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Interesting Conversations w/ Parents, March 2017 (Pedcast)
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Interesting Conversations w/ Parents, March 2017 (Pedcast)

Voice Intro Welcome to another edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. I am your host, Dr. Paul Smolen, a board certified pediatrician. People call me Doc Smo. My patients bring up such interesting topics…so interesting that a few years ago, I started sharing some of them with my blog audience. I […]

The Chickenpox/ Shingles Story (Pedcast)
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The Chickenpox/ Shingles Story (Pedcast)

Voice introduction I was having a discussion the other day with the mom of one of my patients. She was asking me why we vaccinate children against chickenpox; a disease that her mother told her was a benign mild childhood illness that doesn’t hurt kids.  Keep in mind that almost […]

What happens to your metabolism after 30…and what to do about it
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What happens to your metabolism after 30…and what to do about it

Your 30s are the best years of your life.  It only gets better after 30.  How many times did you hear this when you turned 30? Whether or not your 30’s have treated you well or not, your 30s are all about coming into your own sense of self, becoming […]