therapy - PediaCast 310

Mar 5, 2015 50:08

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Dr Mike is joined in the PediaCast Studio by three music therapists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Jennifer Yurkovich, Sarah Groh and Lelia Emery. Learn about their role in helping sick kids and families feel better and cope with the stresses of a hospital stay. Learn too how moms and dads can use the concepts of music therapy at home!

Napping, Pizza, Carbon Monoxide - PediaCast 309

Feb 19, 2015 40:55

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use. This week’s topics include eating fish while pregnant, napping & memory, re-evaluating screen time, the problem with pizza, celiac disease on the rise, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Acting Out, Au Pairs, Rolandic Epilepsy - PediaCast 308

Feb 13, 2015 49:33

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Join Dr Mike for more answers to listener questions! This week’s topics include measles & vaccines, breastfeeding & medications, acting out, sensitive kids, infant care resources, Au Pairs, and benign rolandic epilepsy.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease - PediaCast 307

Feb 5, 2015 41:57

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Dr Curt Daniels joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on Adult Congenital Heart Disease. As surgical and medical outcomes improve for children born with congenital heart defects, more and more of these patients survive into adulthood. We cover the unique problems of these patients, the importance of long-term follow-up, medical and surgical management, and the latest research topics. Be sure to join us!

Common Cold, Concussions, Toy Safety - PediaCast 306

Jan 22, 2015 36:41

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for our inaugural show of 2015! Topics include asthma & bed-sharing, common cold & cold weather, concussion laws and concussion recovery, text reminders for flu vaccine, and toy-related injuries.

Infant Fever - PediaCast 305

Dec 18, 2014 49:00

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Dr Dan Cohen and Dr Prashant Mahajan join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss traditional and emerging technologies in the evaluation and management of young infants with fever. We’ll answer the usual questions surrounding baby fever: how high is too high and when should you call your doctor? In addition, advanced topics include molecular assays, polymerase chain reactions, microarray analysis and biosignatures. Be sure to stop by!

Intelligence, Power Lines, Laundry Pods - PediaCast 304

Dec 11, 2014 40:38

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use. This week’s topics: parenting skills & intelligence, emergency epinephrine at school, a coat of armor for button batteries, power lines & cancer, cancer cell fingerprints, and the dangers of laundry pods.

Doctors Teaching Doctors - PediaCast 303

Nov 20, 2014 53:37

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Dr Donna Caniano joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about faculty development and doctors teaching doctors. Topics include medical mentorship, physician networking and keeping current, maintenance of board certification, translating research into clinical practice, and the best ways to provide patient education with evidence-based resources.

Infant Mortality, SIDS, Safe Sleep - PediaCast 302

Nov 13, 2014 46:50

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Dr Jaime Macklin joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about infant mortality, sudden infant death syndrome and safe sleep. How does Ohio stack up with the rest of the Nation? How does the United States stack up with the rest of the World? And how can we improve our numbers and save lives in the process? Tune in to find out!

Ebola, Antibiotic Stewardship, Frozen Poop - PediaCast 301

Nov 6, 2014 53:06

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use. This week’s topics include Ebola Virus Disease, pneumococcal vaccine, antibiotic stewardship, sore throats and bronchitis, college athletes and MRSA, and frozen poop capsules for C Diff.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech - PediaCast 300

Oct 30, 2014 57:59

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Mary Cousino, a speech and language pathologist at Nationwide Children’s, drops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about Childhood Apraxia of Speech. We discuss the cause, diagnosis and treatment of this and other common speech problems. Be sure to join us!

Scoliosis - PediaCast 299

Oct 23, 2014 29:32

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Dr Allan Beebe joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss the nuts and bolts of scoliosis. We cover the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and long-term outlook for kids and teens with this common spinal deformity… along with the latest topics in scoliosis research!

Essential Oils, Anemia, Teething Pain - PediaCast 298

Oct 16, 2014 51:17

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions! This week’s topics: essential oils, abnormal blood work, anemia, influenza & flu vaccine, and teething pain.

New U, Play Strong, Ounce of Prevention - PediaCast 297

Oct 9, 2014 1:03:56

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Dr Stacy Fischer, Dr Amy Sternstein and Certified Athletic Trainer, Travis Gallagher join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a round-table discussion on the prevention and management of childhood obesity. Included in our conversation is a trio of programs from Nationwide Children’s: New U, Play Strong, and Ounce of Prevention.

Enterovirus D68, School Lunch, Soda Tax - PediaCast 296

Sep 25, 2014 40:16

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use. This week’s topics include breakfast & type II diabetes, nutritional value of packed lunches, family meals & cyberbullying, soda tax, TV ads & apple fries… plus everything you need to know about the outbreak of Enterovirus D68!

