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Ever since he was a kid, Jeff Geoppinger’s family has made a special delivery for the holidays: They drop off a gingerbread house to the nurses who took care of Jeff as a baby. Jeff’s mom, Jewel, has held a › Continue Reading

The holidays are officially here – the mall has transformed into a winter wonderland and families everywhere are perfecting their Thanksgiving menu for tomorrow. For me, the holidays mean relaxing, having fun with family and friends, and of course eating › Continue Reading

Is your child battling a chronic condition or overcoming an illness? We would like your child to describe it in a drawing. Have your child draw how he pictures the disease and send in the artwork with a bit of › Continue Reading

Our family traveled to Washington DC the last week of July as part of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals Family Advocacy Day to share our story with members of Congress and to advocate for Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education › Continue Reading

Doctors don’t talk much to their patients about Facebook. And it’s a rare visit to the pediatrician when your child’s cell phone use comes up. But those at the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting in San Francisco Oct. 2-5 › Continue Reading

As the nation’s pediatricians gathered in San Francisco this weekend for the annual American Academy of Pediatrics national educational conference, their leader told them not to keep their mouths shut. “We cannot keep quiet,” said Judith Paltry, MD, president of › Continue Reading

There are people at Cincinnati Children’s who have jobs that many people don’t even know exist. There are others who research and/or treat conditions that most have never heard of. And there are others who are just generally amazing people › Continue Reading

 Cincinnati has a violence problem. And clustered with violence are disproportionately high rates of infant mortality, low infant birth weights, asthma, obesity, unwed mothers, unintentional injuries, and domestic abuse. Conservatives point to individual failure to embrace mainstream cultural values; liberals › Continue Reading

Helping Haiti

The shockingly surreal images coming out of earthquake-stricken Haiti, and the almost unfathomable extent of human suffering, have triggered a massive outreach from people wanting to help the victims of this tragedy.  Never underestimate the depth of human kindness and › Continue Reading

Leaving a legacy

As our CEO, Jim Anderson, completes his final week at the helm of this institution, The Cincinnati Enquirer yesterday featured a front-page article that looked at the medical center’s achievements over his 13 years here. It’s a great piece; I hope you’ll take a › Continue Reading

What follows is an opinion piece written for the Cincinnati Enquirer published Dec. 21 by Judith Van Ginkel, professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and president of Every Child Succeeds, an $8M home visitation program she spearheaded with › Continue Reading

If anyone ever said caring for kids is easy they either 1) weren’t a parent or 2) weren’t a pediatrician. One of the things that is clear here at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition at the › Continue Reading

As America’s pediatricians gathered here in Washington, D.C., this weekend, they were hailed as heroes, they were congratulated for a job well done and they braced for the challenges of these times. And they were reminded that the country’s future, › Continue Reading