Portable Practical Pediatrics

Portable Practical Pediatrics


Latest Episodes

Money Saving Tips for New Parents (Pedcast)
September 08, 2019

(Image complements of Pixaby)   Raising an infant is an expensive and daunting task for new parents. Listen to these money saving tips from Doc Smo that might save your family thousands of dollars. - Archived pedcast, originally posted July 10,

Newly Recognized Dangers of Video Gaming for Your Children (Pedcast)
August 31, 2019

According to the Wall Street Journal, there is a growing phenomenon on college campuses- video game addiction leading to college failure and other horrible consequences. And it is not rare! Stay tuned to learn just how dangerous video games can be for ...

No More Lost Kids, w/ Pastor Ken (Pedcast)
August 25, 2019

The following is an archived pedcast, originally posted March 14, 2015. - Listen to my interview with Pastor Ken Gilliard, the founder of an innovative program for disadvantaged children in Charlotte, NC. Today he talks about "A Better World",

The Right and Wrong Ways to Tame Your Young Child’s Tantrums? (Pedcast)
August 19, 2019

  Introduction  Anyone who spends much time around toddlers and young preschoolers, knows that they can frequently manifest behavior that is downright beastly. So, in today's pedcast, we are going to talk about understanding and managing their beastl...

Is China’s Frightening Pediatric Care Coming to Your Children’s Clinic? (Pedcast)
August 15, 2019

The following is an archived pedcast, first posted in March 2015. Think American pediatric healthcare is in trouble? Try taking a look at the care children in China are getting today and you might think differently. -

Motors and Kids-A Bad Mix (Pedcast)
August 04, 2019

  - The following is an archived pedcast, first posted in April 2017. - You can imagine in 37  years of practice, I have witnessed a lot of events, many terrifying and tragic for the children involved. I was reminded of one of those events recently w...

6 Bewildering Symptoms That Parents of Newborns Don’t Expect (Pedcast)
July 28, 2019

Introduction - Pediatrician Dr. Paul Smolen here. Parents are often bewildered by some of the bizarre physical symptoms their babies develop soon after birth. Stay tuned and I will break down some of these unexpected baby bodily changes in today's ins...

7 Reasons Your Children Should Not Get Tattoos (Pedcast)
July 21, 2019

The following pedcast was originally posted August 18, 2013. Listen to pediatrician and dermatologist Sue Primmer M.D. discuss some interesting facets of tattooing in the U.S.. - I am grateful and honored to have as my guest today Dr.

Expecting Better by Emily Oster (Book Review Pedcast)
July 14, 2019

  - Introduction Expecting Better by Emily Oster made a splash when it was published in 2013. When she got pregnant, Dr. Oster, who is a well trained and  accomplished economist, decided to take a look at the data behind many of the ‘rules’ t...

Can Children be Spoiled? (Pedcast)
July 08, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Smolen discusses the question; Can children be spoiled? Past generations of children can help us answer this question as listeners will soon see. Kick back and listen to Dr. Smolen bring you a little science and his view on this im...