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16 minutes | Aug 8, 2016
Family-based treatment of eating disorders
Dr. Daniel Le Grange, University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital professor in children’s health; Dr. Ivan Eisler, a co-founder of Maudsley family therapy; and Dr. Julie Lesser of the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at Children’s Minnesota discuss the family-based treatment of eating disorders.
26 minutes | Aug 3, 2016
Idiopathic toe walking
Nicole Brown and Megan Shepherd, physical therapists for the Physical Rehabilitation Program at Children’s Minnesota, talk about idiopathic toe walking, why and how it can be corrected, and their current research study on the topic. Anyone with questions or concerns, or who would like to participate in the study, may contact Brown at (952) 930-8685 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
28 minutes | Jul 19, 2016
Developing the infant-toddler brain
Gigi Chawla, MD, Children’s Minnesota senior medical director of primary care, and Mike Troy, PhD, clinical psychologist, medical director of behavioral health services and associate medical director of Children’s Neuroscience Institute, from Children’s Minnesota discuss the importance of early childhood development for the infant-toddler brain between birth and age 3.
8 minutes | Jun 16, 2016
Car seat safety standards and crash tests
Our series on car seat myths continues as injury prevention program coordinator Dex Tuttle digs into the meaning of federal safety standards, crash tests and what, if anything, cost has to do with car seat quality.
18 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
Treating and eliminating pain
Dr. Kavita Desai, a psychologist, and Andrew Warmuth, a physical therapist, from the Kiran Stordalen and Horst Rechelbacher Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Clinic at Children’s Minnesota share how their team works to eliminate acute, chronic, complex and procedural pain in children and adolescents.
10 minutes | Jun 10, 2016
Leaving kids in the car
On Episode 26 and to kick off our series on the myths about car seats, Children’s Minnesota injury prevention program coordinator Dex Tuttle joins the show to talk about the dangers of leaving or forgetting your child in the car when the weather is warm.
27 minutes | May 17, 2016
Episode 25: Dr. Meysam Kebriaei on epilepsy, hydrocephalus
Dr. Meysam Kebriaei, pediatric neurosurgeon at Children’s Minnesota, joins the podcast to share information about neurosurgery and the diagnoses and treatment of epilepsy and hydrocephalus. He also talks about 22q, a genetic syndrome that can affect every system in the body; why it’s important to him and the 22q at the Zoo event, which takes place Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Minnesota Zoo.
31 minutes | Apr 12, 2016
Episode 24: Diabetes expert Dr. Laura Gandrud
Dr. Laura Gandrud of the McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center on the St. Paul campus of Children’s Minnesota joins the show to discuss pediatric diabetes, including the similarities and differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes; the Diabetes Care Transformation Project, a study that uses smartphone technology to improve the care and monitoring of teens’ blood-sugar levels; and the 25th annual Children’s Star Gala, which supports the diabetes and endocrinology program.
25 minutes | Mar 28, 2016
Episode 23: Healthy eating and alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages
Dr. Gigi Chawla, senior medical director of primary care at Children’s Minnesota, shares how kids in today’s world can eat healthy food, find alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages and ways to play outside. She also talks about Children’s decision to eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages from all of its sites.
18 minutes | Mar 14, 2016
Episode 22: Midwest Fetal Care Center opens
Dr. David Lynch-Salamon, medical director of the Midwest Fetal Care Center and member of Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, joins the show to talk about the opening of the Midwest Fetal Care Center’s new, 6,700-square-foot Minneapolis clinic space at The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children’s Minnesota.
29 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
Episode 21: Constraint-induced movement therapy
Physical therapists Kathy Grinde and Jayne Myhre of rehabilitation services at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota join the show from the rehabilitation clinic in Maple Grove to discuss the benefits of constraint-induced movement therapy. This form of physical therapy is used with children who experience one-sided weakness due to brain injuries.
33 minutes | Jan 31, 2016
Episode 20: Understanding cochlear implants
Dr. Abby Meyer, Lisa Zagar, AuD; and Mignon Miller, SLP, of the audiology and rehabilitation services programs at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota join the show to discuss cochlear implants. A transcript of the episode is available on the Children’s Minnesota Mighty blog: http://bit.ly/pedcast20
29 minutes | Jan 18, 2016
Episode 19: Influenza and the flu vaccine
Joe Kurland, a vaccine specialist and infection preventionist at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, discusses the severity of influenza; how to prevent it; the differences between the flu and illnesses mistaken for flu; and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.
38 minutes | Dec 22, 2015
Episode 18: Understanding concussion and head trauma
Robert Doss, PsyD, a clinical neuropsychologist and co-director of the pediatric concussion program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, discusses concussion. The conversation includes what currently is known about concussion and traumatic brain injuries; kids in sports; the upcoming film “Concussion”; and how a parent can advocate for a child if a concussion is suspected.
57 minutes | Nov 1, 2015
Episode 17: Annie Waters, foundation director of annual giving
Annie Waters, the director of annual giving in the foundation at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, talks about fundraising, philanthropy and how to donate as we head into giving season.
38 minutes | Sep 23, 2015
Episode 16: Dr. Joanna Perkins and Carleen Crouse on Make-A-Wish Minnesota
Dr. Joanna Perkins, an oncologist at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Carleen Crouse, program manager at Make-A-Wish Minnesota, join the show to talk about Make-A-Wish Minnesota, its relationship with Children’s Minnesota, the wish-granting process and the hospitals’ role in a patient’s wish. Crouse also talks about how many wishes are granted each year and shares a variety of wishes Make-A-Wish Minnesota has granted.
30 minutes | Sep 7, 2015
Episode 15: Dr. Susan Sencer on pediatric cancer
Dr. Susan Sencer, medical director of the hematology and oncology program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and named one of the Top Cancer Doctors in the U.S. by Newsweek, joins the show to discuss pediatric cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and one of Children’s signature events, Shine Bright Bash, raises money for the cancer and blood disorders program and takes place Sept. 12 at the Metropolitan Ballroom and Clubroom in Golden Valley.
63 minutes | Aug 31, 2015
Episode 14: Patsy Stinchfield on vaccines, infection prevention
Patsy Stinchfield, an infectious disease nurse practitioner and director of infection prevention and control and the Children’s Immunization Project at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, discusses the importance of vaccines and an immunization schedule; the effectiveness level of the 2014 flu vaccine; how a flu vaccine is determined and created each year; the difference between measles and chicken pox; and how to know when you’re infectious during a cold.
29 minutes | Jul 20, 2015
Episode 13: Dr. Daniel Le Grange on eating disorders
Dr. Daniel Le Grange, UCSF Benioff professor of children’s health in San Francisco, joins Drs. Beth Brandenburg and Julie Lesser of the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to discuss the symptoms of eating disorders, the role that loved ones, family members and teachers play in the treatment, and what separates Children’s center from similar programs.
32 minutes | Jul 5, 2015
Episode 12: Dr. Anupam Kharbanda on appendicitis
Dr. Anupam Kharbanda specializes in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and has spent years researching appendicitis. He answers questions about the signs and symptoms of appendicitis in children and how it’s treated.
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