Strategies for Accelerating an Autism Diagnosis

From the time a pediatrician or parent suspects a child could be affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) until an actual diagnosis takes over two years! On today’s episode, we learn about two strategies that are currently in use to reduce that time to just weeks — or even days. Guests: Richard Uhlig, CEO, Quadrant […]

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 […]

Breakthroughs in Sickle Cell Disease

You’ve probably heard the news: an FDA-approved treatment for sickle cell disease applying the gene-editing tool CRISPR is now available in the U.S. It’s a landmark moment in medical science on two fronts: the treatment, called Casgevey, is the first FDA-approved regimen to utilize CRISPR technology to treat any genetic disease. And it’s a huge […]

Weighty Matters with Dr. Sandip Godambe and Dr. Kirk Reichard

SEGMENT 1:  Orange County, California is home to nearly 3.2 million people. Its 42 miles of beachfront and major attractions such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Mission San Juan Capistrano, make it a major West Coast tourist destination. Orange County is also home to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), where Dr. Sandip […]

Integration: At the Heart of Better Care

Nemours Children’s Health pediatric psychologist Erica Sood, PhD joins us during Episode 31 to talk about her work improving the emotional health of children with chronic health conditions and her research into the care of moms, dads, and other family members following a prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease.  We also talk with Zachary Boynton, […]

Fostering Diversity & Equity in Pediatric Cardiac Care

Dr. Carissa Baker Smith is a preventive and transplant cardiologist whose research includes a high concentration of work looking at the social determinants of health and working to mitigate health disparities for patients with congenital heart disease. She sat down with us when we took the podcast on the road to the 8th World Congress of Pediatric […]

Cultivating Health: The Can Grow Garden

As harvest season approaches, we’re checking in on the Can Grow Garden, part of the Nemours Estate in Wilmington, Delaware. This encore episode was originally recorded for the  Champions for Children series. The Can Grow Garden is a collaboration between the Nemours Estate and Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, to grow plants and provide a place for patient, […]

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