Inside Pediatrics

Inside Pediatrics

A weekly podcast from Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Inside Pediatrics is a free monthly podcast series featuring specialists at Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Episodes cover topics related to child health and wellness, research and treatment, and frequently complement articles appearing in Inside Pediatrics magazine.

Episodes

March 31, 2024
the-benefits-of-breastfeeding-and-the-project-home-initiative

If you’re an expectant mother, you’ve probably given some thought to breastfeeding. In this episode, Children’s of Alabama neonatologist Allison Black, M.D., explains the benefits of breastfeeding for the baby and the mother. She pr...

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firearm-safety-part-2

Gunshot injuries are becoming more common among children, and these injuries can affect a child for life. As a physical rehabilitation medicine physician at Children’s of Alabama, Erin Swanson, M.D., helps patients who have been affected by firearm injuries. In this episo...

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January 19, 2024
firearm-safety-part-1

Firearm injuries among children have increased exponentially over the last decade. Dr. Jennifer McCain has seen it as a nocturnist in the emergency department at Children’s of Alabama. In this episode, McCain—who also has 12 years of experience as a pediatrician—explains ...

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improving-access-to-mental-health-services

The mental health needs of children have increased exponentially in recent years, and doctors are facing challenges to meet those needs. That’s why Children’s of Alabama developed Pediatric Access to Telemental Health Services. Known as the PATHS prog...

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critical-care-transport-40-years-of-saving-lives

The Children’s of Alabama Critical Care Transport team has been around since 1983, transporting critically ill and injured children between medical facilities across the state and beyond. Whenever a child needs a level of care beyond what’s offe...

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stopping-sepsis-a-personal-battle-for-a-children-s-rn

After losing her son due to a complication of sepsis, Judy Fuller decided to pursue a career in nursing. Now, she’s a sepsis expert who plays a key role in Children’s of Alabama’s sepsis strategies. In this episode, she explains why sepsis ...

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the-role-of-consortia-in-the-fight-against-cancer

Since arriving at Children's of Alabama in 2019, Girish Dhall, M.D., has worked to get the hospital involved in more research consortia. In this episode, Dhall explains the role of consortia, how they're helping Children's patients and how they...

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how-to-stay-hydrated-and-why-it-s-so-important

Dehydration can cause a variety of health problems for athletes and non-athletes alike. It's a front-of-mind topic during the summer, but it's also important all year. In this episode, clinical nutritionist Gary Atchley explains how parents can ke...

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feeding-and-language-development-in-babies

Feeding and language are important skills for babies to develop. But if you're a new parent, you may not know the developmental milestones to expect. In this episode, two speech pathologists from Children's of Alabama share advice for parents on these...

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an-overview-of-congenital-heart-diseaseCongenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, occurring in about 1% of all people. In this episode, pediatric cardiologist Dr. Camden Hebson describes some of the types of congenital heart disease and explains how screening and technological ...
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antibiotics-and-the-effects-of-antimicrobial-resistanceAntimicrobial resistance—when bacteria develop a way to render antibiotics ineffective—has become a growing concern in the world of medicine over the last several decades. Pediatric infectious disease doctor Shannon Ross, M.D., explains t...
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how-the-ketogenic-diet-can-help-kids-with-epilepsyThe ketogenic diet is more than just a popular way to lose weight; it can also help children who have epilepsy. Two experts from Children's of Alabama explain the diet's history and how it works.
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a-first-person-perspective-on-managing-sickle-cell-diseaseSeptember is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In this episode, a former sickle cell disease patient at Children's of Alabama interviews his former Children’s doctor to reflect on his battle with sickle cell disease and how the doc...
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the-dangers-of-vaping-and-the-difference-parents-can-make"The developing brain of a teen is basically rewired when it comes in contact with nicotine." That's according to nationally certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Robin Geurs. In this episode, she explains the impact vaping has on a te...
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how-parents-can-help-their-kids-navigate-the-mental-health-crisisIn early December 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory citing an urgent need to address the mental health crisis among the country’s youth. Many children and teens were then and still are struggling with mental heal...
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helping-victims-of-human-trafficking-and-other-types-of-child-abuseHuman trafficking has been a problem for a long time, but in recent years, experts have changed the way they handle human trafficking cases. Deb Schneider, a licensed social worker at Children’s of Alabama, explains this chang...
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poison-expert-shares-tips-for-medication-safetyEach year, the Alabama Poison Information Center (APIC) receives thousands of calls from parents and health care providers with questions about everything from drug interactions to possible poison exposures to snake bites. Registered nurses and p...
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how-a-new-device-offers-a-less-invasive-alternative-to-open-heart-surgeryTetralogy of Fallot is a heart defect that usually requires open-heart surgery. But thanks to a new device called the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve, many patients can have their hearts repaired without an open-he...
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doctor-shares-her-child-s-experience-with-the-pfizer-vaccine-trialSince early November, many children ages 5 to 11 have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. But before this could happen, Pfizer had to test the vaccine in a trial. Children's of Alabama pediatric hospitalist Dr. Erinn Schmit e...
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what-parents-should-know-about-the-covid-19-vaccine-for-children-ages-5-to-11Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in children ages 5 to 11, and many parents now have questions about it. In this episode, Dr. Gigi Youngblood and Dr. Peily Soong of Pediatrics East in Tru...
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