Holland Bloorview: A Global Player in Kids Rehabilitation

November 16, 2018
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Dr. Tomas Paus, Director of Population Neuroscience and Developmental Neuroimaging Program at Holland Blooview Hospital joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health & Health News Channels to discuss life-changing research findings that will impact the lives of kids, youth, and families across the globe.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Tomas Paus discuss the following:

  1. Holland Bloorview is known to be a global player in kids rehabilitation. Tell us more about that and how the hospital is leading the way in “big data” as part of health care.
  2. Talk to us about your upcoming research and the latest study you are conducting.
  3. When you say for the first time this type of research is being conducted, why do you feel this research is critical to the advancement of healthy brain development in individuals with or without a disability?
  4. You coined the term “population neuroscience”. Tell us what that means exactly.
  5. How long do you believe the study will take and what do you hope to achieve from the research findings.
  6. How will your research remove boundaries faced by individuals growing up with disabilities?
  7. How will Holland Bloorview leverage the research innovations to develop market-ready products to support kids with disabilities?
  8. What do you feel are the global implications of this study. How will this benefit US children as well?

Dr. Tomas Paus, Director of Population Neuroscience and Developmental Neuroimaging Program, Holland Blooview Hospital is a distinguished senior scientist, and director of Population Neuroscience & Developmental Neuroimaging for Holland Bloorview’s research institute (the Bloorview Research Institute). This critical new role supports Holland Bloorview as the future home of Ontario’s first, fully-accessible child-friendly research MRI and further establishes itself as a premier international center for the study of child and youth brains.

Over the past 15 years, Paus’ work has focused on brain maturation, particularly in adolescence. His interest in population neuroscience – the “big data” approach to studying how brain structure and function is shaped by the interaction of genes and our environment – is vital to the Bloorview Research Institute’s growth strategy, which includes state-of-the-art discovery hubs in machine learning and artificial intelligence, imaging, and neuromodulation.

The Bloorview Research Institute is the research arm of Holland Bloorview, an academic health science center fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

 

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Website: www.hollandbloorview.ca

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HBKRH
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HBKidsHospital

The global humanitarian leader in the fight against hip dysplasia

October 17, 2018
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Dr. Charles T. Price, Medical Director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI), a global consortium of physicians who come together to share their expertise in a coordinated effort to promote best practices for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hip dysplasia joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Charles T. Price discuss the following:

  1. What is hip dysplasia?
  2. How common is hip dysplasia and what are the risk factors?
  3. What are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?
  4. Can hip dysplasia be prevented?
  5. Who is the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) and what do they do?
  6. As a new parent, what can we do to protect our newborns?

 

Dr. Charles Price is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida and director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute which he established with the help of comedian Larry the Cable Guy in 2009.

A past president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North (ASAMI), Dr. Price was chairman for 10 years of the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium which he formed in 1998.  He was instrumental in developing the muscularskeletal module for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Price has contributed to the advancement of pediatric orthopaedics in the areas of limb lengthening, limb deformity correction, non-operative and operative management of scoliosis, and hip disorders in children.  He is internationally known for his clinical and academic achievements including numerous scientific publications and book chapters on a variety of subjects.

His wide range of knowledge brings a perspective of experience that is extremely valuable to the group.

 

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Website: hipdysplasia.org

Email: info@hipdysplasia.org

Ear Reconstruction Surgery for Children: Should I Consider Otoplasty for My Child?

September 1, 2018
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Dr. Sharline Aboutanos, a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Specialist joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss ear reconstruction surgery for children.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Sharline Aboutanos discuss the following:

  1. What is pediatric otoplasty?
  2. What is the procedure and recovery like?
  3. How do you approach plastic surgery differently for children vs. adults?
  4. When should a parent consider otoplasty for their child?
  5. Will insurance cover pediatric ear reshaping? How can I pay for it?

 

Dr. Sharline Aboutanos is an experienced and compassionate plastic surgeon working in Richmond, Virginia. Specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for adults and children, she is an artist in and out of the operating room. She is proudly certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and strives to deliver safe, professional care with superb results to each and every patient she has the opportunity to work with. She has an extensive background working with pediatric plastic surgery patients whose needs vary from cleft palate repair to ear pinning surgery.

