5 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe From Covid-19 (Pedcast)

Seems like the natural world is infecting human kind with some nasty pathogens these days. Just think about it, in just the past 20 years we have had to deal with SARS-CoV-1 (likely coming from bats), and MERS (a camel cold virus), H1N1 (from pigs and birds), and Zika jumping from rhesus monkeys to humans via mosquitoes. And this is just a partial list. In a world where pathogens are coming at us faster than a major league fastball, it’s time for us to learn more about epidemics and more importantly, how to defend ourselves.  That’s exactly what we are going to do in today’s pedcast.

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5 Important Reasons Not to Feed Your Children Processed Food (Pedcast by Doc Smo and Sonya Corina Williams)

News flash- the state of nutrition among many American children is bad…very bad. Obesity and metabolic disease are now common in children, largely due to the consumption of an abundance of processed food. And by the way, being obese, having hypertension, or an elevated blood sugar during childhood imparts a good chance of that child having long-term health consequences as you are about to see in today’s pedcast so stay tuned!

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Are You Protecting Your Children from Future Deadly Skin Cancers (Pedcast by Doc Smo and Sonya Corina Williams)

Most people have heard of a skin disease called melanoma, a deadly cancer that can affect children and adults alike.   Do you know anything about what triggers this tumor and, more importantly, do you know how to lower your children’s lifetime risk of ever developing this horrible disease? Stay tuned as we discuss all of this in this installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics

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