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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

Chevy is the newest facility dog added to the Division of Child Life and Integrative Care. He sees patients at Cincinnati Children’s with Child Life specialist Katie Sullivan. Even before the dog gets out of the car, Chevy senses he’s › Continue Reading

Dr. Victor Garcia, a surgeon who in 1991 founded the Cincinnati Children’s Trauma Center, noticed that African-American and minority children were radically overrepresented among injured children and those dying from unintentional injuries like riding unrestrained in car seats, so he › Continue Reading

The Josh Cares program exists at Cincinnati Children’s so that no critically or chronically ill child is alone when they are in the hospital. Child Life fellows provide specialized care to children whose families are not able to be at › Continue Reading

Families of children being treated for cancer are learning how treatment could affect their children’s fertility and what options are available for preserving fertility. Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Fertility Care & Preservation Program is at the forefront of these preservation efforts. › Continue Reading

Talented musicians are working with patients and employees at Cincinnati Children’s to write and record original songs. The songs produced by HearTheHope are available as digital downloads and the proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Children’s Charitable Care Fund. The fund reduces › Continue Reading

Crystal Perez is hoping folks send words of encouragement, either in the form of E-cards or get well soon cards, to her teenage daughter, Briana, as she heals from a heart transplant at Cincinnati Children’s. Briana has had heart problems › Continue Reading

Hannah Moore walks down the halls of Walton-Verona High School in Northern Kentucky with an extra confidence and bounce, thanks in part to a team or caregivers at Cincinnati Children’s. To read more about the teen’s journey with fibromyalgia and › Continue Reading

Bruce Trapnell, MD, suspected that an inhaled medication could help treat patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (aPAP), a rare, potentially deadly lung disease. Trapnell reached out to NCATS, an NIH program, which helped shepherd the potential therapy through several › Continue Reading