Asthma & Mobile Technology II - PediaCast 295

Sep 11, 2014 35:55

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Dr David Stukus and Dr Nabeel Farooqui join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about asthma and mobile technology. In addition to the cause, diagnosis and treatment of asthma, we’ll discuss how mobile app technology is making it easier to for young patients and parents to manage this common disease.

Vending Machines, Video Games, Schoolyards - PediaCast 294

Sep 4, 2014 34:36

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use. Topics include premature babies & brain growth, healthy snacks & vending machines, video games - good news & bad news, schoolyards & stress relief… and lacrosse injuries.

Milk, Pregnancy Spacing, Psoriasis - PediaCast 293

Aug 28, 2014 40:58

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more Answers to Listener Questions! This week’s topics include milk consumption (which type and how much?), pregnancy spacing, immunizations (how many are too many?), and guttate psoriasis.

Constipation - PediaCast 292

Jul 31, 2014 52:01

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Dr Steven Ciciora joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a candid look at constipation. We cover all aspects of this common condition, including the definition, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, long-term outlook, and the latest research topics!

Indoor Tanning, Parents & Friends, Redesigned Well-Checks - PediaCast 291

Jul 10, 2014 33:42

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more News Parents Can Use! Topics include indoor tanning & skin cancer, diagnosing genetic disorders by photograph, parents & friends, the benefit of moral stories, redesigning the well-child visit, and nurses & immunizations.

Child Life - PediaCast 290

Jun 26, 2014 44:15

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Join Dr Mike, Danielle Behnke, and Elizabeth Pastorek for a round-table discussion on the Child Life Program at Nationwide Children’s. We cover the goals of the program, the role of the child life specialist on the medical team, resources, activities and FUN ways to support patients and families… as well as tips and opportunities for pursuing a child life career!

Speech Disorders - Nasal Speech & Velopharyngeal Dysfunction - PediaCast 289

Jun 12, 2014 51:34

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Dr Adriane Baylis joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on nasal speech, resonance speech disorders and velopharyngeal dysfunction. These may sound like confusing terms, but we’ll break the problems down into understandable language and cover their cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, long-term outlook… and the latest research topics!

Growth Charts, Sinus Infections, Game Night - PediaCast 288

Jun 5, 2014 55:24

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include growth charts, nitrates in baby food, sinus infections, leg bumps, family game night, and baby gate safety.

Hirschsprung Disease - PediaCast 287

May 22, 2014 38:55

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Dr Marc Levitt joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a comprehensive look at Hirschsprung Disease. We talk cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, long-term outlook and the latest research topics. With more than 5,000 colorectal procedures under his belt, Dr Levitt has helped more kids with Hirschsprung Disease than any other surgeon on the planet… be sure to join us!

Codeine Dangers, Corporal Punishment, Indoor Tanning - PediaCast 286

May 15, 2014 37:35

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include the dangers of codeine, “I Spy” Language, corporal punishment, concussions & suicide, indoor tanning & eating disorders, basketball injuries & athletic trainers.

The Female Athlete Triad - PediaCast 285

May 1, 2014 44:32

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Dr Stacy Fischer and Jessica Buschmann join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss The Female Athlete Triad. What is it? Who’s at risk? How is it treated? And how can doctors, parents, coaches, and teammates recognize the disorder and intervene before it’s too late? Also discussed: distracted teenage drivers.

Sleep Problems, Montessori, Mumps - PediaCast 284

Apr 17, 2014 59:23

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Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include newborn sleep spots, baby sleep problems, toddler sleep problems, misshapen toes, Montessori education, Canadian referrals, and sore nipples with puberty. All this plus everything you need to know about the recent mumps outbreak in Central Ohio!

Sleep Machines, ADHD, Teen Suicide - PediaCast 283

Apr 3, 2014 41:51

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use. This week’s topics include infant sleep machines, breastfeeding & IQ, ADHD & obesity, teen suicide, cyberbullying, gang membership, and the benefits of volunteer opportunities.

Multiple Fevers, Molluscum Contagiosum, Tongue-Tied Babies - PediaCast 282

Mar 26, 2014 48:27

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This weeks topics: multiple fevers, ear tubes & swimming, molluscum contagiosum, pasteurization, tongue-tied babies, and the poison plants of summer!

Infantile Spasms - PediaCast 281

Mar 20, 2014 59:55

Description:

Dr John Mytinger joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about infantile spasms. The condition is rare, but moms and dads and doctors must know the signs to avoid a delay in diagnosis and reduce the risk of permanent and severe developmental injury. We’ll also cover safe sleep for babies!

