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This episode starts with the August edition of First Up. Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, associate editor of Digital Media for Pediatrics, joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, for a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the journal. The hosts also interview Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, about using “relational health” to prevent and mitigate toxic stress. 



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Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP


Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, is the Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Pediatrics and Division Head of General Pediatrics and at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is the associate editor, Digital Media for the journal Pediatrics. 

Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP


Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and has practiced primary care pediatrics with University Hospitals Medical Practices in Cleveland since 2000. Dr. Garner is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), having served as the President of the Ohio Chapter and as a member of the Academy’s Leadership Workgroups on Epigenetics, Poverty, and Early Brain and Child Development. Dr. Garner is the co-author the Academy’s Policy Statement on Childhood Toxic Stress, and he co-authored an AAP-published book, Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health. 

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