Pediatrics On Call

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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.

Episode Date
Food Allergy Prevention, Medical Device Workarounds – Ep. 60
32:02

In this episode Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FAAP, member of the executive committee of the AAP Section on Allergy and Immunology, explains changes to the guidance on food allergy prevention. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Hanna Barton, MS, about her research on medical device workarounds in the homes of patients with medical complexity. Links to resources are at aap.org/podcast.

May 11, 2021
Pediatrics Research Roundup, Preview of the Red Book -- Ep. 59
36:54

In this episode Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, is back for another edition of “First Up.” He joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, with a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the May issue of the journal. The hosts also talk to David Kimberlin, MD, FAAP, editor of the Red Book about what to expect in the 2021 edition released this month.

May 04, 2021
Promoting Environmental Justice, Preventing Infant Deaths – Ep 58
37:44

In this episode Abby Nerlinger MD, MPH, FAAP, who sits on the Executive Committee of the AAP Council on Environmental Health, explains environmental justice and how living spaces affect health. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to the CDC’s Commander Sharyn E. Parks, PhD, MPH, about her research on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death.

Apr 27, 2021
Caring for American Indian and Alaska Native Families, Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding – Ep 57
33:59

In this episode Shaquita Bell, MD, FAAP, lead author of the AAP policy statement, Caring for American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Adolescents, offers strategies for connecting with indigenous families. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to S. Kam Lam, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, about the roots of racial disparities in breastfeeding.

Apr 20, 2021
The Science behind COVID-19, Antibiotic Stewardship – Ep 56
31:27

In this episode Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, FAAP, vice chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, describes the characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 and what it might take to end the pandemic. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, FAAP, chair of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Subcommittee of COID, about his efforts to end unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in pediatrics.

Apr 13, 2021
Pediatrics Research Roundup, Telehealth for Children with Special Needs – Ep 55
29:15

This episode starts with the April edition of First Up. Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, the new associate editor of Digital Media for the journal Pediatrics, joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, for a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the journal. The hosts also interview Kilby Mann, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado, to get an idea of how telehealth is helping children with special needs.

Apr 06, 2021
COVID Then and Now: A Look Back at the Front Lines and Forward to Life with Vaccines – Ep 54
37:00

In this special COVID episode, Steve Caddle, MD, MPH, FAAP, joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, to talk about treating COVID patients in New York City during the initial surge of cases in March 2020. The hosts also interview Yvonne “Bonnie” Maldonado, MD, FAAP, Chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, to get an idea of infection prevention and control a year later.

Mar 30, 2021
Special Episode on Ending Racism in Health Care – Ep 53
38:41

In this special episode, Tiffani Johnson, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, to talk about race and racism and their impact on child health.

Mar 23, 2021
Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Aura Obando -- Ep. 51
21:35

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Aura Obando, MD, FAAP, Family Team Medical Director for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Dr. Obando explains how a passion for global health in under-resourced areas led her to her own backyard.

Mar 19, 2021
Pathways to Pediatrics: IMG Dr. Marwa Mansour – Ep. 52
25:12

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Marwa Mansour, MD, senior pediatrics resident and chief resident at University of Florida, Jacksonville. Dr. Mansour describes the lessons she has learned as an early-career International Medical Graduate from Egypt.

Mar 19, 2021
ADHD during COVID-19, Understanding How Fathers Grieve – Ep 50
36:08

In this episode Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, MD, MPH, FAAP, suggests ways pediatricians can help their patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as they continue virtual or in-person learning. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Michael McNeil, MD, FAAP, whose research about how fathers grieve after the death of a child is published in the journal Pediatrics.

Mar 16, 2021
Oral Health, Return to Sports Guidelines – Ep 49
31:47

In this episode Abiye Y. Okah, MD, FAAP, explains the importance of early intervention to prevent pediatric caries (or cavities). Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Susannah Briskin, MD, FAAP, lead author of the AAP Covid-19 Guidance: Return to Sport, about infection prevention during youth sports and safely returning to physical activity after recovering from COVID-19.

Mar 09, 2021
Pediatrics Research Roundup, Racial Disparities in Telehealth – Ep. 47
32:10

In this episode Alex Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP deputy editor of Pediatrics, is back for another edition of “First Up.” He joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, with a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the March issue of the journal. Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, lead author of the 2019 AAP policy statement on The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health, talks about racial disparities in telehealth. And Rebekah Fenton, MD, FAAP, adolescent medicine fellow at Northwestern University and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, joins the show with a Giving Voice segment about police in schools.

