August 7, 2019

Hemophilia: Vaughn's Story

Support for this episode comes from Novo Nordisk.

Vaughn shares what it was like growing up with hemophilia and how medicine has helped him manage his condition.

You can also watch a video to learn more about the Ripley family.

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Hemophilia: Vaughn's Story

Support for this episode comes from Novo Nordisk.

Vaughn shares what it was like growing up with hemophilia and how medicine has helped him manage his condition.

You can also watch a video to learn more about the Ripley family.

Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease Audiobook

Robbie takes a trip to the kidneys to learn more about how the kidneys work, what happens when they are damaged, and what treatments are available.

Type 1 Diabetes: Career, Workplace, and Travel

Daron shares the little things he does to help keep his blood sugars under control, while maintaining his university workload to avoid burnout. Nurse Joanna Naylor talks about the importance of informing your employers and co-workers about your condition, and of having a job you’re passionate about. Finally, Daron offers tips for diabetes management while travelling.

This episode is part of a 5-part series focusing on a different aspects of managing life with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and is kindly supported by Diabetes New Zealand and sponsored by Sanofi New Zealand.

Disclaimer: These episodes are intended for a non-US audience. Units of measurement for blood glucose are referred to in mmol/L rather than the standard US mg/dL.

Type 1 Diabetes: Relationships and Flatmates

Daron and diabetes nurse, Joanna Naylor, discuss healthy relationships and the importance of educating family, friends, and flatmates on diabetes so they can provide extra support. They also talk about the transition period from parents managing your blood sugars to taking care of yourself.

This episode is part of a 5-part series focusing on a different aspects of managing life with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and is kindly supported by Diabetes New Zealand and sponsored by Sanofi New Zealand.

Disclaimer: These episodes are intended for a non-US audience. Units of measurement for blood glucose are referred to in mmol/L rather than the standard US mg/dL.

Understanding Lung Cancer Audiobook

Cody and Lexi learn about their father's lung cancer - how lung cancer affects the body, common symptoms, and how lung cancer is treated. 

Type 1 Diabetes: Health and Lifestyle

Daron shares how type 1 diabetes has impacted his exercise routines and how he keeps a positive mindset. Diabetes nurse, Joanna Naylor, explains how working with a diabetes practitioner can help improve mental health and overall blood sugar management. Daron and Joanna also discuss the potential dangers of drinking alcohol as a person living with T1D.

This episode is part of a 5-part series focusing on a different aspects of managing life with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and is kindly supported by Diabetes New Zealand and sponsored by Sanofi New Zealand.

Disclaimer: These episodes are intended for a non-US audience. Units of measurement for blood glucose are referred to in mmol/L rather than the standard US mg/dL.

Type 2 Diabetes: Karl’s Story

In his words, Karl shares his experience of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in his 30’s and how it has changed his life. Doctor Murphy debunks common myths and offers advice on successful T2D management.

This episode is part of a 5-part series focusing on a different aspects of managing life with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and is kindly supported by Diabetes New Zealand and sponsored by Sanofi New Zealand.

Disclaimer: These episodes are intended for a non-US audience. Units of measurement for blood glucose are referred to in mmol/L rather than the standard US mg/dL.

Type 1 Diabetes: Daron’s Story

Daron tells us the story of his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes at age 12 and how he’s learned to manage life after diagnosis. Diabetes nurse, Joanna Naylor, shares her clinical perspective and debunks some of the misconceptions and challenges surrounding living with the condition.

This episode is part of a 5-part series focusing on a different aspects of managing life with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and is kindly supported by Diabetes New Zealand and sponsored by Sanofi New Zealand.

Disclaimer: These episodes are intended for a non-US audience. Units of measurement for blood glucose are referred to in mmol/L rather than the standard U.S. mg/dL.

Aprendamos sobre el Asma Audiolibro

Jenny aprende cómo el asma afecta los pulmones, cómo manejar los ataques de asma, y qué médicas pueden ayudar a controlar el asma.

Understanding Clinical Trials Version 2

Samantha and her mom learn what to expect during a clinical trial, what permission is needed, and how participating in a clinical trial can help others.

Being An Artist At Jumo Health

Today we’re talking with Art Director Marcelo Ferreira about the work he does, the impact of bringing the stories of real kids and real families to life, and the evolution of creating comic books at Jumo Health.

Understanding Operations Audiobook

Maggie learns about what happens before, during, and after an operation, and the surgical team who will be taking care of her.

Type 1 Diabetes: More Than Just Avoiding Sugar

T1D affects everyone differently, but often the 24/7 burden of diabetes management is not fully understood. Today we’re talking with two of our very own employees here at Jumo Health about their everyday reality of living with Type 1 diabetes.

