Today is Banana Day!

It’s an edible fruit, a berry (botanically), and its name is thought to be of West African origin. What is it? A banana! Three small bananas can provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. Like apples and watermelons, bananas can › Continue Reading

Prematurely born babies often have difficulty breathing on their own because their lungs have not fully developed before birth. Some of these babies require long durations of oxygen support or mechanical ventilation and are given a clinical diagnosis of bronchopulmonary › Continue Reading

Most people have no idea what our imaging analysts’ duties consist of in the Post-Processing and Image Analysis Lab. The job is actually pretty elaborate! It’s time to take you on a little behind-the-scenes tour of what really happens. Image: “Sagittal › Continue Reading

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

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

What do all three of these people have in common? Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower American pop singer Anastacia Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance, Jr. The surprising link between the three people listed above is that they all › Continue Reading

Odontogenesis, or the formation of teeth, is a complex multistep process requiring interaction between different cell types. This begins at approximately four weeks into utero life. Eventually, most babies will develop two sets of teeth. Twenty baby teeth grow in › 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

Today is World Health Day! The World Health Organization’s goal is “to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world.” Environmental research is crucial in making a healthier future for our children. One of our faculty members, › Continue Reading

I’ve always known my daughter, Campbell, was one of a kind.  She had a full head of the most beautiful hair, big blue eyes, and a strong will from the moment she was born.  As soon as she entered the › Continue Reading

One of the most frequent questions we’re asked at the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center is: “How can I fit three car/booster seats across the back of my vehicle?” And the answer is not always a simple one. Not many vehicles › Continue Reading

It’s no secret that when an x-ray image is taken of the human body, the body is exposed to a small dose of radiation. This is necessary in order for the radiologist to determine a patient’s medical problem. Be assured › Continue Reading

Before Mia’s Cleft Surgery We didn’t know she would have a cleft lip. When they put my daughter on my chest after birth, the first thing I saw was the triangular space that separated one side of her lip from the › 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

The Jean Turner Minority Scholarship for Medical Imaging Technology Administered by Cincinnati Children’s – Radiology Department Photo: (lf-rt), Dr. Brian Coley, Jean Turner, Nakiijah Sanders, Becci Pryor (BS CRA RT(R)), and Susan Smith (radiology manager). As a young African-American woman, › 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

Question: “Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?” “I don’t know…why?” Answer: “To get to the bottom.” For many kids, this kind of bathroom humor is shared on the playground with friends or told to groans of laughter › Continue Reading

As a dietitian, I know that eating in the car is not always the optimal place to get a nutritious meal. But as a parent of school-aged children, I realize that it is often unavoidable. Whether you are running your › Continue Reading

Child Life Month is celebrated every March, honoring the caregivers who go above and beyond medicine for patients and families every day. The members of our Child Life and Integrative Care team play a significant role in both inpatient and › Continue Reading

We recently caught up with Dr. Andrew T. Trout, one of our radiologists. Watch the video interview below to learn why he loves working at Cincinnati Children’s, why he choose Radiology and what he does at home with his kids.

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

Have you ever wondered why it’s so dark in an ultrasound scan room? Many patients question why we turn the lights down when they come in for a scan. The answer is simple: so we can see better! The retina › Continue Reading