Mar 02, 2021
Bonus Episode on Ending Racism in Health Care – Ep. 48
07:59

Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, lead author of the 2019 AAP policy statement on The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health, about racial disparities in health care and what we can do to end racism.

 

Mar 02, 2021
Treating Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome, Preventing Pregnancy in LGB-plus Adolescent Girls – Ep. 46
33:22

In this episode Stephen W. Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, co-author of the AAP policy statement on Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome, describes treating women with opioid use disorder and their babies. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Michele Ybarra, MPH, PhD, about her article in Pediatrics focusing on the use of text messaging to prevent pregnancy in LGB-plus adolescent girls.

Feb 23, 2021
Understanding the COVID Vaccines, Racial Disparities in the NICU – Ep. 45
41:46

In this episode James D. Campbell, MD, MS, FAAP, co-chair of the National Institutes of Health working group to develop a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine protocol, describes the different vaccines, the process of developing them, and the timing of the rollout. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Shannon Adams, a fourth-year student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, about her article in the journal Pediatrics focusing on racial disparities in the NICU.

Feb 16, 2021
Telehealth During COVID-19, Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents – Ep. 44
36:36

In this episode S. David McSwain, MD, MPH, FAAP, explains how telehealth has evolved during the pandemic and what to expect next. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Janey S. A. Pratt, MD, FACS, FASMBS, about her article in the journal Pediatrics focusing on success rates of bariatric surgery in different adolescent age groups. Then they share a “Giving Voice” from Khadijia Tribié Reid, MD, MPH, FAAP, about medical and behavioral health care integration.

Feb 09, 2021
Research Roundup with Dr. Lewis First, Clinical Report on Eating Disorders - Ep. 43
33:34

In this episode Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, is back for another edition of “First Up.” He joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, with a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the February issue of the journal. The hosts also talk to Elizabeth Alderman, MD, FSAHM, FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on Adolescence, about a new clinical report on eating disorders. Then they share a “Giving Voice” on global health from Megan S. McHenry, MD, MS, FAAP, pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Feb 02, 2021
COVID Q&A with the CDC’s Dr. Michael Bell, Advocating for Safer Microwaves – Ep. 42
37:14

In this episode Michael Bell, MD, deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, joins the podcast to answer listener questions about COVID-19. He tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, about the national collaborative, Project Firstline, led by CDC to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. The hosts also talk to Kyran Quinlan, MD, MPH, about his article in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics focusing on the dangers of microwave oven doors.

Jan 26, 2021
Health Disparities in Tobacco Use, Teaching Toddlers Healthy Eating – Ep. 41
31:10

In this episode Susan Walley, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Section on Tobacco Control, highlights the new clinical report about health disparities in tobacco use and exposure. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Robert Nix, PhD, about his research on toddler eating and self-regulation, published in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics.

Jan 19, 2021
Meet New AAP President Dr. Lee Savio Beers, Rise in Non-fatal Drug Overdoses -- Ep. 40
30:34

In this episode Lee Savio Beers, MD, FAAP, new president of the AAP, talks about her journey to and through pediatrics and what she hopes to accomplish in her leadership role. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Douglas Roehler, PhD, MPH, Division of Overdose Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about his research in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics documenting a rise in non-fatal drug overdoses. And Mekala Neelakantan, a fourth-year medical student at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, shares a “Giving Voice.”

Jan 12, 2021
Research Roundup with Drs. Lewis First and Alex Kemper, "Screen Time” with Dr. Jenny Radesky – Ep. 39
39:11

In this episode Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, is back for another edition of “First Up.” This time he brings special guest Alex Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, deputy editor of Pediatrics, for a look at the “Best of 2020.” Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Jenny Radesky, MD, FAAP, about what “screen time” means during a pandemic.

Jan 05, 2021
Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Ruchi Kaushik  - Ep 35
22:34

In this episode Ruchi Kaushik, MD, MPH, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics and medical director of the Complex Care Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine-The Children's Hospital of San Antoniotalks about being raised by immigrant parents and attending medical school in Punjab, India. She tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, about her passionate advocacy for firearm safety and medically complex children. She also explains how, after the births of her three daughters, the children of the world became her fourth child.” 

