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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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December
02,
2016
If you are staying at the grandparents during the holidays, warn your kids to be ready for the winter checklist from them before they go outside and play. Make sure your hair is dry. Wear shoes outside. Put on your hat. But does any of ...
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November
30,
2016
WFAA reports that as many as seven students at two Keene ISD schools are suspected of having mumps and that as a precaution 27 unvaccinated students have been asked to stay home. Channel 8 says the seven potentially infected ...
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November
29,
2016
It probably won't surprise you to know that I get asked, "Do you think it’s RSV?" a lot this time of year. My answer might surprise you though: “It's not that important to know.” Let me explain ...
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November
22,
2016
Just in time for the holidays a reader wrote in with this question: “My friend...was told by her grandson’s pediatrician that her grandchildren who are vaccinated should never be around any unvaccinated children. Well, the parents ...
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