Understanding Ulcerative Colitis Audiobook

Amy learns how ulcerative colitis affects your digestive system, what symptoms to expect, how to avoid triggers, and what treatment options are available to reduce flare-ups.

Mental Health And The JED Foundation

Jumo and the JED Foundation are teaming up to create more mental health resources for teens and young adults. We spoke with JED Foundation's executive director, John MacPhee, and psychiatrist, Dr. Victor Schwartz about what they are doing to expand the conversation, and about the resources available to help young people with mental health issues.

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes Audiobook

Tim learns how type 1 diabetes works in the body, what symptoms to expect and how to manage his blood glucose levels with insulin.

Understanding Palliative Care Audiobook

Through Dr. Dave, we learn the story of Alexandra, who shares her experiences living with cystic fibrosis and how her palliative care team made treatments easier for her and her family in the comfort of their own home.

Understanding Chemotherapy Audiobook

Cody learns how cancer affects the body and how chemotherapy treatment works.

Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer Audiobook

Thomas and Bridget learn how metastatic breast cancer affects the body, and how chemotherapy, targeted biological therapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, surgery, palliative care, or clinical trials can help.

Meet the Hospital Team Audiobook

Learn how each member of your health care team takes care of you before, during, and after your hospital stay.

Understanding PICC Lines Audiobook

Medical procedures may sound scary. The Medikidz help Melissa conquer her fears by taking her on a journey through the human body to understand how PICC lines work and how to keep it clean and dry to avoid infection.

Understanding Stem Cell Transplants Audiobook

Jett learns how stem cells work and what happens before and after an autologous or allogeneic transplant.

Understanding Transitional Care in Epilepsy Audiobook

Julia a high schooler with epilepsy is going off to college. She meets Brian, a college kid who has conquered this fear before. He shares his experiences of transitioning from a pediatrician to a new epilepsy team geared toward adults, and becoming more independent in epilepsy management.

Understanding Appendectomy Audiobook

Duke learns more about his appendix, appendicitis, and appendectomy procedure.

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) V2 Audiobook

Vincent learns more about how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder works in the brain and how ADHD is treated.

Understanding Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Audiobook

The Medikidz take Dean on a journey to the bone marrow to learn more about how blood cells work, symptoms and treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), possible side effects, and how to find more support.

Understanding Ovarian Cancer Audiobook

Jenny learns more about how the ovaries work, how ovarian cancer affects the body, and how ovarian cancer is treated.

Understanding Leukemia Audiobook

Charlie learns how leukemia is diagnosed, what it does to the body, and what to expect with leukemia treatment. 

Understanding Concussions Audiobook

Melanie learns more about how concussions affect the brain and concussion recovery.

Understanding MRI Audiobook

Rafeeq learns how MRIs work, and what happens during an MRI.

Understanding Blood Transfusions Audiobook

Kevin learns how blood transfusions work, when they are needed and how blood donors are chosen.

Understanding Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) For Boys Audiobook

The Medikidz take Lucas on a journey through the bladder to learn more about how clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) works in boys, how to use a catheter properly, and how to avoid infections.

Crohn's Disease: Kerianne's Story

Kerianne, diagnosed with Crohn's disease as a teen, shares the ups and downs of her journey, incuding the side effects of medications, how her diet changed after surgery, what it was like living with a chronic illness in high school, and advice for other young adults living with Crohn's disease.

Learn more about Crohn's disease and another patient's story in our Understanding Crohn’s Disease comic book.

Understanding Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) For Girls Audiobook

The Medikidz take Jackie on a journey through the bladder to learn more about how clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) works in girls, how to use a catheter properly, and how to avoid infections.

Understanding Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Audiobook

Chris takes a journey through the human body to learn more about his adrenal glands, hormone imbalance, and the symptoms and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).

Multiple Sclerosis: Disease Management

Continuing our conversation with MS advocate Adriana, MS nurse Belinda Bardsley, and neurologist Dr. Boggild, we talk about what treatments and supportive therapies are available to people with MS and how MS treatment decisions are made.

Listen to Part 2 of Adriana's story

Watch a day in the life of Adriana in her In My Shoes video here.

This episode has kindly been supported by MS Australia and sponsored by Roche Australia, material number 37562681 and prepared in May 2018.

Multiple Sclerosis: Adriana’s Story

Adriana, a mom of two with multiple sclerosis (MS), shares the story of her diagnosis. MS nurse and President of the MS Nurses of Australasia Network, Belinda Bardsley, and neurologist Dr. Mike Boggild help us understand MS and what a person might expect after a diagnosis.

Watch a day in the life of Adriana in her In My Shoes video here.