Dec 15, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Luis Seija – Ep. 36
19:44

In this episode Luis E. Seija, MD, FAAP, resident physician in Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, talks about being raised by a single mother and struggling with the MCAT and med-school application process. He tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, about his passion for equity, inclusion, Texas … and Taco Bell.

Dec 15, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Rhea Boyd – Ep 37
29:46

In this episode Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, FAAP, talks about the moment in her childhood when she first recognized racial inequality. She tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, why she wants to stop structural racism and how writing helps her accomplish her goals.

Dec 15, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo – Ep. 38
23:15

In this episode Omolara T. Uwemedimo, MD, MPH, FAAP, talks about the pressure she felt as the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and why that inspired her to focus on global health. She tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, how her experiences in sub-Saharan Africa helped her realize the need for health equity for racial/ethnic minority children. She also describes how mentoring women of color led her to a second career as an entrepreneur.

 

Dec 15, 2020
COVID-19 Special with Dr. Michael Bell of the CDC – Ep. 34
37:51

In this special episode, Michael Bell, MD, deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, joins the podcast to share the latest science about infection control and COVID-19 as part of a new initiative called Project Firstline. He tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, about the national collaborative led by CDC to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. Topics include the effectiveness of wearing masks and eye protection, the need for air filtration, methodical cleaning and disinfecting, and new cutting-edge technology to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Dec 08, 2020
Research Roundup with Dr. Lewis First, World AIDS Day – Ep. 33
37:52

In this episode Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, is back for another edition of “First Up.” He joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, with a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the December issue of the journal. The hosts also talk to Natella Rakhmanina, MD, AAHIVS, PhD, chair of the AAP Committee on Pediatric AIDS, about World AIDS Day and the global effort to eradicate the disease.

Dec 01, 2020
Understanding the EHR, Building an Anti-racist Framework in Research – Ep. 32
34:51

In this episode Emily C. Webber, MD, FAAP, FAMIA, chairperson of the AAP Council on Clinical Information Technology, joins the podcast to talk about the Electronic Health Record. She tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, about the value of the EHR, despite some of its idiosyncrasies. The hosts also interview Elizabeth Matsui, MD, MHS, about her Pediatrics article on the need to distinguish race from social determinants of health when conducting and evaluating research.

Nov 24, 2020
Bonus Episode: Election Results and AAP Advocacy – Ep 31
20:19

In this bonus episode, hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk about the election results and what they mean for the AAP and advocacy. They start with a look at the big picture from Melinda Williams-Willingham, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on Federal Government Affairs. Then they get a more granular view from Pam Shaw, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on State Government Affairs.

Nov 20, 2020
Stopping Systemic Racism, Babies Born to Women with Disabilities – Ep 30
37:46

In this episode Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP, at-large member of the AAP Board of Directors, joins the podcast to address racism in health care. He tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, about the AAP’s history of discrimination, its apology, and its efforts to move forward. The hosts also interview Hilary Brown, PhD, about her Pediatrics article on health outcomes for babies born to women with disabilities.

Nov 17, 2020
Advocacy with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Predicting Kindergarten Readiness --Ep 29
33:15

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, focus on the need for advocacy in pediatrics. They talk to Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, about her work to expose lead contamination in the water of Flint, Mich. The hosts also interview Caroline Fitzpatrick, PhD, about her Pediatrics article on kindergarten readiness and its effects on future health.

Nov 10, 2020
Research Roundup with Lewis First, Storytelling in Medicine with Perri Klass -- Episode 28
35:57

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, welcome another edition of “First Up.” They talk to Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, to get a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the November issue of the journal. The hosts also interview Perri Klass, MD, FAAP, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and Co-Director of NYU Florence. Dr. Klass explains how to use storytelling in medicine.

Nov 03, 2020
Vaccines, the Power of YouTube Influencers -- Ep 27
30:17

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to Paul Offit, MD, FAAP, about developing and testing vaccines. The hosts also discuss with Marie Bragg, PhD, new research in Pediatrics about the impact of social influencers on YouTube. And Emily Hannon, MD, IBCLC, joins with a “Giving Voice” about breastfeeding medicine.

Oct 27, 2020
Adolescent Mental Health, Web-based Vaccine Messaging – Ep 26
37:00

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to Cora Breuner, MD, MPH, FAAP, about screening for and treating adolescent mental health issues. The hosts also discuss with Jason Glanz, PhD, new research in Pediatrics about the efficacy of Web-based vaccine messaging.

