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Tummy Time Exercise

Tummy time is time your child spends on his/her tummy while awake and supervised. Tummy time is essential to help strengthen baby's head, neck and upper body muscles. Vanessa Strauss, a Physical Therapist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Rehabilitation Department, explains Tummy Time. This tutorial video will teach you the proper technique and pacing of this exercise, so you can have your child do it at home as recommended in your child's treatment plan.

Crab Walk Exercise (Physical Therapy)

The Crab Walk is a full-body strengthening movement that also works on coordination and mobility. Vanessa Strauss, a Physical Therapist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Rehabilitation Department, explains the Crab Walk.

Baby Grasping Skills Exercises

The Grasping Skills Exercise is fine motor activities that strengthen your baby’s hands, sharpen their eye-hand as well as bilateral hand coordination skills. Each child develops differently at his/her own rate. This video will serve as a guide. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s occupational therapist. Ivonne Arias-Doppelhammer, an Occupational Therapist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Rehabilitation Department, explains the Grasping Skills Exercise. This tutorial video will teach you the proper technique and pacing of this exercise, so you can do it with your child as recommended in your child's treatment plan.

Hamstring Stretch Exercise

Vanessa Strauss, a Physical Therapist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Rehabilitation Department, explains the Hamstring Stretch Exercise. This tutorial video will teach you the proper technique and pacing of this exercise, so you can have your child do it at home as recommended in your child's treatment plan.

Dressing Skills for Children (Occupational Therapy)

Ivonne Arias-Doppelhammer, an Occupational Therapist at Nicklaus Children Hospital's Rehabilitation Department, explains how to teach dressing skills to a child, so you can do it at home as recommended in your child's treatment plan.
Each child develops differently at his/her own rate. This video will serve as a guide. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s occupational therapist.

The Willbarger Approach Exercise

The Wilbarger approach is a highly individualized intervention protocol used to treat sensory defensiveness, particularly tactile defensiveness.

Can I Delay My Child's Vaccinations During the Pandemic?

Maria Milla, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician with Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami and section chief for Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Care Centers. Dr. Milla explains why it is specially important for your child's vaccination schedule to be up to date during a pandemic.

Dr. Prieto discusses the FDA-approved piccolo device for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure

Lourdes Prieto, MD, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist with Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program, explains the use of Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder for the closure of PDA in babies.

How is a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) treated?

Lourdes Prieto, MD, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist with Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program, explains the different methods to close a PDA in preterm babies (premies) and full term babies.

Cardiac catheterization procedure to close a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

Lourdes Prieto, MD, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist with Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program, explains what the PDA closure procedure is like.

Pediatric cardiac catheterization for heart valve replacement

Lourdes Prieto, MD, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist with Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program, explains the different procedures for heart valve replacement. For more information visit: 

What is patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)?

Lourdes Prieto, MD, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist with Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program, explains what is a PDA in babies.

A Magic Carpet Meditation for Kids

Part of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Psychology Department mindfulness series.

5 Minute Deep Breathing Mindful Relaxation

Part of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Psychology Department mindfulness series.

It's Handwashing Time!

Proper handwashing is an important part of keeping us all healthy. Nicklaus Children's shows kids the right steps for proper handwashing.

Mindful Guided Relaxation For Young Children

Part of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Psychology Department mindfulness series.

Deep Muscle Relaxation With Visual Imagery

Part of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Psychology Department mindfulness series.

1 Minute Deep Breathing Relaxation

Part of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Psychology Department mindfulness series.

Relajación Muscular Profunda, Meditación Guiada

Parte de la serie de atención plena del Departamento de Psicología del Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Un globo rojo para niños

Parte de la serie de atención plena del Departamento de Psicología del Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Paseo por una playa majestuosa

Parte de la serie de atención plena del Departamento de Psicología del Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Mi alfombra magica meditación para niños

Parte de la serie de atención plena del Departamento de Psicología del Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

A Peaceful Beach Meditation

Part of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Psychology Department mindfulness series.

El Poder de las Palabras y Afirmaciones Positivas

Parte de la serie de atención plena del Departamento de Psicología del Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Técnica De Respiración Profunda

Parte de la serie de atención plena del Departamento de Psicología del Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

The Power of Words and Positive Affirmations

Part of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Psychology Department mindfulness series.

Nuevos Protocolos de Seguridad Para Pacientes Quirúrgicos en Nicklaus Children's

El Dr. Chad Perlyn, Director Médico de la sala de operación de Nicklaus Children’s, habla sobre los protocolos de seguridad y pruebas para pacientes pediátricos que tendrá cirugía en Nicklaus Childrens.

Safety Enhancements at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Nicklaus Children's Hospital leaders discuss enhancements for the safety our patients, families and staff.

Specialized Unit to Treat Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has developed a highly specialized four-bed unit-within-a-unit for treatment of children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a complex disorder that is affecting youngsters worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-room “MIS-C pod” is part of the hospital’s renowned 40-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which routinely receives transfers of critically ill children from referring hospitals throughout the state.

Su salud y seguridad es nuestra prioridad #1

En este breve video, el Dr. Marcos Mestre, Director Médico del Servicos Pediátricos, explica qué puede esperar durante su próxima visita, incluidas las medidas que estamos tomando para garantizar una experiencia fluida y sin preocupaciones.

Meet Shelly Wang MD, MPH - Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Dr. Shelly Wang is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital History

For more than 70 years, Nicklaus Children's Hospital has provided state-of-the-art pediatric care for South Florida's children, birth to age 21. The idea for the unique pediatric hospital dates back to the 1930s when Miami's leading orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Weiland, proposed building a South Florida hospital for children with debilitating orthopedic conditions. With the outbreak of polio, the hospital became known as the polio hospital of South Florida.  Founded in 1950 as Variety Children's Hospital, the renowned medical institution was renamed Nicklaus Children's Hospital in 2015, following a generous pledge from the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and golf icon Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara. The 289-bed pediatric complex offers more than 40 distinct medical specialties to treat childhood diseases.

Dr. Heidi Gamboa Discusses the IB-STIM Device

In this edition of "You've Asked ... We've Asked," pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Heidi Gamboa discusses the IB-Stim a small, electrical nerve-stimulating device that children wear behind their ear to help reduce abdominal pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It was recently approved by the FDA and is a non-drug alternative to relieving this type of pain for patients ages 11 to 18.

What is Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing?

Our Nicklaus Children's researchers explain how Whole Genome Sequencing helps patient families uncover the source of genetic disorders.

A Day in the Life of a Pet Therapy Dog: Odin

We are excited to announce our newest video series – Dog Vlogs! In today’s vlog, Odin will walk you through a day in the life of a pet therapy dog at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Stay tuned for more videos featuring our four-legged friends!

Meet Luxme Hariharan, MD, MPH

Dr. Luxme Hariharan is a pediatric ophthalmologist with Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

Meet Carla Perez, MD

Dr. Carla Perez is a pediatric gastroenterologist with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

How Common Is High Blood Pressure In Children?

