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Produced in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and their consumer site, HealthyChildren.org, Healthy Children is hosted by our favorite Mom: Melanie Cole, MS. Join Melanie as she interviews expert pediatricians and discusses all aspects of your children’s health and well-being. From infants to teens, potty training to bullying, to prom safety – this is your ultimate audio parenting guide available On Demand 24/7!

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Produced in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and their consumer site, HealthyChildren.org, Healthy Children is hosted by our favorite Mom: Melanie Cole, MS. Join Melanie as she interviews expert pediatricians and discusses all aspects of your children’s health and well-being. From infants to teens, potty training to bullying, to prom safety – this is your ultimate audio parenting guide available On Demand 24/7!

    Substance Abuse & Marketing Towards Teens

    Substance Abuse & Marketing Towards Teens

    Drug abuse has been an issue that really all generations have had to deal with. And Gen Z is no different.Drug abuse has been an issue that really all generations have had to deal with. And Gen Z is no different.But what should we tell our teens about using drugs, and what should we mention about our own history with drugs?Dr. Gary Kirkilas is back to help us discuss drugs with our teens and young adults. He is a pediatrician in Phoenix, Arizona with a unique mobile practice, as well as a spokesperson for the AAP.He'll tell us all about what age to start talking about drugs, how to approach these conversations, and what the future of legalization means for teenage drug use in this encore episode from February 2021.

    Digital Literacy in The Age of Misinformation

    Digital Literacy in The Age of Misinformation

    Digital and social media grow at such a fast, continual pace it's difficult to keep up. But our kids sure are good at it.Digital and social media grow at such a fast, continual pace it's difficult to keep up. But our kids sure are good at it. In the last couple of years, we've seen a barrage of misinformation online, making it hard to discern what is real and what is fake.Dr. Donald Shifrin joins us today to discuss digital literacy in an age of misinformation today. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Medicine and was a practicing clinician and hospital attending in the Seattle Area for 39 years.He talks about using the internet to self-diagnose, credible sources, critical thinking skills, and how parents can help children parse out quality information vs. junk.

    Modern Step-Parenting

    Modern Step-Parenting

    The stereotype stepparents we saw in the movies growing up are outdated.The stereotype stepparents we saw in the movies growing up are outdated. Step-parents of all genders, blended families, co-parenting, and more are becoming more the norm.Elizabeth Meade is a pediatric hospitalist, the Medical Director of Patient Safety for Pediatrics at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, and a step-parent herself!She joins Melanie Cole in this encore episode from August 2020 to talk about the journey of introducing a new parent figure to children, how and when to discipline as a step-parent, and tips to settle disputes.

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

    ACES or Adverse Childhood Experiences is a broad term for a number of stressful and negative events that can happen in a child's life and affect them for years to come.ACES or Adverse Childhood Experiences is a broad term for a number of stressful and negative events that can happen in a child's life and affect them for years to come. 
    Well today, we are going to discuss what exactly this phrase means. We are joined by Andrew S. Garner, MD, Ph.D., FAAP, who is a pediatrician with Partners in Pediatrics in Westlake, Ohio, and is a member of the UH Rainbow Care Network, the region’s largest coordinated group of medical professionals providing care to children. He is also the Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.In this episode, Dr. Garner & Melanie Cole cover the different types of ACES, toxic stress, and the differences between ACES & trauma.

    Teens & Vaping

    Teens & Vaping

    Vaping is everywhere these days, even more than traditional cigarette smoking.As a parent, we do our best to know what our children are doing when we can't be with them. But when it comes to vaping and e-cigarettes, they're a bit easier to hide than traditional marijuana use or cigarette smoking.Dr. Susan Walley is a Pediatrics Specialist, as well as the chair of the AAP Section on Tobacco Control.In this back-to-school episode from September 2021, she breaks down what e-cigarettes are, why people think they're "safer" when they're really not, and all of the lung problems that affect vape users.

    Alternative Birth Plans and Chances of Infection

    Alternative Birth Plans and Chances of Infection

    Giving birth is such an intimate and unique experience for every parent & couple.Giving birth is such an intimate and unique experience for every parent & couple. But when it comes to creating a birth plan, there are actually a range of options other than just rushing to the closest hospital, to make you as comfortable as possible. 
    Dr. Dawn Nolt specializes in caring for children with infectious diseases at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, one of America's leading pediatric hospitals.
    She has a particular interest in infections in children with malignancies, immunodeficiencies, and cystic fibrosis. She also is the medical director for infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, and transplant/oncologic infectious diseases.She walks us through the history of alternative birth plans and shares some of those birthing options such as vaginal seeding, lotus births, and water births.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Melanie, host of the Healthy Children podcast, highlights all aspects of parenting, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Melanie highlights all aspects of parenting and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Stacey Shapiro ,

Excellent and informative podcast

Melanie Cole, host of the Healthy Children podcast, highlights all aspects of kid's health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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