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Big Fat Positive is a smart and funny podcast about two best friends who found out they were pregnant at the same time. The show follows the moms-to-be on their journey through pregnancy and into new motherhood, week by week. With weekly check-ins, special guests and segments such as "OMG I’m Freaking Out," hosts Shanna Micko & Laura Birek recount the often hilarious and always honest highs and lows of being a pregnant woman and new mom.
 
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In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast, Anand Swaminathan on tips and tricks in polytrauma, Rohit Mohindra on diagnosis and management of toxic megacolon, Jesse McLaren on ECG in pulmonary embolism, Victoria Myers on approach to the patch call for cardiac arrest, Brit Long on when to do a CT head before LP, Salim Rezaie on nebulized ketamine - the k…
 
In the special segment “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura admit the unusual and/or embarrassing questions they’ve asked the internet recently, including the topics of family genetics and toddler visual disturbance. Also, Shanna tackles her toddler’s early-morning wakings, and Laura celebrates her baby’s new and under-appreciated milestone…
 
Laura’s two-year-old has entered the “why” phase, so she is faced with answering the whats, wheres and whys of everything, and Shanna deals with her two-year-old’s continual nap rejection. Also, in the special segment “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura grill each other with exciting trivia questions about childhood games, unusual pregnancy symptoms…
 
In this Journal Jam podcast, special guest Dr. Mizuho Morrison joins Anton and Justin to clear up the muddy waters of therapeutic hypothermia with a deep dive into the world’s literature... The post Journal Jam 19 Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest – Mixed Evidence appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.…
 
In the special segment “Mom Wins!” Laura talks about the miraculous new bedtime technique that has worked wonders with her two-year-old, and Shanna recounts her desperate attempt to remove permanent marker from her child’s face before school. Also, Shanna talks about her two-year-old’s clinginess, and Laura wonders if her baby said his first word a…
 
In Part 2 of “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Shanna and Laura answer more listener questions about everything from our favorite books, to miscarriage, to breastfeeding toddlers and more! Also, Laura talks about her two-year-old’s new anxieties about preschool and gives an update about her baby’s plagiocephaly, and Shanna reports on her daughters’ first illne…
 
In this EM Quick Hits: Walter Himmel on new diseases associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, Leeor Sommer on the evolution of epiglottitis - adult epiglottitis clinical pearls, Sarah Reid on how to pick up HSP, Anand Swaminathan on an approach to management of heat stroke, Justin Morgenstern on the association between pediatric Bell's palsy a…
 
In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from postpartum depression, to solid foods, to c-sections and vaginal births and more! Also, Shanna talks about her two-year-old’s transition out of the crib and into a big bed, and Laura discusses the intrusive thoughts that plagued her after h…
 
Shanna and Laura interview pediatrician Dr. Mona Amin from PedsDocTalk about how new parents can reduce their anxiety about topics such as baby weight percentiles, sleep training, reflux and more! Also, Laura reports on her two-year-old’s first day of preschool, and Shanna talks about her five-year-old’s first day of kindergarten. Finally, they sha…
 
In Geriatric Trauma Part 2 we answer questions such as: what are the indications for transfer to a trauma center in older patients with rib fractures and why? Can we accurately prognosticate older trauma patients in the ED? How can we best engage family members in goals of care discussions for the older trauma patient? What are the risk factors for…
 
Laura talks about her attempt at sleep training her six-month-old baby and reports on the process of weaning him from nighttime feedings, and Shanna discusses her two-year-old’s new fickle phase. Also, in the segment “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura dive into the fascinating topics of sperm kings, morbid poison, the Virgin Mary and hydrotherapy.…
 
In the segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna divulge some of their deepest, darkest, most hilarious mom secrets, as they dive into the topics of impulse purchases, pissing off two-year-olds, staying up too late and more! Also, Laura talks about the situation that led to her bed sharing with her baby, and Shanna discusses putting her sleep anx…
 
In this must-listen episode, Laura and Shanna provide big updates about how the surge of the Delta variant is affecting their lives, what they have decided about sending their kids to school during the pandemic and how “the sniffles” means so much more than it ever did before. Also, they interview Dr. Mona Amin from PedsDocTalk about the importance…
 
Just as pediatric patients are not small adults, geriatric patients are not just old adults. In this Part 1 of our 2-part EM Cases podcast series on Geriatric Trauma, Dr. Barbara Haas, Dr. Camilla Wong and Dr. Bourke Tillman answer questions such as: why are older patients under-triaged to trauma centers and how does that affect outcomes? What is t…
 
Shanna gets an IUD inserted and unexpectedly gives her kids a lesson about menstruation, and Laura throws in the towel on her toddler’s nap time and goes with a different strategy. Also, in the segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna provide updates on past topics they left hanging, including whether Laura’s son is still pursuing a modeling career a…
 
