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Diet Can Fix 'Milk And Cookie' Disease

Kids take medicine for all kinds of chronic conditions these days, like constipation and acid reflux, but are medicines really necessary?

On the first half of Tuesday's Up to Date, we’ll talk with Julie Wei, M.D., a University of Kansas Medical Center pediatric ear-nose-throat doctor about the so-called “milk and cookies disease” and her solution of changing kids’ diets to chase away these disorders.

Julie L. Wei, M.D., pediatric otolaryngologist, is an associate professor in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Wei received her medical degree from New York Medical College followed by Otolaryngology residency training at the Mayo Clinic, and spent two years in fellowship focused on the diagnosis and treatment of simple and complex ENT problems in children. Since 2003, Dr. Wei has practiced at both the University of Kansas Medical Center as well as at the Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the auhtor of the book A Healthier Way. In 2012, Dr. Wei received the Mitochondrian Award from the Office of Professional Development and Faculty Affairs at KU School of Medicine in recognition for her contribution and 3 years of service to the KU Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Organization. Dr. Wei is member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has published 24 peer-reviewed manuscripts, three book chapters, and has four more manuscripts in press in medical journals. She was appointed by the Dean to serve as the new President of the KU Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS). Currently, she is the Historian and Secretary of the SENTAC (Society of Ear, Nose,Throat Advances in Children) organization. Dr. Wei is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the official journal of her specialty, and she teaches a course on “Managing Career Burnout” at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.