Young & Healthy

Young & Healthy

Cincinnati Children’s Young & Healthy features thoughts and perspectives from kids health 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

September 30, 2022 40 min

Migraine – a disease with a strong genetic component – can affect as many as 10% of children and present as early as two years old. The headache is the most prevalent symptom of migraine, but there is a lot more to this disease than many people understand.    

This week on Young & Healthy, experts from the Headache Center, Dr. Marielle Kabbouche Samaha and Dr. Shalonda Slater, join us to answer all of your questions about migra...

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Reaching “survivorship” often feels like the finish line for families who experience a childhood cancer diagnosis, but it is so important to also have the right care after treatment has ended.  

On this episode of Young & Healthy, Dr. Melissa Erickson, Medical Director of Cancer Survivorship as well as Oncology Primary Care at the University of Cincinnati, and Dr. Ellen Chang, Pediatric Oncologist here at Cincinnati Children’s ...

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Let’s talk about poop, specifically, constipation. Constipation is the inability to have a bowel motion or fully empty the bowels each day. It is a common GI problem, and so many parents know the struggle of managing constipation. 

On this episode of Young & Healthy, Dr. Temara Hajjat, a pediatric GI specialist, joins us to advise parents on how to handle constipation with kids of all ages. We discuss the causes of constipation...

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This episode is your cheat sheet for the first few weeks of school, to help your kids start the year strong and set them up for success all year long.  

On this episode of Young & Healthy, Carissa Lloyd and Kenny Haber, former special-ed teachers, and school liaisons in our Center for School Services, have all the tips to help students – and their families! - get ready to navigate the school year. They discuss setting schedules...

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It’s a relief to have medications available when a member of your family is diagnosed with a new condition. But do you know how that medication was developed and what went into its approval for you to be able to use it?  

Dr. Marc Rothenberg has been working on a drug for the last decade to help his patients who have eosinophilic esophagitis. He’s our guest today, providing insight to how a new drug is developed; what the research,...

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Anxiety is not a bad thing for children to experience. It is a feeling or emotion that involves tension, worried thoughts and physical responses. Anxiety is normal and is necessary to protect us from potential dangers, and motivate us to start or finish tasks. It exists on a spectrum from typical to needs intervention. On this episode of Young & Healthy, we explore this topic that we know parents are eager to learn more about. ...

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It's summertime and kids are spending more time at the pool, playing outside, riding bikes with friends, and having grand summer adventures. Sometimes their adventures lead to injuries, making summer a busy time for the emergency department at Cincinnati Children's. But, summer activities don't have to end in an emergency visit; many injuries are preventable. 

This week on the podcast, Dr. Wendy Pomerantz, one of our em...

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If you are a parent of an athlete, this episode is for you! Adolescent and teen athletes are not simply smaller adult athletes. They are still growing physically and mentally, and it is important to keep this in mind if they get injured playing a sport they love. Such as, did you know kids don’t get rotator cuff injuries, but are sometimes still diagnosed with them incorrectly?  

This week on the podcast, we have Dr. Kelsey Logan, ...

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The nationwide formula shortage that continues to impact many families’ ability to find formula for their babies and children continues to cause fear, stress, and frustration for many families. Dr. Mary Carol Burkhardt, Dr. Sheela Geraghty, and Registered Dietitian Jeanna Jackson join us to provide families with more information about the ongoing formula shortage. They share strategies families can use to find formulas in the retai...

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You may have recently seen in headlines, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating several clusters of unexplained hepatitis in children. Dr. Kathy Campbell and Dr. Lara Danziger-Isakov join us to explain what this means and what experts are learning about the cases and potential causes. They also give us a great introduction to what hepatitis is, as well as important advice for parents about r...

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After we endured the massive omicron surge in January, much lower COVID numbers in the community have offered some relief for families. We’re calling it a lull in the pandemic, and Dr. Patty Manning-Courtney and Dr. Josh Schaffzin join us this week to discuss how we should behave in a pandemic lull – when cases are more manageable, but not zero. We also discuss why it is vital to continue to mask in healthcare settings and bust s...

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18-year-old Cate Casey always knew she was extra flexible and had a lot of headaches, but  during her teen years, she found herself unable to do most of her normal activities – and had no idea why. Join us this week as we talk to Cate and a member of her “medical village”, Dr. Melodie Blacklidge, about Cate’s eventual diagnoses of Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and POTS – or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. If you’re “do...

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This week on the podcast, Registered Dietitians Alison Cassin and Meghan McNeill join Michael English to talk about plant-based milks. Many children are unable to drink cow’s milk and luckily there are alternative products for them. But there are a whole lot of options in the milk case lately and they are not created equal. If you have a kiddo who can’t - or won’t - drink cow’s milk, you shouldn’t miss this episode, it’s full of ud...

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On this episode of Young & Healthy, we explore the topic of Child Abuse Prevention. Experts from our Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children introduce listeners to information that can help grown ups be more aware of what can lead to abuse, how to be alert to signs that a child may be experiencing abuse, and how to get help. They also tell us about protective factors for children and how to help kids overcome adverse chil...

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Social-emotional learning, commonly referred to as SEL, is a framework that can help students and the adults they become thrive personally and academically. This week, we have Dr. Aria Fiat, and Dr. Phoebe Jordan join Kate Setter to give parents more context on the social-emotional learning framework and how it comes to life in learning environments. We also discuss the research on SEL, misconceptions about the intent of SEL, the e...

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Cincinnati Children's chaplains, Marc Zumhagen and Yisroel Kaufman, join Michael English for a conversation about the importance of having tough conversations with kids. With military conflict in our world, as well as a pandemic that pushes on, and all of the challenges families face everyday, kids worry and need the adults in their lives to help them talk about the tough stuff. Marc and Yisroel offer real-life examples and inc...

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February 18, 2022 40 min

This week on the podcast, Dr. Ndidi Unaka, and Dr. Andy Beck join us for a conversation about health equity. We answer the questions: What is health equity? How can the healthcare system achieve health equity? And, what is Cincinnati Children’s doing to foster and support this work? We also dive into the definition of social determinants of health and the long-term effects they can have on a child. Our guests also give advice on ho...

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Dr. Patty Manning-Courtney and Dr. Bob Frenck join us for a COVID-19 update and share what they are seeing in children with omicron, how the community is doing with vaccine rates, and what we know about when vaccines will be available for kids 6 mos.- 5 yrs. We also discuss booster shots for children ages 12-17, the difference between pandemic and endemic, and parents' concerns related to myocarditis. This is a jam-packed episo...

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The Young & Healthy Podcast is back for season two and in this first episode, we are pleased to have Cincinnati Children’s new President and CEO, Steve Davis, MD, join us in the studio. Our conversation with Steve covers his vision for himself as a leader, a bit about his earlier career and what he loves most about his job and about Cincinnati Children's. He also tells us about his family and what his experience has been as...

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December 17, 2021 26 min

This week on the podcast, we bring together the podcast team to talk about our favorite episodes and reflections on Season 1 of Young & Healthy. Michael English and Symfhani Pitts join Kate Setter to wrap up the season and provide some recommendations for must-listen episodes that newer listeners may have missed. Be sure to join us again in January to kick off season 2! Thanks for listening and happy holidays.  

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