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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in Adolescents

8/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:27

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

8/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:03

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

7/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:22:09

Hope for Fertility Preservation for Pediatric Cancer Patients

7/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:04

The Current State of Diabetes in the Pediatric Population

6/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:12:30

EpicCare Link: Connecting Physicians to Patient Information in One EHR

5/13/2018
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On June 2, St. Louis Children’s Hospital launched 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....

Duration:00:09:13

Available Now: Pediatric Psychiatry Telephone Consultation

4/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:15:23

Understanding and Diagnosing Growth Plate Fractures in Young Athletes

4/18/2018
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As participation of children and adolescents in organized sports continues to rise, so do concerns about the risk and severity of injury to a child’s growing body. Sudden and gradual onset physical injury is unique to the pediatric population and, if not treated properly, can lead to permanent problems with the bone and with growth. Charles Goldfarb, MD, shares how growth plate fractures are diagnosed, treated, and when to refer to a specialist.

Duration:00:12:02

Children’s Expands Services Within Community

4/9/2018
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From technology and innovation, to changing demographics and new regulations, the healthcare landscape is in a near constant state of reinvention. Staying at the forefront of patient care means adapting to differing methods by which patients and families receive this care. Mark Lowe, MD, PhD, and Michele McKee discuss how at St. Louis Children’s this means improving and creating new access points to meet the changing needs of the communities we serve.

Duration:00:16:25

Pediatric Acute Wound Services (PAWS)

4/8/2018
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Brad Warner, MD, surgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital and division director of pediatric surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, is here to discuss The Pediatric Acute Wound Service Program (PAWS) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He also shares how it offers a program where staff specially trained in burn and wound care provide care to children in the hospital and to outpatients.

Duration:00:14:39

The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

3/26/2018
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Switching gender roles and occasionally pretending to be the opposite sex is common in young children. But for some kids, they feel certain they were born with the wrong bodies. For these kids and their families, access to individualized treatment can be hard to find. Christopher Lewis MD, discusses The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and how it offers the only multidisciplinary care available to children and adolescents in the St. Louis region...

Duration:00:15:26

Diagnosing ADHD

3/14/2018
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ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavior disorder of childhood. Mini Tandon, DO, discusses diagnosing ADHD, advancements and innovations in treatment, WUSM studies taking place, and when to refer to a specialist.

Duration:00:12:26

Excessive Screen Time for Kids

3/1/2018
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Times have changed. Instead of going to a friend's house or hanging out at a popular bowling alley or skating rink, your child may prefer to stay at home, glued to the computer screen. While it might seem risk free to have your child safe in the comforts of your own home, there are some cautions you need to keep in mind. T. Eric Spiegel, MD, discusses screen time for kids, the updated recommendations from the AAP and how pediatricians and parents can work together to combat excessive...

Duration:00:13:56

Autoimmune Encephalitis

2/26/2018
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The key to treating encephalitis is early detection and treatment. A child with encephalitis requires immediate hospitalization and close monitoring. Sometimes, depending on what doctors think the specific cause of the encephalitis is, certain medications can be used to fight infections that may cause it. In this podcast, Dr. Stuart Tomko, MD, Washington University pediatric neurologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital, discusses Autoimmune Encephalitis and when to refer to a specialist.

Duration:00:15:56

Talking to Kids About Traumatic Events

2/18/2018
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Many children in schools across the country have now heard about the tragic events that happened in Parkland, FL. As a result, they may struggle with their own feelings of fear, confusion and uncertainty. In this very important podcast, Suzanne Thompson, PhD discusses how to talk to kids about traumatic events that they see in the media, mental health issues in light of the Florida shooting, and resources available for parents and physicians at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Tune in to...

Duration:00:14:26

Best Practices on Infant Sleep Safety

1/29/2018
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In 1992, the AAP began recommending babies sleep on their backs to prevent suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Since this recommendation, the number of infant deaths has dropped more than 50 percent in the United States. Yet the number of infant deaths from suffocation or entrapment during sleep has increased. Since 2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made several changes to its recommendations for safe sleep. Recently, the AAP issued more specific...

Duration:00:16:17

Coming Back From ACL Injury

1/15/2018
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Having an ACL tear can be hard on a young athlete. Recent studies estimate that nearly 250,000 ACL injuries occur annually in the United States. If reconstruction is indicated, a reconstructed ACL is as strong and sometimes even stronger than the original anterior cruciate ligament. But some of the risk factors, including movement patterns, that caused the original injury are still present, and for that reason a thorough rehab program is vital after surgery. Here to discuss recovery from...

Duration:00:12:06

Understanding Moymoya Disease in Children

1/8/2018
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Moyamoya is a disease of abnormal blood vessels in the brain that can occur in children. It leads to narrowing and blood clot formation that prevents the brain from getting enough blood. Without treatment, Moyamoya can cause strokes or bleeding into the brain. St. Louis Children's Hospital has a multidisciplinary team of pediatric neurosurgeons, neurologists, pediatricians, neuroradiologists, anesthesiologists, and physicians who work together to protect the brains and development of...

Duration:00:12:01

Short Bowel Syndrome

1/1/2018
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Short gut syndrome, also known as short bowel syndrome, occurs when the body does not properly absorb and digest food normally because a large length of the small intestine is missing or non-functional. This can be due to a birth defect or surgical removal. People with short gut syndrome cannot absorb enough water, vitamins, and other nutrients from food to thrive and grow. In this segment, discussing Short Bowel Syndrome and when to refer, is Brad Warner, MD. He is a Washington...

Duration:00:12:47

Navigating the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Campus Expansion

11/19/2017
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Campus Renewal is a long-term project to transform the medical center through new construction and renovations, creating an environment and experience for patients and their families that matches the excellence in medical care they expect. Joining the show to discuss the exciting hospital campus expansion at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and how it will impact our referring physicians and the community, is F. Sessions Cole, MD. He is the director of newborn medicine and Chief Medical...

Duration:00:12:28