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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #17 – Dr. Larry Rosen – Children and a Pandemic

This week, I sit down with Integrative Pediatrician Dr. Larry Rosen as we dive into the world of children post Covid. What is happening to them and what do we need to do to right the ship? Dr. Rosen is the founder of the Whole Child Center in New Jersey. He is the co-author of “Treatment Alternatives for Children,” an evidence-informed guide for parents interested in natural solutions for common childhood ailments.
He graduated from New York Medical College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Additionally, he is a founding member and former Chair of the AAP Section on Integrative Medicine, and he received the AAP’s Pioneer in Integrative Medicine award in 2015.
He serves as Senior Advisor and Chair of the Health Advisory Board for WholeHealthED, a nonprofit devoted to bringing whole health learning to U.S. schools.
Larry is an exceptional human, a thoughtful person and finally a teacher and leader in the healing space of children nationally.
I hope that you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Larry Rosen,
Dr. M

“Accidental” Psychotherapy (Pedcast)

Today, I am going to tell you about an amazing experience I had last week. A longtime patient of mine, a 12 year old boy who I have known for a decade, came in for his checkup. I had reviewed his chart before walking in the room, an noticed that the last time I had seen him, he came in with classic anxiety symptoms of difficulty sleeping and concentrating, feeling anxious, and having headaches, and stomachaches. When I asked him why he felt so anxious, he said that the social aspects of middle school were overwhelming for him. The academics were easy but the fitting in with his peers…that was a whole nother matter as they say down in the South. After we talked all this over,  it was so clear to me and his Mom that he was exhibiting the somatic symptoms of anxiety. I suggested that they go and try a therapy called “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” or CBT as it is known in the business. Yes there are medicines for this but CBT is at least as effective. Continue reading

Helping Single Parent Families (Pedcast)

Many households in the United States are headed by a single parent. In this pedcast, Dr. Smolen explores the impact of having a single parent household on the children raised in this setting.  Dr Smolen gives some practical advice to single parents that might augment their parenting.

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