Posts From Cincinnati Children's News Team

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will soon be getting a newly-approved drug that uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Kymriah, also known as CAR T-cell therapy, takes a patient’s own immune cells and reprograms them to fight › Continue Reading

A study in Nature Communications from the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute suggest scientists might be on to a way to preserve heart function after heart attacks or for people with certain inherited heart defects. Led by Katherine Yutzey, PhD, a › Continue Reading

Adolescents and young adults have a tremendous amount of stress in their lives. For some, drug use can be seen as a way to cope with these life stressors or as a way to fit in with peers. To hear › Continue Reading

When John Pestian, PhD, created an app called SAM, he was focused on one thing: alleviating suffering through technology. SAM is now being tested to determine whether the speech and language of teenagers is similar to the speech and language › Continue Reading

Employees from Cincinnati Children’s spent time reading to young students, Pre-K through 2nd, at Rockdale Academy to celebrate 25 years of building community through art with Cincy Reads!™ The book was called “Giraffes Can’t Dance,” written by Giles Andreae. After › Continue Reading

The Cure Starts Now donated $2.7 million to Cincinnati Children’s to create an international consortium that will collaborate on clinical trials of promising medications for children with high-risk brain tumors. The check was presented by Brooke Desserich who along with her › Continue Reading

A massive DNA analysis of pregnant women has identified six gene regions that influence the length of pregnancy and the timing of birth. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, may lead to new ways to prevent › Continue Reading

Experts at Cincinnati Children’s estimate that 45 percent of children under the age of 14 do not wear a helmet while riding a bike or skateboard. Dawne Gardner is an injury prevention specialist with the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

September marks 20 years since Gretchen Koetters started at Cincinnati Children’s. She was one of the first graduates of a program that began at the medical center called Project SEARCH. It focuses on young people with disabilities between the ages › Continue Reading

A program hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus aims to give answers to some of the toughest issues facing parents. Cincinnati Children’s Ages & Stages program is a monthly event series for parents. Some of the topics that will be › Continue Reading

Patients admitted for extended stays at the hospital got a taste of what summer camp is like courtesy of Child Life and Integrative Care. As part of the first year kick-off ceremony, children and families participated in karaoke, camp songs, › Continue Reading

A recent study of high school football players adds to mounting evidence that a neck collar may help reduce brain injury from sports-related head impacts. The Q-Collar, inspired by the brain-protecting anatomy of woodpeckers and head-butting rams, is designed to › Continue Reading

Researchers say early start times for school can lead to negative effects on students’ health. High school students are experiencing increases in homework and school activities just as natural changes alter their sleep needs. Parents can take steps to make › Continue Reading

Research from Cincinnati Children’s Sports Medicine Division and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows teens who used a mobile health app once a day in conjunction with medical care to treat their concussion got better faster than if › Continue Reading

Think of coronary artery disease and what comes to mind is an older adult with hardening of the arteries. But that’s not what you’ll find at the Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s. Here, at one of only five › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is implementing an aggressive campaign to increase the number of children in the Cincinnati area who are vaccinated against influenza. Pastors at several churches will begin encouraging congregants to get the flu vaccine this year to protect their › Continue Reading

Kentucky Children’s Hospital has begun performing pediatric heart surgeries in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The program follows a “one program-two sites” model, with identical programs at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, part of UK HealthCare in Lexington, and Cincinnati › Continue Reading

Cincinnati City Council heard public comment but did not take official action on the zoning and street restructure needed for the Cincinnati Children’s planned critical care expansion. A majority of Council – six members – have gone on record supporting › Continue Reading

Thousands of children around Greater Cincinnati are home-schooled for a variety of reasons. For children with serious medical issues, home schooling can be a good way to keep them on track. To see how a Cincinnati Children’s patient benefited, click › Continue Reading

Peter de Blank, MD, at Cincinnati Children’s is passionate about curing children. De Blank researches better imaging practices because he said regular MRIs don’t do enough. He’s trying a new technique called Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting. To learn about his research, › Continue Reading

Megan Cherry had tried nine medicines to control her seizures. None of them worked, and many had significant side effects. But just when she was ready to give up hope, she heard about the epilepsy surgery program at Cincinnati Children’s. › Continue Reading

For any young athlete, injury can end long-term dreams of playing the sport they love. That’s why Cincinnati Children’s is resorting to a high-tech method to keep athletes healthy. The hospital is now using video cameras to help young athletes › Continue Reading

Hot and humid conditions are in the forecast for this week in Greater Cincinnati with temperatures expected to reach around 90 degrees. These kinds of conditions can create dangerous situations especially for children and the elderly. For ways to keep › Continue Reading

Adults with complex congenital heart disease require lifelong expert care to avoid complications such as arrhythmia, heart failure, infection, stroke or premature death. The Heart Institute’s Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Cincinnati Children’s ensures adolescents and adults › Continue Reading

Epinephrine auto-injectors such as the EpiPen can be the difference between life and death for young people with food allergies. However, a new study finds many kids don’t get this essential treatment when needed. To learn more about when is › Continue Reading