How can I make sure my kids are using technology in a healthy way? How should I talk to my kids about race? And how do I balance it all without pulling out my hair?
Hear our take on all this and more!
In the second of our ongoing series on mothers in politics, we're talking to Dr. Kim Schrier, the first pediatrician in Congress, who represents Washington's 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She's telling us how she pivoted from a medical career to a political one, what it's like to sponsor a bill on vaccines that ends up taking on new meaning when a pandemic hits, and why it's important for other parents to seek elected office.
We are thrilled to share a joint episode in collaboration with the What is Black? and Flesh & Bold podcasts in which we're discussing everything you need to know about the COVID vaccines.
Joining us are Dr. Lauren Smith, Chief Health Equity and Strategy Officer for the CDC Foundation, and Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Commissioner of Health for the Baltimore City Health Department. They talk with us about the launch of the COVID vaccine, the COVID vaccine and children, health inequities, and the vaccine rollout in communities of color.
We are excited to launch a new series on mothers in politics! We’ll have some powerful and inspiring women demystify the process of entering politics and talk about why it’s important to have the perspective of parents in elected office. These interviews will air periodically with our regular episodes.
The first episode of this series features Dr. Michelle Au, the popular blogger, author, physician, and mom who just began her first term as a State Senator in Georgia. She shares her personal and career story, her goals, and inspiration for our listeners to consider seeking elected office themselves! Listen and share with a friend!
On our first episode of 2021, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions. Did you have a few too many treats over the holidays? Are you looking to make some of those positive changes you’ve been putting off? We’re here to join you in your fresh start. Listen and share with a friend!
Don't "beet" your head against the wall trying to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies! On this episode, we share over a dozen tips to help you reach those recommended nutrition goals. Plus, we discuss how to help families who are experiencing food insecurity during this time. Listen and share with a friend!
Everybody hurts. And maybe even more now with working from home or distance learning while sitting at a computer all day. What are our options for treating pain, and when is it time to call in a specialist? Also, we discuss the opioid crisis, and how it affects us.
It's 3am and your baby (or toddler, or teen!) is still awake. What can you do to help everyone get a better night's sleep? On this episode, we share the latest recommendations on sleep training, teaching healthy sleep habits to older kids, infant sleep safety, and how to know if your child has a medical condition affecting sleep. And. a Physician-Mom Hack of the Week on sleep that involves... duct tape?!
This episode is all about environmental justice. What is it? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with health? Plus, we share tips on steps we can all make toward environmental justice for all.
It's easy to get lost in all the options out there for your home, your kids, and yourself! On this episode, we’re sharing some of our favorite products that make our lives easier and more fun. From gadgets that save us time, to items that keep our kids occupied or help them learn, to things that just plain make us laugh, listen in for our best recommendations.
On this episode, we're talking about sleep! Most of us could probably use more sleep or better quality sleep. How does sleep (or lack of it) affect our health, and how has COVID-19 impacted sleep? How can you know if you're just tired or if you have an actual sleep disorder? And we share several tips on how to catch more (and better) Zzzzs!
Breast is best, or fed is best? We provide a different take on that question and explain why the answer is not so simple. You'll also hear the latest recommendations on breastfeeding if you have (or are at high risk for) COVID-19. And we provide some tips on how to advocate for nursing moms. Also: lactation cookies! (Need we say more?)
Let's talk about birth order! Firstborns, middle children, babies of the family, or onlies … how do these family positions affect your children’s personalities? How do they affect our own personalities as adults? And what does the science really say about this?
Do you feel like you're approaching burnout? Let's talk about the people we most often forget to care for: ourselves. Why is self-care important for our health? How do we squeeze it into our crazy lives? And how do we teach kids these critical self-care habits?
On this episode we're talking about what’s on everyone’s minds: coronavirus and kids. What's the latest data on how kids are affected by COVID-19? How can we support kids emotionally during this ongoing pandemic? And how do we approach the complex issue of school reopening?
Thanks to the internet, we have access to a vast amount of information unparalleled by any other time in human history. But how can you tell whether something you read online is true or fake? And how can we stamp out myths and support the spread of facts in order to protect our families and communities?
In the second of our two-part series on race, racism, and health, we’re talking to pediatrician and researcher Dr. Nia Heard-Garris about talking to kids and loved ones about racism: why it’s important, how to maintain momentum, and where on earth to start if you have not already.