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The Owner’s Manual: A Podcast for Parents
48 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Episode 115: Pediatric Potpourri Part 2 with Marianne Borden, MD
In this episode, Marianne Borden joins me again to continue our series "Pediatric Potpourri" where we discuss several common illnesses that parents will experience with their children. In today's show, we delve into Hand, Foot and Mouth Syndrome, Croup, and RSV. We talk about what to look for, what to do, and when a visit to the child's doctor might be needed. The segment "Pediatric Fun Facts" explores if a breastfeeding mother's diet can affect a baby's sleep pattern. A call in question about a toddler who gets a facial rash while eating is answered.
53 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
Episode 114: Childproofing/Keeping Your Kids Safe with Lynne Whyte, MD
In this episode, Lynne Whyte, MD joins me to have an in depth discussion about childproofing. We talk about things to keep in mind when trying to keep your home safe for you children. We also discuss what to do about grandparents' house when you visit. "Pediatric Fun Facts" describes the classic childhood exanthema. We continue the segment "Parenting Horror Stories." A phone in question about the different types of flu vaccines for children is answered.
40 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
Episode 113: All Things Gluten with Mala Setty, MD
In this episode, I visit Mala Setty, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist, in her satellite office in Walnut Creek, CA to discuss Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity. We explore some associated conditions, how these conditions might present and what testing is commonly done to diagnose them. We also discuss when a child's primary care physician might do testing themselves and when a referral to a pediatric GI specialist might be indicated. The segments "Pediatric Fun Facts" and "Parenting Horror Stories" continue. A phone in question regarding the safety of energy drinks in teens is answered.
47 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
Episode 112: Pediatric Physical Therapy with Laurel Clymer, MPT
In this episode, Laurel Clymer, a pediatric physical therapist, joins me to discuss what she does. We talk about common reasons for referrals to her and what kind of things she does to help. We discuss several pediatric motor milestones, what is normal and when a referral from a child's primary care physician might be indicated. "Pediatric Fun Facts!" explores the origin of the term "vaccination." "Parenting Horror Stories" relate situations of being locked out of the house. I answer a phone in question regarding bedwetting.
60 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
Episode 111: Getting Kids Active/Keeping Them Healthy with Michelle Brown, C.M.E.S., C.P.T., S.G.X
In this episode, Michelle Brown, a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist joins me for an in-depth discussion about techniques to get kids active from an early age and how to make exercise fun for kids and adults. We discuss how to get the "couch potato" off of the couch and how to motivate and educate kids. The segments "Pediatric Fun Facts" and "Parenting Horror Stories" continue. A phone in question about supplements for children with ADHD is answered.
40 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
Episode 110: Constipation in Children with Sabina Ali, MD
In this episode, I visit Sabina Ali, MD a pediatric gastroenterologist from UCSF/Benioff Children's Hospital at her satellite office in Walnut Creek. We have an in-depth discussion regarding constipation in children. We talk about causes, treatment and prevention of this very common pediatric malady. I continue the segments "Pediatric Fun Facts" and "Parenting Horror Stories." Phone in questions regarding use of local bee pollen honey for allergies and febrile seizures.
48 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
Episode 109: Pediatric Dental Issues with Josh Twiss, DDS
In this episode, I visit Dr. Josh at his office "Iron Horse Pediatric Dentistry" to discuss issues relevant to pediatric dental health. We discuss preventative care, what to expect at the first few visits and when sedation of a patient might be appropriate. We also discuss what to do in the event of dental trauma in your child. We continue the segment "Pediatric Fun Facts" and introduce a new feature "Parenting Horror Stories!" Phone in questions are answered regarding toddler's oral fixation and the HPV vaccine in adolescents.
50 minutes | Sep 28, 2019
Episode 108: Infant and Childhood Nutrition with Kathleen Smith, MD
In this episode, my friend and colleague Kathleen Smith, MD comes in to discuss nutritional issues for infants, toddlers and older children. We talk about starting solid foods in babies, making healthy food choices for your kids and creative snack ideas. We also discuss when vitamin supplementation and choosing organic food are important. In addition, I introduce "Pediatric Fun Facts" as a new weekly feature on the show. Phone in questions address whether to buy another crib for the 2nd baby on the way and the hazard of "vaping."
55 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Episode 107: Pediatric Potpourri with Marianne Borden, MD
In this Episode, my friend and colleague Marianne Borden returns to the show to discuss 3 common symptoms/illnesses in pediatrics: fever, the common cold (URIs), and gastroenteritis. We discuss what to expect when your child gets sick, what you can do at home to help alleviate symptoms, and when to worry. After the discussion, I answer some phone in questions about tantrums and behavior issues in toddlers and young children.
41 minutes | Sep 13, 2019
Episode 106: Food Allergies with Matthew Lodewick, MD
In this episode, my guest, Matt Lodewick, MD and I have an in depth discussion about food allergies in infants and children. We discuss recent changes in recommendations regarding how potentially allergenic foods are introduced to infants and the research behind these recommendations. We also delve into what is being done to help reduce the level of allergies in children who are affected. Phone in questions about food allergies and hives are answered.
45 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
Episode 105: Anxiety in Children with Cynthia Corbett, Psy. D.
In this episode, my guest Dr. Cynthia Corbett and I discuss the recent surge in the incidence of anxiety in children and adolescents. We discuss what we perceive as triggers for this increase. Dr. Corbett goes into detail regarding strategies that she employs in her office to help children deal with their problems and re-establish self-regulation. Phone in/email questions are answered regarding a vegan diet in children and whether spanking a toddler is appropriate.
42 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
Episode 104: The Picky Eater with Debra Weiss-Ishai, MD
In this episode, Debra Weiss-Ishai, MD joins me for an in-depth discussion of how to deal with and prevent picky eaters. Phone in questions about a picky toddler as well as how to deal with seasonal allergies.
51 minutes | Aug 24, 2019
Episode 103: The Fussy Infant with Marianne Borden, MD
In this, our second full episode of The Owner's Manual: A Podcast for Parents Marianne Borden, MD stops by to discuss the Fussy Infant. We discuss the causes of fussy babies, what is normal and when to worry. Call in questions about teething and colic.
48 minutes | Aug 24, 2019
Episode 102: Infant and Children's Sleep with Bob Kadas, MD
This is the first full episode of The Owner's Manual: A Podcast for Parents. In this episode I interview my mentor, Bob Kadas, MD a Pediatrician with almost 50 years experience in giving advice on sleep issues. At the end, there are call in questions regarding infant sleep and SIDS.
2 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
Episode 101: Introduction
This is the intro/trailer for The Owner's Manual: A Podcast for Parents where I describe the format of the show and give info for the "call in" line for questions.
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