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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!

    Top 10 Questions Parents Google All the Time

    Top 10 Questions Parents Google All the Time

    What should we do about lice? Why does my child keep getting strep? Why does my child hate me?What should we do about lice? Why does my child keep getting strep? Why does my child hate me? As a parent, you've probably run to the computer with questions like these. Well, you're not alone, they are just some of the Top 10 Questions Parents Google All the Time.Dr. David Hill wrote an article on these common questions for Parents Magazine and joins us to discuss! So it's ok, step away from the phone or laptop. As a pediatrician and a dad of five, he has got answers you can trust.Dr. Hill currently works as a hospitalist pediatrician for Goldsboro Pediatrics in Wayne County, NC. He admits and cares for newborns and pediatric inpatients, including stabilizing critically ill children and consulting in the emergency department. Dr. Hill is also the co-host of the AAP’s flagship podcast, Pediatrics on Call.

    Eliminating Race-Based Medicine

    Eliminating Race-Based Medicine

    In a powerful new call to action, the American Academy of Pediatrics is demanding critical self-evaluation and fundamental changes in the practice of medicine to end long-standing inequities in health care.In a powerful new call to action, the American Academy of Pediatrics is demanding critical self-evaluation and fundamental changes in the practice of medicine to end long-standing inequities in health care.In a new policy statement, “Eliminating Race-Based Medicine,”  the AAP observes that race is a historically derived social construct that has no place as a biological proxy. Over the years, the medical field has inaccurately applied race correction or race adjustment factors in its work, resulting in differential approaches to disease management and disparate clinical outcomes.Dr. Tiffani J. Johnson, MD, MSc, FAAP is a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician at UC Davis, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, and a scholar on race, racism, and its impact on child health. Her research portfolio reflects her commitment to improving the quality of care for underserved children. She is currently exploring the root causes of inequities in the healthcare and early childhood education settings, including research on bias and discrimination and their impact on the health and well-being of children.She is also the co-author of the AAP policy statement and joins Melanie to break down what it means, what critical changes need to be made, and what providers can do.

    Baby Formula Shortages: What Can We Do?

    Baby Formula Shortages: What Can We Do?

    ​Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been significant shortages of infant formulas in some stores. 
     ​Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been significant shortages of infant formulas in some stores. Shortages continue to be caused largely by supply chain issues and a recall of several contaminated baby formula products. To help ease the impact of shortages, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises buying no more than a 10-day to 2-week supply of formula. But if you're still struggling to access baby formula at this time, we are going to discuss today what we can do until we get back to normal.Joining us for this important conversation is Dr. Steven Abrams. Dr. Abrams is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School. Abrams has developed and championed the use of stable isotopes to determine mineral requirements and physiological turnover rates in infants and children.

    Your Child Comes Out To You, What Happens Next?

    Your Child Comes Out To You, What Happens Next?

    How can you best understand and support your children when they come out as gay, bisexual, lesbian, or any other sexual identity and/or sexuality.Today we're diving into an important conversation: how to understand and support your children when they come out as gay, bisexual, lesbian, or any other sexual identity and/or sexuality. Dr. Naveen Mehrotra is joining us again for this episode, he is a board-certified pediatrician with a special interest in child development and early intervention. He utilizes his interest in complementary and alternative medicine to bring an integrated approach to improving a child's health. In this encore episode from April 2021, we'll talk about what to say to your children when they open up and come to you with this announcement, what NOT to say, and how we can help families come together and discuss this.

    Kinship Care & National Foster Care Month

    Kinship Care & National Foster Care Month

    May is National Foster Care Month. May is National Foster Care Month. And with 463,000 American children and youth in foster care, it's important to know how this system works, and the many types of fostering available. And to remember that no child who has been removed from their home has had it easy.Dr. Sarah Springer is a general pediatrician with Kids Plus Pediatrics, who thoroughly enjoys spending time with children. She especially enjoys caring for children with complex medical and developmental needs and partnering with their families to help those children to thrive.She joins Melanie to discuss the difference between kinship & foster care, what is expected of foster parents, and the goal of reuniting families when the biological parents are ready again.

    Keeping Children Safe Around Pets and Other Animals

    Keeping Children Safe Around Pets and Other Animals

    A new dog or other family pet has brought so much joy to uprooted lives during this pandemic.A new dog or other family pet has brought so much joy to uprooted lives during this pandemic. But with increased numbers of pet adoptions come more opportunities for bites, scratches, and other dog or pet woes.Dr. Alison Tothy is back on the show, she is a pediatric emergency medicine physician and a spokesperson for the AAP, and says dog bites have increased with kids being home more this past year.She tells us in this encore episode from June 2021 about this strange side effect of the pandemic, dealing with animal fears, allergies, and deciding as a family when to get a pet.

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!

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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!

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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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