Ep. 77 Marijuana? Kids?

For many kids with chronic health conditions, a growing number of parents are considering the use of medical marijuana to ease their suffering. ¬†Unfortunately, there is limited and questionable data to guide pediatricians and pediatric specialists in managing these requests….

Racism hurts kids

Although we’ve come a long way, racism is still pervasive in today’s society. And as much as we try to protect our kids from it, they are hurt-physically, mentally and emotionally. Therefore, I applaud organizations and individuals who continue to…

Ep. 56: The Vaping Crisis in Youth

E-cigarette use by youth continues to rise sparking outcry from the medical community. Thankfully, the FDA has stepped in with regulations to curb what’s now being called-a public health crisis. But is the current plan enough? Will it take banning…

More teens are getting tattoos and piercings than ever before. This frenzy recently prompted the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to offer its first recommendations on body modifications so that parents and teens could be educated on the health risk…