In this edition of "You've Asked ... We've Answered," learn about high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in children with pediatric cardiologist Dr. James Enos.

What Medications Are Used For Constipation In Children?

What types of medications are used for constipation in children? Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Heidi Gamboa explains in this edition of "You've Asked ... We've Answered."

What Are Functional Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders?

Learn about functional gastrointestinal disorders with pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Heidi Gamboa in this edition of "You've Asked ... We've Answered."

What Type of Probiotic Should I Give My Child?

In this edition of "You've Asked ... We've Answered," pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Luis Caicedo Oquendo discusses the different types and uses of of probiotics.

Is It Safe To Take A Prebiotic With A Probiotic?

Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Luis Caicedo Oquendo addresses whether it's safe to take a prebiotic with a probiotic in this edition of "You've Asked ... We've Answered."

What Are The Most Common Gluten Issues?

Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Luis Caicedo Oquendo discusses the most common issues associated with gluten in this edition of "You've Asked ... We've Answered."

What is sickle cell disease?

What is sickle cell disease? Dr. Athena Pefkarou discusses in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

Mutidisciplinary approach to treating Sickle Cell disease

Dr. Athena Pefkarou discusses the approaches to treating sickle cell disease in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

What are the four types of sickle cell disease

Dr. Athena Pefkarou discusses the four types of sickle cell disease in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

Who is a candidate for the colorectal center?

Who is a candidate for the colorectal center? Dr. Juan Calisto answers in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

What is fecal incontinence?

Dr. Juan Calisto, Director of the Colorectal Center, discusses Fecal Incontinence in this edition of  Children's Health Chats.

De La Torre Technique for treating Hirschsprung's Disease

Dr. Juan Calisto discussed the De la Torre Technique used in the treatment of patients with Hirschsprung's Disease in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

Is constipation a common condition in children?

Is constipation a common condition in children? Dr. Juan Calisto explains in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

Collaboration is Key for Successful Colorectal Treatment

Dr. Juan Calisto, Director of the Colorectal Center, discusses the importance of collaboration for successful treatment.

Conditions Treated by the Colorectal Center

Dr. Juan Calisto, Director of the Colorectal Center, discusses the conditions we treat.

What are the options for bone marrow transplant?

Dr. Kamar Godder discusses the options for bone marrow transplant in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

When is bone marrow transplantation recommended?

When is bone marrow transplantation recommended? Dr. Kamar Godder explains in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

Bone Marrow Transplant for Sickle Cell Disease

Dr. Kamar Godder discusses bone marrow transplant for sickle cell disease in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

How are stem cells used for bone marrow transplantation?

How are stem cells used for bone marrow transplantation? Dr. Kamar Godder answers in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

Services through the Colorectal Center

Dr. Juan Calisto, Director of the Colorectal Center, discusses the services offered through the program.

What is Hirschsprung's disease?

Dr. Juan Calisto, Director of the Colorectal Center, discusses Hirschsprung's disease.

What are anorectal malformations (ARM)?

Dr. Juan Calisto, Director of the Colorectal Center at Nicklaus Children's explains what are the most common anorectal malformations in children.

Meet Heidi Gamboa, DO - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Heidi Gamboa is a pediatric gastroenterologist with The Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

First Aid for an Infant Choking

Do you know what to do if an infant (0 – 12 months) is choking? This video by Linda Nylander-Housholder, APRN. will demonstrate how to identify signs of choking and how to help an infant who is choking. Performing first aid for choking and CPR can keep him/her alive until Emergency Medical Services (911) arrives. This Nicklaus Children’s Hospital video follows current CPR guidelines from the American Heart Association.

First Aid for a Child Choking

Do you know what to do if a child (1 year to puberty)  is choking. This video by Linda Nylander-Housholder, APRN. will  demonstrate how to identify signs of choking and how to help a child who is choking. Performing first aid for choking and CPR can keep him/her alive until Emergency Medical Services (911) arrives. This Nicklaus Children’s Hospital video follows current CPR guidelines from the American Heart Association

Asma y su hijo

Este video explica qué es el asma, cuáles son los síntomas, cómo evitar los ataques de asma, y cuáles son los diferentes factores que pueden desencadenar un ataque de asma. El video también ofrece información sobre los medicamentos usados para tratar el asma.

Sickle Cell Disease - Live Stream Featuring Dr. Athena Pefkarou

Join us as Dr. Athena Pefkarou, Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist from the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, discusses the future of patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

HSCT and Cellular Therapy: Live Stream Featuring Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva

Join us as Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva, Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist from the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, discusses blood and marrow transplant and therapies

Pain Awareness Month at Nicklaus Children's

September is Pain Awareness Month. This month-long recognition was created to increase education and awareness within our community about the effects of pain, the available treatments to alleviate pain and the importance of communication with healthcare providers regarding pain-related concerns so that pain can be better understood and treated.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital has many resources to help decrease children's pain. Watch the video to learn of the many resources and specialists dedicated to easing pain and discomfort for patients and families at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Risk factors for Pediatric and Adult Cancers - Livestream featuring Dr. Ziad Khatib

Join us as Dr. Ziad Khatib, Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist from the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, discusses the risk factors for pediatric and adult cancers.

A look inside the Special Delivery Unit of the Fetal Care Center

The Fetal Care Center's Special Delivery Unit is a dedicated 10-bed high risk infant special delivery unit for healthy mothers whose infants will require immediate access to pediatric intensive and critical care after birth.

What to expect during an electrocardiogram (EKG) test

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides electrocardiogram (EKG) testing for infants, children and young adults. This video provides an overview on what you can expect on the day of the appointment.

What to expect on the day of your outpatient cardiology appointment

This video provides an overview on what you can expect on the day of a your appointment with our Outaptient Cardiology Program.

What to expect during an echocardiogram test

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides echocardiogram (ECHO) testing for infants, children and young adults. This video provides an overview on what you can expect on the day of the appointment.

Scoliosis is a Sign, not a Disease: Featuring Dr. Stephen George & Dr. Thomas Errico

Join us live as Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeons discuss the signs, diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis in children and teens.

A Pediatrician's Guide to Thyroid Function Tests featuring Dr. Alejandro Diaz

Join us on this live stream as Dr. Alejandro Diaz, pediatric endocrinologist, discusses when to order thyroid function tests, which tests should be ordered, interpretation and early approach of thyroid function tests.

Diabetes in children (9 of 9): Exercise & Nutrition

This is the last video of our diabetes series. In this video, you will learn about nutrition, exercising and carb counting. The video answers the following questions:  What are carbohydrates? How many grams of carbohydrates does your child need? What foods have carbohydrates? How do you count carbohydrates? This video also provides recommendations and ideas on “free food” snacks for your child.

Diabetes in children (8 of 9): Managing diabetes in school

This is the eighth video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn how to manage your child’s diabetes at school, during sick days and when your child exercises. The video answers the following questions: What is a Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP)? What to include in your child’s diabetes kit for school? What are the signs and symptoms that would require immediate attention when the child is sick? This video also provides tips on how to avoid low blood sugar when exercising, as well as a demonstration on how to put together a diabetes kit for school.

