Posts From Cincinnati Children’s News Team

Cincinnati Children’s and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel are working to take some of the complication out of inserting needles into blood vessels, alleviating some of the common mistakes (not to mention fear) associated with needles. They hope to › Continue Reading

Layla and Angel Martin – sisters ages four and three – have infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD), an extremely rare disorder which affects the nervous system. There is no cure for INAD. Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s spent more than a year attempting to › Continue Reading

Cancer is the number one killer of children. About 10,000 children will be diagnosed this year. But only about 4 percent of the $4.79 billion federal cancer research budget goes to pediatric illness. As a result, more moms and dads › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is working to finalize a deal with UC Health to provide adult cancer care at the new Proton Therapy Center, scheduled to open at Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus in the winter of 2016-17. A major advantage of proton › Continue Reading

It’s been one year since Alexis Shapiro, the girl who had uncontrollable hunger, had sleeve-gastrectomy surgery at Cincinnati Children’s. Since then, she’s made major strides in losing weight and keeping it under control. “I still really believe the surgery saved › Continue Reading

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s are using advanced imaging technology to create three-dimensional models of patients’ hearts to assist surgeons before complicated procedures. To date, they’ve created more than 20 heart models for planning purposes. The 3D models also give parents › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s has negotiated a deal with pharmaceuticals firm Shire Plc to develop drugs to treat rare diseases. “We are very excited to partner with Shire in this capacity as we strive to change the outcome for children with rare › Continue Reading

Dr. Jun Ma of Cincinnati Children’s is working with colleagues to understand one of the most intriguing questions in animal development – scaling – or the proportionality of body parts. In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Dr. Ma and › Continue Reading

Children need to play and exercise. That’s a given. But how they do it is extremely important. Dr. Greg Myer, director of research at Cincinnati Children’s division of Sports Medicine, is the lead author of an article that extols the benefits › Continue Reading

Construction is moving along on schedule at Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus. The Journal News, Butler County’s daily newspaper, has details.

The opening of the new Pancreas Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s is making a difference in the lives of children who suffer from pancreatic disorders. It is one of the only dedicated pediatric pancreas care centers in the country. The › Continue Reading

After pouring through 12,000 plus images, a team of radiologists made several new discoveries about a child mummy brought to Cincinnati Children’s as part of a scientific project with the Cincinnati Museum Center. The team also created 3D printed models › Continue Reading

Jerry Wiesenhahn, a pharmacist and poison information specialist at Cincinnati Children’s, recently shared what parents should do in cases of accidental poisonings at home. He also offered information on common poisonous household items. “If anything happens that causes you concern › Continue Reading

The Cure Starts Now Foundation has awarded Dr. Rachid Drissi in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s a $100,000 grant for use in researching DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) , the brain cancer that Mount St. Joseph basketball player Lauren › Continue Reading

The prestigious South by Southwest (SxSW) festival in Austin, Texas, brought together Mark Cuban of the “Shark Tank” TV show, the nation’s four top children’s hospitals and innovative startup firms wanting to impact pediatric digital health technologies. The four hospitals are › Continue Reading

Radiologists at Cincinnati Children’s are using social media to provide teaching points to other doctors, nurses and medical students. “These days radiology is 100 percent digital and so all of the images are electronic,” said Dr. Alex Towbin, a radiologist › Continue Reading

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s think they may have found a way to prevent pregnancy complications like stillbirth and prematurity. Dr. Sing Sing Way says microbes in a woman’s immune system can cause her body to not only block infection, but to also › Continue Reading

In an interview with WXIX Fox 19, Dr. Amy Guiot of Cincinnati Children’s discusses when parents of newborns should call their pediatricians. Watch the interview and learn more at the station’s website.

A new study authored by Jessica Graus Woo, associate professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s, reports that kids may be more likely to exercise when their friends take part. Study findings show that children and teens who did physical activities › Continue Reading

In the “Ask Well” section of The New York Times, Dr. Rohit Kohli, co-director of the fatty liver disease center at Cincinnati Children’s, discussed the correlation between fatty liver and sleep apnea. “If you have documented severe sleep apnea episodes during › Continue Reading

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati will begin clinical trials to determine whether Epidiolex, a drug processed from marijuana plants, can help ward off seizures in people with epilepsy. Dr. David Neal Franz, associate director of clinical › Continue Reading

A national survey of pediatricians and family doctors has shown that parents are asking to delay their kids’ vaccinations, and Dr. Robert Frenck of Cincinnati Children’s the Associated Press this could spread disease. Dr. Frenck, an infectious diseases specialist at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

The engaging story, “Raising Zay,” puts a spotlight on how one family deals with raising a transgender child and how the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Transgender Clinic is helping. Read the full story at

The printing of 3D heart models is helping Cincinnati Children’s cardiologists plan complex heart surgeries. 31-year-old Damon Mallott was born with congenital heart defects and recently started experiencing heart rhythm abnormalities. Doctors with the Heart Institute had to prepare for › Continue Reading

An intensive one-day workshop took place to help children who stutter know they are not alone in their journey. Fluency Friday was started more than 10 years ago and has become a collaborative effort with Cincinnati Children’s, University of Cincinnati › Continue Reading