Sudden Cardiac Death in Student Athletes - PediaCast 280

Feb 27, 2014 44:47

Description:

Dr Naomi Kertesz joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about sudden cardiac death in student athletes. Topics include pre-participation screening and EKG, AED devices, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery abnormalities, and long QT syndrome. We’ll also take a quick look at high chair injuries!

Music Therapy, Shopping Carts, Marijuana - PediaCast 279

Feb 20, 2014 40:29

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more News Parents Can Use! This week’s topics include music therapy, bullies & obesity, shopping cart injuries, peanuts & pregnancy, marijuana, and dry skin.

Chronic Cough, Potty Training, Big Babies - PediaCast 278

Feb 13, 2014 58:32

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include chronic cough, birthing center safety, potty training, vocal cord nodules, big babies and big tonsils!

Babbling Babies, Veggie Rewards, Raw Milk - PediaCast 277

Jan 30, 2014 40:19

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use. This week’s topics include baby talk, the cost of ear infections, veggie rewards, bullying, raw milk, and conjunctivitis.

Influenza, RSV, Croup - PediaCast 276

Jan 23, 2014 1:10:49

Description:

Welcome to PediaCast 2014! We kick off the year with a Listener Edition of the program. Topics include skin wounds, finger gnawing (yes, you read that right), and a nuts and bolts approach to influenza, RSV, and croup. We also discuss daily routines… and The Best Doctors in America. Join us!

Screen Time, Back Injuries, Night Owls - PediaCast 275

Dec 19, 2013 36:16

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for our final installment of 2013. This week’s topics include managing screen time, skin-to-skin contact in the delivery room, young athletes & back injuries, returning to the classroom following a concussion, big trouble for night owls, and the best gift you can give your kids this holiday season.

Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity - PediaCast 274

Dec 12, 2013 29:52

Description:

Dr Ivor Hill joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss the nuts and bolts of celiac disease. We cover the cause, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment… along with the latest research topics. Find out how gluten sensitivity differs from celiac disease… and the benefits of a gluten-free diet!

Listener Question Marathon - PediaCast 273

Nov 21, 2013 1:04:58

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for our final installment of listener questions for 2013. Topics include antidepressants & pregnancy, newborn oral hygiene, circumcision, family doctors, international food safety, tuberculosis, potty training, mystery rash, speech problems, choking phobia, vitamins, and medical marijuana.

The Biology of Language - PediaCast 272

Nov 14, 2013 53:13

Description:

Dr Christopher Bartlett and Dr Stephen Petrill join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about the biology of language. Topics include genetic research involving specific language disorder, the relationship between language and autism, and the emerging field of mathematical medicine.

Buying Breast Milk Online, Sport Stars, Fake IDs - PediaCast 271

Nov 7, 2013 46:07

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use. This week’s topics include buying breast milk online, learning about germs… while visiting farms, bad influence from sport stars, MMR & febrile seizures, and fake ID use among college students.

Sleep Problems - PediaCast 270

Oct 31, 2013 1:07:47

Description:

Dr Mark Splaingard joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about sleep problems from infancy through the teenage years. Topics include infants crying in the night, bedtime resistance in toddlers, fears and nightmares, night terrors, sleep walking, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep studies, and daytime problems made worse by poor sleep.

Antibiotics, Co-Sleeping, Hankies - PediaCast 269

Oct 24, 2013 45:07

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include antibiotics & ear infections, co-sleeping, breath holding, the American Academy of Pediatrics, tissues vs hankies, the circumcision debate, and moms who try to breastfeed… without success.

Childhood Hypertension - PediaCast 268

Oct 17, 2013 44:52

Description:

Join Dr Mike and Dr Andrew Schwaderer in the PediaCast Studio as they discuss childhood hypertension. From diagnosis and treatment to complications and prevention, we cover the ins and outs of high blood pressure in kids.

Colic, ADHD, Home Birth - PediaCast 267

Oct 10, 2013 43:41

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another Research Round-Up! Topics this week include infant colic & migraine headaches, ADHD & injuries, unfilled prescriptions, and home births. We’ll deconstruct the studies, explore the results, and add a practical spin for moms and dads.

Dental Injuries - PediaCast 266

Oct 3, 2013 41:48

Description:

Dr Elizabeth Gosnell returns to the PediaCast Studio to talk about dental injuries. Join us as she and Dr Mike discuss the emergency and long-term treatment of chipped, fractured, dislodged, and knocked-out teeth.