Diabetes in children (7 of 9): Diabetes emergency

This is the seventh video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn about the two types of diabetic emergencies, severe hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis. The video answers the following questions: What is severe hypoglycemia? How is a low blood glucose emergency treated? What is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)? What causes DKA, what are the common signs and symptoms of DKA, What to do during a diabetic emergency? When to call 911 (Emergency)? In this video, we also demonstrate how to use the glucagon injection.

Diabetes in children (6 of 9): What is hypoglycemia?

This is the sixth video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn about hypoglycemia. The video answers the following questions: What is hypoglycemia? What causes it? What are the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar? How is hypoglycemia treated? What types of snacks can you give your child that are fast acting carbohydrates?

Diabetes in children (5 of 9): What are hyperglycemia and ketones?

This is the fifth video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn about hyperglycemia. The video answers the following questions: What is hyperglycemia? What causes it? What are the signs and symptoms of high blood sugar? How is hyperglycemia treated? When do you need to call the doctor? In addition, the video explains what ketones are. When do you need to check your child’s ketones in the urine? What do you do when there are ketones in the urine? In this video, you will find a demonstration on how to test your child’s urine for ketones.

Diabetes in children (4 of 9): How does insulin work?

This is the fourth video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn about insulin. The video answers the following questions: What is insulin and how does it work in our body? What is the difference between the different types of insulin? (Rapid Acting, Short Acting, Intermediate, Long Acting). How often does your child need to take insulin? This video also demonstrates how to deliver insulin using the syringe and vial method as well as the Insulin Pen method.

Diabetes in children (3 of 9): Blood glucose monitoring

This is the third video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn how to monitor your child’s blood glucose. The video answers the following questions: How do you keep track of your child’s blood sugar? What is too high or too low blood glucose? Why is it so important to check your child’s blood sugar at bedtime? What is a Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)? This video also demonstrates how to check your child’s blood sugar using a glucometer and provides tips on snacks, and how to keep a blood sugar log.

Diabetes in children (2 of 9): What is diabetes?

This is the second video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn what diabetes is and the role of glucose and insulin in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The video also answers the following questions: What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes? What causes it? What are the treatments for type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes in children (1 of 9): Your child’s diabetes team

This is the first video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will meet your child’s diabetes team.  Diabetes calls for a team effort. Our team of healthcare providers will provide you with the best care and information for you to tackle your child’s diabetes. Every healthcare team needs a leader. In this case, that is you. You are the one that has the most control over your child’s diabetes, the one who really is in charge. Your health care team depends on you to talk to them honestly and to tell them how your child feels. Your diabetes team includes: doctor (endocrinologists), nurse practitioner, diabetes educator, nurses, dietitian, social worker, child life specialist, and psychology service.

How to Provide Infant CPR

This CPR video demonstrated by Linda Nylander-Housholder, APRN.   shows step by step how to perform CPR on an infant newborn to 1 year.

How to Provide Child CPR

This CPR video demonstrated by Linda Nylander-Housholder, APRN. shows step by step how to perform CPR on a child (1 year old to puberty).

Salud Mental de los Adolescentes (Lunch N' Learn)

En este mes de la concientización de la salud mental, la Dra. Marisa Azaret, y la Dra. Sara Rivero-Conil, nos hablan sobre la salud mental en los adolescentes.

Talkin' Kids Health: Heart Month

Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, co-director of the NeuroCardiac and Development Program, joins us in this edition of our Facebook live show Talkin' Kids Health.

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

Dr. Metee Comkornruecha explains what Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

How is Adolescent Medicine different from Pediatric Care?

Learn about the common differentiators between Adolescent Medicine and Pediatric Care with Dr. Metee Comkornruecha.

How Does Nicklaus Children's Treat Eating Disorders? - Dr. Metee Comkornruecha Explains

Learn about Nicklaus Children's Hospital's multidisciplinary approach to treating eating disorders with Dr. Metee Comkornruecha. 

How to Perform a Retention Enema

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Nurse Practioner, Raquel Pasarón, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, walks you through performing a retention enema for a baby or child. A retention enema is part of a bowel management program aimed to help your child maintain a clean bowel for a 24-hour period. 

How to Perform Rectal Irrigations in the Hirschsprung-Associated Enterocolitis Patient

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Nurse Practioner, Raquel Pasarón, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, walks you through performing rectal irrigations in the Hirschsprung-associated entercolitis patient. Enterocolitis in the Hirschsprung patient may occur before or after surgery is performed. 

Are Cancers in Children Genetic? - Dr. Ziad Khatib Explains

Find out whether cancers in children are genetic with pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Ziad Khatib.

How Common Are Brain Tumors in Children? - Dr. Ziad Khatib Explains

Find out how common brain tumors are in children with pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Ziad Khatib.

What is the Head Start 4 Protocol? - Dr. Ziad Khatib Explains

Learn about the Head Start 4 Protocol with pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Ziad Khatib.

Facebook Live Chat on the Flu Season with Dr. Vanessa Guerra

Beatriz Canals chats with Dr. Vanessa Guerra, pediatrician, on the flu season in this edition of Talkin' Kids Health

Meet Metee Comkornruecha, MD - The Division of Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Metee Comkornruecha is chief of the Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists (NCPS) Section of Adolescent Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.

Meet Adriana Carrillo Iregui, MD - Pediatric Endocrinologist

Dr. Adriana Carrillo Iregui is a pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

Peyton's Airway Reconstruction Journey

Peyton was born with a congenital heart defect that led her to spend months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Who is part of a multidisciplinary team for treating scoliosis?

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Stephen George explains the multidisciplinary approach to treating scoliosis at Nicklaus Children's Hosptal.

Learn about the Hemophilia Treatment Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Guillermo de Angulo explains the Hemophilia Treatment Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

What is hemophilia? Dr. Guillermo De Angulo explains.

Learn about hemophilia with Associate Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Dr. Guillermo De Angulo. 

What is the recovery like for spine surgery?

Learn how your child's recovery works after a spine surgery. Learn how your child's recovery works after a spine surgery. Dr. Stephen George, Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon explains.

What causes idiopathic scoliosis?

Do you know the causes of idiopathic scoliosis? Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Stephen George dispels some of the myths about how scoliosis is occurs in children and teens.

What is low radiation imaging important for scoliosis patients?

Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Stephen George explains why low radiation imaging (EOS) is important for scoliosis patients is, who need routine imaging of their spine.

Having a scoliosis diagnosis does not imply lifelong limitations

Can your children return to normal activities after a scoliosis diagnosis? Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Stephen George explains.

What is a bone marrow transplant? Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva explains.

Do you know what a bone marrow transplant is? Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva, pediatric hematologist/oncologist explains.

Learn about the Immunooncology program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Learn about the Immunooncology Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital with Associate Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Dr. Guillermo De Angulo.

What is Leukemia? Dr. Guillermo de Angulo explains.

