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STDs and Birth Control

Mary Fournier, MD, MPH, discusses the current state of STDs and birth control in the millennial generation. She shares what has changed, any new methods available and how pediatricians can help frame this conversation for parents and patients.


Meet Mark Shen, MD, New President of St. Louis Children's Hospital

St. Louis Children's Hospital recently welcomed a new president. Tune in to learn more about Dr. Mark Shen and his goals for the hospital system.

Flu Facts: What We Know About This Year's Flu Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza is the most frequent cause of death in the United States from a vaccine-preventable disease. The 2017-18 influenza season was an intense one, with 172 pediatric deaths recorded. David Hunstad, MD discusses what we know about the current state of this year's flu season, and what we can we expect before its peak.


Sever's Disease (Heel Pain) in Young Athletes

Terra Blatnik, MD, discusses Severs Disease treatment options and when to refer to pediatric sports medicine at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.


What's New in the Asthma Treatment Pipeline

Katherine Rivera, MD, discusses what's new in the Asthma treatment pipeline, her recent clinical trials, why pediatricians listening could really benefit from this study and why they should refer a patient with Asthma to St. Louis Children's Hospital.


Hope and Support for Patients After Fontan Procedure

Kathleen Simpson, MD discusses why the Fontan Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital was established, what a referring provider can expect from the Fontan Clinic team and she offers hope and support for patients after Fontan Procedure.


Searching for Answers: What We Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD discuses the recent outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis and when a pediatrician should refer to the specialists at St. Louis Children's Hospital for this rare but serious condition.


Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic for Congenital Heart Disease

Most children with congenital heart disease grow up to live active, healthy lives. It is important for these children to receive appropriate follow-up care throughout childhood to watch for signs of developmental issues. Christopher D. Smyser, MD and Caroline Lee, MD, discuss the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center, and how our heart specialists evaluate and treat infants and children to ensure that they reach their highest...


Evaluation and Treatment for Turner Syndrome

Jennifer Sprague, MD, PhD, discusses the evaluation and treatment for Turner Syndrome and the Turner's Clinic at the St. Louis Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center.


Early Detection and Treatment of Progressive Myopia

Mark Rallo, OD, discusses early detection and treatment of Progressive Myopia and when it is important that a pediatrician refer to a specialist.


Antibiotic Resistance and Use in the NICU

In this panel discussion, Barbara Warner, MD, and Jason Newland, MD, discuss antibiotic resistance and use in the NICU. They explain the state of antibiotic resistance and how doctors are monitoring the use of antibiotics to treat premature infants.


Pediatric Somatic Symptom Disorder

Children with somatic symptom disorder worry excessively about physical symptoms that are fairly routine — headaches, stomachaches, nausea or fatigue -- which they interpret as signs of serious illness. The disorder presents conditions in which individuals experience physical symptoms that are not fully explained by the presence of a general medical condition after standard-of-care evaluations and diagnostic tests. Dr. Thompson joins the show to provide a brief overview of the signs and...


Research Underway to Tailor Therapies for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Todd Druley, MD, PhD, discusses the latest research underway to tailor therapies for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and how advancements and innovations in treatment have lead to the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Quantum Award.


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in Adolescents

Working closely with referring physicians and other specialists at St. Louis Children's Hospital, the specialists with the Program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology are able to address the special gynecologic needs of children and adolescents. Holly Hoefgen, MD, Washington University pediatric and adolescent gynecologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital, discusses Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS)in Adolescents and when to refer to the specialists at St. Louis Children's Hospital.


Medical 3-D Printing Center at St. Louis Children's Hosptial

St. Louis Children's Hospital, one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States, recently opened a new medical 3D printing center at the BJC Institute of Health at Washington University School of Medicine (425 South Euclid Avenue, Suite 4301), located next to St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH) in the Central West End. St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation provided the funds. Located at the BJC Institute of Health on the Washington University medical campus, the Medical 3D...


Differences in Sex Development (DSD, or "Intersex") Clinic

The multidisciplinary team at St Louis Children's Hospital offers expertise in diagnosing and treating disorders of sex development. Christopher Lewis, MD, and Abby Hollander, MD, join the show in a panel discussion on the Differences in Sex Development (DSD, or "Intersex") Clinic at St. Louis Children's Hospital, and when to refer to a specialist.


Hope for Fertility Preservation for Pediatric Cancer Patients

As the number of pediatric cancer survivors continues to grow as treatments become more effective, considerations regarding the long-term effects of therapy have become more important—though the effects may be unpredictable. Dr. Holly Hoefgen joins the show to discuss how fertility preservation offers young cancer survivors options to have children in the future.


The Current State of Diabetes in the Pediatric Population

Type 2 diabetes was once considered a rare condition in the pediatric population, now however it accounts for about 15% to 45% of all newly diagnosed cases of diabetes in children and teenagers. The Diabetes Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital provides patients and their families a comprehensive approach to diabetes treatment for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Our mission is to provide patient care, teaching and research in all aspects of pediatric diabetes – from infants to young...


EpicCare Link: Connecting Physicians to Patient Information in One EHR

On June 2, St. Louis Children’s Hospital will launch Epic, a leading electronic health records (EHR) system, in which all of a patient's information appear on a single electronic medical record and the patient can access that record securely online. EpicCare Link is Epic’s web-based application for connecting BJC/St. Louis Children’s Hospital patient information with community physicians and care givers. It provides community users secure access to select patient information in Epic. Dr....


Available Now: Pediatric Psychiatry Telephone Consultation

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of emotion, cognition and/or behavior affecting children from infancy to age 21. With our telephone consultation service, primary care providers seeking advice in the management of acute and chronic pediatric behavioral health disorders have direct access to speak with a Washington University pediatric psychiatrist by calling Children's Direct at...