We’re continuing our series on Mothers in Politics! As physicians, getting regular women and parents in office is important to us because so much legislation affects public health, including laws on issues like parental leave and access to health care. Have you wondered what makes people decide to run for office? And how on earth they do it? Do you think it can’t be you? Listen to our discussion with Pakou Hang, Chief Program Officer of Vote Run Lead, to find out how it can.
On this episode, we’re explaining the ins and outs of the most popular eating plans out there. Many of us want to eat healthier, but how do we know where to start? Should we trust that celebrity endorsement? Should we throw out everything currently in our refrigerators? And should we really eat only steak and chewing gum for 14 days? Join us to find out the facts!
It's our Season 2 premiere! To kick off, we're talking about travel in 2021. What are the current recommendations for staying safe while traveling, whether you're vaccinated or not? What are the different things to be aware of for domestic travel vs. international? How should you travel with kids? And, with changing mandates, when do you need to pop on that mask? We have answers to all this and more!
In our final episode of Season 1, we’re talking about that critical need for working parents: childcare! New parents, essential workers, and WFH parents whose kids keep Zoom-bombing your meetings — we see you. We share our experiences with childcare, questions to ask any type of caregiver, and resources for finding quality, affordable options. And we talk about how you can figure all of this out during a pandemic!
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?
On this episode, we're talking about some sensitive topics that aren't talked about often enough: infertility and pregnancy loss. What can increase a person's risk? How do you know when to seek medical help? And how can we support the people in our lives who are going through these painful experiences? Join us as we pull back the curtain and bring this discussion into the light.