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Pediatrics On Call

Welcome to Pediatrics On Call: a podcast on children's health from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Each episode features interviews about new research and hot topics in the field of pediatrics. Learn about the most important innovations from the people behind them. This podcast is for pediatricians and other health professionals who serve children and their families. And if you're a parent or caregiver, it's also for you.

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Welcome to Pediatrics On Call: a podcast on children's health from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Each episode features interviews about new research and hot topics in the field of pediatrics. Learn about the most important innovations from the people behind them. This podcast is for pediatricians and other health professionals who serve children and their families. And if you're a parent or caregiver, it's also for you.

Pathways to Pediatrics with AAP President Dr. Moira Szilagyi – Ep. 130

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In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview AAP President Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD, FAAP. Dr. Szilagyi talks about being the daughter of “professional immigrants,” dealing with a healthcare system that failed her family and finding meaning in the treatment of children who have experienced trauma. For more Pathways, go to aap.org/podcast.

Sep 27 2022

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Elections and Child Health, Neonatal Resuscitation Program Milestone – Ep. 129

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In this episode Deanna Behrens, MD, FAAP, describes the tools pediatricians can use to help their patients and families gain access to important elections. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Louis P. Halamek, MD, FAAP, about the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, which turned 35 this year. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Sep 20 2022

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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Health Care, Diversity Trends in Pediatric Faculty – Ep. 128

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In this episode Antoinette L. Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP, explains guidance in the new policy statement, Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse by Health Care Professionals and in the Health Care Setting. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Emma Omoruyi, MD, MPH, FAAP, about trends in the diversity of pediatric faculty in academic medicine. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Sep 13 2022

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Pediatrics Research Roundup, Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology – Ep. 127

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In this episode Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, is back for another edition of “First Up.” He offers a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the September issue of the journal. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Markus Buchfellner, MD, about a mysterious outbreak of hepatitis with no known cause. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Sep 06 2022

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Monkeypox, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome – Ep. 126

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In this episode Kristina (Kris) Bryant, MD, FAAP, describes ways to diagnose and prevent transmission of monkeypox. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Jeffrey Boris, MD, FAAP, about his research on Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, which is associated with long COVID. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Aug 30 2022

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Management of Hyperbilirubinemia Special Episode – Ep. 125

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In this special episode Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, lead author of the clinical practice guideline, Management of Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn Infant 35 or More Weeks of Gestation, explains the importance of measuring total serum bilirubin in newborns. He tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, the 2022 guideline offers clarification on when to start phototherapy and when to give an exchange transfusion. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Aug 23 2022

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Mental Health in Athletes, Early Relational Health, Family Connections with Pediatrics – Ep. 124

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In this episode Claudia Reardon, MD, explains how pediatricians can use preparticipation physicals to assess mental health in athletes. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Dina Spiropoulos, MD, FAAP, about the importance of early relational health between infants and caregivers. And Cara Coleman, a parent member of the executive editorial board of the journal Pediatrics, introduces the new blog, Family Connections with Pediatrics. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Aug 16 2022

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Vision and Concussions, Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness – Ep. 123

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In this episode Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, FACSM, FAMSSM, lead author of the new policy statement and clinical report on vision and concussion, shares screening techniques primary-care pediatricians can use in daily practice. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Alexander Jones, PhD, about the amount of high-intensity exercise needed to maintain cardiorespiratory fitness. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Aug 09 2022

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Pediatrics Research Roundup, Managing Fear of NeedlesPediatrics Research Roundup, Managing Fear of Needles – Ep. 122

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In this episode Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, associate editor of digital media for the journal Pediatrics, shares a research roundup from the July issue. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with David Becker, MD, MPH, MA, LMFT, FAAP, and Jody Thomas, PhD, about strategies for taking the pain and fear out of vaccinations. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Aug 02 2022

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Blueprint for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Sleep's Effect on Kindergarten Adjustment – Ep. 121

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In this episode Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, and Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, detail the changes to health systems outlined in a new blueprint for children and youth with special health care needs. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Douglas Teti, PhD, about his research on the way sleep affects kindergarten adjustment. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Jul 26 2022

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Pediatrics Research Roundup, Destigmatizing Substance Use Disorder – Ep. 120

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In this episode Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, deputy editor of Pediatrics, shares a research roundup from the July issue of the journal. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Rachel Alinsky, MD, MPH, FAAP, about a new policy statement on recommended terminology for substance use disorders. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Jul 05 2022

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New Breastfeeding Guidance, Family Education's Effect on Birthweight – Ep. 119 

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In this episode Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, FAAP, IBCLC, describes updated guidance on breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Emily Echevarria, MD, FAAP, about how family education can affect the health of newborns. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Jun 28 2022

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New Guidance on Safe Sleep, Identifying Abuse in Youth Sports – Ep. 118

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In this episode Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, associate editor of digital media for the journal Pediatrics, describes updated guidance in the new Safe Sleep policy statement. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Kate Canty, MD, FAAP, about her Pediatrics Perspective on child abuse in youth sports.

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Jun 21 2022

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End-of-life Care, Family Advisors in Medical Practices -- Ep 117

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In this episode Jenni Linebarger, MD, MPH, FAAP, FAAHPM, Chair of the AAP Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine, goes through the new clinical report on guidance for end-of-life care. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Suzanne Mcclintick, MD, and Darci Brosnan about the role family advisors play in medical practices. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Jun 14 2022

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Pediatrics Research Roundup, Helping Adolescents Flourish -- Ep 116

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In this episode Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, is back for another edition of “First Up.” He offers a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the July issue of the journal. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH, about how family connection can promote flourishing in adolescents. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

Jun 07 2022

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Baby Formula Shortage Bonus Episode -- Ep. 115

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In this episode Steven A. Abrams, MD FAAP, immediate past chair of the AAP Committee on Nutrition, tells David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, how to counsel families caught in the baby formula shortage. He warns against homemade formulas and encourages cooperation and empathy to get through this difficult time. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

May 24 2022

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Access to Reproductive Health Care, Impacts of School Resegregation – Ep. 114

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In this episode Margaret Stager, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Section on Adolescent Health, joins the podcast to emphasize the importance of reproductive health care and education. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Rita Hamad, MD, PhD, about trends toward resegregation in U.S. public schools. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

May 24 2022

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Eliminating Race-based Medicine, Trends in Handgun Carriage – Ep. 113

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In this episode Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP, at-large member of the AAP Board of Directors, joins the podcast to discuss a new policy statement on eliminating race as a biological proxy in medicine. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Naoka Carey, JD, EdM, about trends in adolescent handgun carriage. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

May 17 2022

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Armed Conflict's Effect on Child Health, Donor Human Milk – Ep. 112

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In light of the war in Ukraine, Ayesha Kadir, MD, pediatrician and senior humanitarian health lead for Save the Children UK, explains how armed conflict affects children. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Allison Rose, MD, FAAP, and Emily Miller, MD, MS, FAAP, about the need for advocacy about the use of donor human milk as a lifesaving therapy for premature infants. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

May 10 2022

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Pediatrics Research Roundup, Integrating Mental Health into the Medical Home – Ep. 111

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In this episode Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, associate editor of digital media for the journal Pediatrics, shares a research roundup from the May issue. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Richard Chung, MD, FAAP, member of the AAP Committee on Adolescence as well as the Bright Futures Steering Committee, about ways to assess mental health of children and teens within the medical home. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

May 03 2022

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