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21 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
COVID Vaccine Controversies in India - Antivaxxers, Vaccine Skeptics and more!
In a free wheeling interview with Dr Poonam Gupta, discussion about how and why the anti-vaccine trend has caught on in India. Also, tips on how to deal with vaccine controversies, and help the educators, doctors and the parents to decide about vaccinating themselves, their parents and their kids :) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
10 minutes | May 26, 2022
Monkey pox & YOUR child! Any need to worry?
What is Monkey Pox? Why is everyone talking about it? What are the symptoms? How can we differentiate it from other similar illnesses? How does it spread? Can I or my child get it? In conversation with Travel health Expert - Dr Neeta Nathani, from Mumbai, India. Answering these & many more questions about Monkey Pox --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
28 minutes | May 21, 2022
Are you taking children to Mountains this summer? Tips to stay healthy with Dr Neeta Nathani
In conversation with Dr Neeta Nathani, Senior Pediatrician from Mumbai with over 30 years of experience, Are you traveling to Leh Ladakh, Shimla, or any other places in the Himalayas, Alps or any other high hills to avoid the summer heat? Do you know that you and the kids need to follow some precautions, to prevent serious and common illnesses? Here are a few questions that we are talking about in today's talk.... What is high altitude for tourists? So what are the medical reasons to be worried about when we go to High Altitude or on mountain holidays? What is the min age you would recommend for remote mountain vacations? Let's talk TIPS about High Altitude Acclimatization Hydration Cold weather protection Sun protection High altitude stay Weather forecast Warning signs What if the child has an underlying condition like Asthma etc. Let's talk about Mountain travel Motion Sickness Know the closest medical facilities Food & water tips First Aid bag You can catch more information from Dr Neeta Nathani at her website https://www.nathaniclinic.com/ or their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjae4R01szAgEt8RPWpPqug --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
11 minutes | May 10, 2022
Tang, Glucon C, D versus Coconut water, Lemon water! What is the best for kids in summers & why?
Should children drink Tang, Gatorade, Glucon C, Glucon D, Rasna and many other commercial drinks. Are they healthy? How do they compare with natural drinks like Coconut Water. Why do we need these drinks? Is water the BEST hydrator? Are there any side-effects of these drinks? Any benefits? Answering these and many more questions, Dr Poonam Gupta & Dr Gaurav Gupta, child health experts from Charak Clinics, Mohali, india --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
17 minutes | May 3, 2022
Dark circles around eyes in children. Causes, treatment & prevention. In conversation with Dr Poonam Gupta, Eye Specialist
What are the top 3 causes of dark eye circles in kids? Is it serious? How can I prevent this, how can I treat this? Common reasons why under-eye circles have increased in the last couple of years, is COVID responsible? What about allergies, dryness, too much screen time, less fluid intake and any illness? Can it be hereditary? Answering ALL this and much more, Dr Poonam Gupta, Eye Specialist Doctor specializing in treating common pediatric eye conditions. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
28 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
Summers - Keeping children healthy. Surprising Practical tips with Dr Jyotsna Sachdeva, Sr Pediatrician & parenting expert from Chandigarh
There are so many questions that parents have about keeping kids safe and healthy during the summers. Here are some very practical tips in her trademark, simple, precise and effective style, an exclusive conversation with Dr Jyotsna Sachdeva, a paediatrician with an extensive interest in parent counselling and education. Here is a sample of what she talked about Can we use AC or cooler - and at what temp? How many clothes should a child wear? How to check if the child is too hot or cold? What to make the child wear in case of fever? How many fluids do children need? Tips for heat exhaustion - children going to school after so much time. I can guarantee that the parents and doctors will both learn something new here! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
19 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Corbevax for children - in discussion with Dr Rajendra Vaidya, Vaccine Expert.
