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Your Children Got Fish? (Pedcast)

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Welcome to Portable Practical Pediatrics. One of the things that distinguishes the poor state of the average American child is their lack of consumption of fish. Americans just don’t seem to eat much fish and when they do, they often prepare it in an unhealthy fashion. Recently, the EPA has put out some guidelines for pregnant  women and parents of young children to help bring fish safely into the diets of children. In today’s pedcast, I thought we might take a few minutes to go over why all parents should make an attempt to get healthy fish into their children’s diet and go over these new guidelines put out by the EPA. So, sit back, pop open a can of sardines, crank up the volume on that mp3 player, and listen to this important edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. Continue reading

Important Child Health Links: May 22, 2017

 Check out these six links to articles I know you will find interesting and informative: 

 

1. 5 Things Parents of Successful Kids do Differently

https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/want-confident-resilient-and-hard-working-kids-science-says-do-these-things.html

 

2. Facebook and Twitter ‘harm young people’s mental health’

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/19/popular-social-media-sites-harm-young-peoples-mental-health

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Babies Benefit from Birth in Hospitals (Pedcast)

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Welcome to another edition of DocSmo.com…the pediatric blog that brings you portable, practical pediatric information. From diapers to the diploma, if its kid related, we take it on. I’m your host and founder of DocSmo.com…. Dr. Paul Smolen. Parents often ask me why their baby needs to be born in a hospital and why they need to stay for a while after birth? Continue reading

Sleep Away Camp Readiness? (Pedcast)

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Welcome to Portable Practical Pediatrics. I’m your host, Dr. Paul Smolen, a board certified pediatrician and now an experienced blogger. Can you believe it; I started broadcasting in June of 2010. I’m rapidly approaching 7 years of weekly blogging, 84,000 downloads to date, and a million pages opened each year on my blog!  Thanks to you, we have created one of the most popular pediatric blogs in the country. What an honor. Thank you.

Recently, I was interviewed by a Charlotte parenting blog about sending children to sleep away camp. I answered a series of questions for their post and the thought crossed my mind, “Maybe my blog audience would be interested in this subject? I think so.”  So in today’s edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics, we are going to explore some aspects of sending your child to sleep away camp. Maybe some of my answers can help you and your child make the most of this important experience of childhood. If you are thinking about away camp for your little ones this summer, don’t miss this pedcast! Continue reading

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