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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

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 recess implementation. Many schools lack...

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...

Drowning, Story Time, Dosing Errors – PediaCast 380

This week we cover more pediatric news! Topics include drowning, colic and love, story time strategies, inactive teenagers, smartphones & parenting, lawn mower injuries and medication dosing errors. We hope you can join us!

Hemophilia & Baby Sleep – PediaCast 379

Dr Amy Dunn and members of the Homecare Factor Team visit the PediaCast Studio to talk about hemophilia. We explore the cause, diagnosis and treatment of this bleeding disorder and highlight the challenges these families face. We also consider baby...

Looking Out For Number Two – PediaCast 378

Dr Bryan Vartabedian (Texas Children’s Hospital) joins us to talk about his new book, Looking Out for Number Two: A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Poo, Gas and Other Things That Come Out of Your Baby. The title speaks for itself,...

Kinship Foster Care – PediaCast 377

Dr David Rubin, founding co-director of the PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), visits the PediaCast Studio to talk about kinship foster care. Millions of children have spent time living with extended relatives. We’ll talk about the needs...

Scoliosis & EOS Imaging – PediaCast 375

Dr Walter Samora joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about scoliosis. What causes this common condition? What symptoms result? How is it diagnosed and treated? Then we’ll explore the emerging technology of EOS imaging, which uses very...

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