Young & Healthy

Cincinnati Children’s

Cincinnati Children’s Young & Healthy features thoughts and perspectives from kids health experts, patients, families – and even kids! – on all things pediatric health. Join us for lively conversations about current health topics and issues that affect children today. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. read less
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Episodes

Diet Culture and Its Impact on Children
Oct 27 2023
Diet Culture and Its Impact on Children
Dieting – people have been doing it for generations. Perhaps someone is dieting in your house right now. But have you paused lately to think about how exposure to diet culture or talk of dieting could be impacting your children? Today, on the Young & Healthy podcast, Dr. Jessica Lin and Dr. Sanita Ley sit down with us to discuss the impact of dieting and how other people’s opinions can have a negative impact on kids and adolescents. They bust myths, such as eating disorders are not specific to one body type and the influence of dieting affects kids of all ages, cultural backgrounds and genders. We learn how fitness guidelines and recommendations from influencers are not always safe and the long-term impact diet culture can have on a child’s relationship with food. Jessica and Sanita talk to us about how eating foods you like in moderation is good for you and so is having carbs and fats. After today’s episode, we hope listeners have quality information and feel empowered to find a value-based approach to healthy movements and foods and some ideas for what that can look like for you and your family.   Resources: For more information on resources available at Cincinnati Children's, visit Eating Disorders | Cincinnati Children's (cincinnatichildrens.org)  For a guide to good, healthy eating, visit MyPlate. For resources to help stop bullying, visit StopBullying.gov For general guidelines for nutrition, visit the Center for Young Women's Health and Young Men's Health
Protecting Your Child’s Skin This Summer
Jun 9 2023
Protecting Your Child’s Skin This Summer
The summer months are perfect for outdoor fun. Whether your family is playing at the pool, taking a camping trip or having a staycation in your backyard, you should aim to keep your child’s skin protected. On today’s episode of Young & Healthy, Dr. Jasmine Gray from Florence Primary Care discusses best practices to protect your skin from the sun, biting and stinging insects and what to do if you have an encounter with rash-causing, poisonous plants.   Topic Timestamps:  Sun Safety:  1:14- Importance of taking precautions with skin in the summer.  2:13- Ways to protect the skin from sunburn.  4:15- Can children be too young for sunscreen?  4:40- Appropriate SPF level to wear.  6:52- Treatment for sunburn.  8:36- When to see your PCP for sunburn.  9:17- Sun poisoning and Heat Rash.  Bug Bites:  11:38- Types of bugs that can be problematic during the summer.  12:22- How to protect kids from bugs.  13:47- Ticks.  14:43- Removing a tick.  17:08- Mosquitos.  19:43- Types of medicine to take for reactions.  20:37-What to look for in a developing allergic reaction.  22:53-Treatment for a sting that hurts (not an allergic reaction).  24:23- Final advice for bug bites and stings.  Poisonous Plants:  25:24- Types of poisonous plants during summer.  26:17- What does the rash from poison ivy or poison oak look like.  27:15- Treatment for poison ivy and poison oak rash.   29:33- Can rashes be spread from person to person?  31:15- When to see your PCP for poison ivy or poison oak rash.  31:45- How to prevent exposure to poisonous plants.  32:20- Final thoughts