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The Peds Pod by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
17 minutes | May 13, 2022
What Parents Need to Know About CDC's Updated "Act Early" Developmental Milestones ...
Toni Whitaker, MD provides facts after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently revised its developmental milestone checklists for infants and young children.
21 minutes | May 6, 2022
NeedlePhobia: How to Ease Anxiety in Preparation for Routine Childhood Vaccinations
Local research has shown that during the pandemic, children got well behind on their well child pediatrician visits and regular childhood immunizations. Memphis Shelby County Schools, Shelby County Health Department, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center have partnered to host pop-up vaccination events during the Spring and Summer to help children prepare for back-to-school requirements. During a planning session for the events, the team identified “fear of needles” or “needlephobia” as a real barrier to immunization that needs to be addressed. Here to talk with us today about strategies to help ease anxiety among both parents and children when it comes to getting a shot is Le Bonheur Director of Family Support Services Jessica Liles.
11 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Addressing Headaches in Children: Prevention and Treatment Strategies
Le Bonheur Pediatric Neurologist and Director of the Neuroscience Institute's Comprehensive Headache Center Ankita Ghosh, MD, discusses headaches in kids - what to look for, how to prevent them and when to seek a higher level of care for your child.
14 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
Demystifying Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know
How do I know if my child has Tourette syndrome and what are strategies for children to manage tics? Robin Jack, MD, discusses the signs and treatments for this patient population.
16 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
A Children’s Hospital’s Battle Against Gun Violence: Part 2
Question and Answer with the Le Bonheur Trauma Department
12 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
A Children’s Hospital’s Battle Against Gun Violence: Part 1
Theresa Drewry, Wanda Keath, and Dr. Kiersten Hawes make up the Le Bonheur Trauma team and discuss the work being done to mitigate the long term effects that gun violence has on children.
12 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
HPV Vaccination is Cancer Prevention
Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Dr. Michelle Bowden explores HPV vaccines and why they are so incredibly important.
31 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines for 5-11 Year Olds: Your Questions Answered
Dr. Sandra Arnold answers the most frequently asked parent questions about the COVID-19 vaccine that has just been approved for children between the ages of 5-11 years old.
25 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
The Truth about Clinical Trials and Kids
Clinical trials are essential to bring new treatments to the kids who need them. Dr. Dennis Black, Le Bonheur's vice president of research and the scientific director at the Children's Foundation Research Institute, answers the common questions he hears about pediatric clinical trials, how clinical trials work and which kids benefit from them.
8 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Intestinal Rehabilitation: Living with Short Bowel Syndrome
Dr. Mark Corkins explores Short Bowel syndrome, intestinal rehabilitation, and how to help children afflicted with Short Bowel.
8 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Drowsy Driving Awareness
Jennifer Taylor discusses drowsy driving, how Safe Kids Mid-South helps bring awareness to this issue, and how they try to prevent it.
8 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Genetic Epilepsy: Finding a Cure
Dr. James Wheless explains the difference between genetic epilepsies and other epilepsies children might have, how parents can find out if their child has a genetic epilepsy, and treatment options available.
27 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Medical Mysteries: Diagnosing Infantile Botulism
At a children's hospital, where patients often can't tell their doctors what they think is wrong, medical mysteries can become especially intensified. Dr. Sandra Arnold discusses diagnosing Infantile Botulism as well as how she teaches the next generation of doctors how they can solve similar medical mysteries.
13 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
A Fresh Start and New BEGINnings: Two Unique Initiatives To Reduce Diabetes Hospitalizations
In an effort to reduce hospitalizations of diabetes patients, Le Bonheur has developed two clinics, Fresh Start and BEGIN, for children and adolescents with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes. Led by Le Bonheur Endocrinologist Kathryn Sumpter, MD, these clinics use a comprehensive approach to diabetes control, including education, psychoscocial support, social workers and easy access to diabetes providers.
23 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines and Kids: Your Questions Answered
Vaccines to protect against COVID-19 are now available for adolescents and teens 12 and up. This is an encouraging development and a big step forward in the fight to end this pandemic. The pediatric experts at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital know that parents want to make informed decisions about their children’s health care and may have questions about whether the vaccine is right for their child. Here to address some of those questions and concerns is Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr .Sandy Arnold.
18 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Know the Signs of Eating Disorders in Children and Teens
A secondary effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the significant increase in eating disorder diagnoses and relapses in the pediatric population. Eating disorders are among the most fatal psychiatric illnesses, so concerns raised by parents, friends, teachers, or others should be taken seriously and evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. However, eating disorders take many forms and can be tricky to identify. Dr. Michelle Bowden, a General Pediatrician at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital who specializes in adolescent medicine and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is here to talk with us about Le Bonheur’s Eating Disorders Clinic, as well as how parents can receive support while navigating their child’s eating disorder.
9 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Teaching Teens to Take Responsibility for their Health
Dr. Jara Best Jones discusses how to prepare teenagers for adult life and how they can take responsibility for their own health.
10 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Mental Health During a Pandemic: The Psychiatric Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Andre Ramos discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on children's collective mental health and ways we can try to combat these effects.
25 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
From Open-Heart Surgery to Ironman: Le Bonheur Provider Shares His CHD story
Ryan Stephens talks about his personal experience with a congenital heart defect, how it impacted his adolescence, and how his life has greatly improved since his open-heart surgery.
16 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
COVID Update: State of the Pandemic
Le Bonheur Medical Director of Infection Prevention Nick Hysmith, MD, discusses what Le Bonheur and the community are seeing currently with the pandemic. In his state of the pandemic address, Dr. Hysmith discusses our current COVID-19 situation, MIS-C, the emergence of vaccines and different COVID-19 variants.
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