Posts From Cincinnati Children's News Team

Cradle Cincinnati released its latest report on infant mortality in Hamilton County that says the rate has dropped to 8.96 for every 1,000 births between 2012 and 2016.  That’s down from 10 deaths for every 1,000 births a decade ago. › Continue Reading

The Cincinnati Children’s 13th annual Celestial Ball at the Duke Energy Convention Center raised more than $1 million for community health initiatives aimed at creating safer, healthier futures for kids in Cincinnati. Themed “Let’s Go Places . . . Together,” › Continue Reading

Baby boxes appear to be the latest trend to promote safe sleep in infants. It’s a cardboard box that serves as a place for a newborn to sleep that comes with some baby necessities and a mattress at the bottom. › Continue Reading

In 2007, Gabby Rodriguez was born a healthy, happy girl and began developing on track with her three older siblings. But about a year and a half later, her mother, Jody, noticed she began regressing; her little girl, who had › Continue Reading

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological disease that occurs when the immune system attacks myelin, the protective sheath around nerves. Arlene Weintraub from the trade outlet FierceBiotech writes about Cincinnati Children’s scientists using a microRNA called miR-219 to stimulate › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Magazine reports on researchers at Cincinnati Children’s who study how cancer spreads, and how a protein called FoxM1 may help stop cancer in its tracks. Writer Greg Hand takes readers on a quick walk through the medical center to › Continue Reading

Each year, the YWCA honors Greater Cincinnati women who have reached the highest pinnacles of their profession. Eight executives, entrepreneurs and educators will be celebrated at a luncheon May 10 at Downtown Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center. Margaret Hostetter, MD, › Continue Reading

The first pediatric study of a combination drug to treat the hepatitis C virus infection in children and adolescents demonstrated 100 percent effectiveness in adolescents who completed the 12-week, phase II clinical trial. To learn more about the study, which › Continue Reading

For years, Cincinnati Children’s has met the needs of more and more families by creatively adding space and beds within existing buildings on our Burnet campus and expanding at College Hill and Liberty campuses.  But now, there is a need › Continue Reading

The Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at Cincinnati Children’s is a 24-hour emergency and information telephone service for anyone with concerns about poisons or drugs. The best way to be prepared for poison emergencies is by programming the › Continue Reading

The Language Intervention Study at Cincinnati Children’s is helping children greatly improve their speech and language skills. The trial is the first of its kind in the country for kids ranging in age from five to 12 years old. In › Continue Reading

Getting too little sleep in early childhood is linked to cognitive and behavioral problems years later, a U.S. study suggests. Parents and teachers reported more problems in 7-year-olds who didn’t get enough sleep during their toddler and preschool years, compared › Continue Reading

Brent Billingsley and Michael Coppage, two trained artists, who are also mental health specialists at the College Hill campus have incorporated the use of artwork as a way to calm patients down. Their program has successfully helped patients to cope › Continue Reading

Neonatal abstinence syndrome develops after a baby is born and no longer gets certain drugs or medicine from the mother. Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Clinic are working to track the long-term effects on the smallest victims › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s recently submitted plans for the new Clinical Space Expansion Project to the City of Cincinnati’s Zoning Board as required. The new building  will be 650,00 square feet and located north of and connected to the current inpatient care › Continue Reading

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics calls on doctors to help protect patients’ developing brains from the potential harms marijuana can cause amid increased legalization. The Drug and Poison Information Center at Cincinnati Children’s is seeing a › Continue Reading

Dr. Michael Helmrath, Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, explains that he and his colleagues recently published the first follow-up study of adolescent patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery. The study proved that surgical weight loss for children who are morbidly › Continue Reading

Fluency Friday is an intensive one-day workshop where students who stutter participate in individual and group therapy sessions. It is a collaborative community effort with faculty from Cincinnati Children’s, the University of Cincinnati and the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s has appointed John McAuliffe III, MD, as Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, effectively immediately. McAuliffe has been part of the Cincinnati Children’s family since 1985, and has served as our interim chief since last March. You can read more in the Cincinnati › Continue Reading

When Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s premature baby hippo Fiona became dehydrated and in need of IV fluids, Zoo veterinary staff reached out to the Cincinnati Children’s nationally-renowned Vascular Access Team (VAT), and, like a good neighbor, they rushed over › Continue Reading

The trend of parents constantly posting photos and information about their children online has been termed “sharenting.” Dr. Natoshia Cunningham, an assistant professor of behavioral medicine and clinical psychology explains concerns regarding this trend. In a recent interview, Dr. Cunningham › Continue Reading

How do you integrate genomics into healthcare? The answer is complex and uniquely challenging for scientists such as Kristen Sund of Cincinnati Children’s. Learn more at Front Line Genomics.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children. Many teething tablets contain the ingredient belladonna. Belladonna is a naturally occurring plant used in some prescription › Continue Reading

Exposure to antibiotics in the womb could potentially weaken babies’ immune systems and increase the risk of catching diseases like pneumonia later in life, new research from Cincinnati Children’s suggests. The study in Science Translational Medicine was led by Hitesh › Continue Reading

Gastric bypass surgery helps severely obese teenagers lose weight and keep it off, according to the first long-term follow-up studies of teenagers who had undergone the procedure 5-12 years earlier. Two studies recently published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, › Continue Reading