49 episodes

The Better Today, Healthier Tomorrow podcast dives into the stories at Arkansas Children's, bringing to light the incredible journeys and innovative programs that make this institution so special. Whether you're curious about the dedicated individuals behind the scenes, the diverse places that make up this renowned establishment or the groundbreaking programs that make a difference in children's lives daily, this podcast has it all. Don't miss an episode by subscribing on platforms such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or wherever you love to tune in to listen. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-learn-play-an-arkansas-childrens-podcast/id1454306142

Better Today, Healthier Tomorrow Arkansas Children's

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The Better Today, Healthier Tomorrow podcast dives into the stories at Arkansas Children's, bringing to light the incredible journeys and innovative programs that make this institution so special. Whether you're curious about the dedicated individuals behind the scenes, the diverse places that make up this renowned establishment or the groundbreaking programs that make a difference in children's lives daily, this podcast has it all. Don't miss an episode by subscribing on platforms such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or wherever you love to tune in to listen. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-learn-play-an-arkansas-childrens-podcast/id1454306142

    04 - Dr. Francois at the Arkansas Children's Pine Bluff Clinic

    04 - Dr. Francois at the Arkansas Children's Pine Bluff Clinic

    Meet One of Our Champions for Children, Dr. Sade Francois.
    "I think the fun thing about pediatrics is, yes, I am taking care of the children, but it's all-encompassing. Most of the time, I'm talking to the parents more than the kids, especially when they are younger. So that whole family feel, I love that about the job."
    Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Francois, a general pediatrician at Arkansas Children's Hospital Pine Bluff. We chat about simple ways to keep your family healthy and take a closer look at her day-to-day life as a general pediatrician.

    • 7 min
    03 - A Pathway Forward for Children with Diabetes

    03 - A Pathway Forward for Children with Diabetes

    Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 10, Dr. John Oden's unique blend of personal experience and professional expertise provides a comforting and relatable perspective for children facing similar health challenges.
    In our latest 'Better Today, Healthier Tomorrow' podcast, Dr. Oden, chief of pediatric endocrinology at Arkansas Children's Hospital and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, shares his inspiring journey from a young diabetes patient to a leading medical professional. His personal insights and professional expertise offer a unique and comforting perspective to those facing similar challenges.  
    Hear Dr. Oden's personal and professional insights on living with diabetes in this special Diabetes Awareness Month episode. 

    • 30 min
    02 - Introducing Providing Pediatrics with Charles Wooley

    02 - Introducing Providing Pediatrics with Charles Wooley

    This special series from "Better Today, Healthier Tomorrow – An Arkansas Children's Podcast" is designed to bridge the gap for health care providers who predominantly treat adults. Pediatric care can be intimidating for those unaccustomed to it; with a mix of expert knowledge and relatable experiences, Charles ensures that no child's healthcare needs are left unaddressed.

    Join us as we make pediatric care more approachable and ensure every child receives the best possible care.

    • 15 min
    01 - A Decade of Service: Marcy Doderer, Arkansas Children’s President and CEO

    01 - A Decade of Service: Marcy Doderer, Arkansas Children’s President and CEO

    We are thrilled to introduce our newly rebranded video podcast— 'Better Today, Healthier Tomorrow – an Arkansas Children’s Podcast.’ The name reflects our mission of a healthier future for the children of Arkansas and beyond.

    We couldn’t think of a better way to launch than sitting down with Arkansas Children’s President and CEO, Marcy Doderer, who is celebrating a decade of serving the state’s only pediatric health system. 

    Doderer reflected on what she’s most proud of during her tenure at AC Arkansas Children’s, her experience on the “parent side of the bed,” and its impact on her leadership style. She also revealed that being president and CEO was not her first job at Arkansas Children’s — as a teenager, she worked in the billing department, converting paper files to microfiche.

    • 38 min
    Navigating Kids' Food Allergies: Expert Advice from Dr. Stacie Jones

    Navigating Kids' Food Allergies: Expert Advice from Dr. Stacie Jones

    Is your child part of the 6-8% of kids in the U.S. with a food allergy? Knowing the signs, triggers, and what to do if it happens will help you navigate food allergies with confidence.

    Dr. Stacie Jones joined us for Food Allergy Awareness Week to share vital insights on managing food allergies and the exciting research her team is conducting.
    Dr. Jones is the director of the food allergy program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

    • 38 min
    How to Diagnose Respiratory Illnesses (RSV, Cold, Flu, COVID-19) and What to do Next

    How to Diagnose Respiratory Illnesses (RSV, Cold, Flu, COVID-19) and What to do Next

    With an uptick in respiratory illnesses, it's important to know the differences between RSV, flu and COVID-19 viruses and when it's time to take your child to a primary care doctor or the emergency room.
     In our latest Live. Learn. & Play podcast, we asked Dr. Kaitlin Cockerell, a general pediatrician at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock and assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences explains what a respiratory illness is and goes in depth on the symptoms to watch for when deciding which type of care a sick child may need. 

    • 17 min

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