Dr Mike makes Pod Calls! Join us as he answers questions from moms and dads around the world. Plus, you'll get a healthy dose of pediatric news, parenting tips, interviews with experts, and the latest research findings--with explanations you can understand!
Kristie Koehler Vuocolo visits the studio as we consider medical clowning and the impact of joy and laughter on childhood health and wellness. These aren’t your everyday clowns! Learn how improvisational theater… at the bedside, in waiting rooms and on Zoom… can make a difference in the lives of children and their families. We hope you can join us!
Meg Kane and Sarah Saxbe visit the studio as we consider AwkTalk: a school-based program focused on sex education and reproductive health. Learn why this program is important and how kids, teens and families across the country can benefit from their work. We hope you can join us!
Our Pediatrics in Plain Language Panel is back in the house as we explore your child’s breathing. We cover many terms and topics, including periodic breathing, respiratory distress, coughing, wheezing, stridor, asthma and croup… and we do it with words you can understand!
Dr Lindsey Vater and Dr Alex Rospert visit the studio as we explore chronic pain. Nearly one-third of children and teenagers experience pain that lasts more than three months. Discover why it happens and what you can do about it. We hope you can join us!
Renee Clouser visits the studio as we explore family finances. Money management touches all aspects of life, including physical and mental health. Learn strategies for creating a budget, establishing an emergency fund, paying off debt and saving for vacation and college. We hope you can join us!
Jennifer Koma and Travis Gulling visit the studio as we explore A Kid Again. This national organization strives to “give illness a time out” by helping families who have a child with a life-threatening condition… helping them create positive experiences and memories at an otherwise difficult time. We hope you can join us!
Dr Parker Huston visits the studio as we tackle boredom. A parent’s instinct may be to step in and solve their child’s boredom, but this may do more harm than good. Boredom provides a blank canvas for discovering the creativity that lies within. We share tips for nurturing creativity so children can solve boredom on their own!
Dr David Stukus visits the studio as we explore COVID-19 vaccines. Learn about the various types, including how each one works and expected side effects. We discuss the clinical trials and FDA approval process... and we highlight the overall benefits and risks of vaccination. Also considered: vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers and the general public. We hope you can join us!
Our Plain Language Panel returns to the studio as Dr Mary Ann Abrams and Dr Alex Rakowsky explore common conditions affecting the mouth and throat. We cover choking, swallowed objects, teething, sore throat and thrush. We hope you can join us!
Dr Thomas Glenn and Tawanna Nishibayashi visit the studio as we consider congenital heart disease and its impact on children and families. You’ll hear two difficult (and inspiring) journeys through hypoplastic left heart syndrome and its many challenges. We hope you can join us!