Understanding Heart Disease Associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy. According to Nemours KidsHealth.org, it affects boys more often than girls. According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, heart and respiratory muscle problems emerge in the teen years and can lead to serious complications. In terms of the heart, the issue at hand […]

New Hope in Fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that makes the muscles of the bodies of those affected get weaker over time. There’s no known cure, but there are treatments, and researchers continue to learn more about how to prevent and treat it. In this episode, we discuss one specific type of genetic disorder: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, […]

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 […]

Beyond the Mosquito: Exploring Zika’s Impact on Neuroblastoma

New research indicates that injecting neuroblastoma tumors with Zika virus can shrink or eliminate those tumors in mice, suggesting that the virus could someday serve as an effective cancer therapy. This is newly published in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer Research Communications, from the American Association for Cancer Research. On this week’s episode, we hear from the […]

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 […]

Marathon Endurance

SEGMENT 1: We explore the world of pediatric anesthesiology and the pressures and stresses of being an anesthesiologist with Dr. Destiny Chau, Dr. Meera Gangadharan and Dr. Meenakshi Atteri. SEGMENT 2: It’s a trip to Philadelphia Marathon Weekend to learn more about the mentorship work of Students Run Philly Style with its Executive Director Lauren Kobylarz.  Guests: […]

Tiny Innovations, Big Impact

It’s a pediatric health care innovation episode of Well Beyond Medicine covering two new tools applicable to improving the health and health care experience of the smallest of babies. SEGMENT 1: It was a casual exchange between two colleagues that proved to be the point of conception for an infant positioning cradle, dubbed SmolTap, a simple […]

Moving at the Speed of Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare has always been a hotbed of innovation, though it seems today to be moving forward at light speed, with a wide range of advancements to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, safety, accessibility, and quality of healthcare services at the bedside and behind the scenes.  We’re talking healthcare innovation today with two national experts whom we […]

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