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In Episode 196,  join Dr. Lia and her guest, Sleep expert and author, Dr. Jess Shatkin. This episode delves into various aspects of pediatric sleep health, from exploring pediatric sleep medications to offering practical tips on establishing solid sleep hygiene for kids.

Dr. Jess’s insights into the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) highlight effective treatment strategies that emphasize long-term well-being over quick fixes. By incorporating sleep education, implementing evidence-based approaches like CBTI, and advocating for holistic health practices, we can pave the way for a brighter, more well-rested future for our youth. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of pediatric sleep problems and mental health, and discover the transformative power of a good night’s rest!

In Episode 196,  join Dr. Lia and her guest, Sleep expert and author, Dr. Jess Shatkin. This episode delves into various aspects of pediatric sleep health, from exploring pediatric sleep medications to offering practical tips on establishing solid sleep hygiene for kids.

Dr. Jess’s insights into the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) highlight effective treatment strategies that emphasize long-term well-being over quick fixes. By incorporating sleep education, implementing evidence-based approaches like CBTI, and advocating for holistic health practices, we can pave the way for a brighter, more well-rested future for our youth. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of pediatric sleep problems and mental health, and discover the transformative power of a good night’s rest!

In Episode 195, as Lia celebrates her birthday, she takes a moment to delve into the complexities and rewards of these intergenerational family relationships.  Lia draws from one of her favorite books, “Walking on Eggshells, Parenting Your Adult Child,” which underscores the wisdom of refraining from unsolicited advice and simply being present when needed. 

In Episode 190, host Dr. Lia Gaggino, teams up with the renowned psychologist and author Dr. Karen Doll to discuss the mental health strategies essential for every healthcare worker. They also discuss Dr. Karen Doll’s book, “Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve with Ease”.

In Episode 190, host Dr. Lia Gaggino, teams up with the renowned psychologist and author Dr. Karen Doll to discuss the mental health strategies essential for every healthcare worker. They also talk about the book “Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference” by Stephen Trzeciak and  Anthony Mazzarelli.

Dr. Lia’s recent beach getaway inspired her latest book club pick: ‘Someone Else’s Shoes’ by Jojo Moyes. This delightful read proved to be the perfect companion for soaking up the sun and sea breeze. With its engaging storyline and light-hearted spirit, it offers a total escape into the world of fiction. Whether you’re lounging on the beach or curled up at home, this book promises a fun and relaxing journey, making it a must-read for anyone looking to unwind and indulge in a bit of literary escapism.

During her beach vacation, Dr. Lia also delved into ‘Girl in Translation’ by Jean Kwok. This poignant and inspiring novel captures the struggles and triumphs of a young immigrant girl as she navigates a new life in America. With its rich storytelling and authentic portrayal of the immigrant experience, the book offers a deeply moving and thought-provoking journey. It’s a testament to the power of resilience and the human spirit, making it a compelling addition to Dr. Lia’s book club and a must-read for anyone seeking a meaningful and captivating story.

In episode 177, Dr. Lia Gaggino dives into the shifting paradigms from disease to trauma models, and the vital role of pediatricians in identifying and addressing traumatic stress in children. In the episode they discuss the book, “Relationship Rx: Prescriptions for Lasting Love and Deeper Connection”  with author Dr. Jessica Griffin.https://pediatricmeltdown.com/traumatic-stress/

In episode 177, Dr. Lia Gaggino dives into the shifting paradigms from disease to trauma models, and the vital role of pediatricians in identifying and addressing traumatic stress in children. In the episode they talk about the book, “Childhood Trauma and Resilience: A Practical Guide”  by author Heather C. Forkey MD.

In episode 176, Dr. Lia Gaggino and renowned pediatrician, Andy Gardner, expertly navigates the terrain of primary prevention and the crucial role pediatricians play in shaping the future of our youth. In the episode they talk about the book, “Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health”  by guest Andrew S. Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, and Robert A. Saul, MD, FAAP, FACMG.

In episode 174, Dr. Gaggino reflects on 2023 and the journey that Pediatric Meltdown has led her on. As we come to the end of this episode, she wants to express her deepest gratitude to all the listeners who have been a part of the Pediatric Meltdown community. In the episode she mentions the audio book, “Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting: A Novel”  by Clare Pooley.

In episode 173,  Dr. Lia Gaggino and her guest, Noreen Russell, phD shake up the conversation by debunking misconceptions, highlighting invaluable resources, and advocating for a more nuanced understanding of neurodiversity. In the episode they discuss the book, “The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism: A Toolbox for Helping Children with Autism Feel Safe, Accepted, and Competent”  by Bill Nason.

In episode 173,  Dr. Lia Gaggino and her guest, Noreen Russell, phD shake up the conversation by debunking misconceptions, highlighting invaluable resources, and advocating for a more nuanced understanding of neurodiversity. In the episode they discuss the audio book, “Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them”  by Ross Greene, Ph.D.

In episode 173,  Dr. Lia Gaggino and her guest, Noreen Russell, phD shake up the conversation by debunking misconceptions, highlighting invaluable resources, and advocating for a more nuanced understanding of neurodiversity. In the episode they discuss the audio book, “Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child”  by Ross Greene, Ph.D.

In episode 173,  Dr. Lia Gaggino and her guest, Noreen Russell, phD shake up the conversation by debunking misconceptions, highlighting invaluable resources, and advocating for a more nuanced understanding of neurodiversity. In the episode they discuss the book, “The Explosive Child”  by Ross Greene, Ph.D.

In episode 172,  Dr. Lia Gaggino sits down with Ariel Lucas, a pediatric nurse practitioner, who shares her journey into the field and her personal struggle with exhaustion and emptiness. In the episode they discuss the book, “Eat to Treat: A Three-Step Plan to Reduce Inflammation, Detoxify your Life, and Heal Your Body” by Maggie Berghoff.

