Posts From Kate Setter

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

We all know computers can do amazing things. But reduce preterm births? No way, right? Well, maybe. One of our neonatologists presented research at the annual meeting of Pediatric Academic Societies earlier this month that explains how. Through computer analysis › Continue Reading

The Healthy Choices for Healthy Children legislation we discussed a couple of months back (here, and here) passed in the Ohio Senate yesterday afternoon. Cincinnati Children’s and the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association have strongly supported this bill from its infancy › Continue Reading

ABC recently wrapped up a six-part primetime series called “Food Revolution” in which celebrity chef Jamie Oliver overhauled school lunches at a school system in Huntington, West Virginia, the most overweight city in the United States. A Washington Post article › Continue Reading

We’ve written several times in this space about our global health efforts and the contributions clinicians and researchers at Cincinnati Children’s have made and are making to child health around the world. Today, we focus on our fine clinicians and researchers who were born in other countries › Continue Reading

A recap of this week’s news stories (in no particular order) that caught our eye … let us know what you think. Comment below or follow us on Twitter @CincyChildrens for more health news! Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative › Continue Reading

A recap of last week’s news stories (in no particular order) that caught our eye … let us know what you think. Comment below or follow us on Twitter @CincyChildrens for more health news! U.S. Students Suffering From Internet Addiction Reuters › Continue Reading

About the time we launched this blog last fall, several other children’s hospitals around the country were embarking on similar endeavors. It’s been interesting for us to see the approach that each organization has taken and the different resulting blogs. › Continue Reading

This is just a quick “shout out” to the late Dr. Albert Sabin as we mark the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. administration of his oral polio vaccine.  That first administration was also the first approved clinical trail of › Continue Reading

A report released today by Cincinnati Children’s and the strategic planning initiative Vision 2015 indicates that many children in Northern Kentucky face a future of poor health as they are threatened by unhealthy environments.  If you’re not familiar with Cincinnati-area › Continue Reading

A recap of this week’s news stories (in no particular order) that caught our eye … let us know what you think. Comment below or follow us on Twitter @CincyChildrens  for more health news! Tobacco in Candy-like Form Can Poison › Continue Reading

 A recap of this week’s news stories (in no particular order) that caught our eye … let us know what you think. Comment below or follow us on Twitter @CincyChildrens for more health news! Doctors Face Board Specialty ‘Expiration Dates’ › Continue Reading

When visitors pull into the circle drive at the front of Cincinnati Children’s, they are greeted by a display of flags representing some of the countries from which our patients travel to receive care. It’s a lovely part of the › Continue Reading

Let’s Move! It’s a great suggestion, right? We think so, and here’s why: Let’s Move is a nationwide campaign with a single goal: to solve the problem of childhood obesity in a generation, so that children born today can reach › Continue Reading

Atul Gawande’s recently released book, The Checklist Manifesto, caught our attention last week as Dr. Gawande was making the media rounds. We’re clearly not in the business of reviewing books (but here’s one courtesy of the New York Times, if › Continue Reading

A few days ago, we posted a synopsis of the first part of the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Act that is working its way through both the Senate and House of Representatives in Ohio. The bill proposes 3 key › Continue Reading

As we mentioned back in November, Dr. Lisa Simpson, director of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s, recently testified on behalf of the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Act that is making its way through the Ohio State House › Continue Reading

In November, I introduced the issue of prematurity as one that we care deeply about at Cincinnati Children’s. Since that time, the March of Dimes has issued their annual report card, and the news for Ohio isn’t good.  In the › 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

According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, President Obama’s approval rating is less than 50% for the first time in his presidency. A political debate is not something we wish to begin here, but speculation is that this › Continue Reading

Want to have a little faith in the health reform efforts? History could teach us a thing or two about how to navigate health care reform and how to be patient with the process. “The history of American agriculture suggests that you › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s, the month of October is being affectionately referred to as “baptism of fire.” H1N1 hit our emergency departments hard — nearly 800 patients in one day at the two EDs combined (normal numbers are 350-400). But the › Continue Reading

Leaping to the top

The results of the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey are in and Cincinnati Children’s is tops! Only eight pediatric institutions and 45 hospitals of any kind were named one of this year’s Top Hospitals. Our rigorous quality and safety work continues › Continue Reading

Surprise, surprise: America has a weight problem. Of course, it’s no surprise. Look around. The only surprise is that despite all the evidence of how harmful obesity is — high blood pressure, heart disease, premature death, diabetes — it’s getting › Continue Reading

Monday afternoon at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 175 people from communities throughout Greater Cincinnati gathered with a common purpose. Each person is ready to do what he or she can to reduce the instance of premature birth in our region. › Continue Reading