Family-based treatment of eating disorders

August 9, 2016

Dr. Daniel Le Grange, University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital professor in children's health; Dr. Ivan Eisler, a co-founder of Maudsley family therapy; and Dr. Julie Lesser of the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at Children's Minnesota discuss the family-based treatment of eating disorders.


Idiopathic toe walking

August 3, 2016

Nicole Brown and Megan Shepherd, physical therapists for the Physical Rehabilitation Program at Children's Minnesota, talk about idiopathic toe walking, why and how it can be corrected, and their current research study on the topic.

Anyone with questions or concerns, or who would like to participate in the study, may contact Brown at (952) 930-8685 or

Developing the infant-toddler brain

July 19, 2016

Gigi Chawla, MD, Children's Minnesota senior medical director of primary care, and Mike Troy, PhD, clinical psychologist, medical director of behavioral health services and associate medical director of Children's Neuroscience Institute, from Children's Minnesota discuss the importance of early childhood development for the infant-toddler brain between birth and age 3.


Car seat safety standards and crash tests

June 16, 2016

Our series on car seat myths continues as injury prevention program coordinator Dex Tuttle digs into the meaning of federal safety standards, crash tests and what, if anything, cost has to do with car seat quality.


Treating and eliminating pain

June 14, 2016

Dr. Kavita Desai, a psychologist, and Andrew Warmuth, a physical therapist, from the Kiran Stordalen and Horst Rechelbacher Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Clinic at Children's Minnesota share how their team works to eliminate acute, chronic, complex and procedural pain in children and adolescents.


Leaving kids in the car

June 10, 2016

On Episode 26 and to kick off our series on the myths about car seats, Children's Minnesota injury prevention program coordinator Dex Tuttle joins the show to talk about the dangers of leaving or forgetting your child in the car when the weather is warm.


Episode 25: Dr. Meysam Kebriaei on epilepsy, hydrocephalus

May 17, 2016

Dr. Meysam Kebriaei, pediatric neurosurgeon at Children's Minnesota, joins the podcast to share information about neurosurgery and the diagnoses and treatment of epilepsy and hydrocephalus. He also talks about 22q, a genetic syndrome that can affect every system in the body; why it's important to him and the 22q at the Zoo event, which takes place Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Minnesota Zoo.


Episode 24: Diabetes expert Dr. Laura Gandrud

April 12, 2016

Dr. Laura Gandrud of the McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center on the St. Paul campus of Children's Minnesota joins the show to discuss pediatric diabetes, including the similarities and differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes; the Diabetes Care Transformation Project, a study that uses smartphone technology to improve the care and monitoring of teens' blood-sugar levels; and the 25th annual Children's Star Gala, which supports the diabetes and endocrinology program.


Episode 23: Healthy eating and alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages

March 29, 2016

Dr. Gigi Chawla, senior medical director of primary care at Children's Minnesota, shares how kids in today's world can eat healthy food, find alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages and ways to play outside. She also talks about Children's decision to eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages from all of its sites.


Episode 22: Midwest Fetal Care Center opens

March 14, 2016

Dr. David Lynch-Salamon, medical director of the Midwest Fetal Care Center and member of Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, joins the show to talk about the opening of the Midwest Fetal Care Center's new, 6,700-square-foot Minneapolis clinic space at The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children's Minnesota.