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Doc Smo’s Very Personal 2019 Holiday Message (Pedcast)

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Every child has talents. Some you might not see today…but they are there, rest assured. One of the many jobs you have as a parent, is to recognize those interests and talents and maximize your child’s chance of capitalizing on them. In today’s pedcast, I am going to get very personal and show you how this worked out in my life, with the hopes that my story may be helpful to your family. Continue reading

12 Physical/ Emotional Benefits to Getting Your Children Outside to Play? (Archived Pedcast)

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Is outdoor play vital to your child’s short and long term physical and mental health?  You bet it is. Grandma knew this was so and now science has caught up with her wisdom as you are about to hear about in this edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics.

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What Should Your Young Children Be Drinking? (Pedcast)

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If you stroll through a grocery store or scan a coffee shop menu, it’s impossible to miss the ever-expanding array of non-dairy, mostly plant based “milk” options available. Given this, it’s no surprise that just last week, Dean Foods (the biggest producer of milk products in the U.S.) filed for bankruptcy. Things are definitely changing. But if the consumption of cow’s milk by children is diminishing, what does this mean for their long-term health? Is drinking cow’s milk essential to your children’s good health? And what about all those other beverages that your children drink have access to?   When is their consumption appropriate for your children?  Seems like the perfect time to delve into the current recommendations for your kids, and discuss the landscape of “milks”.

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Can Excessive Sugar Intake Be Toxic to Your Children? (Archived Pedcast)

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Can dietary sugar be toxic to your children?  Not worried about your children’s liver health? Maybe you should be as I am about to explain in this week’s post.

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