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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

The prevalence of kids who are overweight or obese is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, 39.6% of kids between the ages of 2-19 are overweight and 18.5% are obese. What’s even more concerning is that these statistics seem › Continue Reading

As a clinician who has completed psychiatric assessments in the Emergency Department and now teaches suicide prevention, I believe knowing the warning signs of suicide can be helpful for parents in addressing the needs of their child. These warning signs › Continue Reading

Studies suggest that the majority of people who die by suicide give warning signs beforehand, but the signs are not always obvious.  We all – as parents, friends, family and community members – need to be looking for the warning › Continue Reading

As a dietitian in the Center for Better Health and Nutrition, parents often tell me that they spend a lot of time packing their kids’ lunches, only to find the majority of it coming back home. This situation can be › Continue Reading

When Roman was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 18 months old, we were solely focused on his survival. Receiving a diagnosis like this felt like a typhoon and a tornado hitting us at the same time. Complete devastation and total helplessness. › Continue Reading

To the grandparents of kids with complex medical conditions, and especially my kids’ grandparents: I salute you. I salute you, because there are not enough words or a combination of words to express how much we appreciate you.  I salute › Continue Reading

It’s that time of year again – kids are heading back to school and carting their many supplies to and fro. When used correctly, backpacks are the safest and most efficient way to carry something heavy and distribute the weight › Continue Reading

Navigating the school years can be challenging for any parent, but can be particularly daunting when your child has ADHD. One of the most crucial first steps at the beginning of each year is to talk to your child’s teacher. › Continue Reading

The short answer to this question is, as long as possible. Previously, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stated that children are safer riding rear-facing up to age 2. The AAP recently removed the specific age milestone. Now, the latest › Continue Reading

It’s a common (and sometimes hilarious) scenario: a preschooler walks into the room with chocolate all over her face and claims that she didn’t eat a cookie. While it can be funny and at the same time disconcerting to hear › Continue Reading

Before kids take the field on crisp fall nights for sports like football and soccer, they get ready for the season in the heat of the summer. With heat indices regularly reaching triple digits in some parts of the country, › Continue Reading

The disparity in breastfeeding statistics across neighborhoods in Hamilton County is staggering. Only 1 in 3 babies receive any mother’s milk in one neighborhood, compared to almost every baby in another neighborhood. The Benefits It is important for employers, providers, › Continue Reading

Summer calls for us to be outside – spending time away from home and out in the sun. You’ve packed the sunscreen and water, but if your kids take medications, you may need to consider a few more things. The › Continue Reading

Aches and pains are a normal part of childhood, which can make it difficult to recognize and diagnose conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Early diagnosis of JIA is key, as the sooner kids are diagnosed, the sooner treatment › Continue Reading

I would like to start by saying congratulations! Preparing for a newborn baby is an exciting time in any parent’s life. Receiving the news that your baby has a cleft lip/palate can be overwhelming, but preparation up front can be helpful › Continue Reading

Houston, you have a problem As a top 50, nationally-ranked squash player, fitness and endurance have been a key part of my life. However, during an important squash tournament in July 2016, I started feeling short of breath, fatigued and › Continue Reading

Chest pain can be disconcerting for kids and parents alike. This is evident in a previous blog post we wrote about the topic – we have received more than 700 comments and questions from readers of all ages! Our goal › Continue Reading

Our lives forever changed on July 31, 2017, when we received a call from our babysitter. She thought something was wrong with our daughter, Claudia, as she was complaining of a severe headache, slurred speech, and inability to lift her › Continue Reading

Many children experience challenges with sensory processing and integration. Our senses help us interpret the world around us. The way we process and integrate sensory information determines how we react to sound, sight, smell, touch, taste, and movement. Children who › Continue Reading

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are a fantastic sight, and a part of many families’ summer celebrations. But the reality is that they are also involved in a significant number of injuries to children each year. In fact, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission › Continue Reading

A Letter To My Son’s Heart Surgeon: I passed you in the hall today. I recognized you immediately, even though we’ve only spoken a few times. Your face and your hands are emblazoned in my memory. You held my son’s › Continue Reading

I first learned I had scoliosis when I was in the sixth grade. My mom was rubbing my back and she thought it felt weird. Therefore, we went to the doctor and she used a measuring tool to determine that › Continue Reading

When you’re the parent of an infant, there’s a lot to think about and consider – especially when it comes to safety. There are practices for safe sleeping, car seat riding, bathing, diapering, and the list goes on and on. › Continue Reading

With so many sunscreen products on the market, it can be a challenge to know which one is best for protecting your family’s skin. Here’s what you should look for on the product label when buying sunscreen this summer. 1. › Continue Reading

U.S. News and World Report released its annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings this morning, and we are excited to share that Cincinnati Children’s ranks No. 3 on the 2019-20 honor roll of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation.  As › Continue Reading