Welcome to Pediatrics On Call: a podcast on children's health from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Each episode features interviews about new research and hot topics in the field of pediatrics. Learn about the most important innovations from the people behind them. This podcast is for pediatricians and other health professionals who serve children and their families. And if you're a parent or caregiver, it's also for you.
Pediatrics Research Roundup, HPV Vaccine at 9
In this episode Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, is back for “First Up.” He offers a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the October issue of the journal. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Sherri Zorn MD, FAAP, about preventing HPV cancers by starting HPV vaccination at age 9. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.
Corporal Punishment in Schools, ADHD Medication Errors
In this episode Mandy Atlee Allison, MD, MSPH, MEd, FAAP, a lead author on an updated policy statement on corporal punishment in schools, explains how pediatricians can advocate for patients and families. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Natalie I. Rine, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, about her research on ADHD medication errors. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.
Financing Child Health Care, Monetizing Patient Portal Messaging
In this episode Alison A. Galbraith, MD, MPH, FAAP, a lead author on an updated policy statement on child health care financing, highlights recommendations to ensure affordable, equitable, high-quality care for all children. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Bryan Sisk, MD, about the benefits and harms of billing for patient portal messages. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.
Promoting Juvenile Justice, Diversifying the Pediatric Research Workforce
In this episode Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, FAAP, explains why the AAP advocates for reform of the juvenile justice system. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSPH, FAAP, about increasing diversity in the pediatric research workforce. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.
Pediatrics Research Roundup, New Chief Health Equity Officer
In this episode Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, deputy editor of the journal Pediatrics offers a bird’s-eye view of the September issue. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP, about his new role as Chief Health Equity Officer at the AAP. Dr. Wright talks about the AAP Equity Agenda—progress made and next steps. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.
Immunizations Special: RSV, COVID, Pneumococcal Disease, Influenza
In this episode Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, for an “immunizations omnibus.” He describes newly approved products to protect against RSV, COVID and pneumococcal disease, and he predicts a difficult flu season. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.
Equity is More Than Talk: Move 2024 Meeting
I applaud the AAP for having a new Equity Leadership position and their commitment to further examining and tackling the racial inequities in medicine. However, I have two concerns. First “eliminating race-based medicine” sounds too similar to the Supreme Court announcement that “race blind” is the goal. That does not address the needs of minoritized families and communities. Second, the AAP cannot claim to center equity when they are holding their 2024 meeting in Florida. Both the NAACP and HRC have announced travel warnings to Florida because of the blatant anti-Black and anti-LGBTQ positions of the Florida government. To show leadership, the AAP must PUBLICLY move their 2024 Meeting out of Florida. The AAP is not following their own Code of Conduct by supporting this harm and hate toward children. I expect better.
I appreciated Dr First’s discussion of the treatment of anxiety in pediatric practice.
Dr. First refers to a study that said that people who report more positive experiences are less likely to have anxiety. He also gives the excellent point of asking them for a recent moment that they enjoyed or made them happy.
The chicken or the egg question is, how do you know that people who report more positive experiences are happier because they have experienced them or they report more of them because they tend to be more happy and less anxious people.
Clearly, the idea of having positive experiences and reinforcing the pleasure of them should be the goal for all people. Even the podcast itself always ends with an ‘aha moment’ that the Podcasters share.
Again, thank you for Dr. First’s monthly segments and the podcast in general!
Enough with the political agenda
Not nearly enough helpful medical info to put up with the lib agenda constantly being shoved down your throat. Enough already