Posts From Cincinnati Children’s News Team

One in every 68 kids in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum. Cincinnati Children’s is recruiting Tri-State families to be a part of the nation’s largest autism study that could help find more treatment options. Cincinnati Children’s is participating › Continue Reading

A 15-year-old football player born without his left hand is now able to do more things in the weight room thanks to a brand new prosthetic limb. Ryan Brewster is a patient of Charles Mehlman, OD, at Cincinnati Children’s. Through › Continue Reading

In 2011, Justin Akin set off on a bike ride that was to be 1,216 miles between Amarillo, TX and Chicago, IL. He was riding his bike in memory of his sons Matthew and Andrew who both lost their lives › Continue Reading

The theme this year for National Breastfeeding Month is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work.” It is as an effort to increase awareness for mothers needing better access to breastfeeding resources in the workplace. Part of the new Affordable › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s and other members of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association are opposed to the constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana and are urging Ohioans to vote no on November 3. Organizers are concerned making marijuana readily available will put children’s lives › Continue Reading

A female aardvark from the Cincinnati Zoo received special attention from neighbor Cincinnati Children’s. The Zoo asked for help diagnosing an ongoing medical problem with the 11-year-old ailing aardvark named “Ali.” Click on WCPO.com to find out how a team › Continue Reading

Karen McGregor recognized the bull’s-eye looking rash on her son’s face as Lyme Disease after seeing a post about the disease on Facebook. Her one-year-old quickly received antibiotics to combat the infection and is recovering. Dr. Robert Frenck Jr., interim › Continue Reading

On Saturday, July 18, the Leonidas Foundation will host the second annual Polo for Babies Charity Polo Match benefiting the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s. Chris and Betsy Leonidas created the foundation in 2013 after their newborn daughter, Adeline, contracted › Continue Reading

Orthopedic specialists at Cincinnati Children’s are using breakthrough technology to lengthen patients’ limbs. Marc Gaynor broke his leg a few years ago and damaged his growth plate resulting in one leg becoming shorter than the other. The orthopedic team at › Continue Reading

12-year-old Mallory Crum of Kentucky was the first Cincinnati Children’s patient to receive a rare islet cell transplant. For over a year, Crum suffered from severe pain caused by chronic pancreatitis. Crum was referred to Dr. Maisam Abu-El-Haija, clinical director › Continue Reading

Former Cincinnati Children’s patient, Anna Caito, 9, paid it forward by donating more than 200 games, toys, puzzles, and stuffed animals along with $350 in iTunes gift cards to the medical center. Caito was an inpatient in March following an › Continue Reading

Troopers with Indiana State Police and deputies with the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department made the three hour trek to visit the Ronald McDonald House to see 10 year-old Cincinnati Children’s patient Drew Dorsett. Drew is receiving treatment for leukemia and › Continue Reading

The Liberty Campus gift shop is moving to the second-floor entrance of Cincinnati Children’s, more than doubling its space from 120 to 300 square feet. In addition, it will also be open 90 minutes longer – from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s President & CEO Michael Fisher led a group of dignitaries, mental-health-care experts including Dr. Michael Sorter, and members of our Board of Trustees in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $14.5 million expansion of the College Hill Campus. The › Continue Reading

Natasha “Tasha” Starkey, 19, wanted to be like most teenagers this prom season and attend her high school dance but a painful skin condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa, kept her bedridden for months. Tasha has been a patient at the Epidermolysis Bullosa › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s injury prevention coordinator Dawne Gardner spoke to WLWT about the safety risks of leaving children in a hot vehicle. “Heat stroke can get very dangerous very quickly,” she said, explaining that children heat up much faster than adults. › Continue Reading

In the ongoing commitment to pediatric research, Cincinnati Children’s opened a new 15-story research tower. More than 1,500 physicians, scientists and staff will move into the new building over the summer. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held outside the Clinical › Continue Reading

A new study led by Cincinnati Children’s anesthesiologist Dr. Andreas Loepke has shown that general anesthesia may lead to lower IQ scores and language skills in children who have surgery at a young age. Despite the concern, Dr. Loepke does › Continue Reading

Once again, Cincinnati Children’s is ranked as the number three overall pediatric care medical center in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. It’s the top-rated hospital for treating lung-related conditions and number two in cancer care and nephrology (kidney › Continue Reading

Julie Bonn graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in May putting her one step closer to pursuing her dream of becoming a pediatric gastroenterologist. When she was just 12-years-old, Julie needed a liver transplant and the experience › Continue Reading

Four-year-old Nora Chesnut helped carry the Flame of Hope as part of the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. The relay is a once in a lifetime experience that will deliver the torch from Athens, Greece to Los Angeles for › Continue Reading

A new study reinforces the link between ADHD and pyrethroid, a class of pesticide used frequently in homes. The study by Cincinnati Children’s, published in the journal Environmental Health, took a look at data from 687 children, ages eight to › Continue Reading

Bug sprays containing DEET are safe for the majority of people, explained Rob Goetz, a clinical toxicologist at Cincinnati Children’s. Some people may experience skin irritation, and everyone should be careful not to get it in their eyes. He explained what › Continue Reading

When Dixie Heights High School class president Casmir Thornberry’s lung collapsed less than two weeks from his high school graduation, it seemed doubtful he’d make the ceremony and deliver his long-planned speech. But the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s got › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is leading a new effort with health agencies across the state to deal with an alarming number of children with hearing problems. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control shows more than 23 percent of › Continue Reading