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Are Your Kids Too Clean? (Pedcast)

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Welcome to another edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. I’m your host, Dr. Paul Smolen, also known as Doc Smo. From the bassinet to the board room, if the topic involves children, we talk about it here. I frequently get asked by the parents of my patients, “Why do so many children have food allergy, asthma, and eczema today? Most of these parents don’t remember their friends having nearly the incidence of allergy that today’s children do and that was just a few decades ago. What is going on, they ask? Well, my answer is that we really don’t know, but we are beginning to get closer to an answer. For years, immunologists and allergists have been talking about something called the Hygiene Hypothesis to explain all of this allergy. Recent observations have made this less of a theory and more of an explanation. Experts are beginning to have some understanding. So in today’s pedcast, I thought we would talk about some of this evidence and introduce you to the current thinking about allergies and children. The hope is if we can understand what is driving the allergy epidemic, we can help protect future kids from suffering from with terrible allergies. Continue reading

Are Eczema/Allergies Preventable in Children?

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Life threatening diseases like meningitis, sepsis, and dehydration are mostly a thing of the past for babies and children in 21st century America. Thank goodness! But instead of these acute illnesses that have been so prevalent in the past, now children are battling chronic illnesses like asthma, food allergy, and the topic of today’s talk, eczema. If you search the Portable Practical Pediatrics archives, you will see that we have talked about eczema on many, many occasions– but today I thought I would bring you some new information that recent research has uncovered. If this research is correct, it looks like eczema may be, in  a large number of children, preventable. So stay with me to find out more about how you might be able to prevent the debilitating skin disease known as eczema in your children.

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Childhood Peanut Allergy (Pedcast)

Today I am going to let you know about a seismic shift that has occurred in the past year with regards to our understanding of allergy; specifically food allergy and likely all types of allergy that children can develop. We’ve known for a long time that children born into Western cultures, during the 20th century, had a much higher chance of developing one of the allergic diseases than do those not born elsewhere. Those allergic diseases are asthma, hay fever, eczema, and the subject of today’s talk, food allergies. We’ve talked about this a lot in various pedcasts on DocSmo in the past five years but the reasons behind this growing allergy trend are beginning to come clear. If you want to listen to some of my old posts, go right ahead. Here they are.

https://www.docsmo.com/?s=allergy+farm,

https://www.docsmo.com/food-allergy-in-children-pedcast/,

https://www.docsmo.com/allergy-an-american-disease-article/,  

https://www.docsmo.com/dishwashers-harmful-to-kids-article/ 

https://www.docsmo.com/page/2/?s=probiotics

Why so much allergy is the subject for today’s pedcast and, more importantly,  what are the current recommendations by experts to help parents avoid having their children becoming food allergic, specifically, peanut allergic. Continue reading

Can Eczema/Allergy Be Prevented in Kids? (Pedcast)

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Life threatening diseases like meningitis, sepsis, and dehydration are mostly a thing of the past for babies and children in 21st century America. Thank goodness! But instead of these acute illnesses that were so prevalent in the past, now children are battling chronic illnesses like asthma, food allergy, and the topic of today’s talk, eczema. If you search the Portable Practical Pediatrics archives, you will see that we have talked about eczema on many, many occasions– but today I thought I would bring you some new information that recent research has uncovered. If this research is correct, it looks like eczema may be, in  a large number of children, preventable. So stay with me to find out more about how you might be able to prevent the debilitating skin disease known as eczema in your children.

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Integrative Pediatrics

 

Dr. Kilbane conducts Mooo U (Pedcast)

The “power of honey” with Dr. Kilbane (Pedcast)

Avoiding Ear Infections, Dr. Sheila Kilbane (Pedcast) .“Food Decisions” with Dr. Kilbane (Pedcast)

Dr. Kilbane on “Winterizing” Your Children (Pedcast)

More, Winterizing Your Children (Pedcast)

Probiotics Update with Dr. Sheila Kilbane (Pedcast) 

Probiotcs can Prevent C. Diff Diarrhea (Article)

The Power of an Elimination Diet w/ Dr. Sheila Kilbane (Pedcast)

The China Study (Book Review Pedcast)

Don’t Drink Your Milk, by Frank Oski MD (Book Review Pedcast)

More, Winterizing Your Children (Pedcast)

