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: 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.
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.
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.
Liver Transplant Patient Thanks Children's Hospital & Living DonorA teenager who spent three years in and out of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, is now thanking the people who saved his life.
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.
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.
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 - Ticks & Lyme DiseaseResearchers at IUP are testing tick DNA for Lyme Disease. Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Reporter Update: Children's Hospital Cancer ResearchKDKA's Rick Dayton reports on a huge donation to fund cancer research at UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Preventing MeaslesWith kids going back to school, Dr. Todd Wolynn of Kids+ Pediatrics wants to set the record straight on properly immunizing students to protect them from the recent measles outbreak.
Reporter Update: Brenda Waters -Several local and state politicians held a press conference in regard to local children suffering from lead poisoning. KDKA's Brenda Waters reports.
Children's Hospital Free Care Fund: Noah's StoryDuring an ultrasound, one Butler County couple learned their baby would not be able to breathe or eat on his own after he was born, but doctors at Children's Hospital helped baby Noah find his appetite and his voice; KDKA's Kristin Emery reports.
Recall Issued For Infant Ibuprofen Sold At CVS, Walmart And Family DollarOfficials have issued a recall for infant ibuprofen. KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
New Option Could Help Prevent Kids From Getting Food AllergiesWhat if there was something you could do now to stop your kids from ever getting food allergies?; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Study: Parents Making Dosing Errors When Giving Medicine To Sick ChildrenWhen your children are sick, are you sure you're giving them the right dose of medicine?; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.