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Every generation strives to make the lives of our children happier, healthier and more productive. From cases of otitis media and current lipid management strategies, to the latest treatment options for traumatic brain injury, and the manifestation of rare chromosomal abnormalities, ReachMD explores the realm of children's health with a balanced lineup of leading medical experts in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Join us to learn more!

Every generation strives to make the lives of our children happier, healthier and more productive. From cases of otitis media and current lipid management strategies, to the latest treatment options for traumatic brain injury, and the manifestation of rare chromosomal abnormalities, ReachMD explores the realm of children's health with a balanced lineup of leading medical experts in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Join us to learn more!
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Every generation strives to make the lives of our children happier, healthier and more productive. From cases of otitis media and current lipid management strategies, to the latest treatment options for traumatic brain injury, and the manifestation of rare chromosomal abnormalities, ReachMD explores the realm of children's health with a balanced lineup of leading medical experts in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Join us to learn more!

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Allergens on the Rise Due to Missing Gut Bacteria?

5/24/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Tanya Altmann To investigate the concerning rise in both asthma and allergies in children, Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Tanya Altmann, Pediatrician and Editor in Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics parenting books, to discuss why a missing gut microbiome may be the potential cause and how nutrition and probiotics play a vital role in a child's growth and development.

Duration:00:13:30

FDA-Approved Gene Therapy Reverses Blindness in Children & Adults

4/23/2018
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Jean Bennett, MD, PhD Guest: Albert Maguire, MD Power couple Drs. Jean Bennett and Albert Maguire discuss how their new therapy for the RPE65 gene, which causes retinal blindness, was recently approved by the FDA to become the first gene therapy treatment for a genetic disease in the United States and the first worldwide treatment for inherited blindness. Not only do they delve into the mechanics of the corrected gene injection, but they also explain...

Duration:00:13:30

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation's Camp Oasis: A Clinician's Perspective

4/12/2018
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Host: Philip Stein, MD Guest: Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP Guest: Susan Peck, MSN, CRNP From the ReachMD studios in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, host Dr. Philip Stein talks with Dr. Neilanjan Nandi and nurse practitioner Susan Peck about their respective experiences with The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation's Camp Oasis. This camp gives children with IBD the opportunity to meet other kids with the same chronic illness, teaching them how to cope with their disease, manage their own...

Duration:00:09:29

Heart of the Matter: EmergingTreatment Options for Congenital Heart Disease

2/9/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Thomas Doyle, MD About 40,000 babies are born with Congenital Heart Disease each year, making it one of the most common birth defects and causes of infant death in the US. CHD is usually present at birth but shows very few outward signs and, in most cases has no known cause or origin. New and evolving surgical techniques, along with the dawn of pediatric heart transplant, are transforming the field of pediatric cardiology and offer new options for CHD...

Duration:00:12:00

Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Factors: Environmental and Genetic Components

11/17/2017
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Host: Paul Rokuskie Scientists have been doing research into many areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the hopes of explaining the doubling of its prevalence rate in the past decade. Both environmental risk factors and genetic components are some of the areas of research that are showing some promising details in our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Host Paul Rokuskie talks with Craig Newschaffer, a Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Director of the A.J. Drexel Autism...

Duration:00:08:00

CAR-T Therapy: A Breakthrough Tool for Fighting Cancer

10/23/2017
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Robert Vonderheide, MD For years, the foundations of cancer treatment, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy were utilized with the objective of weakening cancer. But over the past several years, immunotherapy – therapies that enlist and strengthen the power of a patient’s immune system to attack tumors - has emerged as a new tool for fighting cancer. In August 2017, one such treatment approach, called CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor T-cell)...

Duration:00:11:00

Environmental Risk Factors Affecting Autism Spectrum Disorder Rates

10/8/2017
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Host: Paul Rokuskie Over the past two decades, the world has seen a dramatic rise of individuals being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. For decades scientists and medical professionals have been researching various aspects of this disease to uncover genetic and environmental factors explaining this rapid increase in prevalence; however, discovering definitive clues to causality has proven elusive. Host Paul Rokuskie talks with Dr. Craig Newschaffer, Professor, Associate Dean for...

Duration:00:13:00

Studies in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Paradox of Conflicting Results

9/23/2017
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Host: Paul Rokuskie Researchers have been challenged for years by the simultaneous results of numerous studies into brain network connections in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Some results show strong connections, while others suggest the opposite. New research has helped bring some clarity to this ongoing paradox. Host Paul Rokuskie is joined by Dr. Benjamin Yerys, a child psychologist in the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They...

Duration:00:13:30

The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have

9/23/2017
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Bonnie Rochman With the ever-expanding array of prenatal and postnatal tests, from carrier screening to genome sequencing, parents’ access to this previously unknown information is altering perceptions of disability, redefining the question of what sort of life is worth living, and who draws the line. Is this technology a triumph of modern medicine or a Pandora’s box of possibilities? Host Dr. Maurice Pickard chats with Bonnie Rochman, author of the book...