Dr Rajendra Vaidya is a Senior Pediatrician from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, he is a vaccine expert and will answer some of the common parent and pediatricians questions about Corbevax! Here are some of these... What type of vaccine is Corbevax? How is it different from the other vaccines? Why are 12 to 14 years being only given this vaccine? Is it true that we don't have a lot of data and should wait for vaccination? Do we have phase 3 data, what did it say? Is the vaccine WHO-approved? What about the manufacturers, are they reliable? Covid cases are going down, do we still need to vaccinate? Schools are starting offline, should we vaccinate now? Should kids take vaccines in the school camps? Your final take, vaccinate or not? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
55 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
What is Toxic Stress in Children, why is it important, and how to monitor it? In conversation with Dr Bryan Bhagwandin
What is the most important Public Health Study that (almost) no Doctor or Parent has ever heard of??? I am in conversation with Dr Bryan Bhagwandin, phD and CEO of Recalibrate solutions. I can guarantee that you will be fascinated, amazed, surprised and even a little horrified to know how toxic stress in children can lead to serious long term health issues, and how by trying to diagnose and monitor it in unique ways we can save thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year! https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryonbhagwandin/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
13 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
COVID 4th wave in India - will it / won't it happen? In conversation with Dr Arun Wadhwa, Sr Pediatrician and Vaccine Expert
COVID 4th wave in India - will it / won't it happen? Everyone wants to know! Let's find out with me in conversation Dr Arun Wadhwa, a Sr Pediatrician from Delhi with over 3 decades of experience, who is also a member of the Vaccination committee of the IAP. This is the audio of a youtube interview done here. https://youtu.be/3sxVs2wZZgM If you want to hear the audio only, here is the podcast link to the same episode on the 4th Wave of COVID in India - when will it happen, will it happen, will it be as bad as the initial waves, what precautions are needed for kids and whether vaccines will work? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
37 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
Screen time and Autism risk in Children - In conversation with Dr Chhaya Prasad, Neuro-developmental Pediatrician
Did you know? According to a study in Jan 2022 in JAMA, more than 2 hours of screen time at 1 year age can triple the risk of autism diagnosis in boys at 3 years age! Why can this happen? Can we talk about the actual study - what does it say? What is autism, how do you explain it to the parents, and why is increasing generally? What may be the reason for this autism risk is increased with more screen time? How to screen for Autism as a general pediatrician, M-Chat versus ISAA testing for Indian kids. https://www.thenationaltrust.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/ISAA%20TEST%20MANNUAL(2).pdf What are the current guidelines for screen time in children? Practical tips on how to reduce screen time? And some final tips on having physically and mentally healthy kids! Dr Chhaya Prasad is a Neuro-developmental paediatrician of International repute, and is working with developmentally challenged children for over 15 years at Asha, her centre in Chandigarh. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
17 minutes | Feb 5, 2022
Third dose of COVID vaccine in India - with Prof Sanjay Verma
Prof Sanjay Verma is one of the top young vaccine experts in India Here are a few questions that he tries to answer today, about the precautionary / booster dose of the COVID vaccine as recommended by the Govt of India for us. I apologize for the poor audio quality, and also want you to be aware that this is slightly technical stuff, sometimes :) Why is it being suggested? Is the immunity really going down? Will it really prevent infections? With two doses we are already seeing little hospitalizations, so does it add much? Who should get it? Priming and boosting? Interchangeability of brands? What happens if someone gets COVID just before the vaccine? Would it be better to wait at least a year, Or for a vaccine against the new variants, like influenza? Final words, have you taken it? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
28 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Childhood allergies, asthma, rhinitis & immunotherapy, with Dr Swati, Pediatric Allergy Specialist
Mixed bag of questions about allergy & asthma including skin, eye nose and chest allergies How to differentiate between allergies and infections? What are common presentations of allergy in children? When should we see an allergy specialist? Is snoring an indicator of allergy? Can constipation be related to any adverse food reaction? Nowadays children often complain of recurrent abdominal pains? How to deal with that? It’s a common saying “allergy means Allah ki marzi “ . Is it true that we can’t do anything about it ? Can we cure asthma in children? Our chemical exposure through the environment is increasing … may it be through food habits (preservatives), water, air …. What can we do to protect our children from getting affected by it ? Can vitamins help in our protection from allergies? Can probiotics help protect against allergies? What natural foods can help improve immunity? https://healthier.stanfordchildrens.org/en/how-parents-can-help-prevent-food-allergies-in-kids/ https://www.aaaai.org/tools-for-the-public/conditions-library/allergies/prevention-of-allergies-and-asthma-in-children https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/allergy.html --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
10 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Accidentally given an Expired vaccine to a child? Tips for parents & pediatrician doctors!