 

Websites: richmondplasticsurgeons.com | AboutanosPlasticSurgery.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AboutanosPlasticSurgery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrAboutanos

The Next Generation of Support For New Parents

August 27, 2018
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George Brandes, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Pacify, a telehealth app that provides 24/7 support to new parents joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest George Brandes discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about Pacify, where did the idea come from and how does it work? How is the platform transforming healthcare?
  2. I know that Pacify partners with public health programs such as Medicaid and WIC—the women, infant, children’s program—tell me more about these partnerships, how are they leveraging Pacify?
  3. Give me some examples of the types of questions/concerns you help new parents with through the Pacify platform?
  4. What’s next for Pacify?

 

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George Brandes is Co-Founder and COO of Pacify. George was previously VP of Healthcare Programs at Jackson Hewitt, where he designed and deployed software to help uninsured customers apply for health coverage at tax time.

 

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Website: www.pacify.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacifyapp
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pacifyapp

Do You Know Your Parenting Safety Style? Tide Has Enlisted Child Psychologist Dr. Shefali to Help You Find Out

June 1, 2018
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World-renowned Child Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Shefali joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health & Health News Channels to talk about the best ways to keep children safe in the home, just in time for National Safety Month in June.

 

Dr. Shefali has partnered with Tide to educate parents on laundry safety in the home, with a new quiz available on Tide.com for parents to better understand their own safety style.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Shefali discuss the following: 

  1. From your personal and clinical experience, what are some of the biggest parenting challenges in today’s modern society? 
  2. You curated the Safety Style Quiz with Tide. Tell us more about the quiz and why it’s important for parents to be aware of their unique style.
  3. We’re entering National Safety Month in June, so what is your advice for parents when it comes to keeping the home safe and protecting their child’s health and well-being?
  4. What is your perspective on how parents can trust their child while also ensuring their safety in the home?
  5. Tell us about the idea of conscious parenting and how that intersects with child safety.

 

Dr. Shefali is a world-renowned clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Columbia University, New York. She specializes in the integration of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology, making her an expert in her field. Her message has the potential to change people’s lives for generations to come.

 

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Website: https://tide.com/parenting-safety-quiz

Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (The Partnership) Launch New National Coalition

May 9, 2018
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Marjorie Clifton, Executive Director of the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies, a non-profit dedicated to educated consumers about safely buying medicines online joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Pharmaceutical Channels.

CSIP and the Partnership for Drug Free Kids are launching Medicine Safe, a new coalition of national and state public and private organizations dedicated to helping families understand the opioid epidemic, medicine safety and how to prevent and treat addiction.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Marjorie Clifton discuss the following:

  1. Before we talk about the new coalition, let’s give our listeners some background. It seems that every day we are hearing about the opioid epidemic in the country. Can you give us some insight into how widespread it is?
  2. When you talk about opioids, are you only talking about prescription painkillers?
  3. Why are so many more people addicted now?
  4. Some say eliminating opioids, limiting the number of pills prescribed or incarcerating more people will solve the crisis. Do you agree?
  5. What about prevention?
  6. It seems like an impossible situation. Let’s talk about the new coalition CSIP and the Partnership started. What is Medicine Safe?
  7. What makes MedicineSafe different from all of the other organizations trying to curb the opioid epidemic?

 

Marjorie Clifton is the Executive Director for the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and has been helping develop international awareness and policies around medicine safety, illegal online pharmacies and counterfeit medicines since 2011.

In her role with CSIP she has built global coalitions, communications strategies and campaigns to drive impact and awareness on a range of issues impacting consumers, corporations and global citizens.

Marjorie has helped stand up global organizations supporting CSIP’s mission and participates in an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) working group. She is also called upon regularly to speak on the topic of online counterfeiting and consumer protection at industry conferences, government stakeholder meetings and international forums such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Department of Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce, the Global Trade Organization, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, APEC, the Internet for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC). Ms. Clifton is also a published author and media commentator, appearing regularly on CNN, Fox, NBC, MSNBC, PBS and global radio.

