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Join Dr. Mike in the PediaCast Studio for the latest news parents can use, answers to listener questions, and interviews with pediatric and parenting experts. PediaCast has been an evidence-based award-winning educational podcast since 2006. And with over 300 episodes, 2 million downloads, and listeners in all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world, more parents trust PediaCast than any other audio source.

Recent Episodes

Abnormal Baby Heads – PediaCast 368

Dr Gregory Pearson stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about abnormalities of the infant head. We consider microcephaly and macrocephaly, along with the diagnosis and management of positional plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis. Big complex names, yes...

Teenage Attitude & Early Peanut Introduction – PediaCast 367

We have two guests for you this week: Dr Jennifer Freed is a clinical psychologist from Santa Barbara, California who co-founded a successful school-based teen program known as Attitude. Harmony. Achievement. We’ll explore the ins and outs of the programs...

Whole Grapes, Autism, Marijuana Smoke – PediaCast 366

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another round of pediatric news! This week we consider the danger of whole grapes, fasting as a cancer treatment, a cause of autism, reducing the pain of baby shots, a hearing test...

Ankle Injuries – PediaCast 364

The Sports Medicine Team returns to the Pediacast Studio to talk about ankle injuries. We explore why the ankle is easily injured and discuss strategies for prevention in basketball players, dancers and gymnasts. We also consider strengthening, conditi...

Toxic Stress & Concussion Update – PediaCast 362

This week we consider communication strategies for helping kids deal with toxic stress. We also cover concussions with Dr Kevin Walter, a concussion expert from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He recently visited Nationwide Children’s and stopped by the PediaCast...

Tip-Overs & Falls – PediaCast 361

Dr Lara McKenzie stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about indoor safety related to tip-overs and falls. We discuss the dangers of TVs and furniture, high chairs, bunk beds, stairs, baby gates and windows. And we consider ways of...

School-Based Asthma Therapy – PediaCast 360

This week we review asthma (definition, cause, diagnosis, treatment, prevention) and explore the details of a unique school-based asthma therapy program (SBAT). Studio guests include Dr Beth Allen and Courtney Rowe. We hope you can join us… and best wishes...

AAP National Conference 2016 – part 3 – PediaCast 359

Join us for our final installment of interviews with pediatricians across the country at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco! Topics include HPV vaccine, safe infant sleep, how pediatrics has changed, physician burnout and ...

AAP National Conference 2016 – part 3 – PediaCast 359

Join us for our final installment of interviews with pediatricians across the country at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco! Topics include HPV vaccine, safe infant sleep, how pediatrics has changed, physician burnout and ...

AAP National Conference 2016 – part 2 – PediaCast 358

We’re back with more interviews with pediatricians across the country at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. This week we cover toxic stress and resiliency, pediatric practice in a rural setting, and more insight into pediatric...

AAP National Conference 2016 – part 1 – PediaCast 357

This week we talk to pediatricians from across the country as we podcast from the floor of the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco! Topics include the medical home, Baby 411, ADHD, healthcare social media, medical students...

Thirty-One Gifts & Girls Take Flight – PediaCast 356

Today we consider Girls Take Flight, a partnership between Thirty-One Gifts and Nationwide Children’s. The goal of the program is to raise awareness—and funding—in support of behavioral and mental health challenges specific to girls and young women. Cindy Monroe, Founder...

Fantasy Play, RSV, Room Scents – PediaCast 355

We have a big show for you this week! We start with pediatric news: fantasy play & creative thinking, the effect of diet on reading skills, and the persistence of ADHD into adulthood. And then an interview with Dr Chris...

The Athlete’s Foot & Health Literacy – PediaCast 354

October is Health Literacy Month! What exactly is health literacy and why is it important? Dr Mary Ann Abrams and Dr Alex Rakowsky stop by the studio to share their experience and perspective. The Sports Doctor, Bob Weil, also visits...

Sick Kids & Child Care, Neck Injuries – PediaCast 353

We have two interviews for you this week. Dr Andy Hashikawa joins us for a discussion on sick kids and child care. Where can providers and parents find guidelines on keeping kids home? And how well do child care centers...

Childhood Vaccines – part 2 – PediaCast 352

Dr Michael Brady returns to the PediaCast Studio for part 2 of our discussion on childhood vaccines. Today we cover Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis A, Meningococcal and HPV. We also explore common concerns for moms and dads: a...

Childhood Vaccines – part 1 – PediaCast 351

Dr Michael Brady joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a two-part series on childhood vaccines. Today we cover Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hib, Polio, Rotavirus and the Pneumococcal vaccine. We also explore how immunizations work, talk about...

Cutting & Self-Harm – PediaCast 350

Dr Raymond Troy visits Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about cutting and other forms of self-harm. We discuss reasons teenagers injure themselves, along with risk factors and associated mental health conditions. Where can families turn for help?...