Learn about Leukemia with Associate Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Dr. Guillermo De Angulo.

Did you know The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team?

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Did you know that a bone marrow transplant can treat a variety of conditions?

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

What does genetic testing entail?

Dr. Parul Jayakar explains different testing methods for genetic testing.

Preventing Medication Injuries

Medication injuries are the leading cause of child poisoning. Learn more about how to prevent medication injuries with Nicklaus Children's Injury Prevention Coordinator, Malvina Duncan.
 

Helmet Safety

Head injuries are the leading cause of injury in children. Learn more about helmet safety with Nicklaus Children's Injury Prevention Coordinator Malvina Duncan.

Meet Patcharapong Suntharos, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hopsital

Meet Dr. Suntharos, Pediatric and Adult Congennital Interventional Cardiologist.

Genetic Testing for Autism Spectrum disorders

Dr. Parul Jayakar discusses how genetic testing can help in the management of autism spectrum disorders.

What can genetic testing reveal for family planning?

Dr. Parul Jayakar describes what genetic testing can reveal to a family planning to have a baby.

What is the Metabolism Program at Nicklaus Children's?

Dr. Parul Jayakar discusses the metabolism program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

What is Whole Genome Sequencing?

Our Nicklaus Children's researchers explain how Whole Genome Sequencing helps patient families uncover the source of genetic disorders.

Dr. Shaketha Gray Discusses Nicklaus Children's Approach to Treating Depression in Teens

Dr. Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/AdolescentMedicine

El recorrido de Olivia

Olivia nació con un defecto cardíaco congénito y su primera cirugía a corazón abierto se programó apenas unos días después de haber nacido. Los padres de Olivia depositaron su confianza en las manos del Programa Cardíaco de Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Shaketha Gray Chats About Depression in Teens

Dr. Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

Meet Foley and Friends - How to care for Foley catheter

“Meet Foley and Friends” is an educational video created by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to explain the proper care and maintenance of a Foley catheter for a discharged patient.

The video is comprised of two sections, one for the child using animated characters and the other for the caregiver providing step-by-step instructions. The main goal of the video is to empower and educate the child as well as the family to reduce the possibility of readmissions due to infectious bacteria resulting in urinary tract infections.

What Services Are Available at an Urgent Care Center? - Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares Explains

Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares is chief of the Section of Urgent Care Services at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/UrgentCare

Meet Sajel Lala Kana, MD - Clinical Geneticist

Dr. Kana is a clinical geneticist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She specializes in diagnosing children with complex genetic disorders.

Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares Discusses the Benefits of Choosing an Urgent Care Center for Children

Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares is chief of the Section of Urgent Care Services at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/UrgentCare

What is the Personalized Medicine Biobank?

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital biobank and tissue repository is an essential resource for personalized medicine research efforts, enabling the study of both health and disease over time. The Biobank collects samples and health information from volunteers, regardless of health history. Once a participant becomes part of the Biobank, he or she contributes to ongoing health research. We partner with Sanford Health, a national leader on specimen storage, management and integration with participant health information.

Single Leg Kneeling on a BOSU Ball

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Single Leg Kneeling Excercise on a BOSU Ball
 

Dr. Shaketha Gray Explains How Hormonal Contraception Can Help Treat Medical Conditions

Dr. Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Are Vaccines Safe? - Dr. Otto M. Ramos Explains

Dr. Otto M. Ramos is chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/InfectiousDiseases

Dr. Shaketha Gray Chats About HPV and the HPV Vaccine

Dr. Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. 

What to expect during your child's MRI?

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a common imaging test used to give medical professionals a closer look at organs or structures inside the body. The images are created using magnetic and radio waves. Learn more about what happends during this test.

Dr. Otto M. Ramos Discusses the Flu

Dr. Otto M. Ramos is chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/infectiousdiseases
 

Meet Thomas J. Errico, MD - Pediatric Spine Surgeon

Thomas J. Errico, MD, is a pediatric spine surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program and Center for Spinal Disorders at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Banded Single Leg Squat

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates the Banded Single Leg Squat.
 

Deep Neck Flexor Strengthening

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates the deep neck flexor strengthening excercise.
 

Jump Rope Drills to Improve Running Form

Physical Therapist, Jeffrey Fernandez, demonstrates the straight leg bridge for hamstring strengthening.

Squatting Symmetry on the Neurocom

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates how to achieve Squatting Symmetry on the Neurocom

Prone Foam Roller T-raise

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Prone Foam Roller T-raise

Sickling & Winging Correction

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Sickling & Winging Correction Excercise
 

Isolated Great Toe Flexion

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates an Isolated Great Toe Flexion
 

Developmental Sequence Training

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates Developmental Sequence Training

Posterior BOSU Hop

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Posterior BOSU Hop

Modified Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Modified Single Leg Romanian Deadlift
 

Thoracic Extension Elbow Slides on Wall

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates Thoraic Extension Elbow Slides on Wall

Basic Forward Plank & Common Faults

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates a Basic Forward Plank and Common Faults.
 

Quadruped Hip Extension/Abduction

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates the straight leg bridge for hamstring strengthening.

Swiss Ball Reverse Plié

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates the Swii Ball Reverse Plié

Meet Shaketha Gray, MD - The Division of Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Shaketha Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist within the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center.

Meet Otto M. Ramos, MD - The Division of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Ramos is chief of the Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists  (NCPS) Section of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Joshua Tarkoff explains tips for fitness and homework

Dr. Tarkoff is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/endocrinology

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Dr. Joshua Tarkoff, pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains about type 1 diabetes in children.

What is type 2 diabetes?

Dr. Joshua Tarkoff, pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital explains type 2 diabetes in children.

Straight Leg Bridge for Hamstring Strengthening

Physical Therapist, Jeffrey Fernandez, demonstrates the straight leg bridge for hamstring strengthening.

Jeffrey Fernandez explains track stability for runners

Physical Therapist, Jeffrey Fernandez demonstrates trunk stability excercises for runners.

Jeffery Fernandez demonstrates how to perform the TRX Inverted Row

Physical Therapist, Jeffrrey Fernandez, demonstrates how to perform the TRX Inverted Row

Kristin Hayden demonstrates how to find your pelvic neutral

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden demonstrates how to find your pelvic neutral.

Kristin Hayden demonstrates the heel tap on a foam roller


Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates the heel tap on a foam roller.

Kristin Hayden demonstrates an exervise to strengthem pelvic mobility

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates an excercise to strengthen pelvic mobility.

Dr. Alejandro Diaz discusses Gender Dysphoria and Gender Nonconformity

Dr. Alejandro Diaz is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Gender

What Conditions are seen at the Fetal Care Center?

Dr. Saima Aftab talks about the large range of conditions and disorders that are treated by the Fetal Care Center.

What is the Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI)?

The Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI) involves a comprehensive approach to tailoring medical management to each specific child’s individual characteristics, needs and preferences at all stages of care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow up.

What is Genetic Testing?