Ear Infections, Soda Pop, Polio - PediaCast 265

Sep 19, 2013 56:54

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio this week for another Listener edition of our program. Topics include the great circumcision debate, teen problems, ear infections, soda pop, and polio.

Seasonal Allergies - PediaCast 264

Sep 12, 2013 52:01

Description:

Join Dr David Stukus and Dr Mike Patrick in the PediaCast Studio as they discuss seasonal allergies. With ragweed season in full swing, you’ll want to know the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and prevention of this common disorder. All this… plus the hottest topics in the world of allergy research!

Good News, Grapes, Teen Fighting - PediaCast 263

Sep 4, 2013 39:56

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another round of News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include some good news on obesity rates and breastfeeding, high blood pressure, the real benefits of grapes, teen fights & IQ scores, and listener feedback on homemade baby food and botulism.

Breath Holding, Broken Bones, Muscle Tone - PediaCast 262

Aug 22, 2013 53:27

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include breath-holding spells, potty training, broken bones, swallowed glass, strep throat, low muscle tone, and the use of antibiotics (instead of surgery) to treat appendicitis.

Concussions & Mobile Apps - PediaCast 261

Aug 14, 2013 46:47

Description:

Dr Thomas Pommering and Dr Jason Mihalik (from UNC Chapel Hill) join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about concussions. Topics include the cause, evaluation, and treatment of concussions. We also cover mobile apps for concussion care, neurocognitive testing, return-to-play progression, and Ohio’s Concussion Law.

Sibling Rivalry, Irregular Bedtime, Boosting Vocabulary - PediaCast 260

Jul 24, 2013 48:53

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another News Parents Can Use edition of our program. Topics this week include sibling rivalry, antibiotics & eczema, irregular bedtime, vaccines & robots, boosting vocabulary, and the correct use of EpiPens.

Food Allergies - PediaCast 259

Jul 17, 2013 1:10:26

Description:

Dr Rebecca Scherzer and Dr Peter Mustillo join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a comprehensive look at food allergies. We cover the bases: from why food allergies occur… to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this common problem.

Mosquito Bites, Laxatives, Homemade Baby Food - PediaCast 258

Jul 10, 2013 58:25

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions! This week’s topics include mosquito bites & meningitis, the dangers of laxative use, obstructive sleep apnea & sleep studies, vaccine reactions, homemade baby food & botulism, and gluten-free summertime cooking.

Baby Helmets, Speech Therapy, Picky Eaters - PediaCast 257

Jun 27, 2013 54:33

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include pacifiers and ear infections, baby helmets for flat spots, vertigo in toddlers, speech therapy, picky eaters, and headphone safety.

All About Seizures & Epilepsy - PediaCast 256

Jun 13, 2013 1:11:27

Description:

Dr Anup Patel joins Dr Mike in the Pediacast Studio for a nuts and bolts approach to seizures and epilepsy. We cover the cause, diagnosis and medical management of these disorders. What should parents do when their child has a seizure? What are febrile seizures and are they a cause for alarm? All this… plus a look at cutting-edge surgical treatment for children with epilepsy.

Pacifiers, Allergy Drops, Caffeinated Gum - PediaCast 255

Jun 5, 2013 40:08

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as he covers more News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include tornado safety, introducing infant formula to breast fed babies, parents sucking pacifiers, allergy oral drops… instead of shots, gasoline safety, caffeinated gum, and study drug abuse by teenagers.

Leave No Child Inside, PlayScapes, Nature Camps - PediaCast 254

May 23, 2013 55:42

Description:

Dr James MacDonald and Jenny Morgan join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about the “Leave No Child Inside” movement. We’ll discuss the risks of staying indoors and the physical and mental benefits of children interacting with nature. We cover backyard PlayScapes, outdoor classrooms, and nature camps… plus research that supports the movement!

Period Problems - PediaCast 253

May 16, 2013 51:22

Description:

Join Dr Mike Patrick and Dr Cynthia Holland-Hall in the PediaCast Studio as they discuss common menstrual problems. Topics include the science behind the normal cycle, early (precocious) puberty, delayed puberty, irregular periods, heavy & long-lasting periods, menstrual cramps & other symptoms, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and tampons vs pads. Great listen for moms and dads… and teenage girls!

Syncope, Rabies, Controlling Toddlers - PediaCast 252

May 9, 2013 50:38

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions! This week’s topics include Metro Parks, syncope, discharging newborns from the hospital, rabies & breastfeeding, sacrococcygeal teratomas, controlling toddlers, chronic diarrhea, ground rules for sharing, and planned home births.

