Health Issue: Born with Heart Defect and Lost to Care
About 550,000 teens and adults are "lost to care": Born with a heart condition and are not being cared for by a doctor trained to treat and manage them.
Born With a Heart Defect: Q&A About The COVID-19 Vaccine
At last the coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine is here. In Ohio, Phase 1b includes vaccinations for those with preexisting medical conditions. What does that mean for people who have adult congenital
How Will Congenital Heart Disease Affect My Pregnancy?
If you have adult congenital heart disease, it's important to see a specialist and learn how it might affect your pregnancy.
Top Tips for Successful Telehealth Visits
These days, you can do just about anything from the comfort of your own home, and that includes a visit with a healthcare provider. Telehealth appointments offer convenience for parents and kids alike. But before you hop into a video visit, we’ve got some tips to make your telehealth visit go smoothly.
Defeating Period Problems in Girls with Disabilities
Young girls usually get their first period between ages 10 and 15. This age range is typically the same for teens and tweens with mental and/or physical disabilities. And while
Teens: Is COVID Stressing You Out? Here’s Help
So, COVID-19 sucks, right? If you’ve noticed that you’ve felt anxious, fearful, worried or stressed more than normal…well, you’re not alone. Our entire world has changed because of COVID-19. It’s
Is Your Teen Stressed Because of COVID? Here’s Help
Teens have had a lot to deal with this year, from challenges of remote or blended learning to COVID-19 restrictions that have likely put a damper on their social life.
How to Treat and Prevent Diaper Rash
Diaper rash isn’t fun for parents or babies. Fortunately, you can treat most cases of it at home and it often clears up quickly. About 1 in every 4 babies
Home for the Holidays? Maybe Not During COVID-19
COVID-19 numbers are increasing at record numbers in much of the country and my fear is the infection rate will only get worse if people do not take proper precautions this holiday season.
Changing Care for Kids with Diabetes: How Tech Is Making an Impact
For kids with diabetes, advances in technology go well beyond accessing the latest online game or social app. These advances mean better healthcare: longer-lasting insulin, more accuracy in measuring blood
Halloween During COVID-19: Advice from the Expert
As you’re thinking through your comfort level and making plans for Halloween, here are some of the most common question I’m getting and my answers.
A New Scoliosis Treatment: Vertebral Body Tethering
Vertebral body tethering (VBT) is a non-fusion surgical treatment for scoliosis that was recently approved for pediatric patients. Learn more about the surgery, and patients for whom it may be an option.
Talking With Kids About Mental Illness
An estimated one in five adults in the United States is diagnosed with a mental illness. And nearly half of all teens have a mental disorder.* That means chances are
All About Periods
It might not excite you to talk about periods, but they’re important to discuss. If you’re reading this, you likely have a child or know someone special in your life
Four Things To Know About Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic blood disorder in the United States. It is also often misunderstood. Learn four things about sickle cell and the people it affects.
Parents: talk to your kids about the Benadryl challenge
The Benadryl challenge is the newest social media game which can be quite dangerous, and potentially fatal. What is it? The Benadryl challenge is something many kids first saw on
What To Do When Encountering Racism with Children
Conversations about racism can be difficult. Confronting racism when we encounter it can be even more challenging. These tips and guidance for parents will help them be prepared to stand up if needed and help kids process what has happened.
Tips for Choosing Masks for Kids
As a parent, you might be wondering what to look for in a mask, where to look for it, and how the different masks compare.
A Parent’s Guide to Reading Concerns During COVID
At Cincinnati Children’s Reading & Literacy Discovery Center we can help answer questions about your child’s reading abilities through our expert team of specialists.
How to Read a Label For Food Allergies
Every child with food allergies is different. Some need to avoid even the most minuscule amounts of an allergen, while others may be tolerant of those very small amounts. Learn how to read a label for food allergies so that those allergens can be avoided.