Dr. Parul Jayakar discusses genetic testing for family planning. Learn more at nicklauschildrens.org/Genetics
 

How Do I Care for my Baby's Gums and Teeth? - Dr. Suheily Aponte Explains

Dr. Suheily Aponte is a pediatric dentist with the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Dental

Teething Tips from Pediatric Dentist Dr. Suheily Aponte

Dr. Suheily Aponte is a pediatric dentist with the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Dental

When Should My Child Begin Seeing A Dentist? - Dr. Suheily Aponte Explains

Dr. Suheily Aponte is a pediatric dentist with the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Dental

Why Is It Critical to Support Gender-Variant Children and Teens? - Dr. Alejandro Diaz Explains

Dr. Alejandro Diaz is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Learn more about the GenderProgram.

Dr. Alejandro Diaz Discusses The Gender Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Alejandro Diaz is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Learn more about the GenderProgram.

Testing offered by the Fetal Care Center

The Fetal Care Center offers a wide range of diagnostics to support expecting families.

What is the Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children's?

Dr. Saima Aftab, NCPS Chief of the Section of Neonatology, talks about the services and purpose of the Fetal Care Center.

What is Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome? - Dr. Chad Perlyn Explains

Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/BWS

The Craniofacial Center at Nicklaus Children's

Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon specializing in craniofacial surgery.

What Are Vascular Anomalies? - Dr. Chad Perlyn Explains

Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/PlasticSurgery
 

What is Positional Plagiocephaly? - Dr. Chad Perlyn Explains

Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/PlasticSurgery

Dr. Aaron Berger Discusses Brachial Plexus Injuries

Dr. Aaron Berger is a pediatric hand surgeon and the Medical Director of the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Aaron Berger Explains Types of Surgeries for Brachial Plexus Injuries

Dr. Aaron Berger is a pediatric hand surgeon and the Medical Director of the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Aaron Berger Discusses Treatment for Brachial Plexus Injuries

Dr. Aaron Berger is a pediatric hand surgeon and the Medical Director of the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

What is the Brachial Plexus? - Dr. Aaron Berger Explains

Dr. Aaron Berger is a pediatric hand surgeon and the Medical Director of the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Pediatric Post Graduate Course 2018 - Save the Date

Nicklaus Children's Health System is proud to present the 54th Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course to be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 through Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in sunny Hollywood, Florida. To learn more and register visit: ppgcpip.com

What are the Treatments for ACL Injuries?

Dr. Craig Spurdle is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, talks about treatment options for ACL injuries.

What are the signs and symptoms of an ACL injury?

Dr. Craig Spurdle, pediatric orthopedic surgeon explains the signs and symptoms of an ACL injury.

What is an ACL Injury?

Dr. Craig Spurdle is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, explains ACL injuries.

Dr. Redmond Burke Explains the Importance of Connecting with Patients and Families

Dr. Burke is the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Redmond Burke Discusses Innovations in Cardiac Care Pioneered at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Burke is the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Redmond Burke Discusses The Heart Program's Multidisciplinary Approach

Dr. Burke is the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Redmond Burke Discusses Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Burke is the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet P. Marcelo Laufer, MD - The Division of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Laufer is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Meet Ruben Gonzalez-Vallina, MD - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Gonzalez-Vallina is a pediatric gastroenterologist and the Director of Gastroenterology Outpatient Services at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. 

Child Life Specialists help patients relax during procedures

Learn how Child Life Specialists help patients relax during procedures.

Child Life Specialists teach patients through medical play

Learn how Child Life Specialists teach patients through medical play.

Child Life Specialists provide education on medical procedures

Learn how Child Life Specialists provide education to patients regarding medical procedures.

Child Life Specialists provide distraction techniques

Learn how Child Life Specialists provide distraction techniques.

Talkin' Kids Health: Individual Education Plans

Learn about Individual Education Plans with Dr. Reshma Naidoo, Neuropsychologist and Neurorehabilitation Specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hosptial.

Devin's Story

Learn about Devin's Story at Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Heart Program and the power of the American Heart Assoication.

Meet Juan Carlos Muniz, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Juan Carlos Muniz, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Cardiac Non Invasive Imaging at The Heart Program.
 

Meet Sandeep Davé, MD - The Division of Otolaryngology (ENT) at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Davé is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is chief of the PSA Section of Otolaryngology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Davé sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. 

Meet Obioma Nwobi, MD - The Division of Nephrology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Nwobi is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is a pediatic nephrologist within the Division of Nephrology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Nwobi sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet Amy Feldman, MD - The Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Feldman is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is an allergist and immunologist within the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Feldman sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Boynton Beach Care Center.

Talkin' Kids Health: Learn about the Personalized Medicine Initiative

Learn about the Personalized Medicine Initiative, with Katherine Schain, board certified genetic counselor at Nicklaus Children's.

What to Expect at the Cancer Survivorship Program?

As part of the Cancer Survivorship Program you will meet with a multidisciplinary team to guide you on your journey.

What is the Cancer Survivorship Program?

Over 80% of children with cancer will be cured. Over 70% of these patients will experience one late effect as a result of therapy they received. Watch Kristen Mendez, APRN discuss the Cancer Survivorship Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet Nao Sasaki, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

​Meet Nao Sasaki, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, a pediatric  cardiologist with The Heart Program.

La nueva opción de anestesia ayuda a los pacientes cardíacos a recuperarse más rápido y con menos dolor

En esta noticia, la Dra. Kristine Guleserian, renombrada cirujana cardíaca, habla sobre Exparel. Exparel es una nueva opción de anestesia que ayuda a los pacientes cardíacos a recuperarse más rápido y con menos dolor después de la cirugía cardíaca. Jessica García, de 13 años de edad, nacida con un VSD (defecto cardíaco congénito) fue la primera paciente pediátrica en usar este tratamiento.

Meet Lourdes Rosa Prieto, MD - Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist

Lourdes Prieto, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist with The Heart Program.

¿Que hacer cuando su hijo tiene dolor de estómago?

Dra. Viviana Idrobo explica que hacer cuando su hijo tenga dolor de estómago.

Condiciones Pediatricas Que Atienden los Centros de Cuidado Urgente

Le ofrecemos a continuación una lista de condiciones médicas para las cuales es posible que usted desee buscar tratamiento en un centro de cuidados urgentes:

  • Alergias (menores)
  • Ataques de asma (menores)
  • Quemaduras (menores)
  • Lesiones, heridas, cortes y golpes (incluyendo puntos de sutura)
  • Resfriados, tos y dolor de garganta
  • Mordeduras de perro/animales (de leve a moderada gravedad)
  • Dolores de oído e infecciones del oído
  • Fiebre en los niños de más de 3 meses de edad
  • Lesiones leves en la cabeza (sin pérdida del conocimiento)
  • Nausea
  • Conjuntivitis
  • Erupciones
  • Dolores de estómago (leves)
  • Dislocaciones y torceduras
  • Infecciones del tracto urinario
  • Vómitos, diarrea y deshidratación

¿Qué es considerado una emergencia?