AEDs, Vaccine Safety, Amusement Rides - PediaCast 251

May 2, 2013 38:31

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week we cover the Boston Marathon Bombing, automated external defibrillators, vaccine safety, up-close screen time & eyesight, and amusement rides.

Baby Reflux, Wilderness Therapy, Military Deployment - PediaCast 250

Apr 25, 2013 43:50

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the Pediacast Studio for another News Parents Can Use edition of our program. Topics this week include Autism Speaks, baby reflux, robot therapy, wilderness therapy, military deployment, and prevention of alcohol abuse in middle school through college.

Eating Disorders - PediaCast 249

Apr 18, 2013 51:35

Description:

Join Dr Mike Patrick and Dr Terrill Bravender in the PediaCast Studio for a detailed discussion on eating disorders. From risk factors and symptoms to diagnosis and treatment, we’ll cover everything you need to know about anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating.

Auditory Processing, Night Shift, Baby Yoga - PediaCast 248

Apr 11, 2013 57:18

Description:

This week Dr Mike tackles more of your questions! Join us in the PediaCast studio as we cover auditory processing disorder, hemangiopericytoma, working the night shift while pregnant, subgaleal hemorrhage, baby yoga, and listening skills.

Middle School Dating, Kitchen Gardens, Milk in College - PediaCast 247

Apr 4, 2013 28:08

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another edition of News Parents can Use. This week we cover misuse of ADHD medications, middle school dating, the benefits of kitchen gardens, physical activity goals, and drinking milk in college.

All About ADHD - PediaCast 246

Mar 28, 2013 51:42

Description:

Dr Rebecca Baum joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss the nuts and bolts of ADHD. This comprehensive podcast covers the cause, diagnosis and treatment of this common condition. We also cover comorbid disorders, adult ADHD and the hottest topics in ADHD research.

Superfood, Bilingual Babies, Music Lessons - PediaCast 245

Mar 7, 2013 32:14

Description:

Join Dr Mike for another News Parents Can Use edition of our program. This week we cover an honest-to-goodness SUPERFOOD that could save your child’s life. We also explore the introduction of multiple languages to your infant and explain why 3-year-olds “know best.” Plus… When is the ideal time to start music lessons? And new research on paying attention to your child’s “media diet.” It’s all coming your way… this week… on Pediacast!

Infant Potty Training, Cockroaches, Scarlet Fever - PediaCast 244

Feb 28, 2013 37:57

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another edition of News Parents Can Use. Is it possible to get your infant out of diapers by 9 months of age? What do air pollution, cockroaches, and asthma have in common? Could scarlet fever really have caused Mary Ingalls’ blindness? And if so, could scarlet fever cause blindness in your child? Answers to these questions and more… in this week’s installment of our program!

Gut Microbes - PediaCast 243

Feb 21, 2013 1:02:44

Description:

Dr Sandra Kim joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about the intestinal microbiome. We’ll cover the good organisms and the bad ones. How do one trillion tiny creatures living inside each of us affect daily health? What is their relationship with inflammatory disease and chronic illness? How do we get rid of the bad and replace with the good? All this, plus the hottest topics in the world of gut microbe research.

Asthma Technology & Mobile Apps - PediaCast 242

Feb 14, 2013 37:06

Description:

Dr David Stukus and Dr Nabeel Farooqui join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about asthma. We’ll nutshell the disease and take a look at emerging technology for managing asthma — including the use of mobile apps!

Parenting 101: Baby Basics - PediaCast 241

Feb 7, 2013 1:09:44

Description:

Join Dr Mike Patrick and Dr Sarah Denny for a special edition of PediaCast! This week, we cover 25 topics every new mom and dad needs to know inside and out. Voluminous baby care books abound, but this practical get-started guide will have you up and running with your newborn infant in no time flat.

Cry It Out, Lonely Gamers, Teen Suicide - PediaCast 240

Jan 31, 2013 32:24

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more News Parents Can Use. Topics this week include the cry-it-out technique for infants who wake in the night, the effects of screen time prior to bed time, video games and friendships, teenage girls meeting online strangers in real life, and new statistics on teenage suicide.

Dry-Erase Markers, Hip Pain, Cold Remedies - PediaCast 239

Jan 24, 2013 1:07:28

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as we answer more listener questions! Topics include dry-erase markers, toxic effects of carpeting, the newborn physical examination, hip pain, homeopathic cold remedies, and influenza.

Sensory Processing, Potty Training, Nail Fungus - PediaCast 238

Jan 17, 2013 50:02

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include sensory processing disorders, tic disorders, potty training, chronic abdominal pain, GERD, nail fungus, and hemoglobin A1C screening for kids. It’s another info-packed show this week... Don’t miss it!