Marjorie received her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from the University of Texas. She received her master’s from Drama Studio London. She is currently a fellow and advisory board member for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas and serves on the board for the School of Undergraduate Studies. She is also an executive board member of the non-profit Running Start, and a founder of their Next Step program, which trains young women in career development and politics.

 

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Websites:
www.MedicineSafe.org
www.safemedsonline.org
www.drugfree.org

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @safemedsonline
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SafeMedsOnline
YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/drugfreechannel

Are You Using Common Sense When it Comes to Your Children’s Needs After the Divorce?

April 11, 2018
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director again joins eHealth Radio and the Divorce, Relationship & Psychology Channels to using common sense when it comes to your children's needs after the divorce?

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  1. Why is this such an essential issue to talk about, and why do people get so angry to talk about it?
  2. What are some of the most common mistakes people are making?
  3. What is some essential advice every parent should remember?
  4. What does every child need---when going through this?
  5. You make a strong point that you know how hard this is, and that this is without judgement, but how can someone help an ex-partner who is resistant to hearing how they are hurting the children?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. Dr. MArtinez is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com. She is an Adjunct Professor in psychology graduate studies, is a telemental health psychologist, a disability consultant, and a blogger for the numerous media outlets, including Everyday Power Blog. She is  published author, disability advocate, and public speaker. 

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez
Instagram: @nikkimaramartinez

Tips for Parents and a Social Media Campaign Bettering the Lives of Children with ASD

July 28, 2017
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Renowned Autism Specialist, Dr. Annette Nunez, the Founder and Director of Breakthrough Interventions, LLC joins eHealth Radio and the Autistic Syndrome Information & Health News Channels. Dr. Nunez is a licensed psychotherapist and has worked with children with ASD and other related disorders for over 22 years.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Annette Nunez discuss the following:

  • Summertime is here, which means parents across the board will be looking for activities to keep their children occupied while school is out. However, this can be more difficult for parents of children with Autism.  What are some activities or exercises parents can do with their children at home?
  • As an expert for over 20 years, what are the top misconceptions of children with autism?
  • We learned you've recently started a social media campaign called #iAcceptAutism. Can you tell us about the movement?
  • What do you hope participants in the campaign will do as a result?
  • For parents of children with autism who may be struggling in school or at home, what advice do you give to them?

 

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Dr. Annette Nunez is a highly sought after Autism expert, author and founder and director of Breakthrough Interventions, LLC, a multi-dimensional therapeutic program with specialized one-on-one programs at home and in school for children with autism. She is a licensed psychotherapist and has worked with children with ASD and other related disorders for over 20 years.

Dr. Nunez’s mission is to enrich the lives of children by providing academic, behavioral, cognitive and social support so that each child will be integrated into general educational classrooms, be able to develop friendships with peers, and become productive, independent individuals.

She received a BA in Psychology, an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Research Methods with a specialization in Child Development. At UCLA, she studied and trained with renowned autism expert, Dr. Ivar Lovaas on Discrete Trial Training (DTT). She also received training from the Institute for Child Development in California on the Floortime Approach and developed a successful behavioral program that combined aspects of DTT and Floortime.

As part of her doctorate work at the University of Denver, Dr. Nunez developed the Children’s Social Competence Scale (CSCS). The CSCS is an early intervention evaluation tool that measures social competency in young children. She serves as the Program Director for Connect Us, a non-profit organization that helps children cultivate positive relationships through facilitated play. Her research interests include the mainstreaming and socialization of children with High Functioning Autism and Aspberger’s.

Dr. Nunez wrote the The BI Approach, as well as a book titled Friendship Is, a touching children’s book which shows just how children with autism care for others in their own unique ways and takes a unique look at social acceptance and friendship. She is currently writing a book about the SCIP Model that will be published by early next year.

She conducts many seminars throughout the country and in China and plans to continue educating parents and professionals about mainstreaming and socialization of children with HFA and Aspberger’s. Dr. Nunez was recently honored by the Autism Society of Colorado as a finalist for the 2011 Faces of Autism Professional Award.

