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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September
16,
2016
Teething. Every kid goes though it and yet, it’s universally misunderstood. Poor teething. It gets blamed for just about everything and probably causes very few symptoms. I thought I would clear up some of these misconceptions and I ...
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September
12,
2016
Congratulations, you’ve survived a few days of your child vomiting! You win the prize! What do you win? Diarrhea! Stomach viruses are the most common cause of diarrhea. Diarrhea, after a stomach bug, can last a while, even up to 1 week. ...
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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 ...
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