Sleep Apnea, Bounce Houses, Air Pollution - PediaCast 237

Jan 10, 2013 32:30

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as we kick off a new year of news parents can use, answers to listener questions, and interviews with pediatric experts. This week we cover the relationship between sleep-related breathing issues and behavioral problems, parents’ role in preventing alcohol and marijuana use, bounce house injuries, traffic-related air pollution and its relationship to autism, and the continuing problem of parents smoking with kids in the car.

Short Stature & Growth Hormone Deficiency - PediaCast 236

Dec 20, 2012 42:00

Description:

Join Dr Mike Patrick and Dr David Repaske as they discuss short stature and growth hormone deficiency. What causes these conditions? How short is too short? When should growth hormone be used? Does it work and is it safe? Answers to these questions and more. This week… on Pediacast!

Urinary Tract Infections & Vesicoureteral Reflux - PediaCast 235

Dec 13, 2012 51:15

Description:

This week PediaCast covers two more common childhood conditions: urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux. Join Dr Mike Patrick, Dr Andrew Schwaderer and Dr Rama Jayanthi in the PediaCast Studio as they discuss causes, diagnosis, medical management, surgical interventions, and prevention. All of this, plus pediatrician-approved, holiday gift-giving ideas!

Anxiety, HSP, Heart Murmurs - PediaCast 234

Nov 29, 2012 52:10

Description:

It’s time for another news and listener episode! Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for the latest news on anxious kids, ADHD medications, heart problems, and new small baby guidelines from Nationwide Children’s. We’ll also answer YOUR questions on Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP), toddler speech, and heart murmurs. It’s all happening this week… on PediaCast!

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - PediaCast 233

Nov 15, 2012 38:11

Description:

Dr Joy Mosser joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about atopic dermatitis (eczema). We cover the nuts and bolts of this common condition, including cause, symptoms, work-up, treatment, and prevention. Listen now for practical and up-to-date pediatric information!

Organic Food, The Marshmallow Test, Jogging Strollers - PediaCast 232

Nov 8, 2012 47:52

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another News and Listener edition of our program. News topics include organic food for kids, baby sleep advice (there’s an app for that!), risky street-crossing behavior, and the 40-year-old Marshmallow Test. We also answer YOUR questions on button batteries, jogging strollers, video games and memory, and newborn hearing screens.

Lazy Eye, Strabismus, Amblyopia - PediaCast 231

Nov 1, 2012 48:57

Description:

Join us in the studio as Dr David Rogers and Dr Mike Patrick discuss strabismus and amblyopia. Also known as lazy eye, these conditions are a common concern for parents and the leading vision-robbing disease of childhood. Hear the details and get your questions answered… this week on PediaCast!

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - PediaCast 230

Oct 25, 2012 31:29

Description:

Dr Kevin Klingele joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss developmental dysplasia of the hip. From screening examinations and ultrasounds to Pavlik harnesses and surgical interventions, we cover the nuts and bolts of this common condition.

Guns, Hypnosis, Sudden Death - PediaCast 229

Oct 11, 2012 49:51

Description:

It’s time for another research round-up! Join Dr Mike in the studio for a look at gun safety in the wilds of Alaska (and your home!), hypnosis as a treatment option for kids with functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome, and the sudden deaths of NCAA athletes with sickle cell trait. It’s all right here… on PediaCast.

Detergent Capsules, Circumcision, Hemangioma - PediaCast 228

Sep 27, 2012 1:05:51

Description:

Join us this week in the PediaCast Studio as Dr Mike covers the latest pediatric news and answers listener questions. This week’s news topics include the dangers of liquid detergent capsules and common household cleaners, child-resistant spray bottles, an update to the AAP’s circumcision policy, and declining rates of circumcision. Questions from listeners this week: hemangioma, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and dealing with frequent illness.

Food Ingredients - PediaCast 227

Sep 20, 2012 1:04:24

Description:

Dr DJ Scherzer and Dr Amber Patterson join Dr Mike in the Pediacast Studio to discuss some controversial food ingredients. Topics include high fructose corn syrup, trans fat, food colorings and dyes, natural and artificial flavors, aluminum, and bovine growth hormone. Do you have a food-related question? If so, let us know, and we’ll get it answered the next time our “Foodies” drop by!

