Posts From Cincinnati Children’s News Team

A 20-month-old girl from Saudi Arabia is the first patient to undergo a lung transplant at Cincinnati Children’s. Suffering from interstitial lung disease, Ghadah Alrashidi needed a double-lung transplant to survive. Her recovery from the transplant is going well. While › Continue Reading

After a stint at Cincinnati Children’s earlier this year, nine-year-old Anna noticed an opportunity to improve other kids’ visits to the hospital. And – thanks to the generosity of the online community – she’s collected toys, games and gift cards › Continue Reading

Liberty Township’s Liberty Center development, scheduled to open in the fall, has plans to provide programming and education for families, thanks to a new partnership with Cincinnati Children’s. The hospital will work with the Liberty Center to organize health events and › Continue Reading

Stretching breast milk by adding water can be dangerous for an infant – even life-threatening. In Georgia, a 10-week-old baby died after allegedly drinking diluted breast milk, and the parents are facing charges. Adding water can destroy the electrolyte balance, › Continue Reading

The spread of heroin use and other drugs has prompted health officials in Cincinnati to step up efforts to test pregnant women for drug use. Eighteen medical facilities in and around the metro area are participating in the program in › Continue Reading

The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda stopped at Cincinnati Children’s to perform for staff as part of an international tour. Since 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choirs have toured the world as advocates for the 18 million African children currently orphaned › Continue Reading

After a patient with a complicated pneumonia case has been discharged from the hospital, oral antibiotic treatment is typically a better therapy than peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) treatment, according to Dr. Samir Shah, director of Cincinnati Children’s Division of › Continue Reading

Good news for allergy sufferers – this has been a relatively mild spring in the Cincinnati area when it comes to the pollen count.  At the same time, the East Coast is experiencing a so-called allergy tsunami. WLWT-TV interviewed Dr. › Continue Reading

When a highly contagious patient comes into Cincinnati Children’s, a special team of nurses kicks into gear. This team’s job is to prevent  illness from spreading. Team members answer colleague questions on everything from appropriate protective clothing to the most › Continue Reading

Ten years ago, when Scott Richard Greenwald started working as a nurse at Cincinnati Children’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), patient records were routinely kept on paper and stored in a file folder. Today, patient records are primarily kept electronically › Continue Reading

A mix of new technology and old style mask-making is changing the way surgeons operate on young patients with rare skin disorders. Two-year-old Lily Hall of Kentucky was born with birthmarks on her head, face and neck. Her surgeon, Dr. › Continue Reading

Anita Brentley is leader of community engagement work for “Every Child Succeeds” and “Start Strong,” two community programs based out of Cincinnati Children’s. On May 1, 2015, she contributed an article to to explain the benefits of these programs. Dedicated to supporting parents › Continue Reading

When a child coughs, sneezes and has a runny nose, it can be difficult to tell whether it’s a cold or allergies. There is a way to tell the difference, according to Dr. Michelle Lierl, a pediatric allergist at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s and other local social service organizations created the Therapeutic Interagency Preschool Program (TIP), a refuge for children who have a history of neglect and abuse. WKRC Local 12 visited TIP during Child Abuse Prevention Month and spoke with Dr. Daniel › Continue Reading

A study led by Cincinnati Children’s Dr. Robert Siegel employed green smiley face stickers and rewards to encourage students at a Cincinnati elementary school to choose healthy foods at lunch, and the results were promising. The smiley faces were placed › Continue Reading

Parents have always been encouraged to read to their kids during early childhood, and, now, research from Cincinnati Children’s has solid results that prove its benefits. The research was presented on Saturday, April 25, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual › Continue Reading

Avi Newhouse, 12, is in remission for cancer, but his weakened immune system makes commercial travel impossible. He needed help getting from his home in New York to Cincinnati Children’s for treatment. Thanks to the Corporate Angel Network and Procter › Continue Reading

Why do a significant percentage of children with asthma respond poorly to common steroid treatments? The answer is in their genes, according to a new study by Cincinnati Children’s. Researchers pinpointed a single gene that was consistently different between children › Continue Reading

Early puberty, particularly in girls, is becoming more prevalent. Obesity appears to be a major contributor, but other factors – such as family stress and chemical exposures in the environment – may also play a role. This can cause confusion and problems › Continue Reading

The typical time between pregnancies is two-and-a-half years, which is a healthy amount of time to wait, according to physicians. But a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly a third of mothers space › Continue Reading

All parents want their children to participate in household chores. But which chores are appropriate based on age. When should a child start folding clothes or walk the dog? At what age is it appropriate for a child to help › Continue Reading

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Dr. Robert Shapiro, director of the Child Abuse Team at Cincinnati Children’s, appeared on Fox 19 Now to talk about the prevalence of child abuse and neglect, its impact on families, how to › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a joint study with the Cincinnati Boychoir to better understand how puberty affects the male singing voice. Twenty one boys with unchanged voices between the ages of 7 to 12 years are enrolled and being evaluated › Continue Reading

When a child faces cancer or another serious illness, the needs of the entire family are important. More hospitals are focusing on this, which is proving beneficial for the patient’s overall health. Families are often given a PAT – Psychological Assessment › Continue Reading

Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old Mount St. Joseph basketball player diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and treated at Cincinnati Children’s, died on Friday, April 10. The Cincinnati Enquirer collected a number of tributes to her. See the tributes at, › Continue Reading