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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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January
09,
2017
It’s one of the most common problems that no one talks about except with their pediatrician. It’s not the most common I see but it might be #number2. And, no, I’m not advocating for an Instagram stream of abnormal poop ...
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January
05,
2017
Did you child receive a phone, tablet or TV this year for Christmas?  Have you seen or talked to them since? Whether it’s a phone, a tablet or the TV, there’s no denying that the use of screens and media have changed childhood ...
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December
22,
2016
“His cough is sooo croupy!” When parents report a croupy cough, it means different things. Some parents call bad/deep/dry/wet/rattly coughs croupy. When I think of “croupy cough,” I mean “barky” like a dog ...
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December
16,
2016
NBC 5 reports that "a Fort Worth Independent School District employee has contracted the mumps." Channel 5 said the person is an employee in the district's Professional Development Center, not a school campus.  This is ...
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