DR Rachael Kermis, M.D. of Ochsner Baton Rouge

In the recent episode of the What’s What BR Podcast, we had the pleasure of hosting DR Rachael Kermis, M.D. with Ochsner Baton Rouge.

– DR. Rachael Kermis, M.D. joins us from Oshners today. It’s definitely hard, these Mondays coming back to work, especially with that heat over the weekend. A lot of people come in dehydrated from being weekend warriors. So we’re getting through it.

– A lot of teenagers have to prioritize between school, extracurriculars and homework. It’s never too late to get your children up to date on their vaccines. Here in the state, there are links to see when other children’s vaccines are due.

– We have sports physicals and we have wellness exams. With the sports physical, we’re looking to see what are your risk factors for having some of these issues that can cause sudden cardiac death in adolescents and in athletes. If you’re not required for a physical, should parents still consider doing one?

– The importance of water, sleep and better food can go a long way to preventing constipation. “That can kind of set you up for a lot of a good immune system,” she says.

– We see a lot of negative impacts that social media can have on mental health, not just of kids, but also on adults. As a parent, what can you do?

– Rachael Kermis, M.D.: Any questions, just reach out to your primary doc, pediatrician, and if we don’t know the answer, we can point you in the right direction with everything. 

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