Oct 20, 2020
Environmental Health, A Transformational Gender Journey – Ep 25
31:55

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, focus on environmental health. They talk to Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Council on Environmental Health, about how climate change and pollution affect children. The hosts also discuss with Stuart Weinzimer, MD, his Pediatrics article about a patient’s gender journey.

Oct 13, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: National Conference and Exhibition Recap – Ep 24
08:08

In this bonus episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, recount the highlights of the AAP National Conference and Exhibition. Listen for information on how to register and watch the sessions online until January 31.

Oct 09, 2020
Research Roundup with Lewis First, Improving Rates of Breastfeeding – Ep 23
35:39

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, welcome another edition of “First Up.” They talk to Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, to get a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the October issue of the journal. The hosts also discuss with Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, FAAP, strategies for increasing rates of breastfeeding.

Oct 06, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Anisa Ibrahim – Episode 16
17:23

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Anisa Ibrahim, MD, FAAP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Medical Director of Harborview Pediatric. Dr. Ibrahim talks about how her experiences as a refugee help her care for the immigrant families in her community.

Oct 02, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Dennis Kuo – Episode 17
21:25

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Dennis Kuo, MD, MHS, FAAP, Associate Professor and Division Chief of General Pediatrics at the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Kuo brings a special guest to the podcast as he describes his family’s pediatric legacy.

Oct 02, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Sally Goza – Episode 18
15:29

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to AAP President Sara “Sally” Goza, MD, FAAP. Dr. Goza reminisces about growing up in rural Georgia and offers advice about navigating complicated career journeys.

Oct 02, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Thomas Glenn – Episode 19
13:00

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Thomas Glenn, MD, pediatric cardiology fellow at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. Dr. Glenn was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He explains how his own chronic disease shaped his career.

Oct 02, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Perri Klass – Episode 20
18:06

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Perri Klass, MD, FAAP, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and Co-Director of NYU Florence. Dr. Klass explains how she forced two paths to merge as she combined medicine with journalism.

Oct 02, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Rebecca Baum – Episode 21
14:27

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to Rebecca Baum, MD, FAAP, a developmental behavioral pediatrician at the Olson Huff Center at Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville, N.C. Dr. Baum explains why she wants to educate pediatricians about psychopharmacology.

Oct 02, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Nathaniel Beers -- Episode 22
14:53

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to Nathaniel Beers, MD, MPA, FAAP, President and CEO of the HSC Health Care System. Dr. Beers explains how he combines his passion for medicine, education and policy. He also offers advice for maintaining work-life balance.

Oct 02, 2020
Pathways to Pediatrics: Paul Offit – Episode 15
15:28

In this episode of a special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Paul Offit, MD, FAAP, Director of the Vaccine Education Center and an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Offit explains how his childhood scars created in him a need to advocate for children.

Oct 01, 2020
Influenza Policy During Covid-19, Hearing Screenings and Intervention – Episode 14
32:17

In this episode, hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk about changes to the AAP Influenza Policy. Flor Munoz, MD, MSc, FAAP, who co-wrote the guidance, explains the increased danger of flu and why the vaccine is so important during COVID-19. The hosts also discuss with Jareen Meinzen-Derr, MD, PhD, MPH, FACE, her Pediatrics article about the effects of early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Sep 29, 2020
Getting Out the Vote, Magic in Medicine – Episode 13
32:03

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk about the AAP efforts to Get Out the Vote. Nathan Chomilo, MD, FAAP, Interim Policy & Advocacy Workgroup Chair for the AAP’s Section on Minority Health, Equity, and Inclusion, explains how elections affect the health of communities. The hosts also discuss with Mike Pitt, MD, his pediatric perspective on magic and medicine. Stay tuned for the magic trick at the end.

Sep 22, 2020
School Reopening, HPV Vaccine Trends -- Episode 12
34:26

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk about returning to school during the pandemic. Nathaniel Beers, MD, MPA, FAAP, co-author of the AAP guidance for school re-entry, explains what needs to happen for schools to be safe and why returning to in-person learning is about more than education. The hosts also discuss with Szu-Ta Chen, MD, PhD, MPH, the findings of a new study of HPV vaccination rates in girls and boys.

Sep 15, 2020
Childhood Stress, Performance-enhancing Substances – Episode 11
34:03

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and keeping kids safe during the pandemic. Bob Sege, MD, PhD, FAAP, describes how to create positive childhood experiences to counter ACEs. The hosts also discuss with Jason Nagata, MD, MSc, FAAP, the findings of a new study linking performance-enhancing substances to other drugs.

