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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

Coco & Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures – PediaCast 390

A trio of specialists visit the PediaCast Studio to discuss psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Listen as we explore the presentation, work-up, treatment and long-term outlook for patients and families impacted by this condition. We hope you can join us!

Kindness… According to Kids! – PediaCast 389

It’s World Kindness Day! We are joined by editor-in-chief of Highlights for Children, Christine French Cully, to talk about the state of kindness… according to kids. Harvard developmental psychologist, Dr Luba Falk Feigenberg, also stops by to provide ...

Bee Stings, Emergency Care, Influenza – PediaCast 388

This week we explore why bees are more aggressive in the fall and how to prevent and treat their stings. We also cover emergency care for kids. When should you call 911? And does your child need an emergency department...

Food as Medicine – PediaCast 387

This week we consider food as medicine. We’ll start with the basics of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. How are they beneficial? When and why are they dangerous? Then we’ll explore the use of food to prevent and treat several medical...

Top 10 Pediatric Symptoms – PediaCast 386

Join us as we examine the top 10 pediatric symptoms. We consider possible causes, let you know when to worry and explore how providers determine a diagnosis and plan treatment. Are you ready for the fall and winter illness season?...

Breakfast & Sports Nutrition – PediaCast 385

Sports nutrition expert, Jessica Buschmann, joins me in the studio as we consider breakfast and food as fuel for student athletes. We discuss meals, snacks, supplements and hydration. You’ll hear tips on helping picky eaters and others at risk from...

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine – PediaCast 384

Drs Kimberly Wolf, Jen Bryant and Frances Comer stop by the PediaCast Studio to talk about osteopathic manipulative medicine. We explore the differences (and similarities) between MDs and DOs and consider the utility of a “hands-on” approach for the di...

The Importance of Recess – PediaCast 383

Michelle Carter, Senior Program Manager for SHAPE America, joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast studio to talk about the importance of recess! We consider health, development and academic benefits of recess, along with evidence-based recommendations for rece...

The Do Nothing Summer – PediaCast 382

Pam Lobley joins Dr Mike on PediaCast. She is author of the book Why Can’t We just Play: What I Did When I Realized My Kids Were Way Too Busy. We discuss the benefits, logistics and impact of pulling back...

Sun Safety & Brachial Plexus Injuries – PediaCast 381

We begin this week with important reminders on sun safety. Then, Dr Kim Bjorklund stops by to talk about brachial plexus injuries and their treatment. These injuries affect children of all ages, from newborn babies through high school athletes, and...

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