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When Do We Need Antibiotics: Myths and Facts

November 04, 2020 - Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine
Antibiotics are a major tool in treating illnesses caused by bacteria, but like any tool, they need to be used appropriately, or they may not work when we really need it due to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics should only be used to treat bacterial infections and are not effective in curing viral infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least one-third of pediatric antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. As we head into cold and flu season during the COVID-19 global pandemic, David Berman, D.O., FAAP, FPIDS, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, discusses some myths and facts on antibiotics as we get closer to U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, Nov. 18-24.


Helping Kids Adjust to the Time Change

November 01, 2020 - WTSP -TV
Johns Hopkins All Children's psychologist Dr. Jennifer Katzenstein says there are things you can do to help maintain your sanity, keep the healthy meals going, find that time every day to get outside to get some physical activity and get some exercise. Note: Please do not share this clip publicly, including on social media, due to copyright issues with our vendor.


Tutu Girls Reunite

October 12, 2020 - WTVT - TV
A group of young girls who fought cancer together are used to having annual reunions, but they refuse to let the pandemic ruin their touching tradition. These girls meet at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St Petersburg in 2016. All three were diagnosed with leukemia. But their bond helped give them a little joy during their hospital stay. They sang together, played games and kept each other company while going through treatments. Note: Please do not share this clip publicly, including on social media, due to copyright issues with our vendor.


New 3D Printer at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

October 12, 2020 - SNN (Sarasota Network News)
Innovation meets medicine as Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital acquires a 3D printer. Whether it's a heart, a brain, muscles, or bones, Dr. Jennifer Arnold, medical director of the hospital’s simulation program, says printing a child's specific anatomy is just a scratch on the surface of what their new technology can do.


The Tutu girls: group of young cancer survivors reunites

October 08, 2020 - Associated Press
All age 7 or nearly so, the three girls were diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and met at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, where they became fast friends.


Discussing Bullying and Cultural Awareness with Kids

October 08, 2020 - Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine
October marks Bullying Prevention Month and this year, more than ever, it is important families address this issue. Sakina Butt, Psy.D., ABPP-CN, a neuropsychologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, says It’s particularly important that while discussing bullying, families have age-appropriate, open discussions about racial issues and how it impacts the lives of others, especially black families.


Sickle cell disease is challenging but not insurmountable for son of Lakeland commissioner

October 06, 2020 - Lakeland Ledger
It's all part of his transition from being treated by the sickle cell team of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to being with an adult medicine doctor who treats sickle cell patients.


Safe Sleep Tips for Parents: 6 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe

October 05, 2020 - Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine
While SIDS is the leading cause of death for ages one month to one year, the good news is that it can be preventable in many cases. During SIDS awareness month in October, Prem Fort, M.D., a neonatologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital shares what parents can do to protect their tiny bundle of joy.


Surviving Cancer: Tutu Girls Hold Virtual Reunion

September 30, 2020 - Bay News 9
Chloe, Avalynn, McKinley, and Lauren 7, met when they were all undergoing undergoing cancer treatment at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Now known as the Tutu Girls, they hold a reunion every year to celebrate life and the friendship that helped them fight cancer.


How Tampa Bay can trick-or-treat safely in 2020

September 30, 2020 - Tampa Bay Times
Dr. Patrick Mularoni, a pediatric sports and emergency medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, said he regrets what kids have gone through in 2020. "Children have shouldered a large burden when it comes to COVID.”


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