Posts From Cincinnati Children's News Team

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

Cuts to Medicaid for children in the U.S. Senate’s healthcare plan would affect close to half of the patients at Cincinnati Children’s. The new draft offers billions to fight addiction, maintains some Obamacare taxes on the wealthy to help pay › Continue Reading

A new program through Cincinnati Children’s is connecting first responders to their most critical at-home patients. The goal is to have pertinent patient information in the hands of the medical professionals so they can immediately provide the needed care. Plus, › Continue Reading

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic disorder where the immune system doesn’t recognize foods as safe. It’s become one of the leading causes of stomach disorders in the United States. Due in large part to research conducted in Dr. Marc › Continue Reading

Evidence from a mass vaccination campaign for an outbreak of bacterial meningitis in New Zealand had unexpected results. Researchers, including co-author Steven Black, MD, of Cincinnati Children’s, found the vaccine reduced rates of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, according to › Continue Reading

Promising results were published last month in the Journal of Neurotrauma, regarding a concussion study performed by Cincinnati Children’s which has followed high school football players from Moeller and St. Xavier in testing the effectiveness of a device known as the › Continue Reading

A new study shows providing parents with picture-based instructions – and with dosing tools that closely match the amount of medication needed – may help reduce cases of medication overdoses in children. “The study makes it clear that it’s easy › Continue Reading

The female athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: low calorie intake, menstrual function and loss of bone density. It can affect girls in all sports and put them at risk for more injuries, poor performance and long-term bone › Continue Reading

From lights and sirens to loud radios, encounters with police can be distressing for people with autism spectrum disorders. A new program in Norwood is hoping to make those encounters less stressful. NICE, Norwood Identifies Citizen Encounters, is a way › Continue Reading

Once again this year, Cincinnati Children’s was ranked among the very best in U.S. News’ annual ranking of the best pediatric hospitals in the country. The medical center placed among the top five in seven of the 10 specialties, and › Continue Reading

Along with colleagues in Germany and Japan, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s report in Nature the most detailed molecular dissections of a human organoid. The study offers the most detailed cell-by-cell assessment so far of how precursor cells shape and organize › Continue Reading

Billy Parrott, 10, is working hard at getting his right hand back to normal. Three times a week he goes to Cincinnati Children’s and works with an occupational therapist. Billy was grazed in his head by a bullet on Memorial › Continue Reading

While reading to children has many benefits, simply speaking the words aloud may not be enough to improve cognitive development in preschoolers. A new study led by Dr. John Hutton, a pediatrician and clinical researcher at Cincinnati Children’s, shows that › Continue Reading

A recent attack on a high school student from Butler County is highlighting the dangers of some social media apps. In June, the teenage girl used an app called Whisper to get a ride home from summer school. Whisper is › Continue Reading

In April 2010, Sam Hanke, MD, fell asleep on the couch with his 4-week-old son Charlie and woke up, hours later, to find his baby had passed away. Charlie fell victim to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome next to his sleeping › Continue Reading

Pain in the front part of the knee is a very common symptom in children. The knee is the largest joint in the body and where most growth occurs. Your child athlete may have a condition called Osgood-Schlatter’s disease, which › Continue Reading

Children’s hospitals in Ohio are making key investments to address a major cause of poor health—substandard housing. In 2008, Cincinnati Children’s teamed up with the local Legal Aid Society to form the Cincinnati Child Health-Law Partnership (Child HeLP). Since then, › Continue Reading

Last year, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released partial findings from a study involving rats exposed to the same kind of radio frequency that cell phones emit. Some of the rats developed cancerous tumors, prompting researchers and organizations like › Continue Reading

A new report from Cradle Cincinnati says we are making progress in Greater Cincinnati in healthy pregnancies, but one area that involves prenatal care is still of great concern. Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s want every woman planning a pregnancy to › Continue Reading

Roz Swiney is 56 years old, but she’s a patient at Cincinnati Children’s. Swiney was born with a heart defect and had just one ventricle. Surgery helped for a while but she began to experience complications. When she went into › Continue Reading

An increasingly stressful environment and unfiltered access to information could be dramatically boosting the number of teens and children hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions. A recent study found that children’s hospital admissions of patients 5 to 17 years old for › Continue Reading

The pressure of being a kid is taking more and more teenagers and preteens down a dark path. Children are dealing with anxiety, depression, and having thoughts of suicide. Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s have seen a 5 to 10 percent › Continue Reading

Are babies better off if they sleep in a cardboard box? For decades, the government of Finland, which has one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates, has given expectant mothers a cardboard box, which is filled with baby supplies › Continue Reading