Welcome to the Live. Learn. and Play Podcast. A podcast about the people, places, and programs of Arkansas Children's. Our mission at Arkansas Children's is to champion children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow. Throughout these podcasts we will hear the emotional stories of hope, hardship, and healing from the patients and families of Arkansas Children's. We will be releasing new stories from our families once a month so be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts.
Meet the Experts: Is it a Headache or a Migraine?
It's Migraine Awareness Month and we're asking Dr. Joe Elser, pediatrician and pediatric headache management specialist, what parents need to know about kids and migraines. What is a migraine? What are the symptoms of headaches vs. migraines? What can be done to relieve symptoms?
Fetal Echocardiogram - What is it? And why is it so important during your pregnancy?
Join us as we take a deep dive into fetal echocardiograms (fetal echo) with Dr. Elijah Bolin, Pediatric Cardiologist at Arkansas Children's Hospital. A fetal echocardiogram is a highly specialized type of prenatal ultrasound. This type of imaging study is performed to evaluate the structure of the heart of the unborn child. We discuss how a fetal echo is performed, what conditions it can diagnose in your baby, what patients it is essential for, and hear Dr. Bolin talk about real scenarios where fetal echo's catch cardiovascular conditions before birth..
Seasonal Allergies - A Parent's Guide for Treating Seasonal Allergies in Kids
The weather is warming up and kids want to spend more time outdoors. Along with the beauty of spring, come seasonal allergies. Tree pollen, grass pollen, weeds, mold, and more will all meet your little ones outside. Dr. Matthew Bell, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, joins us to share his tips on minimizing the effects of seasonal allergies in kids with and without using medicine. We discuss what symptoms to look for in seasonal allergies. He gives an in depth review of which allergy medications work best for each symptom, and tells us one medication to throw in the trash immediately.
COVID-19 Omicron Variant Update - How it's Impacting Kids
We talk with Dr. Jessica Snowden, Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease to get an update on the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Why is Omicron different? What are the symptoms and how to stay safe? When should a child return to school after having symptoms? We answer all these questions and more.
Tourette Syndrome, Tics, and Self-Esteem. A Comprehensive Plan for Helping Kids with Tourette Syndrome
Join us as we talk with Christopher Manbeck, MD about Tourette Syndrome. What is Tourette Syndrome? What are Tics? Why do Tics happen? What is Tourette's effect on kids and their self esteem? Learn about the Tourette Clinic at Arkansas Children's, the only pediatric Tourette Syndrome focused program in the state. The Arkansas Children's Tourette's Clinic includes a Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) program with a CBIT certified therapist.
Vascular Anomalies - A Multidisciplinary Superteam Brings Hope to Children With Rare Conditions
We talk with Dr. Joana Mack about types of Vascular Anomalies, how the nationally renowned team at Arkansas Children's are bringing next-level treatments to patients, and how mental health, confidence, and self-esteem can also be affected.
The Vascular Anomalies Center at Arkansas Children’s is recognized as a leading center committed to providing expert care of infants, children and adults with vascular anomalies. That’s why parents from all over the United States and other parts of the world entrust their children with our team of specialists. We provide great outcomes, outpatient focus (reduced length of stay), telemedicine, international reputation, leaders in the field, and clinical trials.
Thanks Arkansas Children’s for sharing these inspiring, informational stories.