It can happen to the best of us, accidentally we end up giving an expired vaccine dose to our young patient. As a parent, this seems to be the stuff of nightmares! However, is it really very bad? How can we avoid this? What to do if this happens? Tips from a real-life case that happened last night. Also, Happy New year wishes for 2022 for all! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
24 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
How to prevent allergies & asthma in Children? In conversation with Dr Swati - Pediatric Allergy Specialist
The incidence of allergies and asthma in kids in rising in India and across the world. Here I connect with Dr Swati to talk about how we can reduce this, starting from pregnancy, to the new born baby, the infant and then the older child. We talk about probiotics, diet, the correct way to wean, and how to prevent food allergies and asthma and aero-allergy. What to AVOID keeping in the child's room and the importance of fluids in the diet of children. For this and much more, keep listening --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
8 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Should children get the COVID vaccine in India? (Dec 2021)
Why are we not giving COVID vaccines to kids in India, should ie be given? What are the pros & cons of giving the COVID vaccine to children in general? Why is the government of India not starting routine vaccination, and does it make any sense to start now? Should children go to school without vaccination or only after being vaccinated? An insightful session with foremost vaccine expert - Dr Gaurav Gupta, balancing the two sides of the Coronavirus vaccination for kids debate --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
142 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Discussion on Dengue - Expert Pediatricians discuss everything about the current Dengue Epidemic (for healthcare professionals)
On 24th Oct 2021, the Association of Pediatricians of the City Beautiful, Chandigarh, organized a Zoom webinar to discuss the current epidemic of Dengue, with experts from PGI, Sec 32 GMCH, and private practitioners talking about various aspects of this dreaded disease. This is a podcast primarily for healthcare professionals, an audio version of the Zoom webinar (which had slide presentations) and is suitable primarily for doctors, especially paediatricians. The approximate duration is 2 hours 20 minutes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
14 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
Top five causes of fever nowadays and the role of antibiotics in these?
We talked about the most common causes of fever in India during and after the rainy seasons called the monsoons, and whether antibiotics have a big role to play in this situation, are they helpful? what are the potential side effects? when they should be used and when they should not be used? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
21 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Should kids go to school during COVID?
It has been close to 1.5 years as of Aug 2021 and kids in India are still not attending school? What do the teachers, parents, children and their pediatrician think about this? Cons and Pros of sending kids to school .... keep listening ... with your amazing host Dr Poonam Gupta and Dr Gaurav Gupta --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
13 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Creatine supplement for teens - is it safe, effective & recommended?
What is creatine? What is it used for? Is it safe? Has it really been shown to be effective - especially in kids? What are the concerns about using it? Bottom line: Which molecule to use, how much to take, what age is it recommended, will it really help? Should it be taken Concerns - Dehydration / additives / possible liver and kidney damage https://i1.wp.com/offseasonathlete.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Creatine-for-teens-infographic.png?resize=468%2C1170&ssl=1 (Infographic) https://offseasonathlete.com/benefits-of-creatine-for-teen-athletes/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6279854/ https://www.uptodate.com/contents/nutritional-and-non-medication-supplements-permitted-for-performance-enhancement?search=creatine%20supplements&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~28&usage_type=default&display_rank=1 https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/873.html https://www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com/content-hub/should-i-let-my-teen-use-creatine https://www.cbsnews.com/news/creatine-bodybuilding-dietary-supplement-easy-for-teens-to-buy/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
16 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Podcasting for Pediatricians, how to make yourself heard.
In conversation with Dr Naveen Kini, senior pediatrician from Bengaluru. The what, why, which and how of podcasting for doctors. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gaurav-gupta6/message
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