4 Pediatric Studies Every Parent Needs to Know About (Pedcast)



Welcome, I am Dr. Paul Smolen, also known as Doc Smo and this is Portable Practical Pediatrics. Every once in a while I like to give my listeners a glimpse of what is new in pediatric research that can translate into practical knowledge.  I’m not talking about new high tech treatments for exotic diseases but rather new information that most parents can use in their everyday parenting. So here goes with a conversation about four, high quality, peer reviewed articles that I think you will find interesting. Stay engaged, stay informed, and of course, stay tuned.  Today’s pedcast is brought to you by audible, the new way to digest books. For me, Audible has become my preferred method of exploring books, whether I am cutting the grass or driving in the car. Expand your world today by subscribing to audible. Just hit the link that accompanies this podcast to get started. Continue reading

Interesting Child Health Links 7/10/18

The Following are Dr. Smo’s links to interesting articles about children and child health for the week of 7/10/18

Article #1-  Looking for some guiding principles to help boost your parenting skills? Here they are compliments of the blogger known as “treehugger”.


Article #2- Have the Finnish parents figured out the secret to creating resilient children? Some think so. See how Finnish parents promote intelligence and self dependence in their children. Continue reading

10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Allergies in Their Children ? (Pedcast)



Sometimes reality is so counter-intuitive, isn’t it? If you had told me 20 years ago that some of the keys to raising healthy children would be whether a the child’s family owned a dishwasher, whether they had a lot of people living in their home, whether there were pets living inside the house, or whether the children visited or lived near a farm, I would have thought you were a little crazy. It turns out that these factors, along with others, are super important to your children’s ultimate good health. Interested in learning more? Then stay tuned for this fascinating edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. But before we get started, I want to take a moment to thank today’s sponsor, The TheChildrensTable.com, a food blog specifically designed for parents who have the important responsibility of feeding the little people in their lives. Take your food knowledge to the next level by following TheChildrensTable.com today.  I love it. I know you will too. Now onto today’s post. Continue reading

Interesting Child Health Links 6/25/18


The Following are Dr. Smo’s links to interesting articles about children and child health for the week of 6/25/18

Article #1– First chocolate was shown to reduce coughing and now, it will make you smarter and slow aging. What is not to love! Your kids will love taking their medicine! Tell them that Doc Smo recommends they eat their salad and chocolate.



Article #2– This discovery may be a game changer since we know that early diagnosis and treatment can be extremely beneficial to those #children that suffer from #autism. If this discovery holds, it looks like autism may “speak” a lot younger.

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