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The Patient Child: Radio Active health series

The medical needs of children are vastly different than those of their parents as diagnosis can be difficult and treatment is often a fragile process.

New series explores child health through the eyes of doctors, researchers and patients

The medical needs of children are vastly different than those of their parents as diagnosis can be difficult and treatment is often a fragile process. (invohealth.com )

Never has been navigating the health system been more complex.

And connecting with the right care is even more complicated when children are involved.

Their medical needs are vastly different than those of their parents as diagnosis can be difficult and treatment is often a fragile process.

After years of largely being overlooked, research in the field of child health — and the specialized patient care they require — is finally coming into focus within the medical community.

Lauren Albrecht, a doctoral student at the University of Alberta, has been exploring some of the ground-breaking research, the resources available to children and their parents, and speaking with leading practitioners in the field.

Albrecht has been working with CBC Edmonton under the Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Media Fellowship Program.

She is the producer of The Patient Child: Radio Active's Health Series.

An Introduction to Child Health 

Lauren Albrecht, CBC Edmonton's Alberta Innovates Health Solutions intern introduces her new series on child health 4:45

One Family's Hospital Experience

-One Families' Hospital Experience- Blessie Mathew shares her family's journey through child-centered care at Edmonton's Stollery Children's Hospital 6:32

Health Link & My Health Website: AHS Resources

Health Link & My Health Website AHS Resources, with Toni Hodder, Yvonne Ewanicke, and Sue Cumming. 5:27

Developing Digital Tools for Parents

Developing Digital Tools for Parents, with Shannon Scott and Lisa Hartling at the University of Alberta. 7:39

Why Children's Pain Matters

Why Children's Pain Matters, with Samina Ali, with the Department of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta and Kathy Reid, with the Stollery Children's Hospital Chronic Pain Clinic. 8:46

Mental Health for Children & Families

Mental Health for Children & Families with Carole Hapchyn and Stacy Grainger-Schatz. 8:04

The Future — Child Health Research

The Future of Child Health Research with Terry Klassen, Sandy Davidge,Kathy Reid, and Blessie Mathew. 6:32