A weekly podcast from Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Inside Pediatrics is a free monthly podcast series featuring specialists at Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Episodes cover topics related to child health and wellness, research and treatment, and frequently complement articles appearing in Inside Pediatrics magazine.
Sickle Cell Disease - Treatments, Advances and Cures
September is Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In this episode of the Inside Pediatrics Podcast, Dr. Jeff Lebensburger shares an update on sickle cell disease – early detection and treatment, bone marrow transplants, current pain therapy and promising research for a cure within the first few months of life.
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Division Offers More Clinical Trials, Options for Treatment
September is Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In this episode of the Inside Pediatrics Podcast, Dr. Girish Dhall shares exciting news from the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology team, including new collaborations and clinical trials available to patients, research and fellowship training opportunities, and a significant jump in the division's U.S. News & World Report ranking among the top programs in the country.
Taking Safety to the Next Level During COVID-19
Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Dr. Cecelia Hutto highlights the many safety precautions at the hospital, the importance of masking, and how the coronavirus differs from the flu.
Stop the Stigma - Mental Health in Children and Teens
Amy Brown discusses mental health awareness in children and teens.
Signs of Child Abuse During COVID-19 Pandemic
With the pandemic keeping families inside their homes, and no access to school, faith institutions, or daycare, signs of child abuse may be easier to miss. Melissa Peters, MD, discusses how the potential increase in child abuse can be addressed, including signs to watch for in your community. CHIPS Center (Children’s Hospital Intervention and Prevention Services) Ph: 205-638-2751 Website: www.childrensal.org/CHIPS Additional Resources: Alabama Child Abuse Hotline, ChildHelp - (800) 422-4453 National Child Advocacy Center in Huntsville, AL can assist with reporting suspected child abuse in any area of the country (800)-4ACHILD If you suspect child abuse please report it. If a child is in immediate danger please call 911.
Coping with COVID-19 at Home
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating stress in individuals of all ages. Children can be particularly fearful, as they may not fully comprehend what is happening. Nina Reynolds, PhD, provides tips for parents on mitigating anxiety and stress, as well as strategies for managing all the time both parents and children are forced to spend at home. Please visit these additional resources for more information: https://www.childrensal.org/PIRC https://www.childrensal.org/behavioral-health