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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August
25,
2016
Parents of children with anaphylaxis, one of the most terrifying conditions I’ve seen in my career, might soon face an impossible choice. At any moment, their child might need an injection of a life-saving medication to prevent difficulty ...
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August
23,
2016
Here are four reasons I don't recommend putting a breastfed newborn on a feeding schedule: They need comfort and bonding. Imagine being thrown into a brand new, anxiety-provoking environment with no skills for calming yourself and no way of ...
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August
16,
2016
As a new school year begins, a 12-year-long trend of parents refusing to vaccinate their children may put your child at risk. That’s the concern of Justin Smith, M.D., a pediatrician at Cook Children’s. The Houston Chronicle reported “the ...
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August
10,
2016
This is a conversation I had recently: “What have you been up to this summer? Did you play outside at all or has it been all video games?” “Pretty much video games.” “Oh cool, what kind of games do you like? Sports?” “No, ...
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