Just Kids Health

Just Kids Health

To improve the life of every child: At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, this is our mission — and it’s the heart of everything we do. As the region’s pediatric healthcare leader, we’re dedicated to exceptional clinical care, research, education, and advocacy. Whether we’re providing care for critically ill children or championing child-centered legislation, we strive to improve the lives of children, families, and entire communities. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is the only full-service, pediatric healthcare center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services to children across a five-state region and beyond.

Episodes

April 29, 2021 17 min
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) estimates that 5% of American children have ADHD. The average age to diagnose ADHD is 7 years old, but symptoms of the condition typically appear when a child is 3–6 years old. APA research also found that boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls. In this episode, Dr. Akers will help parents understand what normal behaviors are and when parents may consider get...
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Spring is in the air — you are sneezing, your eyes are itchy and watery, you have sinus headaches. But are seasonal allergies hereditary? How can you tell if your baby/toddler has seasonal allergies too?
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April 1, 2021 15 min
With college basketball tournaments recently taking the national stage, we want to highlight the medical teams, particularly the sports medicine physicians, behind the scenes that work to prevent injuries and provide a healthy environment for all athletes. In this episode, we will discuss what a safe sports environment for children and young adults looks like and how sports medicine can prevent and manage injuries.
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March 18, 2021 15 min
The National Institutes of Health recognizes bullying as a significant public health problem. In the social media era, harassment and intimidation take place both offline and on, which amplifies the severity of aggression and stress in children and their parents. This episode will help parents understand bullying behaviors and how to address signs of bullying and prevent it.
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March 4, 2021 13 min
Ear, nose and throat conditions are primary reasons children visit the doctor’s office. This episode will explore some common ENT problems kids have and how they should be treated.
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February 18, 2021 18 min
Children with positive self-esteem generally hold an optimistic outlook on life and are more resilient to challenges. How does self-esteem change as a child grows, and what can parents do to help their kids develop healthy self-esteem?
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January 7, 2021 14 min
Discipline. It’s one of the best ways to build a successful habit, but also one of the hardest things to implement as a parent. In our next episode of the Just Kids Health podcast we talk to pediatric behavioral health experts Dr. Reo Newring & Dr. Tony Pesavento for their parenting advice on disciplining children.
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December 22, 2020 11 min
Our behavior health experts, Dr. Reo Newring and Dr. Tony Pesavento, offer tips on teaching your child gratitude.
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December 9, 2020 23 min
When it comes to the health of your children, finding a pediatrician you can trust can truly set your mind at ease. Two of our pediatricians, Dr. Tina Scott-Mordhorst and Dr. Shannon Godsil weigh in on the questions you should be asking to help put you on the path to finding a pediatrician who is right for you and your family.
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2020 has brought many challenges and changes to the way we live, work and play. As families approach the holiday season, with upticks in coronavirus cases nationwide, there are lots of new variables families are dealing with. Should I travel to see extended family? Are there ways to safely celebrate the holidays in this new normal? We talk to pediatric psychologists Dr. Reo Newring and Dr. Michael Coutts with Children’s Behavioral ...
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October 29, 2020 23 min
A consistent and healthy sleep schedule is a vital part of a child’s healthy growth and development. Every year, we fall back an hour when Daylight Saving time ends, and this year that’s November 1. With the annual time change, it’s a good time to set new routines. What are some tips for building a better bedtime routine? In this episode, we hear from Children’s Physicians pediatricians Dr. Anthony Yaghmour & Dr. Hannah Donalds...
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October 9, 2020 26 min
Many children and teens are spending much of their week doing remote learning, meaning kids are spending much more time in front of a screen. So, what are the old screen time rules and what are reasonable new rules for a pandemic? We’ll discuss guidelines, limits, and alternatives to reduce screen time’s impact on your child’s physical, social and mental health. Joining us for this episode are child & adolescent psychiatrist Dr...
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September 22, 2020 20 min
Flu season is fast approaching. This year, though, the flu season has been preceded by the global COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we talk to two Children’s experts – pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Kari Neeman and pediatrician Dr. Malinda Bender – about what families should be aware of as we enter flu season and how to stay healthy during this time. As COVID-19 vaccine development progresses into various stages of...
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September 4, 2020 36 min
Fall 2020 is a new back-to-school season for many, with a mixture of virtual, in-person and hybrid learning. As parents and students navigate these new changes, we speak to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center's educators, Peggy Smith & Margaret McCawley, about how you can help your child be productive & kick off a successful season of learning.
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August 20, 2020 25 min
With the CDC’s guidance on masks for the general public changing from not recommending public use early on in the pandemic, to its current guidance that public mask wearing can indeed help prevent the spread of COVID-19, there has been confusion about the efficacy of masks, with many myths circulating online. Today, we speak to two Children’s pediatric experts to help us debunk the myths and determine fact from fiction.
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August 6, 2020 23 min
The COVID-19 pandemic quickly changed & upended American life. Schools – from elementary to higher education – shifted to online classes in March of 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19. Many parents also began to work from home, juggling both childcare and work responsibilities. Fall 2020 just may be the most anticipated back-to-school season yet. As your family prepares to navigate a unique back-to-school return after being ...
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July 23, 2020 25 min
In this episode—the third in our series on mental health in children & teens—our topic is Anxiety. What triggers it in kids? What are the signs—and what can parents do to help a child struggling with anxiety? Children’s behavioral health experts are here to offer their guidance and perspective.
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July 9, 2020 25 min
In this episode—the second in our series on mental health in children & teens—Children’s behavioral health experts weigh in on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as ADHD. How does this disorder impact children—and what should parents know?
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In our first episode in a series of episodes dedicated to the mental health of children, we talk to Children’s Behavioral Health experts about depression. When & why does it develop? And perhaps most importantly, we share resources on when & how to seek clinical help for your child.
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June 11, 2020 31 min
Many of us—especially, and most directly, those in the Black community—have been deeply hurt and troubled by recent tragedies and ongoing racial inequity in our country. In this episode, we talk and most importantly, LISTEN, to Shavonne Washington-Krauth, Children's Culture & Inclusion Manager and Dr. Mike Vance, Director of Children’s Behavioral health, about how to have healthy discussions about racism and discrimination...
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