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Congratulations are in order for Lindsey Hekler, one of our ultrasound technologists, and Dr. Brian Coley, radiologist in chief at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They were two of the authors on “Pediatric Sonography Curriculum: A Matter of Patient Safety,” which was published in the › 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

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

Cincinnati Children’s is one of the best places, in my opinion, to start a career. Ever so often we hire new technologists, radiologists and clinical and support staff related to our department in Radiology. If you want to be the › 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

As most of you may know from personal experience, trying to get your child to hold still for a picture can prove to be an impossible task. The moment you attempt to capture their angelic image, they are already turning › 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

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

Hi, I’m Maria A. Calvo Garcia, associate professor of Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s. My area of subspecialty is fetal imaging, in which we combine the use of ultrasound and fetal MRI to help in the diagnosis of potential problems that can affect babies › 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

With the arrival of spring comes baseball. (Go Reds!) And if you have a tiny Bronson Arroyo in your home, you know that with the baseball season comes some potential injuries that could land your heat-throwing All-Star on the dreaded › Continue Reading

It’s estimated nationwide that a child goes to the emergency room every 45 minutes with a furniture fall related injury. Parents can take a number of steps to prevent injuries from happening in the home. Click on WLWT to hear › Continue Reading

The Latest on Liberty

A few weeks ago I gave everyone the “Heads Up on Liberty” MRI and the upcoming temporary closures for construction. The dates given in the previous blog article had to be vague because nothing was set in stone. Well, the › Continue Reading

A local preschool focuses on children who have been severely abused and neglected. Nearly half of its students have been exposed to a parent’s substance abuse. As the heroin epidemic creates a bigger demand for counseling and treatment of young › Continue Reading

National Bike Safety Month took on new meaning for 13-year-old Caroline Kelley. A car hit the Norwood teen while she was riding her bike Monday but her helmet kept her from sustaining a serious injury. Last summer, Norwood police officers › Continue Reading

Harrison High School senior Jacob Back overcame a gruesome injury in middle school to finish his high school athletic career with a first-team all-Southwest Ohio Conference nod in basketball. Back suffered a severe break to his femur in the 5th › Continue Reading

Vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round against flu in the resource-challenged region of subtropical Nepal reduced infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 percent, increased birth weights by 15 percent and resulted in babies having less influenza, according to › Continue Reading

On Christmas day of 2011, I was flat on my back in a stretcher within the maternity ward recovering from an emergency c-section. My first-born child, Ashlin, was only a few hundred feet away from me in the neonatal intensive › Continue Reading

Students in the 5th and 6th grades at South Avondale Elementary School participated in a new after-school science club as an opportunity to learn more about STEM-related careers. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. Mentors › 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

Dr. Usha D. Nagaraj is a neuroradiologist in our Department of Radiology; she also specializes in fetal imaging. Last year she wrote an article, “Becoming a Mother Will (Hopefully) Make Me a Better Pediatric Radiologist.”  We caught up with her again to find › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is now a HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia) Center of Excellence. There are approximately 25 such centers in North America and we are the only free standing pediatric hospital with such designation. HHT or Osler-Weber-Rendu is an inherited disorder › Continue Reading