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There is much excitement around the total solar eclipse taking place on August 21, 2017. Understandably so – it only happens around every 18 months and is an unbelievable sight. Even if you aren’t in the “path of totality” much › Continue Reading

Kids will be heading back to school before we know it! Whether your child is excited about the new year or dreading it, this period of time is always an adjustment. So how can parents help their children get mentally prepared › Continue Reading

This is the time of year when parents worry about keeping their kids hydrated and preventing them from getting over-heated.  And water is typically all it takes – fancy sports drinks aren’t needed unless your kid is a star athlete. › Continue Reading

Unless you live in a region of the United States that’s known for venomous snakes, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about snake bites. But knowing how to prevent them and what to do if bitten are › Continue Reading

Our mighty daughter entered into this world on Christmas Day. Except, she was three months early. Doctors determined that for her safety, it was for the best. She measured 12 inches and weighed only one pound. What an UN-expected gift! › Continue Reading

Kids are not little adults, but they certainly experience many of the same emotions that we do. Anger is something that everyone endures – from “typical” kids to kids who have other health diagnoses like depression, anxiety, or ADHD.  And › Continue Reading

It is that time of year when high school juniors are starting to think about college visits and life after high school. The college search can be stressful, and having an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) can add an extra layer › Continue Reading

Is my child’s language development normal? It’s one of the most frequently asked questions we receive in speech-language pathology. While every child is different and develops in his or her own way, there are “typical” paths that most babies on › Continue Reading

Every big medical discovery starts with a big question.  And asking those big questions is part of the Cincinnati Children’s culture. Can we help the brain protect itself from injury in sports? Can we partner in communities and schools to › Continue Reading

Doing piles of laundry and managing the logistics of getting your child to games and practices comes with the territory for any athlete’s parent. But there’s something else nobody told you about when your kid signed up to play sports: › Continue Reading

When a child first receives a cancer diagnosis, the news impacts the entire family. Everyone processes this differently, but typical reactions can include fear, shock, disbelief, guilt, confusion, anger, and sadness. Our team in the Patient and Family Wellness Center › Continue Reading

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are a fantastic sight, and a part of many families’ summer celebrations. But the reality is that they are also involved in a significant number of injuries to children each year. In fact, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission › Continue Reading

There is one type of pain that adolescent boys and their parents should never ignore – testicle pain. Sudden onset of severe pain in the testicles or scrotum can indicate that an adolescent or teenaged boy has a condition called › Continue Reading

My son, Quinn, was born with the most severe form of Hirschsprung disease. He has come far in his three years of age – in fact, he’s able to go eight hours without any of his three assistive nutrition modalities. This › Continue Reading

While November is the more traditional time period to give thanks, we are often overwhelmed with gratitude in June as well. This is the month when U.S. News & World Report typically announces its Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. And we’re › Continue Reading

We are excited about this research and the potential for it to help kids with gastrointestinal diseases. Here’s why: 5 REASONS TO BE EXCITED ABOUT SCIENTISTS GROWING HUMAN COLONS:    1. THE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSPLANTATION INTO PATIENTS. Quite a few › Continue Reading

As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I’ve seen my fair share of unusual objects in kids’ stomachs. Recently, I joined my colleagues in their concern for fidget spinners potentially causing serious harm to children. I treated an older child who swallowed a › Continue Reading

All over the world and especially in the United States, we are seeing puberty start at an earlier age. As a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist, it’s no different in my office. While the average age for a girl’s period to › Continue Reading

Word has gotten out about the benefits of reading to children, which is very exciting. Snuggling up with a good book and reading to them often happens so easily, it probably feels like second nature. But our latest research, which › Continue Reading

Most kids are aware that fruits and veggies are good for their health. But getting them to actually eat them is a whole other story! I have noticed that the parents who are the most successful at it have adopted four similar, healthy habits. Here’s › Continue Reading

They aren’t big – a little more than 1400 square feet of retail space at Burnet Campus, and only 300 at Liberty – but the Gift Shops at Cincinnati Children’s do some serious business. And, once you step foot inside, › Continue Reading

The Centers for Disease Control states that 6.2 million children currently have asthma. Of those, it is estimated that anywhere from 5-20% of them have severe, complex and/or difficult-to-treat asthma. We define difficult-to-treat asthma by the symptoms patients are experiencing. › Continue Reading

Whenever a type of crisis event happens, such as a terrorist attack, many parents struggle with how to talk to their kids about it. In my opinion, it’s important to discuss these events with them. In all likelihood, they’ve already › Continue Reading

We are a caffeinated society, and our teens are no exception. Caffeine is readily accessible and commonly drank by adolescents, teens, and adults alike. In fact, a 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) study estimates that 73% of children consume › Continue Reading

Today we’d like to raise awareness for a lesser known eosinophilic condition, eosinophilic gastritis (EG), one of a handful of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs). When families receive a diagnosis for any one of these EGIDs, it can be overwhelming for › Continue Reading