 

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Website: www.iacceptautism.com | www.autismtherapydenver.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iAcceptAutism
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTInterventions

Top 10 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Get Fit and Create a Healthy and Supportive Home Environment for the Whole Family

June 29, 2017
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Thea Runyan, childhood obesity expert and Co-Founder of  Kurbo, a health/weight app designed just for children joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health & Technology Channels. 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Thea Runyan discuss the following:

  • How can a parent broach the topic of weight with a child or teen who is in the dangerous zone of obesity or nearing those levels without doing more damage?
  • What are some of the most common mistakes parents make when they try to help their overweight children?
  • What are some of the most common struggles and/or questions parents working with Kurbo have for your coaches when they have their weekly video chats?
  • What are some of the most common complaints Kurbo "kids" have about their parents that they discuss with their Kurbo coaches?
  • What are the top 3 things a parent can do to create a healthy, supportive home environment for a child/teen struggling with his/her weight?

 

Prior to joining Kurbo, Thea spent 12 years as the lead behavior coach for the Pediatric Weight Control Program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, where her expertise in this field has helped hundreds of kids, teens, and families manage weight and lead healthier lifestyles. Known as “The Stoplight Lady,” Thea writes about health and weight management on the Kurbo Health blog and heads up the coaching program for Kurbo. She’s been a frequent guest on TV and radio shows and speaks at childhood obesity conferences around the world.  

 

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Websitewww.kurbo.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kurbohealth
Twitter: @kurbohealth

Why 40% of newborn babies won’t stop crying and what to do about it

March 5, 2017
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Gai Williams, an Australian pharmacist, international author and a partner in a business called Willby's Wind and Colic which provides help, support, advice and natural solutions to new moms whose newborn babies are suffering the debilitating effects of wind, colic and reflux joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Gai Williams discuss the following:

  • What prompted you to change from the community pharmacy to your new business Willby;s Wind and Colic?
  • What is colic, what causes it and how long does it last?
  • How does your Willby's product differ from other commercially available products on pharmacy shelves?
  • How did your book No More Tears Colic Relief come about?
  • I believe you have a free advice service associated with your business - tell us about that.

 

Gai Williams, B. Pharm., A.F.A.I.P.M., is an entrepreneurial Australian pharmacist and author of the book “No More Tears Colic Relief”.

During her extensive pharmacy career, she has gathered experience from a multitude of business and pharmacy seminars and pioneered many pharmacy firsts. Twice she has offered her pharmacy premises to be the flagship for new pharmacy concepts, she has become a barista to install a Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise within her pharmacy and established Pharm-A-Temp which was the first independent fee for service pharmacy locum business in Victoria.

Her passion for pharmacy began when she was employed as a Saturday morning girl in her local pharmacy and the desire to make a difference in the pharmacy world has never waned. She believes in offering the best products and advice possible and her search for excellence has culminated in her first published book about baby colic relief –a condition which affects 40% of babies and about which there has been little information until now.

Gai’s professional pharmacy career has been enhanced along the way by receiving awards such as an associate fellowship of the Australian Institute of Pharmacy Management, a finalist berth in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2000 and her achievement of becoming the first female chairperson of Guardian Pharmacies Australia.

She has been a speaker at many pharmacy courses and business conferences and continues to investigate every possibility to enhance the competitive retail health market.

Gai is committed to making a difference in the healthcare of her patients and believes that the community pharmacy model in Australia is the best in the world.

Her belief in making a difference and giving back has resulted in a lifetime commitment to parent committees during her children’s education and a leadership role as President of the Boronia Chamber of Commerce – a position she held for many years. She has also served as a business representative on many Knox Council committees. She is also the current Vice Chair of the Board of Mt Evelyn & Districts Financial Services which oversees the running of both the Mt Evelyn and Montrose branches of the Bendigo Community Bank network.

Gai is still a practicing pharmacist and, with her business partner Greg, has established Willby’s Wind and Colic –Australia’s only destination hotline for mums needing support, advice and treatment solutions for their babies suffering from the debilitating effects of wind, colic and reflux. Calls and emails are answered by a pharmacist with at least 15 years of experience in the wind and colic space so mums are always receiving the best expert advice.

 

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Website: www.willbyswindandcolicmix.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willbyswindandcolicmix