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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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Here’s Why You Should Care What Media Your Children Watch (Archived Pedcast)

 

 

 I am going to get a little personal with this installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics, I am going to tell you a real life story that happened to yours truly, when I was in high school, 10th grade to be specific that involved media exposure.  This story speaks directly to the question I posed in the title of this pedcast: should parents care about what media their children watch during childhood?  An important question for today’s parents to ponder. 

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Are You Mitigating the Legacy of Covid-19 on Your Children (Pedcast)

Want to learn how to minimize the effects of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on your children? Stay tuned and I’ll give you my perspective.

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6 Bewildering Symptoms in Newborns That Parents Don’t Expect

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Pediatrician Dr. Paul Smolen here. Parents are often bewildered by some of the bizarre physical symptoms their babies develop soon after birth. Stay tuned and I will break down some of these unexpected baby bodily changes in today’s installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics. Continue reading