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2018 was an amazing year at Cincinnati Children’s! From groundbreaking research, to memorable moments and amazing people, it was certainly a year to remember. Here are the top 10 stories from 2018 shown in alphabetical order: Advances in Organoid Medicine This year › Continue Reading

Our world has drastically changed in the last few months, and we’re needing to do things that we never expected. Wearing face masks is probably at the top of that list! We explained the important reasons for wearing masks in › Continue Reading

As more shelter-in-place orders are relaxing, the CDC recommends that all people, including children, wear masks outside of the home when it’s not possible to maintain six feet of distance from others. In general, staying home and keeping your distance › Continue Reading

The silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic has been that it doesn’t appear to affect children as much as it does adults. The majority of kids who have been infected have fully recovered and their symptoms tend to be more › Continue Reading

Like a lot of parents, I am concerned about many aspects of COVID-19. Among numerous other things, I’m worried about what will happen if my kids get sick or hurt during the pandemic. I can’t tell you how many times › Continue Reading

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a significant drop in well-child visits at Cincinnati Children’s and at pediatric offices throughout our community. At the height of the stay-at-home orders, our visits were at about one-third of typical and now, we’re › Continue Reading

We’ve been sheltering-in-place and managing our lives around the new coronavirus, COVID-19, for quite some time now. As a child psychologist, I figured that eventually our mental health would be impacted by it. Recently I saw a statistic that confirmed › Continue Reading

As the weather gets nicer and restrictions start to be lifted, we all hope we’re closer to playing and watching sports again. As the transition to more activity begins it’s important for parents to understand that your child will need › Continue Reading

To say that parents are stressed and overwhelmed right now is an understatement. There’s so much uncertainty. Many parents have lost their jobs or are facing the potential. Our social outlets have been reduced to online interactions. Those who are › Continue Reading

Like many families across the country, we are anxious about the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19.   However, our family may be different from some in that we are used to being cautious during viral outbreaks such as influenza. Our daughter, › Continue Reading

The unknown is scary, and there are a lot of unknowns in our current situation.  While it’s unsettling to live with so much uncertainty, our family has been trying to focus on the positives. We’re appreciating how much down time we have. Like › Continue Reading

Taking care of your family’s mental health is just as important as taking care of their physical health.  During this time of stress and uncertainty related to COVID-19, now is a great time to teach children how to do this!  › Continue Reading

More time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic means more meals are being consumed at home, too. I figured families might be struggling with lunch ideas, given that this meal is most often eaten outside of the home during school and work. › Continue Reading

As people around the country deal with longer and longer periods of isolation due to COVID-19, we asked Dr. Robert Frenck, medical director of the division of infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children’s, to answer some common questions from families living › Continue Reading

Whether it’s working-from-home, or digital learning, we’re doing more from home than ever before. For athletes who have sustained an injury and are in the rehab phase, this period of staying at home can still be useful in your recovery › Continue Reading

Currently, we’re all facing new challenges we’ve never encountered before. Among them are parents helping their children through remote learning while managing all of their other responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a teacher in the Center for School Services › Continue Reading

Parents are likely feeling overwhelmed right now, as they are trying to help their children navigate the many changes that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as managing their own stress and responsibilities. Further, I have to imagine that › Continue Reading

Like most of you reading this, I am figuring out how to keep my children and myself physically active without the normal routine of school and sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are certainly challenging times for all of us. › Continue Reading

Preventing illnesses, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, is at the top of all of our minds. While it’s not practical to think that we can avoid 100% of illnesses, having a healthy immune system is an important part of › Continue Reading

Location closures: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and current patient volumes, our Eastgate, Mason, and Northern Kentucky locations are closed until further notice. This includes Urgent Care at Mason. The Psychiatry Partial Hospitalization Program is also closed at this time. These closures will › Continue Reading

COVID-19 is at the top of everyone’s minds and we’re all wondering how to prevent it. I’ve seen some inaccurate information on social media about drinking vinegar and bleach to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. And I’d like to address it › Continue Reading

Many of our patients face an increased risk from the broad impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). Because of this, we are providing our families with the following tips and strategies to help them mentally cope at home.  Ways That Patients Can › Continue Reading

New things and situations are anxiety producing, and COVID-19 is no exception. So much is unknown about the disease, and things seem to be changing quickly. This can be worrisome for both adults and kids. Parents may be wondering how › Continue Reading

COVID-19 is spreading in the United States and it is important for parents and caregivers of immunocompromised children and teens to be diligent about precautions and make some preparations.   We don’t know enough about COVID-19 to be able to predict the impact it will › Continue Reading

You wouldn’t know it by looking at her, but my seven-year-old daughter, Soraya, is a particularly anxious child. I say that because on the outside, she is cheerful and colorful. She wears bright-colored clothing and has the best attitude and › Continue Reading

Recently my 14 year-old son, Cecil, attended his class trip to New York City and Washington DC. While this sounds like a typical milestone for many teens, this trip and the preparation for going on the trip, were anything but › Continue Reading