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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!




'Cutting the Cord' on Outdated L&D Practices: The Benefits of Delayed Umbilical Cord Cutting

Host: Prathima Setty, MD A couple of extra minutes attached to the umbilical cord at birth may translate into a significant boost in neurodevelopment several years later, research suggests. Dr. Prathima Setty is joined by Dr. Kecia Gaither, a perinatal consultant at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, MO as they talk about how delaying cutting the umbilical cord can be beneficial.

Duration: 00:07:29

Optimizing Growth in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Recorded on location at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, host Sophie Balzora, CCFA Reach member and faculty advisor of the Greater New York Chapter Fellows' Education Committee, discusses general strategies for clinicians and families to optimize growth in pediatric IBD with Dr. K.T. Park, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Stanford University School of Medicine & Co-Director of Stanford Children’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease...

Duration: 00:06:30

Sleep Apnea in Children: Identification and Treatment Pathways

Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Sleep apnea in children can lead to many behavioral, school and social problems. Recent research has even suggested that children who snore loudly were found to be twice as likely to have learning problems as children who don’t snore. What can be done to minimize sleep apnea in children? On this episode of Everyday Family Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Caudle speaks with Dr. Diana Batoon, dentist and founder of Bonita Dental in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Batoon has devoted...

Duration: 00:05:00

Tackling Concussions in Youth Football: Are Children Safe?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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

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...

Sex, Secrets and Teenage Girls

Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Evelyn Resh, CNM, MPH All parents want to make sure their teenage daughters are well-informed about issues related to sex, but how do advanced practice clinicians make sure teens are comfortable about their sexuality as they move into adulthood? Certified nurse midwife Evelyn Resh,nbsp;director of womens health and sexuality counseling at Miraval Resorts, Tucson, Arizona, joins host Mimi Secor to talk about giving girls the knowledge and information...

Updates on Familial Dysautonomia Research: How a Fatal Disease Became Manageable

Host: Bruce Bloom, DDS, JD Guest: Berish Rubin, PhD Only a few years ago familial dysautonomia (FD) was a fatal disease, but some Rediscovery Research from the FD lab at Fordham University in Bronx, New York, is turning this killer into a chronic manageable disease. What have we learned from familial dysautonomia research, and how might this help patients with other diseases? Joining host Dr. Bruce Bloom to provide an update on current FD research and treatment is Dr. Berish Rubin,...

Preventing HIV Transmission in Breastfeeding

Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Lynne Mofenson, MD Although HIV transmission through breast milk is a significant global health issue, many mothers and their babies depend on breastfeeding for survival. About 90% of children who become infected with HIV each year are in sub-Saharan Africa. What therapeutic interventions are recommended for mothers with HIV in order to prevent transmission of the virus to their babies?nbsp;Dr. Lynne Mofenson, chief of the pediatric, adolescent and maternal...

The Benefits of Prenatal Consultation and Neonatal Ethics

Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Jonathan Fanaroff, MD, JD, FCLM, FAAP About 500,000 births in the US every year are pre-term, making premature delivery far from uncommon. And with the increasing survival of pre-term infants, parents and caretakers are having to make more difficult decisions then ever before. How are prenatal consultations beneficial, and when is the most appropriate time for physicians to have a prenatal discussion with parents?nbsp;Dr. Jonathan Fanaroff, associate...

The Most Common Pediatric Cancer: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Host: Bruce Bloom, DDS, JD Guest: Stephen Hunger, MD What is the presentation of pediatric patients withnbsp;acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and how old are these children? What factors help determine the prognosis for a child?nbsp;Dr. Stephen Hunger, section head of pediatric oncology and hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, talks with host Dr. Bruce Bloom.

New Benefits for Children Under the Healthcare Reform Law

Host: Bruce Japsen Guest: Ron Pollack, JD As the health reform law breaks down hurdles to medical care coverage until it is fully implemented in 2014, the nations children will be among the first benefactors during the first year of the laws implementation.nbsp;Ron Pollack,nbsp;founding executive director of Families USA, a Washington-based advocacy group for healthcare consumers,nbsp;tells host Bruce Japsen about the laws benefits for children, such as health insurers inability to deny...