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Babies, Water, and Salt- A Briny Mix (Pedcast)

Water is essential to life, and you can’t drink enough of it, right? Wrong. In this Pedcast, Doc Smo explains why it can be dangerous, and even life threatening, for infants under 6 months of age to consume too much water. Small people have small kidneys, and when they are overloaded with water, it can cause water intoxication.  Doc Smo provides practical advice about how to prevent water intoxication in your baby.

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The Physiology of Dehydration – A Parent’s Guide (Pedcast)

As humans, water is crucial to our existence.  Severe water loss from vomiting and diarrhea are the leading causes of death in children worldwide.  In today’s Pedcast, Doc Smo explains the physiology of dehydration and gives parents steps to take to prevent such a viral stomach illness from turning into a life threatening situation for their children.

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