Talking Pediatrics: A clinical podcast by Children's Minnesota

Talking Pediatrics: A clinical podcast by Children’s Minnesota

Join us each week as we bring intriguing stories and relevant pediatric health care information that will surprise, challenge and perhaps change how you care for the most amazing people on Earth — kids!

Featured episode

Introduction to Talking Pediatrics podcast, a clinical podcast by Children’s Minnesota

August 14, 2020

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, Chief Education Officer at Children’s Minnesota and host of Talking Pediatrics introduces our new clinical podcast and gives a sneak preview into what you can expect as we partner with you in the care of your pediatric patients.

Latest episodes

Let’s Talk About Sex: “Quaranteenagers” and Sexual Health During the Pandemic.

November 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new stressors for teenagers, many of which have generated a decent amount of media attention. But what about sex? For many “quanteenagers”, they are just beginning to discover dating and explore their sexuality, and there has been very little information circulating about adolescent sexual health considerations. How are teenagers and young adults responding to dating during the COVID-19 pandemic? What are their social lives like under lockdown? And how can we as pediatric clinicians support the sexual health of our teenage patients during quarantine? Dr. Kylie Fowler, pediatric and adolescent gynecologist at Children’s Minnesota, joins us to discuss the essentials of sexual health during a pandemic.

You Thought COVID Was a Problem? Let’s Talk About Measles.

November 6, 2020

While we all wait with baited breath for a COVID-19 vaccine, we have another public health problem on our hands. Immunization rates for vaccine preventable diseases, like measles, have fallen sharply since the onset of the pandemic. Are we setting ourselves up for another measles outbreak? Join Dr. Gabi Hester and her guest, nurse practitioner Patsy Stinchfield, senior director of Infection Prevention at Children’s Minnesota and the president-elect for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, as they talk about pediatric vaccination rates, measles outbreaks, “community immunity”, Vitamin A and what we need to do to prevent additional pandemic problems.

The Invisible Pandemic: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Child Abuse

October 30, 2020

It’s estimated that schools are closed to nearly 1.5 billion children worldwide because of COVID-19, while parents and caregivers face increased stress and anxiety due to economic and health impacts of the pandemic. Kids are also spending increasing amounts of time online, often unsupervised. What does this mean when it comes to child abuse and maltreatment? Here to talk to us about the risks of child abuse during the pandemic is Dr. Mark Hudson, a pediatrician who specializes in child abuse and neglect, and the medical director of the Midwest Children’s Resource Center.

Meet the guest hosts

Meet the hosts, part 1

Gabrielle Hester, MD, MS

James Burroughs

We will talk with James Burroughs, chief equity & inclusion officer, and Gabi Hester, MD, MS, medical director clinical outcomes, about their passions and paths to pediatrics as we get to know these hosts who will lead us through discussions around health equity and inclusion (James) and clinical care guidelines (Dr. Hester).

Meet the hosts, part 2

Samreen Vora, MD

Kerry Appleton, MAN, RN

Coming soon!

What should we talk about?

We want to know the issues and concerns that are important to you in your clinical practice so that we can continue to partner with you in caring for the most amazing people on Earth — kids!

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Disclaimer: The content shared in this podcast is not meant as clinical advice for individual patients nor is it a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity and does not accept any advertising money. Opinions expressed by guests not affiliated with Children’s Minnesota are their own.