10 YEARS, Insect Bites, Parenting Books – PediaCast 349

PediaCast celebrates TEN YEARS of podcasts for parents! We mark the anniversary by answering more of your questions. Topics include insect bites, home wound care, and the best parenting books on the market today. We hope you can join us!

Water Safety – PediaCast 348

Dr Lara McKenzie stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about water safety. We discuss creating and maintaining a safe swim environment, pool rules and supervision tips. Also covered: hot tub and bath tub safety. We hope you can join...

Autism, Poison Safety, ADHD Meds – PediaCast 344

Dr Lara McKenzie visits the PediaCast Studio to talk about poison safety. Pediatric news this week covers autism & eye gazing, exercise in the womb and declining rates of ear infections. We also answer a listener question regarding ADHD medication...

Video Games, Diaper Rash, Baby Bottles – PediaCast 342

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more news parents can use! This week we cover ADHD & school entry age, video games & intellectual ability, and substance abuse prevention in young children. Dr Cherrelle Smith-Ramsey stops by to...

Concussion, CAP4Kids, Zika Virus – PediaCast 338

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as our sports medicine team drops in for an update on concussion. The CAP4Kids crew also stop by to fill us in on their important program, which features hundreds of healthcare and social...

The Intuitive Parent – PediaCast 337

Dr Stephen Camarata from Vanderbilt joins Dr Mike for a discussion on parental instinct and child development. We also cover chewing speed and the role it plays in weight gain, killing bacteria… with a virus, turtles & salmonella, and strategies...

Listener Question Marathon part 2 – PediaCast 335

PediaCast ends the year with a bang with questions from listeners throughout the United States and around the world! Join us for part 2 of our end-of-the-year Listener Question Marathon. Topics include sports turf rubber pellets & cancer, vegan diets,...

Listener Question Marathon part 1 – PediaCast 334

PediaCast ends the year with a bang with questions from listeners throughout the United States and around the world! Join us for part 1 of our end-of-the-year Listener Question Marathon. Topics include pregnancy spacing, baby sleep, sleeping on tummy, toddler...

Family Safety & Healing – PediaCast 333

Dr Jennifer Tscholl, Diane Lampkins and Cathy Davis stop by the PediaCast Studio to talk about the important work at The Center For Family Safety and Healing. Hear about the Center’s Where’s The Line? Campaign and discover the important role...

The Sports Medicine Team – PediaCast 332

Guest Host Dr Eric Bowman joins Dr Mike, along with Dr James MacDonald and Athletic Trainer Gail Swisher. Our topic this week is the Sports Medicine Team. Who are the folks who care for your kids on the playing field?...

Talking To Children & Teens About Sex – PediaCast 331

Dr Elise Berlan and Dr Wendy Anderson-Willis join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on talking with kids and teens about sex. When should these talks begin? What constitutes “THE TALK?” What is the parents’ role in...

Screen Time, Bullying, Zip Lines – PediaCast 330

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for another round of News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include an update on screen time recommendations, gut bacteria & asthma, treating Tourette syndrome, anti-bullying laws, heart disease & ADHD stimulant medication,...

The Vaccine War – PediaCast 329

New York Times Best-Selling author and investigative journalist, Seth Mnookin, drops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about his latest book on the vaccine-autism controversy. Hear the events that ignited and fuel the anti-vaccine movement. Why are parents distrustful of...

All About MRSA – PediaCast 328

Dr Sheldon Kaplan (from Texas Children’s Hospital) and Dr Bill Barson joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). We discuss the emergence of this pathogen, typical disease symptoms, diagnosis and treatment strategies in...

Scabies, Laughing Gas, Spinach Popsicles – PediaCast 327

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more Answers to Listener Questions. This week’s topics include scabies, emotional support during a hospital stay, painful swallowing, nitrous oxide for dental procedures, spinach popsicles & food safety, and back-to-school headaches.

Sports Nutrition – PediaCast 325

Welcome to another sports medicine edition of PediaCast. Dr Eric Bowman joins Dr Mike as Co-Host along with guest Jessica Buschmann, clinical dietician with sports medicine. Our topic is sports nutrition and includes details on powering student athletes with optimum...

Baby Problems – PediaCast 323

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio as he answers listener questions on a variety of common (and not-so-common) baby problems. Topics include craniosynostosis, duodenal atresia, malrotation with midgut volvulus, pyloric stenosis, intussusception, unde...

Poison Ivy, Tick Bites, Sunburn – PediaCast 322

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for three important summertime topics: poison ivy, tick bites and sunburns. We dive into the science of each and cover treatment options and prevention strategies. Also covered: quality family time, adult learning t...

BPA, Head Lice, Teen Driving – PediaCast 320

Join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for more News Parents Can Use. This week’s topics include a new study on MMR and autism, sleep safety in car seats and infant carriers, an update on BPA in plastics, daycare &...

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