Duration:00:19:00

Rapid Eye Movement:The Gateway to New Insights in Autism?

9/6/2017
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Host: Paul Rokuskie Autism Spectrum Disorder affects communication skills as well as emotional & social development. Researchers have been studying the brain for decades to better understand how these developmental differences manifest as autism. Recent studies that measure rapid eye movement (REM) have been showing great promise in elucidating the origins and mechanisms of disease. Host Paul Rokusie sits down with Dr. John Foxe to talk about his study on rapid eye movement, its...

Duration:00:12:59

Tackling Concussions in Youth Football: Are Children Safe?

1/17/2017
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Host: David Weisman, Dr. Dr. David Weisman explores a study from Wake Forest School of Medicine that examined the effects of concussions for youth football participants.

Duration:00:05:29

Future Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder

12/17/2016
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Host: Paul Rokuskie As medical professionals gain better understandings of the etiologies, mechanisms, and progressions of autism spectrum disorder, they are looking for ways to standardize this diagnosis. This creates new needs to change the way autism is conceptualized clinically, from severity scales to behavioral impacts on quality of life. Host Paul Rokuskie welcomes Dr. Sven Bolte, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Science and Director of the Center of Neurodevelopmental...

Duration:00:13:59

How Pediatricians and Parents Help Children Cope With Stress

12/5/2016
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Holidays, life events, and even seasonal changes in general can cause an extraordinary amount of stress for young children. Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with Christine Bronstein, entrepreneur and author of the children’s series Stewie Boom!, about different methods gleaned from pediatricians and other parents to help children cope with stress.

Duration:00:14:00

Pioneering Research Avenues for Autism Spectrum Disorder

11/28/2016
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Host: Paul Rokuskie New research is vital toward better understanding the complexities of autism spectrum disorder. Joining host Paul Rokuskie to discuss the latest research projects striving to identify the underlying causes as well as effective treatments for autism is Dr. Robert Schultz, Director of the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Duration:00:14:59

HPV Vaccine: A Systematic Review of 10 Years of Real-World Experience

10/11/2016
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Host: Susan J. Wysocki, WHNP, FAANP Impact and Effectiveness of the Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: A Systematic Review of 10 Years of Real-world Experience Clinical Infectious Disease 16 Aug 15;63(4):519-27. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw354. Epub 2016 May 26. Garland SM1, Kjaer SK2, Muñoz N3, Block SL4, Brown DR5, DiNubile MJ6, Lindsay BR6, Kuter BJ6, Perez G7, Dominiak-Felden G8, Saah AJ6,Drury R8, Das R6, Velicer C6. Abstract: Prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination...

Duration:00:04:30

11 Essential Foods for Infants and Children: Guidelines to Healthy Eating

9/12/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Parents today are bombarded with confusing and sometimes harmful information in regard to which foods are best to give their kids. Nutritional guidelines are constantly changing and parents don’t know who to trust for medically sound and proven advice that works. Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle sits down with Dr. Tanya Altmann, pediatrician, founder of Calabasas Pediatrics, and author of the book, What to Feed Your Baby: A Pediatrician’s Guide to the 11 Essential Foods...

Duration:00:16:29

Caring for Extremely Preterm Infants Born at the Threshold of Viability

8/29/2016
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Host: Patrice L Basanta-Henry, MD, MHSc, FACOG Approximately just 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, yet these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. Care for infants born at the threshold of viability, less than 24 weeks of gestation and with body weights less than 1000 grams, poses many difficult clinical, social, and ethical questions among clinicians and families. Host Dr. Patrice Basanta-Henry...

Duration:00:12:00

Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs

7/25/2016
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD STDs are widespread in all walks of life, regardless of gender, race, social status, or education. Seduced into complacency by the notion that "it can't happen to me" many sexually active teens and young adults are stunned when they are diagnosed with an STD. In Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs, author and physician Dr. Jill Grimes reveals the truths about sexually transmitted diseases through narrated accounts of young men and women, their...

Duration:00:19:29

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery for Obese Teens

7/18/2016
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[Read the Article] A new study suggests that teens undergoing bariatric surgery can experience benefits in terms of walking speed and joint pain. Researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine are tracking long-term outcomes for 242 teens that underwent bariatric surgery at five centers around the United States. For the current study, researchers specifically focused on improvements in mobility and pain related to muscles and joints is a subset of 206 patients. All...

How to Recognize Substance Abuse In Your Teen Patients

7/16/2010
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Kimberly Comparetto, NP Alcohol, ecstacy and marijuana use has always been an issue for teens in the United States, but there are other alarming trends as well. More than five percent of 12 year-olds in this country say they have abused prescription drugs. As a medical professional on the front lines, how do you talk to teens and their parents if you suspect an addiction problem with your patients? Kimberly Comparetto, a psychiatric mental health NP...

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