In episode 172,  Dr. Lia Gaggino sits down with Ariel Lucas, a pediatric nurse practitioner, who shares her journey into the field and her personal struggle with exhaustion and emptiness. In the episode they discuss the book, “Choosing Wellness: Unconventional Wisdom for the Overwhelmed, the Discouraged, the Addicted, the Fearful, or the Stuck” by Eileen T O’Grady.

In episode 161, Dr. Lia Gaggino had a captivating conversation with the insightful author Celeste Mergens. Together, they explored the transformative impact of menstrual equity on people’s lives. Don’t miss out on this enlightening discussion. Be sure to check out Celeste Mergens’ book, linked above, and listen to the full episode for a deeper dive into this important topic.

In episode 121, Dr. Lia Gaggino engages in an insightful conversation with Norrine Russell, the innovative creator of a groundbreaking coaching approach designed to support challenging children, including those who are 2E, have ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, and learning disabilities. Norrine is also the author of the enlightening book, ‘Asking the Right Questions about ADHD Before, During, and After Your Child’s Diagnosis.’ Tune in to discover how this unique coaching approach and Norrine’s expertise can make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.

In episode 111, Dr. Lia Gaggino engages in a thought-provoking conversation with the author of ‘Who Shall We Let Die,’ Dr. Koye Oyerinde. As a distinguished Public Health and Global Health Expert, Dr. Oyerinde has played a pivotal role in fortifying healthcare systems, particularly in the delivery of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health services in low and middle-income countries. Join us as Dr. Gaggino and Dr. Oyerinde engage in a candid discussion about the current state of healthcare in the U.S., shedding light on crucial issues in the field.

In episode 110, Dr. Lia Gaggino engages in a thoughtful conversation with Dr. Dennis Flores, diving deep into the world of LGBTQ+ youth sexuality. Dr. Flores shares insights on various book titles, including their favorite, ‘The Power of Days,’ which offers a compelling perspective on this important topic. Tune in to explore this literary journey and discover other must-read titles on LGBTQ+ youth sexuality with us!

In episode 96, Dr. Lia Gaggino was joined by the distinguished Dr. Christine Moutier, who coauthored “Suicide Prevention: Stahl’s Handbooks (Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology Handbooks)” and serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Moutier knows the impact of suicide firsthand, having experienced the loss of colleagues to this tragic cause of death.

In episode 93, Dr. Lia Gaggino had the honor of hosting Dr. Heather C. Forkey, MD, author of “Childhood Trauma and Resilience: A Practical Guide.”
Dr. Forkey is a distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and serves as the Division Director for the Child Protection Program and Foster Children Evaluation Service (FaCES) at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. She also plays a pivotal role as the Medical Director of Lifeline4Kids at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Join us for a profound conversation with this accomplished expert on childhood trauma and resilience.

In episode 75, Dr. Lia Gaggino had the privilege of hosting the esteemed Dr. Jane Meschan Foy, author of ‘Mental Health Care of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Primary Care Clinicians.’ With over 35 years of experience in pediatric primary care, public health, administration, and medical teaching, Dr. Foy is a recognized authority in her field. Her special interests encompass a wide range of critical areas, including mental health services in pediatric primary care and school settings, access to healthcare for underserved populations, primary care for children with special health care needs, and residency training in mental health, community pediatrics, and advocacy. Tune in for an enlightening conversation with this distinguished expert.

In episode 65, Dr. Lia Gaggino had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Whitney Casares, the accomplished author of ‘The New Baby Blueprint: Caring for You and Your Little One.’ Dr. Casares is not only a private practice pediatrician but also an American Academy of Pediatrics author and a dedicated mother to two young girls in Portland, Oregon. Her journey to becoming a pediatrician was a path filled with both motherhood and extensive education. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in journalism, she embarked on a medical school training at the University of Vermont and completed her pediatric residency training at Stanford University. Join us for an engaging conversation with this experienced expert who believes that her kids are her best teachers.

In episode 47, Dr. Lia Gaggino engaged in a heartfelt conversation with Faith McDonald, the author of ‘On the Loving End of Crazy: Finding Hope and Help to Face Your Loved One’s Crippling Anxiety and Depression.’ Faith is not only a dedicated writer but also an assistant professor at Penn State University. She generously shares her personal experience of assisting her son who grapples with mental illness, a journey that resonates with many parents and clinicians. The challenges of coping with anxiety and depression, particularly among children and young adults, are widespread, and the path to wellness can be arduous. Join us for a touching and enlightening discussion with Faith McDonald.

 In episode 35, Dr. Lia Gaggino had the privilege of hosting Anne Moss Rogers, an inspiring public speaker, registered suicide prevention trainer, TEDx storyteller, and NAMI Virginia fundraising chair. Anne Moss is not only the award-winning author of ‘Diary of a Broken Mind’ but also the creator of her second book, ‘Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk.’ With a mission to foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse, and find life after loss, Anne Moss shares her remarkable insights and experiences in this enlightening episode.

In episode 176, Dr. Lia Gaggino and renowned pediatrician, Andy Gardner, expertly navigates the terrain of primary prevention and the crucial role pediatricians play in shaping the future of our youth. In the episode they talk about the book, “Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health”  by guest Andrew S. Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, and Robert A. Saul, MD, FAAP, FACMG.

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Dr. Lia Gaggino has worked as a pediatrician for over 30 years on the west side of Michigan. During her career as a primary care physician, she has been privileged to care for children and adolescents, and know that their success is closely tied to mental wellness.

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