The Imperative for Period Equity

SEGMENT 1: Menstruation: it’s something half of the world’s population experiences. Yet having the right resources — access to period products and health information about menses can prove elusive for some due to financial concerns, lack of communication and openness on the topic due to stigma, or cultural and religious considerations. Our topic with Nemours Children’s […]

Heart of the Matter with Experts From Nemours Children’s Cardiac Center

SEGMENT 1:  As children with congenital heart disease (CHD) become adults with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), they continue to require specialized care and will need that care and monitoring for life. Find out why this is an important — and growing — area of specialty care. SEGMENT 2:  It takes hours of preparation, planning […]

Babies in Crisis: Understanding Neonatal Abstinence (Part 4)

In the final episode of our four-part series “Hot Topics in Neonatology” we explore neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a byproduct of prenatal drug exposure — one of the fastest growing public health problems in the world. In the U.S., the most recent data from the CDC indicate that the number of pregnant people with opioid-related diagnoses documented […]

Fragile Beginnings: Exploring NEC in Newborns (Part 3)

In the third of our four-part series “Hot Topics in Neonatology” we talk with health care providers who are on the frontlines working to prevent adverse outcomes and improve the quality of care for the most vulnerable babies. SEGMENT 1: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common and serious intestinal disease among premature babies. It’s so dire that […]

Fluid Dynamics: What’s New in Treating EPRA (Part 2)

We continue our four-part series “Hot Topics in Neonatology” with Part 2 that explores the latest in neonatology-related research and education with experts from across the United States. SEGMENT 1: Amniotic fluid is the liquid that surrounds a baby during pregnancy, and it plays a key role in the development of the fetus. According to […]

The NICU View: Mom & Baby (Part 1)

We begin our four-part series “Hot Topics in Neonatology” with the story of author and preemie family advocate Deb Discenza. Deb was 30 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to her daughter, Becky. In this episode, she shares their NICU story of persistence and resilience, and how she is paying it forward by helping and […]

Calling Cooks and Caretakers

SEGMENT 1: Culinary medicine is an evidence-based medical practice that affirms the saying “You are what you eat.” One part food, one part cooking, and one part medical science, culinary medicine aims to help folks make the right decisions about food to help prevent and treat disease. Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Maria Mascarenhas with the Children’s […]

Understanding Sickle Cell Disease: Myths, Facts & Support

This episode was taped live during the recent “Well Beyond Medicine” Day in Jacksonville, Florida at the reimagined THE PLAYERS Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders at Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville. The Center includes the only pediatric sickle cell program in Jacksonville which is also one of the largest programs in the state of […]

Stepping to the Plate for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

The word of the day was “awareness” at Citizens Bank Park this September as the Philadelphia Phillies hosted their 7th annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Night. As we learned, awareness brings funding to support improved pediatric cancer treatments and research that ultimately save lives. While at the game that night, we sat down with William Martin, […]

Three Questions, Six Leaders

The recent “Well Beyond Medicine Day” in Orlando, Florida saw the Nemours Children’s Podcast truck on site and ready with microphones open to hear from Nemours associates at all levels, including six members of the Nemours Children’s Health, Florida Leadership Team. Of them, we asked three specific questions, eliciting a variety of thought-provoking answers. Listen […]

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