PediaCast

PediaCast

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Physical fitness and sports participation benefit everyone, including those challenged by disability. Adaptive sports medicine supports disabled athletes by anticipating need, providing help and connecting families with essential resources. Dr Jonathan Napolitano and Ashley Davidson visit the studio as we explore this important topic. We hope you can join us!

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Dr Pablo Sanchez visits the studio as we explore congenital CMV infection. This condition is a leading cause of hearing loss. Early treatment may save hearing, but few states promote testing when newborns fail their hearing screen. We’ll cover lots more detail, including the cause, presentation, diagnosis, management and prevention of this disease. We hope you can join us!

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Students lose lots of math and reading skills over the summer. We examine the summer slide and offer fun tips for keeping kids on their academic toes during the break. Then we explore sun safety, including the dangerous practice of making sunscreen at home. We hope you can join us!

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Dr Anna Kerlek visits the studio as we consider anxiety in children and teenagers. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the pediatric population, affecting every age from toddlers to teens. Join us as we explore causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month! Dr Murugu Manickam (Clinical Geneticist) and Emily Sites (Genetics Counselor) joins us in the studio as we discuss recognizing NF1, providing anticipatory guidance for families and coordinating care. We hope you can join us!

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We have a measles problem in the United States with record numbers of infections and large outbreaks in five states. So, what’s up with measles and the MMR vaccine? We explore the disease, including cause, symptoms, complications, treatment and prevention. Then we’ll cover MMR: How does it work, what’s in it and how safe are the ingredients? It’s a measles extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

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Dr Charles Elmaraghy stops by the studio with an ENT update for pediatricians. We explore the ins and outs of ear tube surgery, current thinking on tongue tie, reasons for taking tonsils out and what to expect after the surgery. We also cover foreign bodies in the ears and nose. Plus, a summertime favorite… swimmer’s ear! We hope you can join us.

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Join us for the compelling story of teenagers affected by the opioid crisis… and the adolescent medicine doctor who journeys with them on the road to recovery. We also check in with the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance to learn more about their important work.

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Dr Janice Townsend returns to the studio as we consider dental trauma and emergency tooth care. We explore common dental injuries and their treatment, including what to do when teeth are chipped, knocked loose or fall out. We hope you can join us!

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We answer more of your questions this week! Topics include behavioral concerns following anesthesia, the importance (or non-importance) of naps, helping kids process death and funerals, sternoclavicular dislocation (we’ll explain what that means) and the best child health and parenting magazines. We hope you can join us!

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Breathing problems should not keep kids and teens from playing sports! Dr Tom Pommering and Allison Strouse visit the studio as we explore best practices for identifying exercise-induced asthma, treating symptoms and supporting young athletes on the playing field. We hope you can join us.

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Our Pediatrics in Plain Language Panel returns as we consider ear infections and ear tubes. Plus, warm weather is on the way (finally!) We have terrific ideas for outdoor fun… and tips for responding to Spring injuries. We hope you can join us!

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This week we explore tips for finding trustworthy medical information online. What is the best way to search? Which sites and social media should you visit? Who can you trust… and how do you evaluate conflicting advice? Twitter guru, Dr Dave Stukus, visits the studio, along with NCH Social Media Manager, Diane Lang, and Media Relations Specialist, Katelyn Hanzel. This is a fun one you won’t want to miss!

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Dr Kris Reber visits the studio as we explore neonatal abstinence syndrome. An increasing number of babies are born to mothers with opioid-use disorder, which results in drug withdrawal. We cover the pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis, management and long-term outcomes of affected infants. We hope you can join us!

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Dr Jim MacDonald and Dr Peter Kriz visit the PediaCast Studio as we consider the pre-participation sports physical. What makes this visit different than a well-child exam? What are the important components and where should the exam takes place? Plus, we talk conditioning, injury rehabilitation, cardiac screening and concussions. We hope you can join us!

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Dr Janice Townsend is Chief of Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s. She joins us to answer questions about infant teething and tooth care for babies and toddlers. We explore symptom relief, brushing, fluoride, cavities, thumb-sucking and pacifiers. We hope you can join us!

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It’s winter in Ohio and the Polar Vortex is here! This week we cover cold-weather safety, including tips for preventing, recognizing and treating frostbite and hypothermia. We also answer a pair of listener questions concerning toddler sleep and preparing young siblings for the arrival of a new baby in the home. We hope you can join us!

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Dr Stacy Fischer (Sports Medicine) and Jessica Buschmann (Sports Dietician) visit the studio as we consider helping student athletes maintain adequate nutrition and hydration. We also explore the syndrome of Low Energy Availability, which can affect the health of athletes now… and down the road. We hope you can join us!

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This week we answer a listener question about severe ibuprofen allergy (anaphylaxis) and examine truths and myths surrounding fever. We hope you can join us!

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Dr Lisa Lewis, author of Feed the Baby Hummus, visits this week as we explore parenting practices from countries and cultures around the world. We hope you can join us!

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