Cincinnati Children's Young & Healthy Podcast

Cincinnati Children's Young & Healthy Podcast

"Young & Healthy“ features thoughts and perspectives from Cincinnati Children’s experts, patients, families – and even kids! – on all things pediatric health. Join us for lively conversations about current health topics and issues that affect children today. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

Episodes

November 19, 2021 21 min

The holiday season is here and as Thanksgiving approaches, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Lynne Merk, a clinical psychologist here at Cincinnati Children’s, to talk about gratitude during the holidays and throughout year. Listen in as Dr. Merk shares how being grateful is good for health and happiness, as well as advice on how families can make gratitude a habit. We also share creative activities families can do this holiday season,...

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This week on the podcast, Dr. Kara Ayers and Dr. Susan Wiley, faculty members in our Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, join us to talk about how parents can help their kids understand and learn about people who have disabilities. Listen in as Dr. Ayers and Dr. Wiley share their professional and personal experiences to describe how damaging stereotypes and certain words can be, how to ask respectful questions and ...

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Drs. Patty Manning-Courtney?and Bob Frenck join us to?provide an update on the COVID-19?vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.?Join us as we?answer?parent questions?about?vaccine research, allergies and the vaccine, natural immunity, side effects?and?benefits of vaccination for children five and older.??

For more information on our vaccine clinics or to schedule a vaccination, visit?https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/coronav...

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This week on the podcast, we talk to pediatric dentists, Drs. Giulia Castrigano and Patrick Ruck on all things oral health. Tooth decay is the most common disease in children, but the good news is, it is also preventable. Join us to discuss when kids should see a pediatric dentist, when to start brushing and brushing techniques, tooth decay, dental trauma, and more. This episode is loaded with lots of information to help maintain t...

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 5 high school students reported being bullied on school property. This week’s episode discusses in-person bullying with Dr. Ryan Adams, PhD, Associate Professor. Our conversation includes the different types of bullying, the effects of bullying, what to do if your child is the bully, strategies that children can use if they witness bullying behavior, and ...

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This week on the podcast, we talk to Dr. Beverly Smolyansky about self-esteem in kids. Low self-esteem has the potential to lead to children engaging in negative behaviors and activities that could impact their quality of life. It is vital that parents nurture positive self-esteem to maintain a child’s overall health. Join us as we break down why self-esteem is important, how parents can help improve a child’s confidence, positive ...

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Dr. Abigail Matthews, a clinical psychologist and associate director of the Eating Disorders program at Cincinnati Children’s, joins us to discuss her newest research on eating disorders and the effects the pandemic has had. We learn more about her study, discuss types of eating disorders, biological predisposition to disordered eating and the stressors that can cause a perfect storm for illness to develop. This is a must-listen ep...

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October 1, 2021 32 min

This week on the podcast, we talk to Dr. Mary Carol Burkhardt about respiratory syncytial virus, commonly known as RSV. Listen in as we break down the symptoms of RSV and thoughts on why we’re seeing it so early in the year, bronchiolitis, advice for parents who are feeling the stress of so many respiratory viruses circulating in the community, if and when parents should take their child to the doctor and symptoms of bronchiolitis ...

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September 24, 2021 35 min

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34. September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and it is imperative to have conversations about mental illness and mental health. In this week's episode, we discuss suicide prevention with Dr. Courtney Cinko, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Cincinnati Children's. Our conversation includes ...

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Your little girl is growing up and is showing signs that she is about to start her period. Where did the time go? How should we talk to her about this? We know parents have many questions as they gear up to have this vital conversation with their daughter about periods.  This week on the podcast, Dr. Lesley Breech, a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist here at Cincinnati Children's offers practical information about when and ...

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Vaping and e-cigarette use among adolescents is an ongoing health concern that has been labeled a global epidemic. In this week's episode, we discuss vapes and e-cigarettes with Dr. Sheila Goertemoeller who is a Pharmacist, Clinical Toxicologist and Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist. Our conversation includes the harmful effects of vaping, vaping regulations, tips for how parents can talk to their children about vaping, resource...

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In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, Dr. Julie Ware, a physician in the Center for Breastfeeding Medicine, joins us to discuss breastfeeding. In this episode, we talk about the highs and lows of a mother’s breastfeeding journey, milk sharing, tips for new mothers, breastfeeding disparities, and so much more.  

For additional resources and to learn more, please visit the Center for Breastfeeding and Medicine.   

Learn m...

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Drs. Patty Manning and Bob Frenck join us to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the current state of the pandemic, masking for students in schools, vaccines for younger age groups and recommendations for families to keep kids safe as the 4th surge of the pandemic continues to grow.  

 

Click for frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines. 

For additional resources visit Coronavirus Resources for Famil...

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This week on the podcast we are talking about car seats with certified Child Passenger Safety technician, Michelle Price. Join us as we discuss how to choose a car seat for your child, when to progress your child from rear facing, to front facing, to booster seat, and finally to front seat. We also bust some myths and talk about peer pressure, share resources families can use and so much more! 

To learn more about child passenger ...

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This week on the podcast we are talking about books and the importance of reading to children from birth. Our guest, Tiana Henry, a literacy expert and children’s book enthusiast, shares her tips for how to find books your child will love, resources for free books to start your home library, school readiness and we even share some of our favorite books for kids! 

To learn more and sign up for imagination library, please visit http...

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July 30, 2021 24 min

This week on the podcast we discuss picky eaters. Our guest, Amy Reed, Registered Dietitian, discusses what defines a picky eater, how to introduce new foods, when to worry if they are below a certain percentage on the growth chart and so much more! 

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This week on the podcast, we discuss social engagement post-COVID! Our guests, pediatric psychologists, Dr. Stephanie Filigno and Dr. Wendi Lopez join us to share some helpful tips for parents. In this episode, we discuss social re-engagement anxiety, signs of social re-engagement anxiety, coping strategies and we even answer some parent questions we gathered on Instagram and Facebook. 

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This week on the podcast, we?discuss?chest pain in kids?with?Dr. Bill Hardie,?Pediatric Pulmonologist, and Dr. Adam Powell, Pediatric?Cardiologist. We discuss?causes of chest pain in adolescents,?sports physicals and screenings,?chest pain with COVID,?what to do if you witness a sudden?cardiac?arrest and we?ask and answer some parent questions.???

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About 10% of people report that they have a penicillin allergy when asked. But most of those people are not truly allergic to the medications. This week we discuss penicillin and penicillin allergy. Our guests Trisha Wendling, Nurse Practitioner and Tricia Earl, Clinical Care Coordinator, RN, join us to talk about what happens when a child is labeled as having the allergy, what it takes to test and see if it’s a true allergy and th...

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With cell phones, tablets, computers, and social media being so readily available, kids are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. During the pandemic, children used technology to attend school virtually, communicate with family, and connect with friends, which all increased the use of electronics. This week we discuss screen time, social media, and kids! Our guest, Dr. Suzanne Sampang, joins us to talk about adol...

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