If, when, and why your child should have a CBC (Pedcast)

Parents frequently want to know if, when and why their children need a blood count.  Dr Smolen discusses this basic and important test that every child is destined to have.  Listen and learn to today’s discussion about human blood.

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Grandma, Cod Liver Oil, and the 2011 News Regarding Vitamin D (Pedcast)

Recently, a lot of attention has been paid by the medical community to the role of Vitamin D to maintaining good health.  Dr. Smolen discusses this important topic and gives some recommendations to make sure your infants, children, and teens are both bone healthy and well supplied with Vitamin D.

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SmoNotes:

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Wagner, Carol L., and Frank R. Greer “Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children, and Adolescents.” American Academy of Pediatrics 122.5 (2008): 1142-1152. Web. 8 Feb. 2011. <http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;122/5/1142>.

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Misra, Madhusmita et al “Vitamin D Deficiency in Children and Its Management: Review of Current Knowledge and Recommendations.” American Academy of Pediatrics 122.2 (2008): 398-417. Web. 8 Feb. 2011. <http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/122/2/398>.

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Can Children be Spoiled? (Pedcast)

In this episode, Dr Smolen discusses the question; Can children be spoiled? History can help us answer this question as the listeners will see. Kick back and listen to Dr Smolen give his views on the subject.

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Dermatologist Dr Susan Primmer answers must know questions about Eczema in children (Pedcast)

Dr Susan Primmer returns to answer questions about a very common childhood skin condition known as eczema.  Get the latest information from a doctor who is both a pediatrician and a dermatologist.  How cool is that!

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