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Athletes are at a higher risk for skin infections than the general population. They often have skin-to-skin contact with opponents and teammates and encounter moist/wet environments. Dr. Greg Walker in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s breaks down › Continue Reading

Dr. Sam Hanke and his wife Maura lost their infant son, Charlie, six years ago. Since Charlie’s death, the couple started Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a group that works to educate parents about safe sleeping standards set by the American Academy › Continue Reading

Suicide remains the third leading cause of death in children between 10 and 14, and is second among people between 15 and 35. Every 14 minutes someone commits suicide. Enter John Pestian, a professor in the divisions of Biomedical Informatics and Psychiatry, › Continue Reading

Four-year-old cancer patient Ella Phillips-Shimovetz received the royal treatment on her last day of proton therapy treatment at the Cincinnati Children’s/UC Health Proton Therapy Center. Her family surprised her with a horse-drawn carriage ride. Click on Channels 5, 9, 12 › Continue Reading

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are preparing to take a closer look at the skin’s ecosystem, known as the biome. According to a story reported by WVXU-FM in Cincinnati, by studying hundreds of babies and toddlers with eczema, › Continue Reading

November 17 has been designated as World Prematurity Day. It is designed to raise awareness of the risks of premature birth — now the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States. An estimated one in eight babies are › Continue Reading

Drew Barzman, MD and Yizhao Ni, PhD are working on a new way to identify and help young people who may be contemplating committing an act of violence at school. They recently developed an assessment model that identifies young patients › Continue Reading

Trick-or-treaters were out in force this Halloween, but not all children were able to participate. Fortunately, Cincinnati Children’s pulls out all the stops for kids who are hospitalized and can’t go door to door. Each year, the Child Life team › Continue Reading

People Magazine has selected cancer survivor Mitch Stone for their segment: “Heroes Among Us.” In September, Mitch wrote about his battle with a brain tumor that began when he was 11 and how he overcame it in the Cincinnati Children’s › Continue Reading

When Tasha Barreda of San Antonio, Texas, wasn’t getting answers about her daughter Emma’s breathing difficulties, she turned to a pen and paper. Emma, who was born with Down Syndrome, began having trouble breathing at a few months old and › Continue Reading

Prescribed medications are no more effective than a sugar pill when used to prevent migraines in children and teens. A study published Oct. 27 in The New England Journal of Medicine shows no significant differences among amitriptyline, topiramate and placebo › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Board Chair, Thomas Cody, was one of five Tri-State area directors recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier for outstanding leadership. The black-tie event took place on Oct. 20, 2016,  at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Cincinnati. To see › Continue Reading

What if a blood test could reveal that your child is at high risk for early heart disease years in the future, giving you a chance to prevent it now? A big study in England did that — screening thousands › Continue Reading

When Misty and Curtis Oglesby found out they were expecting twin girls in 2014, their happy surprise turned to concern upon learning the babies were conjoined. The twins were conjoined from the lower third of the chest all the way › Continue Reading

The Rett Syndrome and Related Spectrum Disorders Clinic was recently designated a Clinical Research Center of Excellence by RettSyndrome.org. RettSyndrome.org currently works with 22 clinics across North America that provide care and treatment for those patients with Rett Syndrome, a › Continue Reading

Dr. Drew Barzman, director of the Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Service and Yizhao Ni, Division of Biomedical Informatics, recruited 25 middle and high school students to assess those students’ risk of violent behavior at schools. The doctors applied manual › Continue Reading

Procter & Gamble Co. revealed that its No. 1 brand, Pampers, is introducing its smallest size diaper ever to meet the needs of hospitals that care for the tiniest of premature babies. The Cincinnati-based company said it consulted with nurses › Continue Reading

Florence Bley, 100, is a volunteer who has dedicated a lifetime to helping others at Cincinnati Children’s. Since 1965, she’s been using her sewing skills to make items for children at the medical center. To hear how her fellow volunteers › Continue Reading

Every 33 seconds, a child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Walks for Kids is the largest annual community fundraiser benefiting Cincinnati Children’s. Each year it brings together thousands of patients, family members, friends, doctors, nurses and community leaders in a show of support for the kids and families who › Continue Reading

The American Speech Language Hearing Association recently reported that just over half of parents surveyed expressed fear that technology hurts the quality of conversations with their kids. For advice on improving your child’s communication skills, click on Cincinnati Family Magazine.

Researchers at the Division of Sports Medicine are now studying the impact of a protective collar on female soccer players. The Q-collar, puts pressure on the jugular vein, increasing blood volume to create a natural bubble wrap around the brain. › Continue Reading

Dr. Amy Nathan, a neonatologist and medical director of the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s, is among a number of national medical experts interviewed by US News and World Report on the importance of proper swaddling techniques to ensure the › Continue Reading

In 2009, Mitch Stone was 11 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He went through very aggressive treatments at Cincinnati Children’s. During his journey, he was “adopted” by the University of Cincinnati Football team. From that relationship, the › Continue Reading

Sophia Kappen is a patient at Cincinnati Children’s battling an aggressive form of leukemia. Family and friends in her Florence, Kentucky, neighborhood are showing their support by decorating mailboxes with hundreds of orange and purple ribbons. Sophia’s mom is hoping › Continue Reading