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What Pediatricians Want Parents to Know about the Flu

Influenza also commonly known as the flu, is a serious respiratory disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year roughly 200,000 Americans are hospitalized due to flu-related complications, with as many as 49,000 deaths from influenza-related causes. Listen in as Eric Morley, MD, MPH discusses the difference between a cold and flu in children and specific ways to help boost your child’s immune system.


Understanding Kidney Disease

What is the function and purpose of your kidneys? Nephrologist, Dr. Gaytri Gandotra discusses kidney disease basics, the signs and symptoms of kidney disease, the relationship between kidney disease and anemia, and how to prevent chronic kidney disease which affects more than 47 million people in the US.


Identifying Serious Anxiety in Your Child

Anxiety is treatable, but 80 percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder are not getting treatment. Anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases, which is normal. Ioana Pal, PsyD is here to explain how research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure is for people who have been diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and are at intermediate or greater risk for open heart surgery. Listen in as Dr. Gault discusses Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).


Treating Congenital Heart Disease

Each year, approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect – making it America’s most common birth defect. Listen in as Saar Danon, MD, medical director, pediatric cardiology and congenital cardiac catheterization, as he discusses minimally invasive procedures to treat heart defects.


Women’s Heart Disease Facts: Knowing the Signs and Symptoms

It’s a fact that women are more likely to die from heart disease than men. Cardiovascular disease and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year, with an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. affected by cardiovascular diseases. Approximately 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education. Cardiac surgeon, Dr. Rachel Hargrove, discusses common myths about women’s heart disease, preventive measures to take, lifestyle changes to...


An Introduction to Acupuncture

According to a National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that looked at a five-year period, acupuncture is one of the treatments that is on the rise. Researchers found that by the study's completion over 14 million U.S. citizens used or had tried acupuncture. Join Kym N. Loi, DAOM, Lac as she explains in this podcast that those considering it for the first time understand how it works, treatments and benefits, and what to expect in an initial session.


Chronic Nasal Drip and Nasal Allergies - What You Need to Know

Dr. Cho is here to discuss symptoms and treatment of nasal allergies and chronic nasal drip.

Survivorship: Caring for Children with Cancer Throughout Their Journey

Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach doesn’t stop caring for patients with cancer and their families once their treatment is completed. Its survivorship program supports the unique needs of kids with cancer so they can thrive in school, work and at play after cancer treatment. Programs are also in place to help children deal with late effects of cancer treatment.

Who Needs HPV Vaccinations and Why

Human papilloma virus, also known as HPV, vaccinations protect men and women against cancers and infections.


Know the Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis

Sepsis in your body’s toxic or severe response to an infection and is a medical emergency. Listen in to Jennifer Castro, RN, MSN, to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of sepsis, which common infections can lead to sepsis, when to seek emergency care if you think your body may be in sepsis, as well as how to prevent it.


Easing Transitions - Preparing Teens for the Adult Health Care Setting

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than half of American youths with chronic conditions, such as childhood cancer or cystic fibrosis, do not receive the support they need to transition from the nurturing pediatric care setting into the increasingly complex adult health care environment. During this time, they face challenges like losing access to their pediatric doctors and care teams and changes to their insurance. Erika Jewell, LCSW, Miller Children’s & Women’s...


Trauma Centers Empower Communities and Save Lives

The Long Beach Memorial Emergency Department (ED) treats more than 100,000 patients each year with 1,600 of those patients being treated by the Trauma Center. Desiree Thomas, RN is here today to explain that trauma centers are vital community assets, providing trauma prevention education, such as the national initiative “Stop the Bleed”.


New Dietary Guidelines: What You Need to Know

What is an Advanced Health Care Directive, and why is it important that everyone fills one out? Join, Shannon Libbrecht, Coordinator of Clinical Nutrition Services at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, as she shares what you need to know about the new Dietary Guidelines, and provides tools that will help you make healthy choices.


How to Help Prevent Injuries in Running

With statistics stating that over 64 million Americans jogged or ran for exercise in 2016, it’s inevitable that many of them sustained injuries as a result. Jeffrey Lai, MD is here to discuss the most common of these injuries and highlight the best ways to help prevent them from happening.


Is Your Child At Risk for a Stroke?

It’s a myth that only older adults have strokes. A stroke can happen to anyone at any time, including teenagers, children, newborns and unborn babies. Stroke remains among the top 10 causes of death in children. Teddi Softley, Ph.D is here today as we learn about pediatric stroke and how to read the warning signs of this rare condition.


New Advances in Orthopedic Surgery and Total Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgeries can be extremely effective in eliminating pain and improving mobility for those who suffer from joint-related pain. Listen as Dr. Anatol Podolsky discusses various types of joint replacement surgeries available, ways to reduce the risk for revision surgery in the years following surgery and recent advances in joint replacement surgery to help prevent complications and improve recovery time.


The Importance of an Advance Health Care Directive

What is an Advanced Health Care Directive, and why is it important that everyone fills one out? Join, Pamela Reuben-Eubanks, Palliative Care Coordinator at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, as she helps you navigate through how to fill out an Advance Directive, and explains the various types of Advanced Directives.


Have the Conversation: It’s Never Too Early to Talk to Your Loved Ones

While 90 percent of people think it’s important to talk to loved ones about end-of-life care, especially in the event of critical illness or injury, less than 30 percent actually have the conversation. Through the Long Beach Has the Conversation initiative, the Palliative Care Program at Long Beach Memorial provides resources and tips to help you “have the conversation”. Listen as Katy Hyman, program coordinator, Palliative Care, Long Beach Memorial explains that while it may not be easy,...


Practicing Safe Sleep Habits for Your Baby

Terri Nikoletich, RN is here to explain that practicing safe sleep habits with your newborn can protect them from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other dangers.


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