This episode has kindly been supported by MS Australia and sponsored by Roche Australia, material number 37562681 and prepared in May 2018.

Multiple Sclerosis: Health and Lifestyle

Adriana shares how MS has impacted her career and lifestyle. MS nurse Belinda Bardsley, and neurologist Dr. Boggild share their expertise on maintaining a career and making healthy lifestyle choices after a diagnosis of MS.

Listen to Part 3 of Adriana's story.

Watch a day in the life of Adriana in her In My Shoes video here.

This episode has kindly been supported by MS Australia and sponsored by Roche Australia, material number 37562681 and prepared in May 2018.

Multiple Sclerosis: Family Management

Adriana talks to us about the ups and downs she faces as a parent living with MS. MS nurse Belinda Bardsley, and neurologist Dr. Boggild share their professional advice on family management.

Listen to Part 4 of Adriana's story.

Watch a day in the life of Adriana in her In My Shoes video here.

This episode has kindly been supported by MS Australia and sponsored by Roche Australia, material number 37562681 and prepared in May 2018.

Multiple Sclerosis: Impact of Disease

Adriana tells us how MS has impacted her life. MS nurse and President of the MS Nurses of Australasia Network, Belinda Bardsley, and neurologist Dr. Boggild discuss the impact MS can have on patients from a clinical perspective.

Listen to Part 1 of Adriana's story.

Watch a day in the life of Adriana in her In My Shoes video here.

This episode has kindly been supported by MS Australia and sponsored by Roche Australia, material number 37562681 and prepared in May 2018.

Understanding Food Allergies Audiobook

Food allergies in kids are very common. Lilian takes a trip to the immune system to learn how the body fights germs, how food allergies are diagnosed, steps to take to avoid allergic reactions, how food allergies affect the body, and what to do in an emergency.

Mental Health: #StopTheStigma

In part 3 of our mental health awareness month feature, we speak with Bring Change to Mind program manager, Leanne Loughran, about what they are doing to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. Gianna tells us how she got involved at her school.

Understanding Cystic Fibrosis Audiobook

The Medikidz take Ella on a trip to the lungs and pancreas to explain how the lungs and pancreas function, what cystic fibrosis does to the body, how genes work, and how cystic fibrosis is treated.

Mental Health: Suicide Prevention

We're continuing the conversation with Gianna, who shares her experiences with depression, anxiety, and a suicide attempt, and Dr. Joshi, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Stanford University Medical Center.

Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression

1 in 5 young adults has a diagnosable mental health condition; 50% of these begin by age 14. In this episode, we speak with Gianna, a junior in high school who has lived experience of depression, anxiety and a suicide attempt. She shared her story with us to help start a conversation and bring to light the realities so many of her peers face, but might be too afraid to talk about.

Understanding Clinical Trials Audiobook

The Medikidz teach Cameron, June, and Marcus what happens in a clinical trial and how clinical trials help doctors and scientists find new treatments to help kids with different illnesses around the world.

Spinal Cord Injury: Self-Care and Independence

Dom, who suffered a C5/6 spinal cord injury when he was 23 years old, and Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, talk to us about self-care and independence. Though taking good care of yourself may often require the help and assistance of others, it’s important to take an active role in your care and do what you can to regain some of the independence that may have diminished since experiencing an injury.

Listen in as Dom tells us about a day in his life and the routine he follows with the help of his care team.

Spinal Cord Injury: Family Matters

Today, we'll be focusing family and parents - an important topic for young people who have a spinal cord injury. In our last episode, Dom spoke of his experiences and struggles with maintaining independence on a personal level. Today, we’re going to concentrate on relationships with family members and the challenges that may arise when trying to maintain independence from the ones who love you most.

Spinal Cord Injury: Relationships

Today, we talk to Dom, an advocate for people with disabilities who suffered a C 5/6 spinal cord injury, and Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, about love and relationships after a spinal cord injury. This type of injury and the changes that come as a result can take a toll on self-confidence. Listen in as Dom tells us about his experience.

For more information on sexuality following spinal cord injury, visit the Agency for Clinical Innovation website.

Spinal Cord Injury: Health and Lifestyle

Led by Dom, a former member of the Royal Australian Air Force with a C5/6 spinal cord injury, today we’ll get into health and lifestyle, what Dom’s experience has been, and some helpful things to keep in mind. We’ll also be hearing from Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, who shares some suggestions and insights from a doctor’s perspective.

Spinal Cord Injury: Dom's Story

Everyone’s experience and prognosis after a spinal cord injury is different - no two injuries are the same! This can be extremely frustrating and confusing. But whether you have suffered a spinal cord injury, or have a friend or loved one who has, it may be helpful to hear the story and experiences of someone else.