Dr. Nestor Valeron explica cuand llevar a su hijo a la sala de emergencia o un centro de cuidados urgentes.

¿Qué hacer cuando su hijo tiene fiebre?

Dr. Nestor Valerón explica que hacer cuando su hijo tiene fiebre.

Dr. Rafael Cardenas explica que hacer cuando su hijo tiene dolor de oído

Dr. Rafael Cardenas explica que hacer cuando su hijo tiene dolor de oído

Talkin' Kids Health: All About Scoliosis

Learn about Scoliosis with Dr. Stephen George, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, at Nicklaus Children's Hosptial.

Conozca a la Dra. Darline Santana-Acosta, Intensivista Cardíaca

La Dra. Darline Santana-Acosta del Nicklaus Children’s Hospital es un intensivista pediátrica del Programa Cardíaco.

Superheroes defy gravity to surprise patients at Nicklaus Children's

Watch this clip of a child's experience seeing superheroes flying outside his hospital room, all part of the #patientexperience at Nicklaus Children's.

Sports Health Center at Pinecrest

The Sports Health Center at Pinecrest is designed to help the young athletes in our community when it comes to prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

The Division of Hospital Medicine at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Director and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) section chief, Dr. Marcos Mestre, introduces you to the Division of Hospital Medicine at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida. 

Meet Yamilet Tirado, MD - The Division of Otolaryngology (ENT) at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Yamilet Tirado is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is a pediatric otolaryngologist/ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist within the Division of Otolaryngology and sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center.

Meet Pedro Pagán, MD - The Division of Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Pedro Pagán is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multi-specialty group practice of Nicklaus Children's Health System. He is a pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center.

Meet Bhavi Patel, DO - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Bhavi Patel, DO of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric intensivist with The Heart Program.

Pain Awareness Month: Pet Therapy

Alexandra Ramos and Zeus form part of the pet therapy team which provides support to children with pain.

Miami Children's Health System es ahora Nicklaus Children´s Health System

Miami Children's Health System es ahora Nicklaus Children´s Health System

What is bracing treatment for scoliosis?

When should bracing be used as a treatment for idiopathic scoliosis? Dr. Stephen George explains.

How is idiopathic scoliosis treated?

What is the best treatment for idiopathic scoliosis? Treatment options will be determined for each patient by an orthopedic specialist.

Cómo conversar con los niños sobre las tragedias (Lunch N' Learn)

En estos tiempos de violencia en las escuelas y las redes sociales, la Dra. Marisa Azaret y la Dra. Sara Rivero-Conil nos hablan de cómo conversar con nuestros chicos de estos temas.

What are the different types of scoliosis?

Stephen George, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric spine surgeon at the Center for Spinal Disorders. He explains about the different types of scoliosis.

Multidisciplinary Approach for Cerebral Palsy

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Monica Payares-Lizano, MD discusses the multidisciplinary team approach for neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy.

Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion | The Beacon Award for Excellence

Jackie Gonzalez, Nicklaus Children's Chief Nursing Officer, discusses how the new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion on the Nicklaus Children's campus provides comfort and tranquility to parents of children receiving acute care. She also discusses about the gold Beacon Award for Excellence Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has received by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

For patients and families, the Beacon Award for Excellence signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction.

What is Durable Medical Equipment?

As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric orthopedic practices in Florida, the department of Orthopedic Surgery can skillfully provide state-of-the-art and compassionate care for your child’s orthopedic concerns.

Why do special needs patients need multidisciplinary care? - Dr. Monica Payares-Lizano explains

As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric orthopedic practice in Florida, the Nicklaus Chidren's Orthopedic Surgery Program specializes in the care and management of musculo-skeletal conditions in children.

What is the Ponseti method for clubfoot? - Dr. Scott Schoenleber explains

Dr. Scott Schoenleber, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, explains how the Ponseti method is used to correct the position of children with clubfoot.

Nicklaus Children's Health System

Welcome to Nicklaus Children's Health System. For Health. For Life.

Meet Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Outpatient Cardiology at The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor John M. Peters - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Peters is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Miami Children’s Health System. He sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center and is the PSA Northern Regional Chief, Section of Gastroenterology.

International Telehealth Program

NCHS Anywhere provides access to world-class health care wherever you are, whenever you need it.
A centerpiece of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Global Health program, NCHS Anywhere is a state-of-the-art telehealth program that suppors sophisticated video conferencing, diagnostics, and testing, bringing expert care and peace of mind to parents and families - wherever they are and whenever they need it.
Wether it's a complex multi-specialty case or the comfort of a second opinion, our 740-member medical staff is ready to assist, advise, and support you from the comfort of your home.

Support Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation

Nicklaus Children's Health Foundation supports Nicklaus Children's Hospital by providing the opportunity for members of the local and global community to invest in our children's future. Your contributions help provide children with the doctors, facilities and innovations that give them the best chance to heal.

What is spasticity and its care options?

Dr. Toba Niazi, a pediatric Neurosurgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains how spasticity is an abnormal rigidity and stiffness of the muscle and its care options through the Spasticity and Movement Disorders Clinic.

How is congenital heart defect identified prenatally? - Dr. David Drossner explains

Dr. David Drossner, a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, discusses how congenital heart disease (CHD) is identified prenatally.

Why choose The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital? - Dr. David Drossner explains

David Drossner, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

What should I expect during the first visit with a fetal cardiologist? - Dr. James Enos explains

Dr. James Enos, a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains what to expect during the first visit with the fetal cardiologist.

When should I see a fetal cardiologist? - Dr. James Enos explains

Dr. James Enos, a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains when a general referral to a pediatric cardiologist occurs.

What can I expect during a Prenatal Consultation? - Dr. David Drossner explains

Dr. David Drossner, a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains the importance of identifying congenital hearth disease.

What is the importance of a Healthy Lifestyle? - Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez explains

Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, the Director of Outpatient Cardiology at The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

When should I see a pediatric cardiologist? - Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez explains

Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, the Director of Outpatient Cardiology at The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, lists some of the cardiac risk factors to look for a pediatric cardiologist.

Why numbers matter? - Dr. Anthony Rossi explains

Anthony Rossi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine with The Heart Program.

What is the importance of a dedicated Cardiac ICU? - Dr. Anthony Rossi explains

Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) is one of the few pediatric CICUs in the nation and the first dedicated pediatric cardiac unit in the Southeast. The cardiac care unit provides highly specialized pre-and post-operative care for children undergoing cardiac surgery and interventional catheterization.

What is the importance of an EKG screening for young athletes? - Dr. Anthony Rossi explains

The leading cause of sudden death among young athletes is sudden cardiac death (SCD). Every three days in the U.S., a student athlete dies of SCD. Usually there are no advance signs or symptoms.

