Injury

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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7 Dubious Health Honors American Children Own (Pedcast)

American children are unhealthy on many world standards. Learn more. 

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6 Things Kids Can Do To Avoid Sports Injuries (Updated Pedcast)

Sports are great, but your child can have too much of a good thing. Your child can learn a lot of valuable skills and life lessons on the court or field, but at some point, the physical and mental rigor of sports can be too much, leading to mental and physical fatigue and injury. In this episode of DocSmo.com, Dr Smolen reviews the AAP guidelines for limiting competitive sports and gives you some common sense guidelines of his own. Continue reading

5 Actions Parents Must Take if Their Child is Being Bullied (Pedcast)

 

Introduction

I must say, that for the first half of my pediatric career, I was oblivious to the knowledge of how frequently and seriously bullying harms children. I just wasn’t aware that bullying was at the root of a lot of the illness in school age children that I was seeing…until I began to ask. When I ask a child with a recurring stomachaches or headaches if anyone is bullying them and I see that tense facial expression form or possibly a little moistening of their eyes, then I know. I have learned in recent years to routinely ask about this important issue!  It is not surprising to me that I recently saw bullying on a list of the most frequent concerns of parents. In fact it was the number one worry among parents with school-aged children. Sounds pretty important and a topic that deserves an entire pedcast so in today’s installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics, I’m going to bring you up to speed on some of the newest information about the important topic of childhood bullying.  Stay informed, stay engaged, and most importantly, stay tuned to hear this important edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. Continue reading

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