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A new study shows providing parents with picture-based instructions – and with dosing tools that closely match the amount of medication needed – may help reduce cases of medication overdoses in children. “The study makes it clear that it’s easy › Continue Reading

The female athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: low calorie intake, menstrual function and loss of bone density. It can affect girls in all sports and put them at risk for more injuries, poor performance and long-term bone › Continue Reading

From lights and sirens to loud radios, encounters with police can be distressing for people with autism spectrum disorders. A new program in Norwood is hoping to make those encounters less stressful. NICE, Norwood Identifies Citizen Encounters, is a way › Continue Reading

Once again this year, Cincinnati Children’s was ranked among the very best in U.S. News’ annual ranking of the best pediatric hospitals in the country. The medical center placed among the top five in seven of the 10 specialties, and › Continue Reading

Along with colleagues in Germany and Japan, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s report in Nature the most detailed molecular dissections of a human organoid. The study offers the most detailed cell-by-cell assessment so far of how precursor cells shape and organize › Continue Reading

Billy Parrott, 10, is working hard at getting his right hand back to normal. Three times a week he goes to Cincinnati Children’s and works with an occupational therapist. Billy was grazed in his head by a bullet on Memorial › Continue Reading

While reading to children has many benefits, simply speaking the words aloud may not be enough to improve cognitive development in preschoolers. A new study led by Dr. John Hutton, a pediatrician and clinical researcher at Cincinnati Children’s, shows that › Continue Reading

A recent attack on a high school student from Butler County is highlighting the dangers of some social media apps. In June, the teenage girl used an app called Whisper to get a ride home from summer school. Whisper is › Continue Reading

In April 2010, Sam Hanke, MD, fell asleep on the couch with his 4-week-old son Charlie and woke up, hours later, to find his baby had passed away. Charlie fell victim to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome next to his sleeping › Continue Reading

Pain in the front part of the knee is a very common symptom in children. The knee is the largest joint in the body and where most growth occurs. Your child athlete may have a condition called Osgood-Schlatter’s disease, which › Continue Reading

Children’s hospitals in Ohio are making key investments to address a major cause of poor health—substandard housing. In 2008, Cincinnati Children’s teamed up with the local Legal Aid Society to form the Cincinnati Child Health-Law Partnership (Child HeLP). Since then, › 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

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

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

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

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

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

On Saturday, June 3, StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s will host the sixth annual Amateur Cornhole Classic at Diggs Bar and Grill. StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s exists to meet the medical, spiritual and emotional needs of terminally ill children › Continue Reading

Parents trying to help transition their children with special needs into adulthood often struggle to find support services. “A lot of families describe this next stage in life as falling off a cliff,” said Janet Seide, a family outreach associate › Continue Reading