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Chris Magryta, M.D., commonly known as Dr. M, has been studying the effects of human lifestyle decisions on disease risk and longevity for decades. He has decided to take this information and specifically hone down the focus to mothers and their children with a desire to improve longevity and health outcomes. How do we set up a mother for ideal health and prepare a child for a great start at life? How do we then provide the best environment for a child to succeed mentally and physically throughout childhood? These are many other questions will be addressed in the Women and Children podcast. So sit back, download a few podcasts, and let us learn together today!

Women and Children First Dr. Chris Magryta, "Dr. M"

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

Chris Magryta, M.D., commonly known as Dr. M, has been studying the effects of human lifestyle decisions on disease risk and longevity for decades. He has decided to take this information and specifically hone down the focus to mothers and their children with a desire to improve longevity and health outcomes. How do we set up a mother for ideal health and prepare a child for a great start at life? How do we then provide the best environment for a child to succeed mentally and physically throughout childhood? These are many other questions will be addressed in the Women and Children podcast. So sit back, download a few podcasts, and let us learn together today!

    Women and Children First Podcast #2: Danny Benjamin – COVID 19 and the Return to School

    Women and Children First Podcast #2: Danny Benjamin – COVID 19 and the Return to School

    Dr. Danny Benjamin joins me today to discuss COVID19 in children, vaccines and the critical research that his team performed regarding back to school in North Carolina. He is the Kiser Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University and the Principle Investigator of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pediatric Trials Network. His group performed two large trials of children going back to school in 2020 effectively proving that children being in school face to face was and is safe. We discuss the safety of the mRNA vaccines in the 12 year old and older age group. We dive deep into the risks and fallout from natural COVID infections as well as weigh the scales of vaccination versus natural disease in older children. He is a wealth of knowledge and I am grateful for his time.



     



    Enjoy my conversation with Dr. Danny Benjamin,



    Dr. M

    • 50 min
    Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 31 Covid Update #40

    Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 31 Covid Update #40

    It is time for a change of direction for me and my vaccine thoughts. A lot of risk analysis this week in children and opinions on masking to be in schools. I have been steadfastly in the push to vaccinate high risk kids over age 12 years only and all else make individual choices. The data keeps shifting and the risk of a potential concern is increasing for adolescents. Read on....



    Quick hits



    1) COVID mRNA vaccines for 12 and over - a few days ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Danny Benjamin, Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Duke University and Principal Investigator on the NC school COVID study, about the COVID vaccine, variants and risk factors for problems in children. He is a brilliant and thoughtful teacher and someone that I truly trust. Our interview will be live in 1 - 2 weeks at the Women and Children First Podcast on Apple podcasts. However, there was one HUGE takeaway that I wanted to share now.



    According to Dr. Benjamin, the COVID vaccine has already surpassed the necessary amount of time and number of inoculated children over 12 years of age to steadfastly discuss safety as a net known entity. In the history of vaccine development, there has never been a case of a new unknown side effect being discovered 6 months post any individual vaccination if enough people have been vaccinated to see a signal..... Read More Here: https://www.salisburypediatrics.com/patient-education/dr-magryta-s-newsletter/977-volume-11-letter-31-coronavirus-update-40

    • 28 min
    Women and Children First Interview with Dr. Paul Smolen

    Women and Children First Interview with Dr. Paul Smolen

     



    Paul Smolen is a teacher, a thinker and pediatric pearl generator. I sat down with Docsmo for a wonderful conversation about his lengthy and thoughtful career. He discusses his podcast, learning while on the job and what made it all work. He leaves us with his 10 favorite pediatric parenting pearls. I know that you will find his wisdom most useful. Please enjoy my conversation with Dr. Paul Smolen, aka Docsmo.



     



    Dr. M



     

    • 47 min
    Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 30

    Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 30

    Dental Care - Why is it so important?







    We have intermittently discussed dental care over the last 11 years with regard to oral health as well as systemic health. There was an excellent podcast between Dr. Peter Attia and Dr. Patricia Corby two weeks ago looking at all things oral health. I am going to distill the 2 hour podcast down into a manageable audio recording of the newsletter with some more information on dental anthropology and the oral microbiome.





    Dr. Corby is an oral health researcher from Penn Dental Medicine in Pennsylvania and she is a wealth of research information in the oral space. Read more here - https://www.salisburypediatrics.com/patient-education/dr-magryta-s-newsletter/973-volume-11-letter-30





    Have a great day and hug your kids,

    Dr. M

    • 25 min
    Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 29 Covid Update #39

    Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 29 Covid Update #39

    Coronavirus Update #39 Quick hits



    1) Repeat with new information as an important follow up on MIS-C, multi inflammatory syndrome - c., from 2 weeks ago. Remember that in children, MIS-c is associated with poor intestinal function from a microbiome perspective coupled to genetic weaknesses in immune suppression of chemokine CXCL9 post inflammation. Research from the lab of Dr. Alessio Fasano has shown direct evidence of intestinal permeability in children with multi inflammatory syndrome - c:



    The authors found that children, unlike adults, the SARS2 virus decides to take up residence in the intestines and replicate there. The virus can be found in the child's stool via testing. This is a unique finding to children as the intestine is not known to be a harboring site for the virus in adults. The expert researcher on this paper, Dr. Fasano, has extensive knowledge of the function of the intestinal mucosal lining and the fact that the cells are held together by tight junctions made up of different proteins forming a semi impermeable membrane.......



    Read more at https://www.salisburypediatrics.com/patient-education/dr-magryta-s-newsletter



    Have a great day,

    Dr. M

    • 27 min
    Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 28

    Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 28

    High Flying Majestic Frigate Birds









    Teenagers are in need of our guidance despite what they may tell you. Stay involved in order to love and guide them.

    Do you know what your teenagers are texting?



    As our teenagers learn and attempt to navigate the modern world replete with ever time consuming social media applications and devices, we must stay tied to them for safety. Dr. Laura Berman has a cautionary tale that discusses the hidden dangers of children using social media to communicate their desire to use and obtain drugs. She stated in a post, "Instead of writing out words and structuring sentences, teenagers and young adults are using emojis to express thoughts or emotions in conversations with their friends and online strangers. So, it’s important that parents become educated on the language our kids are speaking. " (Berman, L)



    The world of teenagers is a scary place for a parent to navigate as children have applications that disappear written text and pictures in seconds to minutes hiding an obvious trail of trouble if it exists........



    Read more at https://www.salisburypediatrics.com/patient-education/dr-magryta-s-newsletter



    Have a great day,

    Dr. M

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

Kiddynurse ,

Positive of Covid

Great podcast. It always seems easy to look at the negative of a situation. I, too, try to look at the positive aspect. Thanks.

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Awesome

I love these bite size pedcasts! Doc Smo gives meaningful advice and I always walk away with tips I can implement right away! Thanks Doc Smo!

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