Safe Sleep for Baby = Sweet Dreams for Mom & Dad (Episode 18)

Sleep is important for new parents and their newborns.  But what about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death?  How worried should parents be about this potential tragedy?  How common is it?  Is there anything that parents can do to minimize the risk of SIDS?  We discuss infant sleep issues includ [...]

By |2019-05-13T15:26:20+00:00May 13, 2019|Uncategorized|

Heads In The Clouds–The Epidemic Of Teen Vaping (Episode 17)

Vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes has become an epidemic among teenagers. What factors have caused these devices to increase in popularity and how can we best educate our teenagers to avoid them? We are joined this episode by Dr. Tiffany Heckendorn who helps us dive into the world of e-cigarettes, the risks a [...]

By |2019-05-07T14:20:48+00:00April 29, 2019|Uncategorized|

Fruit Juice–Friend or Foe? (Episode 16)

Everyone knows that fruit is good for you, so fruit juice must be too . . . right?  Is fruit juice made out of pure fruit, or are there other ingredients of concern?  Can too much fruit juice lead to health problems for children?  What health conditions may be worsened by fruit juice?  Does fruit juice consumption affe [...]

By |2019-04-15T14:47:27+00:00April 15, 2019|Uncategorized|

Is That A Concussion?–Sports Participation For Kids (Episode 15)

With all the recent media attention surrounding the dangers of concussions in professional athletes, parents are appropriately reluctant to let their children play contact sports. Is playing a sport as a child more likely to make you remain active into adulthood? What are the most common sports injuries? Are concussion [...]

By |2019-04-11T00:11:36+00:00April 1, 2019|Uncategorized|

More Than The Baby Blues: Perinatal Depression (Episode 14)

Pregnancy and new motherhood/fatherhood is expected to be an exciting and joyful time.  But what is the impact of perinatal or postpartum depression?  Perinatal depression may start before or after birth, and is the most common obstetric complication in the US, yet half the time it’s not recognized or treated.  This ma [...]

By |2019-04-11T00:12:23+00:00March 18, 2019|Uncategorized|

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Episode 13)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood.  Since children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, they may have trouble learning and have difficulty with schoolwork.  Almost all children have times when their behavior is out of control or they don't pa [...]

By |2019-04-11T00:13:09+00:00March 4, 2019|Uncategorized|

Child’s Play For Healthy Brains & Social Skills (Episode 12)

Play is vital to a child's development and promotes stable and nurturing relationships.  The benefits of play also include practice at problem solving, collaboration and creativity.  Drs. Lena and Dean also discuss how play results in positive brain changes and prepares children for school.  So why is there a crisis i [...]

By |2019-03-11T14:42:16+00:00February 18, 2019|Uncategorized|

Organic Food–Worth The Hype? (Episode 11)

Organic food is increasingly popular, but is it healthier?  It's generally more expensive, and sometimes harder to find.  Is it worth the extra cost and effort to eat organics?  What are the advantages of organic foods?  Are there real benefits?  Does eating organic protect against cancer?  And what about ADHD (attent [...]

By |2019-02-05T18:34:08+00:00February 4, 2019|Uncategorized|

Skin-to-Skin Contact–Many Perks (Episode 10)

Have you ever noticed how touch alone can instantly calm your baby? What are the known medical benefits of skin to skin contact in babies? Is it recommended that all newborns are placed skin to skin with their caregiver? Is there a role for premature babies to experience this benefit as well? And what is with this new [...]

By |2019-02-05T18:34:41+00:00January 21, 2019|Uncategorized|

Screen Time–Growing Up in a Digital World (Episode 9)

Kids may spend a lot of time on their smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.  How much is too much for children looking at screens?  Is an hour or two (or four or more) per day normal?  Could it be harmful?  Are there medical or other side effects from teens and other children spending so much time with media, broadcast [...]

By |2019-02-05T18:35:11+00:00January 7, 2019|Uncategorized|