All About 22q - PediaCast 226

Sep 13, 2012 47:05

Description:

Join Dr Mike for a comprehensive look at the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Dr Richard Kirschner and Dr Adriane Baylis join us to discuss the nuts and bolts of this common disorder. We’ll also tell you about the upcoming Healthy You and 22q Conference; and Ryan Dempster, starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers, swings by to talk about the Dempster Family Foundation and the 22q Mystery Bus Tour!

Management of Pediatric Obesity - PediaCast 225

Sep 6, 2012 45:41

Description:

Dr Ihuoma Eneli and Dr Marc Michalsky join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a comprehensive look at pediatric obesity. We cover the scope of the epidemic, reasons for the trend, genetic and environmental variables, medical management, and the role of bariatric surgery in the pediatric population.

Insecticides, Physical Discipline, Eye Injuries - PediaCast 224

Aug 30, 2012 54:21

Description:

Join us this week for a Pediatric News Extravaganza! Topics include insecticides and c-sections affecting memory and IQ scores, parental compliance with new car-seat and booster-seat recommendations, preparing preschoolers for college, physical discipline, eye injuries, sugary drinks at school, and labels used to describe overweight kids.

Safety of Over-The-Counter Medications - PediaCast 223

Aug 23, 2012 1:08:24

Description:

Dr Marcel Casavant and Dr Cheryl Laubacher join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion of over-the-counter medications. We’ll follow the life of a drug as it progresses from Rx to OTC and we’ll take a look at the serious safety risks these medicines can present to children. From fever reducers and cold formulations to antacids and wart removers, we cover just about everything in the family medicine chest!

Cholesterol Screening, Dental Sedation, Cold Exposure - PediaCast 222

Aug 16, 2012 45:57

Description:

Join Dr Mike this week for more pediatric news and answers to listener questions. Topics include a challenge to the latest cholesterol screening recommendations, long-term safety of ADHD medications, breast milk and nut allergies, safety concerns with dental sedation, CHARGE syndrome, and the effect of cold exposure on the immune system.

Migraine Headaches - PediaCast 221

Aug 9, 2012 30:29

Description:

Dr Ann Pakalnis joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss Migraine Headaches. We’ll cover the presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this common, and often debilitating, disorder.

Pediatric Residency Training - PediaCast 220

Aug 2, 2012 49:07

Description:

Dr John Mahan and Dr Tricia Lucin visit the PediaCast Studio today to discuss pediatric residency training. We’ll de-mystify the black box that produces American doctors and give you an insider’s look at living the life of a resident. For those interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics, we’ll provide hints on what makes a strong program and describe the many career opportunities available to those who finish a pediatric residency.

Magnets, Twitching, Poop - PediaCast 219

Jul 19, 2012 1:03:05

Description:

This week on PediaCast… Join Dr Mike in the studio for the latest pediatric news and answers to listener questions. This week’s topics include kids in the kitchen, magnet dangers, teaching kids to be persistent, infant self-gagging behavior, twitches and tics, baby poop, blood types and RhoGAM.

Cystic Fibrosis - PediaCast 218

Jul 12, 2012 50:17

Description:

Dr Karen McCoy joins Dr Mike Patrick in the Pediacast Studio to discuss cystic fibrosis. As many as 1 in 25 caucasians are carriers of this disorder, which results in severe life-long problems. We discuss the cause of CF along with its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, current research, and the long-term outlook for those with the disease.

Concussions, Appendicitis, Forearm Fractures - PediaCast 217

Jun 28, 2012 1:18:09

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another Research Round-Up! This week we discuss published articles on the following topics: predicting long-term concussion symptoms for football players, rapid vs interval appendectomy for children with perforated appendicitis, and conservative management of displaced and overriding distal radius fractures. If these terms sound complex or confusing, never fear… We always break it down so moms and dads can understand!

Zinc, Eating Disorders, Nannies - PediaCast 216

Jun 21, 2012 1:08:37

Description:

Join Dr Mike as he covers pediatric news and answers listener questions. Topics this week include baby wipes, zinc’s role in fighting serious infections, afternoon snacks, predicting eating disorders, the effect of hot, humid air on asthma sufferers, ear tube surgery, sunburns and sunscreen, daycare vs nannies, and summer physicals. It’s all right here… on PediaCast!

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - PediaCast 215

Jun 13, 2012 41:55

Description:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease affects 1.5 million Americans—many of them children. Join us in the PediaCast studio as Dr Wallace Crandall and Dr Mike Patrick take an in-depth look at IBD. We cover the similarities and differences of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, including risk factors, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and long-term outlook. When a child has IBD, parents have lots of questions. This week, PediaCast has the answers!

