PEDIATRIC EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS IN FEBRUARY: COVID-19, CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE, ORAL HYGIENE AND CHILDHOOD EATING DISORDERS




Nicklaus Children’s pediatric experts are available to discuss the following topics during the month of February:

o With the Omicron variant and flurona still affecting children in South Florida, experts can discuss the numbers, what we’re seeing, tips and more.

o In honor of American Heart Month, pediatric cardiologists are available to discuss congenital heart defects in children. Congenital heart defects affect 1% of children. The subject includes but is not limited to:

  • Use of mixed reality (3D printing and virtual reality) to plan complex cases and educate patients
  • The new Harmony valve allows the replacement of the pulmonary valve by cardiac catheterization
  • Nicklaus Children’s Fetal Cardiology Program helps parents who are expecting a baby identified with a heart condition prepare for the care of the child after birth.
  • Oral and dental hygiene

o February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Nicklaus Children’s pediatric dentists are ready to discuss oral and dental hygiene tips, basic care and more!

      • Although newborns and toddlers don’t start showing their teeth until about six months old, it is recommended that they receive early dental care to monitor their progress.
      • According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood, with 59% of 12- to 19-year-olds having at least one documented cavity. Clinicians can share tips on how families can help children develop healthy habits that will optimize oral health.
  • Eating disorders
    • Doctors at Nicklaus Children mark National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 21-27) to educate the public about the realities of eating disorders and to offer hope, support and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
      • Experts available to discuss the myths and misunderstandings surrounding anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and EDNOS.
      • “The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the burden of eating disorders and simultaneously highlighted the urgent need to raise awareness about these disorders. Although the pandemic has altered the mental health of people around the world, it appears to have had particularly detrimental effects on those with or at risk of eating disorders.” *

* Source: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(21)00435-1/fulltext

To arrange an interview, please email Fuad Kiuhan at [email protected] or call (786) 449-4797.


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