Kids' Wellness Matters

The podcast where pediatricians give parents the evidence-based, practical advice they need to raise healthier, happier kids.

Dr. Nina Alfieri and Dr. Rob Sanchez are both new parents and colleagues at the world-renowned Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

On each episode, Rob and Nina share their own experiences as parents and pediatricians. Along the way, they’ll chat with their co-workers who happen to be some of the brightest minds in pediatric science and medicine. From questions about parenting to child health and wellness, they’ll help answer the questions that keep parents awake at night. This stuff is their passion. We hope it’ll help you too. Because kids’ wellness matters.


Kids' Wellness Matters Podcast Ep. 12: Understanding Autism

Joshua Ewen, MD, brings years of expertise to answer questions about diagnosis, therapies, and research, expanding awareness of the diversity of autism in children.

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Kids' Wellness Matters Podcast Ep. 11: A Closer Look at Myopia (Nearsightedness) in Kids

Pediatric optometrists Noreen Shaikh, OD, and Magdalena Stec, OD, FAAO, talk about nearsightedness in kids and some innovative treatments and tips that could help prevent the condition from getting worse as children age.

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Kids' Wellness Matters Podcast Ep. 10: Understanding ADHD in Kids

Andrea Spencer, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and physician scientist, offers helpful information and advice to help families navigate an ADHD diagnosis.

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Kids' Wellness Matters Podcast Ep. 9: Navigating Food Allergies in Kids

Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, discusses the prevalence of food allergies in children across the U. S., the latest treatments and research, and things we can all do to keep children with food allergies safe. 

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Kids' Wellness Matters Podcast Ep. 8: Helping Kids Navigate Anxiety Disorder

Child and adolescent psychologist John Parkhurst, PhD, and clinical social worker Mallory Hilliard, LCSW, CADC, explain the signs, symptoms and causes of the anxiety disorders.

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Kids' Wellness Matters Podcast Ep. 7: Protecting Kids From Gun Violence

Dr. Emily Lieberman, Lurie Children's physician and mass shooting survivor, covers the importance of secure gun and ammunition storage, the mental health impact of witnessing gun violence, and how parents can navigate these difficult topics with their children.

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