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  • 00:54

    #ItDoesntHavetoHurt: Can Social Media Help Parents Manage Their Children's Pain?

    in Health

    Parents are key knowledge users of evidence about children’s pain, and more and more are turning to social media for information about child health. Join us as we chat to Dr. Christine Chambers about pediatric pain, the impact of social media on parents with children in pain, and the “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” social media initiative. 

    It Doesn't Have to Hurt is a unique science-media partnership between health researchers (lead by Dr. Chambers) and an award-winning online publisher targeted primarily to Canadian mothers, Erica Ehm’s Yummy Mummy Club (YMC). 

    Dr. Chambers is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax and her research lab is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. 

  • Meet Courtney Robinson, Our Director of Advanced Practice Providers

    in Business

    Join us as our host, Carol McDaniel, sits down with guest Courtney Robinson, our director of Advanced Practice Providers (APP) at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine.

    Courtney joins us from Texas Children's Pediatrics, where she was manager of advanced practice providers and clinical manager of an after-hours/urgent care clinic affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. In these dual roles she managed patient care, clinic operations, patient outcomes and service recovery while also providing clinical care. She was responsible for compliance and credentialing with the Texas Board of Nursing.

    During more than 16 years of pediatric nursing, Courtney also served as the lead acute care pediatric nurse practitioner for the Texas Children's Hospital Emergency Center, hiring and mentoring a team of advanced practice professionals while focusing on operational, quality and patient safety issues and developing and implementing an APP billing model.

    Courtney earned her M.S.N. as a parent-child clinical nursing specialist from the University of Texas-Austin and her acute care pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) certificate from Rush University in Chicago, where she has been a member of the clinical faculty since 2007. She served as an acute care PNP preceptor for Rush, Baylor and Vanderbilt universities and also achieved LEAN certification.

    To learn more about Courtney Robinson and All Children’s Hospital, tune in Wednesday, September 23 at 12:30 p.m. EST. Remember to follow the backchannel on twitter! #ACHradio

  • 02:01

    Dr Paul Byrne: Life, Life Support and Death ...Who decides?

    in Family

    Hosted by Marti Oakley & Debbie Dahmer

    Guest: Dr. Paul Byrne Dr. Paul A. Byrne is a Board Certified Neonatologist and Pediatrician. He is the Founder of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. He is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of Toledo, College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.

    He is author and producer of the film "Continuum of Life" and author of the books "Life, Life Support and Death," "Beyond Brain Death," and "Is 'Brain Death' True Death?"

    Dr. Byrne has presented testimony on "life issues" to nine state legislatures beginning in 1967. He opposed Dr. Kevorkian on the television program "Cross-Fire." He has been interviewed on Good Morning America, public television in Japan and participated in the British Broadcasting Corporation Documentary "Are the Donors Really Dead?" Dr. Byrne has authored articles against euthanasia, abortion, and "brain death" in medical journals, law literature and lay press.


    RenewAmerica is a grassroots organization that supports the self-evident truths found in the Declaration of Independence, and their faithful application through upholding the U.S. Constitution, as written. Its purpose is to thoughtfully and courageously advance the cause of our nation's Founders.

    The organization is for ALL people who consider themselves loyal Americans. It has no philosophy, image, or agenda beyond this one unifying premise: America must return to its founding principles if it is to survive.

  • 01:00

    The Wellness Blueprint

    in Self Help

    What You Need to Know About Childhood Obesity

    Join Dr. Maiysha and Coach Elliott this Friday with their special guest Dr. Ruby Thomas from Atlanta’s Mind Body Spirit Wellness! This week’s show is all about Childhood Obesity and is sure to be an informative show! See you Friday morning at 9a (ET)!

    About our guest: Dr. Ruby Thomas received her medical degree and completed her medical training at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She is board certified in Pediatrics and has specialized training in Preventive Medicine. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

    Prior to joining MBS Wellness, she practiced urgent care in the metro Atlanta area and held a faculty appointment at Morehouse School of Medicine department of Pediatrics. Dr. Thomas continues to hold a part-time faculty position with the Department of Preventative Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. Her clinical and educational interests include integrative medicine, motivational interviewing, healing with nutrition, and preventing childhood obesity.  Dr. Thomas is a native of Atlanta. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, reading and painting.

  • Standing, Moving & Learning

    in Parents

    Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book: Includes 450 ASL Signs for Babies and Toddlers, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.

    Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’sChildren's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.

    This week, Sara will chat with Stephenie Labandz, who is is a Physical Therapist for Robbinsdale Area Schools in Minnesota. Stephenie has a strong interest in assistive technology and is passionate about helping children of all abilities maximize their function and independence. On this show we'll chat about positioning, motor development, movement and learning.

  • Neurofibromatosis & Brain Impact on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Cassey Blumenthal has Neurofibromatosis Type 1 as well as dyslexia which is common with NF. She was diagnosed at age 7 and currently there is no cure for neurofibromatosis. 

    Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue. These tumors may develop anywhere in your nervous system, including in your brain, spinal cord and nerves. Neurofibromatosis is usually diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood. Dr Frederick Covington will join us to discuss therapies and assistive technology that he is creating. www.askdrcovington.com

    The tumors are usually (benign), but in some cases these tumors become cancerous. Effects of neurofibromatosis can range from hearing loss, learning impairment, and heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) complications to severe disability due to nerve compression by tumors, loss of vision and severe pain. Learn more about this disease that inflicts about 1 in 3000 people.

    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."

    We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.

    The front half of show is a featured guest. to join us in the discussion. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and www.facebook.com/braininjuryradionetwork


  • 01:04

    Happiest Baby on the Block Author Talks Sleep

    in Parents

    Sleep issues plague most new parents. How to get your child to sleep and keep them there. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Harvey Karp, bestselling author of the wildly popular The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block, talks about his has a book, Happiest Baby on the Block Guide to Sleep. Dr. Karp is a pediatrician, child development specialist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine.

    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 

    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 

    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.

    Show Highlights

  • 00:28

    Meet Rachel Dawkins, MD, FAAP

    in Business

    Join us as our host, Carol McDaniel, sits down with guest Rachel Dawkins, MD, our medical director and director of Clinical Experiences for Physicians in Training at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine.

    Originally from the St. Petersburg/ Clearwater area, Dr. Dawkins completed undergraduate and medical school at the University of Miami. She moved to New Orleans for residency at Louisiana State University, where she also completed a year as chief resident. As a faculty member at LSU, Dr. Dawkins spent six years as an associate program director for the pediatric residency program. Dr. Dawkins is immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Young Physicians. Her research and interests are in advocacy, resident education and childhood obesity.

    Dr. Dawkins lives in St. Petersburg, FL. She is a huge football fan and loves exploring downtown St. Petersburg.

    To learn more about Dr. Dawkins and her position as medical director and director of Clinical Experiences for Physicians in Training, tune in Wednesday, August 5 at 12:30 p.m. EST. Remember to follow the backchannel on twitter! #ACHradio

  • 00:21

    Dr. Pam Middleton on Expert Insights Radio!

    in Self Help

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    Viki Winterton interviews Dr. Pam Middleton!

    Pam Middleton is a medical doctor specializing in integrative pediatrics. Her pediatric patients refer to her as “Dr. Pam.” She has been practicing medicine since 1995.

    Several years ago, Dr. Pam was introduced to alternative medicine by a brilliant naturopathic physician, who then became her mentor. This began paradigm shifts that lead her to integrate her traditional medical training with alternative therapies so that she could provide patients with “the best of both worlds.”

    Dr. Pam received her medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.

    She received a Diploma in Clinical Homeopathy from the CEDH, certification in Practical Applied Nutrition from the School of Nutritional Science, certification as a GAPS™ Practitioner and has attended numerous seminars for alternative medical therapies and procedures. 


  • 02:02

    Callywood After Dark Author Natalie Hodge "The Biggest BUT in the World"

    in Entertainment

    No one in Natalie's family knew what her profession would be when she grew up. One minute she had an interest in pediatrics and the next television journalism. She changed her career goals about as often as she changed her clothes. No matter what field she explored, one passion remained constant--helping people. Natalie has been highly successful at assisting people of all ages, educational backgrounds, ethnicities and interest areas find their paths to success and along the way, she's discovered so much about hers.

    The Biggest BUT in the World is her first book and is an honest and comical journey in personal development. Readers peek behind the curtain into Natalie's colorful history while utilizing her life observations, success tips and self-check assessments to begin their own transformation process. It's accessible, clever and loaded with amazing nuggets about how readers can eliminate the buts in their lives and start enjoying the beauty!

    Natalie currently lives in Los Angeles, California where she owns and operates several entrepreneurial ventures. She is a talented screenwriter with a number of feature film screenplays and television treatments in her catalog. When she's not writing, she's inspiring others to live a life of fun, freedom and fulfillment. As a result of her mentorship, people across the country have access to a lifestyle they previously believed was beyond their reach.

  • 00:26

    A Day in the Life of Matthew Werling

    in Business

    Join us as our host, Carol McDaniel, sits down with guest Matthew Werling, our new pharmacy director at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine.

    As pharmacy director, Matthew oversees all inpatient pharmacy services at All Children’s. His areas of interest include medication safety, pharmacy administration, general pediatrics and quality improvement. He has been with the hospital since 2013.

    Before joining All Children’s, Matthew worked at Cleveland Clinic Children’s as the manager of pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in 2006 and went on to earn his MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

    Originally from the Midwest, Matthew lives in St. Petersburg, FL with his partner and their newly adopted baby boy. His favorite thing about living in Florida is the sunshine.

    To learn more about Matthew and the Pharmacy program, tune in Wednesday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. EST. Remember to follow the backchannel on twitter! #ACHradio