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In this episode Christopher Bolling, MD, FAAP, explains the many ways pediatricians can help families with nutrition, physical activity, sleep, media use and emotional well-being. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, about his new journal article, Anticipatory Guidance to Prevent Adolescent Overdoses.



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Christopher Bolling, MD, FAAP


Christopher Bolling, MD, FAAP, is a retired pediatrician and volunteer Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He co-founded Pediatric Associates in the northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati in 1992.  Over the ensuing 30 years, Pediatric Associates became one of the largest single-specialty pediatric practices in the country. Dr. Bolling helped found the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity in 2009 and served on the Section Executive Committee and as Chair through 2019. Most recently, was co-author of the AAP policy statements on bariatric surgery and the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline on the Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents and the AAP Policy Statement “The Role of the Pediatrician in Healthy, Active Living.” 

Scott E. Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP


Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, is the Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He holds triple board certification in General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Hadland's clinical and research interests focus on adolescent and young adult substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and on improving care for youth and families affected by substance use. He is a member of the editorial board of Pediatrics and was the 2020 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award in Adolescent Health from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hadland’s research is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Heart Association, among other foundations. 


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AAP Clinical Report

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

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*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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