To schedule a free EKG screening, please visit: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/freeEKG

Remote Controlled Transport Cars at Nicklaus Children's

Remote controlled transport cars are used to provide a positive experience for young children who are being taken into surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

La historia del bebé Carter

El bebé Carter padecía una anomalía única: tenía los intestinos fuera del abdomen. Con la ayuda de los especialistas del Centro de Cuidado Fetal de Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, ahora Carter puede vivir una vida sana y normal.

Sobre el Acoso "Bullying" (Lunch N' Learn)

Las Dras.Samantha Carella y Silvia Sommers nos hablan sobre el acoso entre niños y adolesecentes.

Miami Children’s Health System to be Renamed Nicklaus Children’s Health System Announcement

Miami Children’s Health System will undergo a name change to align the health system with the branding and identity of its flagship, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, as announced at last weekend's Diamond Ball.

Meet James Enos, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

James Enos, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

Meet Dr. Kelly Seiler, Pediatric Endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Kelly Seiler is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multi-specialty group practice of Nicklaus Children's Health System. She is a pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center in Weston, FL.

Los desastres naturales y los niños (Lunch N' Learn)

No caben dudas de que los recientes desastres naturales en todo el mundo y en nuestra comunidad nos han afectado emocionalmente. Estos desastres naturales también pueden afectar a niños y adolescentes. Escuche a nuestros psicólogos pediátricos y aprenda cómo hablar de estos eventos con niños de todas las edades y los signos que indican estrés.

Tracheostomy Tube Change

This video will teach you how to properly change a tracheostomy tube if it becomes dislodged or if it is obstructed. 

Tracheostomy Suctioning

This video will teach you how to properly suction a tracheostomy tube. 

Tracheostomy Site Care

This video will teach you how to properly care for a tracheostomy tube. 

Gastrostomy Tube Care

This video will teach you how to properly care for a gastrostomy tube. The video will review how to clean a gastrostomy tube site, how to give a feedings and what to do if the tube becomes dislodged.

Free EKG Screening for Student Athletes

Every 3 days, the life of a young athlete is lost due to sudden cardiac death. Usually, there are no advanced signs or symptoms. But the saddest part is that it's entirely preventable. A simple EKG screenig can detect heart problems before it's too late. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is offering this invaluable test free of charge to middle and high school sports participants.

Qué esperar en el día de su cirugía en Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Uno de nuestros pacientes nos muestra paso a paso qué esperar cuando se realiza una cirugía del mismo día en Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Diabetes tipo 2 | Vida y Salud

El Dr. Luis-Gonzalez Mendoza nos explica qué es la diabetes tipo 2 en los niños y las señales que se presentan para que podamos detectarla.

Epilepsia | Vida y Salud

La Dra. Gloria Díaz nos explica qué es la epilepsia, sus causas y la importancia de tratarla.

Implantar dientes | Vida y Salud

La Dra. Rosie Roldán explica que hacer en caso de que un pequeño haya perdido un diente por accidente.

Obesidad Infantil | Dr. Luis Gonzalez-Mendoza

El Dr. Luis Gonzalez-Mendoza nos habla de la obesidad infantil y nos dice qué hacer para prevenirla.

Primeros auxilios | Vida y Salud

Malvina Duncan nos dice qué hacer cuando un pequeño ha sufrido un accidente.

Una dentadura sana | Vida y Salud

La Dra. Rosie Roldan explica cómo mantener una dentadura sana.

Síndrome metabólico | Vida y Salud

El Dr. Luiz Gonzalez Mendoza explica qué es el síndrome metabólico.

Ansiedad durante el regreso a clases (Lunch N' Learn)

La Dra. Reshma Naidoo y Dra. Sara Rivero-Conil ofrecen sus recomendaciones para aliviar la ansiedad en los niños durante la temporada de regreso a clase. Las transiciones o cambios escolares, pueden resultar fáciles para unos y un reto para otros. La doctoras ayudaran a afrontar esos retos.

Meet Doctor Saima Aftab - Perinatal Medicine

Saima Aftab, MD is a neonatologist and PSA chief for the Section of Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and serves as medical director of the Fetal Care Center.

Meet Doctor Joy Baysa - The Heart Program

Joy Baysa, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Madalsa Patel - The Heart Program

Madalsa Patel, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric intensivist with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Alisa Muñiz-Crim - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Muñiz-Crim is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Miami Children's Health System, and is the PSA Section Chief for Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Meet Doctor Shifra Koyfman - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Koyfman is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Nicklaus Children's Health System, and sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami and the Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center.

CICU Technology | Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Beatriz Blogs shares an inside look at the latest technology used inside the new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

Meet Reshma Naidoo, PhD - Director of Cognitive Neuroscience

Reshma Naidoo, PhD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neuropsychologist and neurorehabilitation speacialits with the Brain Institute.

Intraoperative MRI | Innovations Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. John Ragheb, director of the division of neurosurgery, with the Brain Institute at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses guided imaging which brings MRI technology directly into the surgical suite to enhance safety and ensure complete removal of tumors and preservation of healthy tissue.

La tecnología de iMRI permite a los cirujanos ver los tumores cerebrales en tiempo real

A casi 5,000 niños en los EE. UU. se les diagnosticará un tumor cerebral este año. Ahora, la nueva tecnología ayuda a los médicos a extirpar estos tumores y evita que los niños deban pasar por cirugías adicionales.

Michael Fux Family Center

The Michael Fux Family Center (MFFC) is exclusively dedicated for the entertainment of all of our patients, families and visitors. It is our way of making you feel more at home! The center offers a wide range of services and conveniences.

El Pabellón de Cuidado Pediátrico Avanzado

La Dra. Deise Granado-Villar, Vicepresidente de Asuntos Académicos, explica el propósito de este pabellón.

Lunch n' Learn: Detecting the Early signs of Autism

Detecting the Early Signs of Autism: What the speech and language pathologists want you to know. Hear from speech and language pathologists Jessica Thomas and Nayda Torres-Soto. Brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today. 

Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion VLog on Play Spaces

Beatriz Canals of Beatriz Blogs shares a vlog of the play spaces available for patients and siblings inside the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

Las Pruebas de Desarrollo para Niños (Lunch N' Learn)

La Dra. Rose Alvarez-Salvat, psicóloga clínica, supervisora clínica y directora de formación y Marina Villani, pasante de psicología clínica, analizan las pruebas para niños, desde las pruebas de desarrollo para identificar discapacidades y más.

A New Home for Innovative Healing: The APCP

Take a tour of the modern lobby and second floor which houses the CICU (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit) of Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

52nd Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course - Perspectives in Pediatrics - 2017

Miami Children's Health System is proud to present the 52nd Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course to be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 through Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in sunny Miami, Florida.

PEDS 2040

Nicklaus Children's is proud to have been the host of this year's Pediatrics 2040 (PEDS2040) conference, which showcases the future of technology and innovation in pediatric healthcare.

Nicklaus Children's Mobile Dental Unit - Unveiling Ceremony

A new state-of-the-art mobile health unit is making its way to underserved children in South Florida, offering free oral health screenings, assessments and exams, all supported by telehealth connectivity with care providers at Nicklaus Children’s main campus. 
The 40-foot mobile unit is Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s latest endeavor to assist families in need as part of its vision “to be where the children are” in South Florida and beyond.