Through our partnership with Northocott’s SpineCare Foundation, we met Dom Freestone, who tells the story of his C 5/6 spinal cord injury and life after, in his own words. Dom went from serving in the Royal Australian Air Force to being an advocate for himself and others living with disabilities - and he’s learned a lot along the way. There are 6 episodes, each focusing on a different aspect of life after a spinal cord injury diagnosis.

Spinal Cord Injury: Mental Health

The sudden life changes that accompany a spinal cord injury can have a massive impact on your mental health. On this episode, Dom explains to us how he struggled and ultimately managed his depression, anger and fear. We also speak to Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, for additional strategies for coping with mental health challenges.

Understanding Autism (ASD) Audiobook

David needs help explaining his autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to his friends. Axon helps Nathan, Jeremy and Katie learn more about the signs of ASD, how people with autism process information, and how to help people with ASD live normal and happy lives.

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Audiobook

Join Morgan on her journey to learn more about her mom's multiple sclerosis diagnosis, in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Understanding Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD) Audiobook

Kyle takes a journey through the human body to learn more about living with urea cycle disorder (UCD), in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD).

Understanding Epilepsy Audiobook

Tara learns what it means to be diagnosed with epilepsy and how to manage her seizures and other epilepsy symptoms and triggers in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Epilepsy.

Understanding Osteosarcoma Audiobook

Damon is an expert in managing his childhood cancer, osteosarcoma (bone cancer), but his sister Dara is scared and confused. The Medikidz help him explain what cancer does to the body, cancer treatment and how to support him in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Osteosarcoma.

Living with a Chronic Illness Audiobook

Sasha learns about her brother's chronic illness and how to be a supportive sibling, in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Chronic Illness.

Understanding Crohn's Disease Audiobook

The Medikidz take Raj on a trip through the human body to better understand how Crohn's disease/colitis affects the body and how he can manage it, in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Crohn's Disease.

Understanding Infections Audiobook

Zainab and Theo's science homework turns into a journey into the human body where they learn about the causes of infections and how to fight them, in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Infections.

Understanding Blood Tests Audiobook

Medical procedures can sound scary. The Medikidz help Freddy overcome his fears about having a blood test, in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Blood Tests.

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Audiobook

The Medikidz teach Cameron how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects his behavior and how he can manage it in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding ADHD.

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Audiobook

Gabriel is living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). He and the Medikidz take a trip through the human body to teach newly diagnosed Tia about OCD symptoms, triggers and treatment in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Understanding Pneumonia Audiobook

Zeke takes a trip through the human body to learn about the causes and symptoms of pneumonia, how the immune system works, how to treat severe pneumonia and lower your risk of getting it, in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Pneumonia.

Understanding Childhood Cancer Audiobook

It important to have the support of friends and family when you find out you or a family member has cancer. The Medikidz help Alex explain to his classmates how cancer affects the body, different types of cancer treatments and the possible side effects, in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Childhood Cancer.

Understanding Psoriasis Audiobook

Zoe runs out of her ballet class because she is embarrassed about her skin condition. The Medikidz take Zoe on a trip through the human body to explain psoriasis symptoms, triggers, treatment and how to talk about psoriasis with others in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Psoriasis.

Understanding Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Audiobook

Eleanor has an invisible illness. She doesn't know why she feels too sore to play soccer with the other kids. The Medikidz take her on a journey through the human body to help her understand the symptoms of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and explain this chronic illness to her friends. Listen to this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

Understanding Sickle Cell Disease Audiobook

Tiahna takes a trip to the bone marrow. She learns how sickle cells are formed, how sickle cell disease affects the body, how to manage pain and other symptoms and how to explain her sickle cell anemia to her teammates when she has to miss a game or two, in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Sickle Cell Disease.

Understanding Asthma Audiobook

Jenny learns more about her asthma diagnosis, what can trigger an asthma attack and how to prevent it from happening, in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book Understanding Asthma.

T1D and U Part 2- In My Words Podcast

This episode of In My Words brings together college students for a guided discussion led by professional Moderator Michael Vigeant, to hear their stories of managing their type 1 diabetes on their own - with clinical commentary from Dr. Siham Accacha, Certified Diabetes Educator.

Listen to Part 1.

T1D and U Part 1- In My Words Podcast

Our inaugural episode brings together college students for a guided discussion led by professional Moderator Michael Vigeant, to hear their stories of managing their type 1 diabetes on their own - with clinical commentary from Dr. Siham Accacha, Certified Diabetes Educator.

Listen to Part 2.

Introducing Jumo

Teaser episode about the evolution from Medikidz and its signature comic book line distributed to 50 countries in 30 languages, to Jumo with its digital platform of podcasts, videos, apps, and enterprise solutions.