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Healthy Children Podcast


Welcome to Healthy Children: A Podcast for Parents from the AAP. Join host Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, a pediatrician and mother, as she talks with top experts about how to help our kids be as healthy as they can be and thrive in today's world.

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Ep. 8 - Poop: What's Normal and When to Worry


In this episode Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez talks with
Nathan T. Chomilo, MD, FAAP, about no parent's favorite topic: poop. They answer all the questions you might have about frequency, consistency, color and when to worry about constipation.

Ep. 7 - Noise: Protecting Our Kids’ Hearing


In this episode Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez talks with Brian K. Reilly, MD, FACS, FAAP, a pediatric otolaryngologist or ear, nose and throat doctor. They look at the impact of noise on our children’s lives—from white noise machines, from fireworks, from headphones, and even from traffic and lawnmowers outside our windows. Dr. Reilly offers ways to limit the cumulative damage from exposure.

Ep. 6 - Healthy Eating: Parenting Styles to Avoid Food Fights


In this episode Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez talks with Dr. Natalie Muth, a pediatrician and registered dietitian. They look at which parenting style leads to the healthiest eating habits, but they also acknowledge that it’s difficult to get it right every single day.

Ep. 5 - Skin Protection: Keeping Kids Safe from Summer Sun


In this episode Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez talks with pediatric dermatologist Dr. Teresa Wright about the dangers of sun exposure. The two pediatricians go over the different types of sunscreens, what SPF really means, how to persuade teens to protect their skin, and why all skin tones are susceptible to sunburn and damage.

Ep. 4 - Preventing Lead Exposure in Kids


In this episode Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez talks with Dr. Kevin Osterhoudt about the dangers of lead and how to protect your child from exposure. The two pediatricians discuss places lead might hide in the home and in the products we buy.

Ep. 3 - Helping Kids Navigate Social Media


In this episode Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez talks with Dr. Megan Moreno, co-medical director of the AAP Center of Excellence on Social Media and Youth Mental Health. The two pediatricians (and moms) discuss strategies for treating social media as a tool rather something to be avoided.

Ep. 2 - Sleep: Teaching Good Habits Early


In this episode Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez talks with Dr. Rachel Moon, who wrote the AAP recommendations for safe sleep but also knows how difficult those recommendations can be. The two pediatricians (and moms) also discuss when and how to start sleep training.

Ep. 1 - Welcome to Healthy Children, an AAP Podcast for Parents


The most trusted voice in children’s health, the American Academy of Pediatrics, is bringing its expert guidance straight to the ears of parents and other caregivers. Host Edith Bracho-Sanchez, MD, FAAP, will interview experts on topics like social media and mental health, nutrition from infancy through adolescence, treating common illnesses, and sleep strategies for kids of all ages.

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Edith Bracho-Sánchez  

Edith Bracho-Sánchez

Edith Bracho-Sanchez, MD, FAAP, is a primary care pediatrician and director of the pediatric telemedicine program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, obtained her medical degree from New York University and trained in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.

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