Saturday Apr 06, 2024

Bone Health, Fractures, and Updates on Treatments for Bone Disorders: Grand Rounds Episode for MOC Credit!

Bone Health, Fractures, and Updates on Treatments for Bone Disorders


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In this episode of "Pediatrics Now", expert pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Nadia Merchant from Children's Health UT Southwestern, embarks on an enlightening journey into the fascinating world of bone health in children. She delves into significant bone diseases like rickets, calcium disorders, osteoporosis, and skeletal dysplasia. The episode features a balanced mix of medical insights and practical tips on maintaining bone health, specifically for children with disabilities and other chronic issues.

Incorporating themes of nutrition, physical activity, and optimized genetics, the podcast also tackles the sensitive issue of child physical abuse, emphasizing the implications of bone fractures. We also explore therapeutic interventions for inherited bone disorders such as X-linked hypophosphatemia, and the role of physical activity in building stronger bones.

This episode further discusses management approaches for bone health and takes a deeper dive into skeletal disorders and the world of treatments for metabolic bone disorders. Dr. Merchant concludes the episode with a Q&A session answering listener queries about premature births, DEXA scans, toddler fractures, and much more.

Join host Holly Wayment for an enlightening discussion that intertwines medical knowledge with practical advice to increase awareness and improve bone health in children.


Bone Health, Fractures, and Updates on Treatments for Bone Disorders



Nadia Merchant, MD is a pediatric endocrinologist and geneticist at Children’s Heath/UT Southwestern Medical Center.



In this podcast episode, Host Holly Wayment brings a talk from Dr. Nadia Merchant about bone health, fractures, and updates on treatments for bone disorders.



Nadia Merchant, MD has disclosed she was a consultant/advisor for Pfizer, BioMarin, and Ascendis. The relevant financial relationships noted for Dr. Merchant have been mitigated.


The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.



The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00)
Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00)

MOC 2 credit (1.00)



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