Booster Seats, Pinworms, Pink Slime - PediaCast 214

Jun 7, 2012 1:16:05

Description:

This week on PediaCast… Join us in the studio as Dr Mike takes questions from listeners. Topics include pinworms, shingles, and scoliosis. We also discuss carpooling, booster seats, and Pink Slime! If you have a question or topic idea, be sure to let us know by visiting the contact page at pediacast.org.

Batteries, Music, Autism - PediaCast 213

May 31, 2012 46:50

Description:

This week on PediaCast… Join Dr Mike in the studio as we cover News Parents Can Use. Topics include The Wishing Tree Project, battery-related emergency department visits, video games, cerebral palsy, music therapy, baby brain development, schoolyards, autism, and compulsory physical education. All this plus pay-to-play sports policies keeping kids off the team… And could school-based health clinics replace the doctor’s office?

Physical Fitness and Resistance Training - PediaCast 212

May 24, 2012 51:16

Description:

Dr James MacDonald and Dr Avery Faigenbaum join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss physical fitness and childhood resistance training. At what age should parents start encouraging physical activity? When should formal sports participation start? How much is too much? What can you do to prevent injury and burn out? Is weight lifting safe for kids? And what constitutes a reasonable conditioning program? Answers to these questions and many more… on this week’s PediaCast!

Hand Gel Abuse, Reye's Syndrome, Artificial Sweeteners - PediaCast 211

May 18, 2012 1:05:23

Description:

Join us in the PediaCast Studio as Dr Mike covers the latest pediatric news and answers listener questions. Topics this week include teens getting drunk from hand sanitizer, sippy cup dangers, a new use for an old antibiotic, math skills and medication errors, aspirin and Reye’s Syndrome, and an update on cell phones and driving. All this, plus kids with grey hair and a modern history of artificial sweeteners!

Summer Safety - PediaCast 210

May 10, 2012 48:57

Description:

Join Dr Mike Patrick and Dr Sarah Denny as they discuss the best ways to keep kids safe this summer. Each year, nearly 10,000 American families experience the loss of a child due to an accidental injury. From bicycles to swimming pools and playgrounds to trampolines, we share important tips on making the most of a fun and safe summer!

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care - PediaCast 209

May 2, 2012 52:30

Description:

Dr Dan Cohen and Fire Chief Steve Shaner join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss pre-hospital emergency care for children. Over 30 million kids seek emergency care each year in the United States. We discuss what you should do if your child has an emergency. Who should you call? Where should you go? If an ambulance comes, will it have first-responders with pediatric training? Will it have the right-sized equipment? Is your EMS system prepared to handle kid-sized emergencies? And what should parents do if it’s not? All this, plus the latest in pre-hospital emergency medicine research!

Cancer Survivorship - PediaCast 208

Apr 27, 2012 40:21

Description:

Dr Laura Martin joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to discuss cancer survivorship. More kids survive than ever before, but medical care and social support don’t stop when the cancer is gone. Listen in and discover the unique life-long needs of childhood cancer survivors!

Concierge Medicine, Research Round-Up, Whooping Cough - PediaCast 207

Apr 19, 2012 58:04

Description:

Join Dr Mike this week in the PediaCast Studio as we add to our popular research round-up by shedding new light on old asthma and dehydration recommendations. Plus, tips for reducing the spread of MRSA in your home, concierge health care, and a new strain of whooping cough infecting thousands of kids in Australia.

Synthetic Marijuana, Driveway Sealcoat, Tiny Tim - PediaCast 206

Apr 6, 2012 40:55

Description:

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as he covers News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include the cinnamon challenge, synthetic marijuana (Blaze, Spice, K2), passive smoke exposure, successful diets for obese kids, and nitric oxide therapy for preemies. Plus, the dangers of driveway sealcoat and Tiny Tim’s medical diagnosis… It’s all right here—on PediaCast!

Academic Success, Sleep Walking, Healthy Snacks - PediaCast 205

Mar 29, 2012 1:11:12

Description:

Join Dr Mike for this weeks edition of PediaCast as we cover News Parents Can Use and answer more of your questions. Topics include the effect of artificial womb sounds on pre-term babies, stair-related injuries, academic success, labial adhesions, sleep walking, meningitis, and healthy snacks. Don’t forget: if you have a question or topic idea, it’s easy to participate in the show by visiting our Contact Page!

Children's on Quality MashUp - PediaCast 204

Mar 22, 2012 59:53

Description:

Join us for Nationwide Children’s first ever podcasting MashUp! Dr Rick McClead and Dr Mike Patrick take turns in the studio hot seat, candidly discussing PediaCast and Children’s on Quality. Learn how each physician began his podcasting journey and discover more about each show. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one!