TheDocSmitty

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Welcome to the blog of TheDocSmitty! I am Justin Smith, M.D, a general pediatrician in Lewisville, the Medical Advisor for Digital Health for Cook Children’s, the father of three young children (all 5 and under) and generally very tired. Probably just like many of you. This is a place for me to share with you what I have learned as a pediatrician taking care of families, updates concerning medical news topics and a healthy dose of my triumphs and trials as a dad. I fully expect that I will learn as much from you as readers than I could ever teach you. But I promise I will frequently remind you that we are all in this together.

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June
23,
2016
I was surprised by yesterday’s announcement that the nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine didn’t protect kids last year. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and the Centers for Disease Control’s ACIP (Advisory Committee on ...
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June
21,
2016
"Should I take my baby on an airplane?" This question comes up fairly often in my clinic, but with summer travel, I have heard it more often than usual this year. Perhaps it’s been all the rain in our area or that our economy is on the upswing ...
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June
16,
2016
Conversations about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for teenagers to have questions but to feel like there’s nowhere to turn for answers. Because of that, a lot of misinformation is shared between ...
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June
08,
2016
When you drop your 8-month old off at day care you expect to pick up your child rested, fed and ready for some playtime before you put them to bed. You don’t expect tragedy and you certainly don’t expect that tragedy to occur as a result of ...
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