Podcasts

Join Dr. Mike Patrick for PediaCast, a pediatric podcast for parents. Listen and download a variety episodes with behavioral health topics that can help you and your family.

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PediaCast 405: If You Dream It, You Can Do It

Listen to Dr. Mike interview actress, author and entrepreneur, Ashley Eckstein. Ashley shares her story of growing up with Disney and Star Wars, and how we can accomplish our dreams by wishing, believing, doing, transforming and trusting.

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PediaCast 403: Measles, Junk Food, Depression

This week we cover more news parents can use! Topics include screen-free week; the impact of motherly depression on her child’s IQ; liquid nicotine and e-cigarette safety; protecting children from junk food ads; and dangerous complications of ear infections. We’ll also ask the question: are measles still deadly?

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PediaCast 397: Wintertime Blues

Our “Pediatrics in Plain Language” panel returns to the studio as we explore the wintertime blues. We consider some reasons for “feeling down” this time of year, including decreased sunlight and physical activity, sleep problems, school trouble and relationship issues. We talk about the depression-suicide link and share smart ideas for recognizing depression and getting help.

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PediaCast 395: Babysitting, Smartphones, Social Media and Happiness

Dr. Sara Ross, medical director of Safe Sitter, visits the studio to talk about babysitting classes teens can take to improve safety, skills and confidence. We also consider smartphones, social media and digital content and their impact on happiness and mental health.

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PediaCast 367: Teenage Attitude and Early Peanut Introduction

We have two guests for you this week: Dr. Jennifer Freed is a clinical psychologist from Santa Barbara, California who co-founded a successful school-based teen program known as Attitude. Harmony. Achievement. We’ll explore the ins and outs of the programs and talk about ways schools everywhere can provide similar programming for students. Then, Dr. Dave Stukus stops by to update us on the early introduction of peanut products to babies.

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PediaCast 366: Whole Grapes, Autism, Marijuana Smoke

Join Dr. Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a discussion on the danger of whole grapes, fasting as a cancer treatment, a cause of autism, reducing the pain of baby shots, a hearing test to diagnose concussion and consideration of second-hand marijuana smoke.

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PediaCast 362: Toxic Stress & Concussion Update

This week we consider communication strategies for helping kids deal with toxic stress. We also cover concussions with Dr. Kevin Walter, a concussion expert from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He recently visited Nationwide Children’s and stopped by the PediaCast Studio to talk about concussion care and guidelines for returning student athletes to action.

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PediaCast 356: Thirty-One Gifts & Girls Take Flight

Today we consider Girls Take Flight, a new partnership between Thirty-One Gifts and Nationwide Children’s. Cindy Monroe, Founder and President of Thirty-One Gifts, joins me to talk about the program. Dr. Nancy Cunningham also stops by to shed light on the problems girls face… and what’s being done to help these kids reach their full potential.

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PediaCast 355: Fantasy Play, RSV, Room Scents

This episode starts with pediatric news: fantasy play andcreative thinking, the effect of diet on reading skills, and the persistence of ADHD into adulthood. And then an interview with Dr. Chris Timan and the folks from the HomeCare team on RSV bronchiolitis and Synagis. We wrap up with answers to your questions on migraine headache, room scents, and congenital CMV infection.

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PediaCast 350: Cutting and Self-Harm

Dr. Raymond Troy visits PediaCast Studio to discuss reasons teenagers injure themselves, along with risk factors and associated mental health conditions.

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PediaCast 345: Cry It Out, Cuts and Scrapes, Herpes or Hand Foot Mouth

This episode explores smoking and schizophrenia, techniques for helping babies sleep at night, and the effect early walking has on bone strength. Dr. Michael Dunn stops by to talk about summertime cuts and scrapes.

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PediaCast 344: Autism, Poison Safety, ADHD Meds

Dr. Lara McKenzie visits the PediaCast Studio to talk about poison safety. This episode also covers autism and eye gazing, exercise in the womb, declining rates of ear infections and ADHD medication dosing.

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Pediacast 342: Video Games, Diaper Rash, Baby Bottles

This episode covers ADHD and school entry age, video games and intellectual ability, and substance abuse prevention in young children. Dr. Cherrelle Smith-Ramsey discusses diaper rash, toddler eating and baby bottles.

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PediaCast 339: Dry-Erase Markers, Hip Pain, Cold Remedies

This episode's topics include dry-erase markers, toxic effects of carpeting, the newborn physical examination, hip pain, homeopathic cold remedies, and influenza.

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PediaCast 330: Screen Time, Bullying, Zip Lines

This episodes’s topics include an update on screen time recommendations, gut bacteria and asthma, treating Tourette syndrome, anti-bullying laws, heart disease and ADHD stimulant medication, installing car seats and zip-line safety.

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PediaCast 315: Teen Suicide

This week, Dr. Mike takes a comprehensive look at teen suicide. We discuss the scope of the problem, risk factors, warning signs, prevention strategies, treatment options, long-term outlook for suicidal teens and ongoing research projects aimed at identifying at-risk youth and getting them plugged-in to the help they need. Dr. David Axelson, Dr. Jeff Bridge and Dr. Dan Cohen are our guests.

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PediaCast 313: Narcissists, Sex Education, E-Cigarettes

This episodes’s topics include raising little narcissists, divorce and obesity, sex education, pre-teen depression, smoking and E-cigarettes.

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PediaCast 283: Sleep Machines, ADHD, Teen Suicide

Topics include infant sleep machines, breastfeeding and IQ, ADHD and obesity, teen suicide, cyberbullying, gang membership and the benefits of volunteer opportunities.