Having a baby is a life-changing experience that can bring great joy, but for many people, it can also bring on anxiety and depression. Postpartum and perinatal (both during and after pregnancy) depression and anxiety are serious mental health conditions, and experts say they should to be treated with medical help. In this Kidcast, Kristine Sorensen talks with psychiatrist Dr. Edye Moses-Kolko, of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, who specializes in peripartum depression.
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Kidsburgh Kidcast: Postpartum DepressionHaving a baby is a life-changing experience that can bring great joy, but for many people, it can also bring on anxiety and depression. Postpartum and perinatal (both during and after pregnancy) depression and anxiety are serious mental health conditions, and experts say they should to be treated with medical help. In this Kidcast, Kristine Sorensen talks with psychiatrist Dr. Edye Moses-Kolko, of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, who specializes in peripartum depression.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: MidwivesMidwives have been delivering babies for centuries, but the profession of midwifery is still shrouded in mystery for many people. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Suzanne Shores, Director of Midwifery at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital, to learn what it's all about.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Pregnancy MythsPregnancy is an exciting but complicated time, and there are a lot of myths about pregnancy. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Dr. Ashley O'Keefe, OB/GYN at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital, to clear up some confusion over what's true and what's not.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: What is the 4th Trimester?Women often think pregnancy issues end when her baby arrives, but that's not the case. In this Kidcast, Dr. Hyagriv Simhan from UPMC Magee Women's Hospital tells KDKA's Kristine Sorensen there's a so-called "Fourth Trimester" that's important for women to know about.
Reporter Update: Dr. Maria Simbra - Deep Brain StimulationDeep Brain Stimulation is under study for another condition. Dr. Maria Simbra has the story for KDKA News.
Reporter Update: Dr. Maria Simbra - Tuberculosis VaccineDr. Maria Simbra is working on a report about a new way of vaccinating people to prevent Tuberculosis.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Importance of Vision ScreeningWith the new year upon us, it's a good time to take a health check for your family. Have you had your children's vision checked lately? Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics, explains why it's important, when you should have it done and how it's improved with the help of technology. Here's his edited conversation with KDKA's Kristine Sorensen.
Reporter Update: Chris Hoffman - Track Coach's Daily Mile-Long Run Comes To EndKDKA's Chris Hoffman reports on a Baldwin cross country coach who's been running at least a mile a day for decades - but will have that streak broken today because of surgery.
UPMC Children's Hospital Patient Checks Out Updated Art & Music Therapy RoomA girl who received 5 organ transplants at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, is now commending them for the art & music therapy program that helped her through her journey. You can support Children's during KDKA's Free Care Fund Benefit Show tonight, starting at 7, on KDKA-TV.
Middle School Student With Hearing Loss Thriving After ImplantA local student is doing well after Children's Hospital doctors diagnosed him with profound hearing loss, and performed surgery to give him his hearing.
Jon Delano - Reporter Update: New Medical School at Duquesne UniversityKDKA's Jon Delano reports on the second medical school in the works for Pittsburgh.
Reporter Update: Rick Dayton - Governor Wolf & Senator Casey In TownKDKA's Rick Dayton reports on an initiative that state politicians are taking to remind Pennsylvanians about the government health care deadline.
How To Keep Tuberculosis From SpreadingAfter a local student at Arsenal Middle School was diagnosed with tuberculosis, KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra spoke with other health officials in order to let people know how to keep more people from contracting the illness.
7-Year-Old Recovering From Acute Flaccid MyalitisA Pittsburgh-area boy is one of the lucky few to be nearing a full recovery after AFM severely limited his ability to walk, breathe, or hold his head up. You can help kids like Bryson during this year's Free Care Fund Benefit Show for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Teenager Continues Cancer Recovery at Children's HospitalA 16-year-old girl is part of the survivor program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, where she's learning about the rare cancer she beat as a young child, and the risks she needs to be aware of as she moves into adulthood.
Reporter Update: Dr. Maria Simbra - Advanced Medical SimulatorsMedical simulators with something extra? Dr. Maria has the report on KDKA news.
Reporter Update: Dr. Maria Simbra - Brain Implant for EpilepsyDr. Maria Simbra talks to a woman who's had a brain implant to hopefully help control seizures.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Choosing A PediatricianA pediatrician can play a big role in a child's life, so for a parent, it's important to choose the right doctor for your child. We get expert advice on what research to do and questions to ask when you're picking a pediatrician. Here's KDKA's Kristine Sorensen's edited conversation with pediatrician Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics.
Dr. Maria Simbra - Reporter Update: Stopping Tremors With UltrasoundDr. Maria Simbra is working on a story for KDKA News about how a new procedure could help people who struggle with tremors.
Local Bride, Mother Share Wedding Dance To Song That Pushed Them Both Through Cancer TreatmentsA Pittsburgh bride and her mother who both fought back against cancer shared a heartwarming dance to their anthem.
Dr. Maria Simbra - Reporter Update: Living with Pancreatic CancerDr. Maria Simbra chats with a woman who has beaten the odds in fighting cancer.
Reporter Update: Chris Hoffman - EEE OutbreakHealth experts say this may be the worst year for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in about 60 years. KDKA's Chris Hoffman reports.
Reporter Update: Dr. Maria Simbra - New Breast Cancer TreatmentDr. Maria Simbra reports on a new treatment for HER2 Positive Breast Cancer.
Reporter Update: Dr. Maria Simbra - Growing Human LiversA local research lab has developed a method for growing a human liver. Dr. Maria Simbra reports.