Don't Rule Out Brain Injuries with Rachel Berger, MD; New “That’s Pediatrics” Podcast Episode

August 23, 2019

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has launched a new medical podcast series for physicians, scientists and other health care professionals featuring the hospital’s leading researchers and clinicians. Episodes of “That’s Pediatrics” will include compelling interviews with scientists at UPMC Children’s Hospital who are performing innovative basic, translational, and clinical research.

When our young patients are hurting, we can only guess what's causing the pain since they cannot speak for themselves. Rachel Berger, MD, chief of the Child Advocacy Center, wants to ensure that one possibility isn’t left off the table: a brain injury. Dr. Berger talks about a blood test to help physicians identify infants who may have bleeding of the brain as a result of abusive head trauma. UPMC is the first hospital system to have a universal screening for child abuse in their Emergency Departments.

Click here to listen to “Don’t Rule Out Brain Injuries.” Subscribe to “That’s Pediatrics” on iTunes or Google Play Music to have new episodes automatically download to your phone for free when they become available.