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We travel to the Emergency Room on this episode of ParentingU to speak with Dr. Hitesh Chheda, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist. What are some of the trends he is seeing in the Emergency Room? What do parents need to know? Dr. Chheda gives special attention to drug and alcohol issues as well as how big of an issue vaping is among tweens and teens. Dr. Chheda provides insights into these serious issues, equipping parents with the facts they need to communicate effectively with their children.

Some of the questions answered in this episode:

What are the most common cases in the Emergency Room?

Is drug and alcohol use increasing or decreasing among teenagers?

Are prescription drugs being abused by teens?

What can parents do to protect prescription drugs from teens using them inappropriately?

Is youth vaping something parents should be concerned about?

Why is vaping becoming so popular?

Isn’t vaping safer than smoking?

Why is vaping in the news right now?

How can I talk to my kids about drugs, alcohol, and smoking when I have used these as well?

ParentingU is here to answer questions from families like you. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts. You can also hear all episodes of ParentingU on our website.

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