In the segment “What the Hack?” Laura and Shanna share their favorite mom hacks, including several need-to-know breastfeeding tips, a super trick to get toddlers to cooperate while washing their hands and more! Also, Laura reports on her baby’s first week in his plagiocephaly helmet, and Shanna talks about her toddler’s appetite slump. Finally, the…
 
In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Justin Morgenstern on the evidence for NG tubes in SBO, Jesse MacLaren on recognition of hyperacute T-waves vs other causes of tall T-waves, Brit Long on malignant otitis externa clinical pearls, Salim Rezaie on the value of CCTA in NSTEMI, Justin Morgenstern on the value of CCTA in low-risk chest pain, Hans R…
 
Shanna reveals an epiphany she had during her daughter’s MyGym class, and Laura talks about her 5-month-old’s new obsession with an unexpected item. Also, in the special segment “Gripe Water,” they dive into the topics of kids' clothes, going down internet rabbit holes, farm animals and more. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Sh…
 
In the special segment “Internet Insanity,” Laura and Shanna discuss one of the strangest kids’ shows they have ever seen, and they dive into the hilariously relatable topic of “second kid problems.” Also, Laura talks about her toddler’s reaction to his new nanny and her baby’s journey with plagiocephaly, and Shanna reports on her 2-year-old’s firs…
 
In this main episode podcast we discuss the conservative management of large spontaneous pneumothorax, when a pigtail chest tube with Heimlich valve is indicated, detection of persistent air leak, removal of chest tube, surgical indications for spontaneous pneumothorax, management pitfalls and more... The post Ep 158 Management of Primary Spontaneo…
 
In the special segment “Big Topic,” Shanna and Laura dive into the complicated issue of screen time for kids. They get real about how they each handle screen time in their homes, how they feel about it, and the pitfalls and benefits of introducing little ones to TVs, tablets and phones. Also, Shanna reports on taking a family vacation to the beach,…
 
At long last, Laura and her family move into their new home, and she reports on what it is like to move with a two-year-old and a four-month-old. Shanna talks about signing her 2.5-year-old up for preschool. Also, Laura tells an epic tale about being the daughter of two doctors in the special segment “Throwback.” Finally, they share their BFPs and …
 
In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Arun Sayal on the nuances of assessment for scaphoid fractures, Justin Morgenstern on the evidence for therapeutic hypothermia post-arrest and the TTM2 trial, Sarah Reid on HEADS-ED mental health screening tool for children, youth and young adults, Andrew Petrosoniak on pelvic trauma and pelvic binder tips and…
 
In the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells a story from her childhood about the time her biggest dream came true and then promptly got washed away. Also, Laura talks about creating a social storybook to help her toddler prepare for their upcoming move, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s newfound desire to have privacy while using the bathroo…
 
Laura is in the throes of the four-month sleep regression with her 17-week-old baby, and Shanna embarks on a mission to find a preschool for her two-year-old. Also, in the special segment “OMG, I’m Freaking Out,” they discuss the parenting-related situations that have been keeping them up at night, including nap dropping, toxic sand and more. Final…
 
With the help of a special guest, EBM guru Dr. Ken Milne of the The SGEM, Anton and Justin look at all the various potential indications for TXA and review the available evidence. Should we be using TXA for epistaxis, postpartum hemorrhage, hyphema or hemoptysis? Is it a miracle drug that stops all bleeding? Or has it been drastically overhyped? Wa…
 
In the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Shanna and Laura reveal embarrassing and shocking situations they’ve never been in before having kids, including the unexpected thing Laura got excited about, a scary situation Shanna found herself in, and more! Also, Shanna explains how she overcame some bedtime struggles with her todd…
 
Laura reports on her epic adventure out of town with her toddler and newborn, and Shanna describes the rigamarole she went through to preserve her two-year-old’s nap. Also, in the segment “They Said What?!” Shanna and Laura both share tales about surprising things that their doctors have said to them. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the…
 
In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Anand Swaminathan on vasopressor failure, Brit Long and Michael Gottlieb on aspleic considerations, Sarah Reid on a bronchiolitis update and evolving patterns in the COVID era, Hans Rosenberg and Lindsay Cheskes on ICD electrical storm, Justin Morgenstern on night shift tips... The post EM Quick Hits 29 Vasopr…
 
In the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Laura and Shanna reveal the parenting-related topics they have asked the internet recently, including toddler weight lifting, kids acting like animals and more! Also, Shanna reports on her 2-year-old’s behavior regression, and Laura reveals her strategy for fixing her baby’s flat head. Finally, they share …
 
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