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Doctors and experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics discuss all aspects of your child's health and well-being.

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Transitions for Graduates: An Exciting Time for All
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Transitions for Graduates: An Exciting Time for All

Expert : Yolanda (Linda) Reid Chassiakos, MD
Transitioning from high school to the next life stage can be a time of excitement. But it can also be a time filled with uncertainty. ... read more

PAST EPISODES

AAP Recommendations on Drug Testing for Children & Adolescents
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Drug testing in adolescents can be useful as a part of a complete assessment for substance use or mental health disorders. ... read more
Summer Activities for Your Kids
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Summer Activities for Your Kids

Expert : Corinn Cross, MD
What are your kids doing this summer? Sitting around playing video games all day? Or do you have something healthier and more fun in mind? ... read more
Water Safety for the Summer
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Water Safety for the Summer

Expert : Corinn Cross, MD
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) feels strongly that parents should never -- even for a moment -- leave children alone near open bodies of water. ... read more
 Fever Education: What Every Parent Should Know
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Fevers can be scary for parents. Learning what causes fevers and how to treat them will ease your anxiety. ... read more
Calming the Storm: How to Help a Distressed Toddler
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Toddlers. One minute they’re singing and dancing and the next they’re a pile of tears. What's a parent to do? ... read more
Teens & Social Media: Guidance for Parents
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Teens are actively engaged in social media, social networking, and texting. Do you know what your teen is up to online? ... read more
Are Touch Screens Detrimental to Your Child's Developement?
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If your toddler uses a touch-screen device to play non-educational games, could it affect development? ... read more
When Parenting Exceeds Expectations
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When Parenting Exceeds Expectations

Expert : Wendy Sue Swanson, MD
Parenting can be frustrating and maddening. However, it can also be joyful, life-affirming and wonderful beyond your greatest expectations. ... read more
Consistent Bed Times: Important for Many Reasons
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Getting your child to bed at the same time each night is powerful. ... read more

About Melanie

Melanie Cole, MS Melanie Cole, MS, is the RadioMD Director of Operations. She has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology.

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