Injury

Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast – Journal Club #2 with Andrew Brackins MSIV -TBI/Concussion and Fish Oil

Journal Club #2 with Andrew Brackins MSIV

Topic today – Traumatic brain injury or concussion is a significant problem in young adults and children. What do we know about the reasons why some people suffer longer term symptoms? What can we do to mitigate risk going forward? Fish oil is an omega 3 fatty acid that has recently gained attention as a possible therapeutic pre and post head trauma. Let us explore the head injury landscape together in this Journal Club episode.

Enjoy,

Dr. M

4 Pediatric Studies Every Parent Needs to Know About (Archived Pedcast)

 

 

Welcome, I am Dr. Paul Smolen, also known as Doc Smo and this is Portable Practical Pediatrics. Every once in a while I like to give my listeners a glimpse of what is new in pediatric research that can translate into practical knowledge.  I’m not talking about new high tech treatments for exotic diseases but rather new information that most parents can use in their everyday parenting. So here goes with a conversation about four, high quality, peer reviewed articles that I think you will find interesting. Stay engaged, stay informed, and of course, stay tuned.  Today’s pedcast is brought to you by audible, the new way to digest books. For me, Audible has become my preferred method of exploring books, whether I am cutting the grass or driving in the car. Expand your world today by subscribing to audible. Just hit the link that accompanies this podcast to get started.

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Injury Prevention for Little People (Archived Pedcast)

Practical advice for parents with toddlers. Keeping them safe is a full-time job.! Hopefully these tips will make your job a little easier.

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Interesting Conversations w/ Parents (Pedcast) May 2017

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Doc Smo here. Thanks for joining me today. I was looking at the stats for my blog the other day and noticed something interesting; 3 of the top 7 downloaded pedcasts for 2016 were my interesting conversations series. In other words, parents like to hear what other parents are talking about. And why not… I have interesting and well-informed parents bringing their children to me.  In that vein, here we go with my next edition of the “Interesting Conversation w/ Parents” series. Continue reading

Wound Care Do’s and Don’ts for Kids (Pedcast)

 

 

Today we are going to talk about minor scrapes and cuts. By minor I mean only surface injuries without injury to underlying structures and wounds less than an inch in length.  A lot more kids get hurt than sick so parents and pediatricians spend a lot of their time caring for bruises and cuts.  Over time, parents need to become experts in minor wound care so today I thought it might be useful to talk about the important topic of broken skin care in children. Continue reading

Car Seats Done Right (Article)

Cars can be dangerous for children, especially considering the vast amount of time they spend in and around them. This fact is borne out by statistics, year in and year out. In 2011 for instance, 148,000 children were injured in automobile accidents. A third of these children were not restrained by a car seat or seatbelt at the time of their injury. Amazing. Intoxicated drivers, poorly installed car seats, and simple carelessness make injuries and death of children in cars mostly preventable. Continue reading

Understanding Newborn Diaper Rash (Pedcast)

 

Anyone who has been around a new baby and tasked with changing diapers knows about common phenomena, diaper rash in the first few weeks of life. It is so common as to be almost normal. But why? Why does this happen and more importantly, how can it be avoided? Well, today I am going to try and explain the biology and chemistry behind this phenomena, and maybe even save some babies from having a very sore bum, and you from having to console a very distraught newborn. That’s a big task but I think we can do it. Continue reading