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Could the Flu Pandemic of 1918 Pay Us Another Visit? (Pedcast Book Review)

Pale Rider

By Laura Spinney

Hachette Books

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Welcome to this book review edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. I’m your host, Dr. Paul Smolen also known as Doc Smo. I just finished reading a fascinating book titled, Pale Rider, by British journalist Laura Spinney, a work in which she gives her readers a detailed look at the effect of a global influenza pandemic that is known today as The Spanish Flu of 1918. Ms. Spinney makes the case that this single event was the worst human tragedy in human history, killing an estimated 50-100 million people; a number greater that the number of deaths in both WW1 and WW2 combined! How did this tragedy happen and could it happen again?  Is this tragedy relevant for today’s world population including your children? Find out and hear my review of this Pale Rider in this edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics, which is being brought to you by Audible, a place where you can sit back, rest your eyes, rev up your imagination, and listen to great books like Pale Rider. Consider joining today by clicking the banner displayed on my website, accompanying this post. Continue reading

Good Book to Help Anxious Kids (Book Review Pedcast)


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What to Do if You Worry Too Much

by Dawn Huebner, PhD.

Topic Introduction

Doc Smo here. Thanks for joining me today. Recently, I found a good book to help an anxious kids that I am going to share with you today in this book review pedcast. I must say, I love doing book reviews for my listeners because I learn so much in the process of exploring the catalogue of contemporary parenting books and at the same time I give my listeners a little taste of the author’s wisdom. Today, I am going to do a review of a book that a mother of one of my patient’s introduced me to when the subject of her son’s anxiety came up at his checkup recently.  This mom and her son had found the book titled, What to Do When You Worry Too Much, very useful and I hope you will too. Continue reading