In the News

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

Recently, a baby hippo named Fiona was born six weeks early at the Cincinnati Zoo and Bontanical Gardens.  The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staff at Cincinnati Children’s thought it would be a nice gesture to put together a care package › Continue Reading

There’s new hope for parents who have children living with autism. Specialists in the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s are showing how targeted, one-on-one therapy could lead to improvements in the children. To see how the team made › Continue Reading

A two-year-old girl from the Gaza Strip is now learning walk with a new prosthetic leg after being treated at Cincinnati Children’s. Lina Soud was born with a genetic abnormality in her right leg making it difficult for her to › Continue Reading

Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury.  They usually are not life-threatening but their effects can be very serious. Symptoms can show up right after the injury, but sometimes do not appear until hours or even days afterwards. To › Continue Reading

25-year-old David Franz has survived being born with a single ventricle, multiple open-heart surgeries, heart failure, a temporary device to assist his heart to pump, the dislodging of this device requiring a full volume of blood to be replaced, a › Continue Reading

The epidemic of opioid addiction is well known. But the number of babies born in withdrawal from opioids continues to increase, and the long-term affect on them is uncertain. To learn more about how physicians at Cincinnati Children’s are working › Continue Reading

In two studies, one in the United States and the other in Sweden, teens who underwent gastric bypass surgery were about thirty percent lighter five to 12 years after the operation, scientists found. In the US study, led by Dr. › Continue Reading

Furniture tip-overs are considered one of the top hidden hazards in the home. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates a child dies every two weeks after a television, a piece of furniture or an appliance falls on him or her. › Continue Reading

In the early morning of Jan. 4, the Cincinnati Fire Department responded to Cincinnati Children’s Burnet campus as a result of an electrical fire on the 8th floor of Location A, resulting in a power outage. There were no injuries. › Continue Reading

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s report in Nature that they have engineered a working piece of human stomach, complete with the ability to produce acid and digestive enzymes. The research team’s leader, Jim Wells, PhD, director of the medical center’s Pluripotent Stem › Continue Reading

Recently, physicians at Cincinnati Children’s have seen a spike in the number of children diagnosed with pertussis, a highly contagious illness commonly called whooping cough. Pertussis is a respiratory disease caused by bacteria. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing, › Continue Reading

Some local children had Christmas early thanks to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife Jordan. They spent the holiday season giving presents to patients and their families at Cincinnati Children’s. To hear why they get involved, click on

A Cincinnati couple is warning others about the dangers of button batteries after their 14-month-old daughter recently swallowed one. Veda Kleem was treated and released from Cincinnati Children’s after swallowing a lithium button battery from a tea lite used in › Continue Reading

A two-year-old girl from the Gaza Strip was born with a genetic abnormality in her right leg making it difficult for her to walk. In January, she is expected to receive a new prosthetic from Cincinnati Children’s thanks to the › Continue Reading

A writer for Cincinnati Magazine spent a few days in the life of Cincinnati Children’s friendliest, furriest medical professional. Leica, a golden labradoodle, came to the medical center last February as part of the Animal Assisted Therapy program. To read › Continue Reading

For an 11-year-old Cincinnati girl who battled cancer, motherhood isn’t the first thing on her mind. But when she reaches child-bearing years, she will be glad her parents discovered the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program at Cincinnati Children’s. Learn › Continue Reading