LifeFlight Award of Excellence Recipient 2016

The LifeFlight Critical Transport Program has received the Excellence Award from the Association of Air Medical Services.

Meet Doctor Lina Maria Felipez - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Lina Felipez is Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research and a pediatric gastroenterologist within the Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

Meet Doctor Luis Caicedo Oquendo - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Luis Caicedo is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.
 

First Patient moved in the APCP

First Cardiac Patient moved to Nicklaus Children's Hospital's New CICU in the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavillion (APCP).

Nicklaus Children's Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion

The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (APCP) at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a six-story, 213,000-square-foot bed tower that houses the hospital’s critical care offerings and an enhanced care environment for the pediatric population. Of the hospital’s 289 beds, 189 are located in the new tower.
Learn more at https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/apcp

Dr. Fuad Alkhoury talks about Robotic Single Site Surgery for Children with daVinci Xi System

Nicklaus Children’s is among the first pediatric facilities in the region to offer robotic single-site incision surgery for children utilizing the da Vinci Xi® system. The technique offers a single incision minimally invasive surgical option for gallbladder or ovarian surgeries in children.

Entrevista con el voluntario del año 2015 del Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, la pintora Diana de los Ríos

La muralista prolífica encuentra su mayor inspiración en la creación de arte para pacientes jóvenes y sus familias.

Preparando a lo chicos para el regreso a clases (Lunch N' Learn)

La Dra. Marisa Azaret, directora clínica de la división de psicología, y la Dra. Sara Rivero-Conil, Jefa clínica de psicología, ofrecerán algunos consejos sobre cómo afrontar esos primeros días de clases ¡Les esperamos!

Dr. Otto M. Ramos discusses Zika virus

Dr. Otto Ramos, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, discusses topics regarding how the Zika virus is trasmitted, diagnosed, what the symptoms are, and how to prevent infection.

Meet Doctor Chad Perlyn - Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Chad Perlyn, MD is a pediatric plastic surgeon and Co-Director of the operating room at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet Doctor Aaron Berger - Pediatric Plastic & Hand Surgeon

Aaron Berger, MD is a pediatric plastic surgeon specializing in hand surgery and the Medical Director of the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program as well as the Pediatric Hand Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet Doctor Arielle Hay - Pediatric Rheumatologist

Arielle Hay, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric rheumatologist.

Meet Doctor Toba Niazi - Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Toba Niazi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neurosurgeon with the Brain Institute.

Review of Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Dravet Syndrome - Maria Del Pilar Gennaro, ARNP

Maria del Pilar Grennaro,  Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, talks about the Ketogenic Diet as a treatment of Dravet Syndrome during the 2016 Dravet Syndrome Foundation Biennial Conference.

Creative Meal Planning in the Ketogenic Diet - Cristina Visona, Registered Dietitian

Cristina Visona, MS, RD, LD/N, CSP, Clinical Dietitian of the Brain Institute, talks about creative meal planning for children that are on the ketogenic diet at the 2016 Dravet Syndrome Foundation Biennial Conference.

Tongue and Speech Issues in BWS

Pediatric surgeon, Dr. Chad Perly, and Speech-Language pathologist, Renee M. Linenfelser, talk about the speech and feeding issues experienced by children with BWS.

Tongue Reduction for BWS

Dr. Chad Perlyn, pediatric plastic surgeon, talks about the different types of tongue reduction operations for BWS.

Meet Doctor Ronald Kanter - Director of Electrophysiology

Ronald Kanter, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Electrophysiology with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Danyal Khan, MD - Pediatric Cardiologist

Danyal Khan, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with the The Heart Program.

Prevention of Sports Injuries in Children | Keeping Kids Healthy

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Spurdle, MD, talks about sports injuries and prevention in children.

Orthopedic Care for Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injuries | Keeping Kids Healthy

Dr. Monica Payares-Lizano. MD talks about the orthopedic care offered at Nicklaus Children's Hospital for pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.

Developmental Hip Dysplasia in Children | Keeping Kids Healthy

Dr. Kevin Horowitz, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, talks about developmental hip dysplasia in children.

Meet Doctor Robert Hannan - Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeon

Robert Hannan, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Jason Katz - Pediatric Cardiologist

Jason Katz, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program and the Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Fellowship Program.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Renaming

For 65 years, we have been there for every step and every stage of your child's journey. We now are delighted to celebrate a new chapter: Miami Children's Hospital is now Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For Health. For Life.

Meet Doctor Stephen George - Pediatric Spine Surgeon

Stephen George, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric spine surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Redmond Burke - Director of Cardiovascular Surgery

Redmond Burke, MD is the Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet Doctor Avi Baitner - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Avi Baitner, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Scott Schoenleber - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Scott Schoenleber, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Parul Jayakar - Director of Neuro Genetic and Metabolic Program

Parul Jayakar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Division of Clinical Genetics is the Director of the Neurogenetic and Metabolic Program and the Miami Genetic Laboratories.

Meet Monica Maria Payares-Lizano, MD - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Monica Payares-Lizano, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Kevin Horowitz - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Kevin Horowitz, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Juan Bolivar - Associate Director of Cardiac Critical Care Services

Juan Bolivar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is the Associate Director of Cardiac Critical Care Services within The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor David Drossner - Pediatric Cardiologist

David Drossner, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Craig Spurdle - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Craig Spurdle, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Anthony Rossi - Director of Cardiac Critical Care

Anthony Rossi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Cardiac Critical Care with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Jun Sasaki - Pediatric Cardiologist

Jun Sasaki, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor John Ragheb - Director of Neurosurgery

John Ragheb, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is the Director of the Division of Neurosurgery. Dr. Ragheb created a program to treat hydrocephalus in children in Haiti under the sponsorship of Project Medishare. An all-volunteer surgical team travels to Haiti twice per year to perform surgeries on children with hydrocephalus, with approximately twenty surgeries being performed during each trip.

Questions parents ask about children with BWS

Dr. Perlyn discusses "swollen" tongues and whether children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome will "grow into" their tongues.

Miami Children's Hospital Becomes Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Unveils New Logo

Originally founded as Variety Children’s Hospital in 1950, Miami Children’s Hospital unveiled a new logo on March 19, 2015 featuring its new Nicklaus Children’s Hospital name, during a press conference with golf icon Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara.

Introducing Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Formerly Miami Children's Hospital

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the same renowned nonprofit pediatric specialty hospital that has earned international recognition for care excellence throughout 65 years of service. Thanks to the generous support of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and its founders, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, we will continue to grow and expand our world-class services.

¿Dónde llevar a su hijo si tiene una quemadura?

El Dr. Nestor Valerón explica qué hacer cuando su hijo(a) tenga una quemadura.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Success Story: Andrew

Meet our May Patient of the Month for May. Andrew Lorenzen has always been a healthy, happy child, who enjoyed playing all types of sports.