Fat Kids, Sick Hearts? (Article)

Pediatric Nutrition; A New “Topic of the Week” starting August 15th

The staff of DocSmo.com is proud to present the next topic based group of posts for our blog. Beginning on the week of August 15th and extending through August, we will begin posting articles about various aspects of childhood nutrition. I have two interview pedcasts this month, one with my breastfeeding expert Anne Gessner PNP on breastfeeding decisions and the other with Dr Sheila Kilbane, an expert in pediatric probiotics. I have three new pedcasts to share, one on introducing solid food in infancy, one discussing  food allergy, and dietary aspects of  dental health.  Finally, I have the “lunchroom lowdown” with my partners and a “From the desk of DocSmo” article about what I am reading and hearing about. I hope you will listen, read, and comment on all this exciting material. Join us won’t you.

New Teen/Young Adult

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Teen/Young Adult

Children in these age groups pose almost constant challenges for their parents.  Whether the question is about a health matter or a parenting issue, pedcasts in this section are designed to be informative and useful.  I feel certain that if you have teens or young adults in your house that there are subjects in this section that you will find instructive and thought provoking.  “Let’s talk Teens and Young Adults” with these recent posts;


Recent Pedcasts

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Teen/Young Adult Archive

Pedcasts:

From the Desk of Doc Smo/Articles:

“Food Decisions” with Dr. Kilbane Life is a group activity!
HPV Vaccines: “Prevention Trumps Treatment” Pediatric Practice, the New Frontier
Ear Wax to the Max, “oh my” The Quest for Cures
What Makes an Effective Doctor Visit? Could Acetominophen be Toxic?
Wet Hair at Night, Right on Grandma! The “New” Face of Pediatrics
“Sit Down and Listen”: ADD News 2011 Life Lessons from the Grandpa’s Chair
Antiperspirant and Deodorant Facts….No sweat! From the Desk of DocSmo-Exercise and “Your Little People”
Helping Single Parent Families : Parenting Challenges
Teaching your teen to be “Responsible” Profanity and Children
Attitude lessons learned from my Dad Getting the Dose Right!
Dr. Kilbane on “Winterizing” Your Children Children and the Risk of Drowning
The Naked Truth About Acne from Dr. Primmer From the Desk of DocSmo: The Rewards of Commitment
Tincture of Time The Secret is in the Roots
Fever Facts The End of an Era
Bike Helmets Work! From the Desk of DocSmo: Your Child and the Natural World
Food Allergy in Children From the desk of DocSmo: “Fewer Smokers in USA”
Probiotics Update with Dr. Sheila Kilbane  A Constipation Conversation
ADD-An Integrative approach with Dr Sheila Kilbane Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Parents; Let’s focus on ADD From the Desk of DocSmo- ADD Steps 1,2,3,&4
When Sports Participation Begins to Hurt Swimmer’s Ear Prevention 101
Poison Ivy-Just Leaf it alone! Sunscreen Essentials
Avoiding a potential teenage tragedy 2010 Vital Statistics…Interesting (Article)
What is the “Fever” in Hay Fever? Q and A
with “Simon” (Laura Nelle Parnell)
Let’s not forget to care for the Mamas and the Papas!
What’s Up with all the Children with Allergies?
If, when, and why your child should have a CBC
Grandma, Cod Liver Oil, and the 2011
News Regarding Vitamin D
The ABCDE of Moles with Dr. Sue Primmer
Dermatologist Dr Susan Primmer answers must
know questions about Eczema in children
Screen Time, How Much is Too Much?
Getting a Grippe on the ‘Moving Target’ We Call Influenza
Retrospective Thoughts from 2010
Thanksgiving Thoughts 2010
Bugs or Drugs, Who’s Winning?
Swimming, A Basic Life Skill All Children Need to Know
Shaping Your Child’s Character, Leading by Example
Patty versus Mozart, Curious?
 Why Your Child Should Avoid Sugary Drinks!
Eyedrops Made Simple
Stopping Bug Bites Before They Happen
Making Sense of Your Child’s Next Virus
Answers to Skin Care Questions by Dr. Sue Primmer
A ‘How to’ Guide to Swallowing Pills for Children
The Supper Table Revisited
The “power of honey” with Dr. Kilbane (Pedcast)