Sep 08, 2020
Pediatrics Research Roundup, Identifying Misshapen Heads – Episode 10
36:44

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, debut a new segment called “First Up.” They talk to Dr. Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, to get a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the September issue of the journal. The hosts also discuss with Dr. Mark Dias, MD, FAAP, FAANS, a new clinical report, Identifying the Misshapen Head: Craniosynostosis and Related Disorders.

Sep 01, 2020
Foster Care, Racial Disparities in Autism Screening/Treatment - Episode 9
35:45

In this episode hosts David Hill, MD FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, look at the child welfare system during the pandemic. In the main interview segment, Heather Forkey MD, FAAP, talks about the role pediatricians can play in taking care of this extremely vulnerable population. The hosts also discuss new research in Pediatrics with John Constantino, MD, who co-authored an article about late diagnoses and barriers to treatment of autism in African Americans.

Aug 25, 2020
Nutrition and Exercise, Car Seat Tolerance Screens - Episode 8
31:33

In this episode, hosts David Hill, MD FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, lament the “new normal” of limited activity and food choices during COVID-19. In the main interview segment, Natalie Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, CSSD, FAAP, FACSM, talks about setting up routines around mealtimes and exercise. The hosts also discuss new research in Pediatrics with Eric Eichenwald, MD, FAAP, who co-authored an article about car seat tolerance screenings for babies born prematurely.

Aug 18, 2020
Digital Advertising to Children, Limiting Antibiotic Prescriptions – Episode 7
28:57

In this episode, hosts David Hill, MD FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, examine the AAP’s updated policy statement on digital advertising. In the main interview segment, Nusheen Ameenuddin, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, chairperson of the AAP Council on Communications and Media, talks about teaching children media literacy while also setting limits. The hosts also discuss new research in Pediatrics with Matt Kronman, MD, MSCE, FPIDS, who conducted a study of how communications training can reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

 

Aug 11, 2020
Bonus Episode on Injury Prevention – Episode 6
14:42

In this bonus episode, hosts David Hill, MD FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to Ben Hoffman, MD, CPST-I ,FAAP, about keeping kids safe while they’re stuck at home during the pandemic. Hoffman is the chair of the AAP Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention.

Aug 04, 2020
Adolescent Contraception, Marijuana Use in the Pediatric Population - Episode 5
32:38

In this episode, hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, unpack the AAP’s updated policy on contraception. Laura Grubb MD, MPH, FAAP, a member of the AAP Committee on Adolescence, talks about the new terminology and the change in attitudes toward long-acting reversible contraception. The hosts also discuss new research in Pediatrics with Jonathan Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP, who co-authored a review article about the use of marijuana in adolescents and young adults.

Aug 04, 2020
Battling Racism, Diagnosing Autism– Episode 4
34:52

In this episode, hosts David Hill, MD FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, reflect on the one-year anniversary of the AAP’s landmark policy statement on racism and child health. In the main interview segment, Jacqueline Douge, MD, MPH, FAAP, co-author of the racism statement, talks about what pediatricians can do make their patients feel safe and accepted. The hosts also discuss new research in Pediatrics with Paul Carbone, MD, FAAP, who tracked the effectiveness of autism’s most widely used screening tool. 

Jul 28, 2020
Safe Sleep, Racial Disparities Post-Surgery – Episode 3
35:28

In this episode, hosts David Hill, MD FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk about what needs to happen for children and teachers to safely return to school this fall. In the main interview segment, Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, talks about safe sleep, bedsharing, and tips for pediatricians to discuss sleep strategies with tired parents. The hosts also discuss new research in Pediatrics with Dr. Olubukola Nafiu, who documented racial disparities among previously healthy children who underwent surgical procedures. 

Jul 21, 2020
Drowning Prevention, Vaccine Hesitancy - Episode 2
33:47

In this first full episode, guest interviews address two of the biggest issues facing children’s health today: drowning and vaccine hesitancy. Also, hosts Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, and David Hill, MD, FAAP, share why they became pediatricians and introduce listeners to the new podcast from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  

Jul 21, 2020
Introducing Pediatrics On Call: a podcast on children’s health from the AAP
02:14

The American Academy of Pediatrics looks at the science behind child health. Learn about the most important innovations in pediatrics.. from the people behind them.

Jun 21, 2020