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Starting with my daughter’s 5-year well child visit, I could see she wasn’t a fan of getting shots. At that appointment, she ran out of the exam room in an attempt to avoid getting her 5-year immunizations. Over the years › Continue Reading

My 15-month-old daughter, McKenna, has my eyes, my hair, and smile. She also has the same deletion syndrome as I do: 22q11.2, or 22q for short. Also called DiGeorge syndrome, this condition is caused by the deletion of a piece › Continue Reading

Every parent knows what it’s like to lose the lovey. Your child is upset for some reason and the only thing that will help them is the stinky, tattered, faded cuddle you can’t find. In the medical field we call them › Continue Reading

On August 1st, we rolled out a new online “Save My Spot” queuing system that services all five urgent care locations. This system will be similar to services previously offered at our Mason, Anderson, and Green Township locations but with › Continue Reading

If you are like me, you may feel like this summer has flown by! My family just finished our back-to-school supply shopping and are gearing up for another year. As I passed through the rows of gel pens, disinfecting wipes, › Continue Reading

Breakfast: It Really Is Important When kids head back to school it becomes harder and harder to find time to get them to eat a healthy breakfast. Many kids want to use every last minute of the morning to sleep › Continue Reading

If you are the parent of a swimmer who is complaining of pain it’s important to take your young athlete’s concerns seriously. Most swimmers don’t have lasting pain, which means if your child does, it’s probably being caused by something › Continue Reading

My son, Bennett, is a curious, outgoing and energetic five year old. He has a love for “figuring it out” as I like to say, by exploring new things and learning how everything works. To watch him play with his › Continue Reading

Tonsils are credited with being one of the immune system’s first lines of defense – they trap airborne bacteria and virus particles as they are inhaled and keep them from entering the respiratory or GI systems. But even with all › Continue Reading

Earlier this month, Dr. Tom Kimball, a long-time cardiologist in the Heart Institute, completed a personal quest to run a marathon in all 50 states. He completed his 50th state marathon in Missoula, Montana on Sunday, July 15th, 2018. Only › Continue Reading

It may seem intimidating to talk to your children about keeping their bodies safe, but this conversation could make a dramatic impact on their safety and development. The Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children is dedicated to spreading the › Continue Reading

My large intestine has never worked properly, so constipation has been a major issue in my life from the time I was a baby. I can’t empty my bowels naturally. When I was little, we used enemas to get the › Continue Reading

My son, Gavin, woke up one morning during Winter break 2015 looking like a chipmunk. His eyes were swollen shut. His lips were three times their normal size. Lymph nodes on his chin and neck were enlarged. He had lesions › Continue Reading

Kidney stone disease in children is a major health concern. Childhood rates of stone disease have increased dramatically in the last 20 years.  There are multiple causes of kidney stones, including genetic conditions, environmental factors, and dietary habits.  Kidney stones › Continue Reading

You’ve just seen it, but what is it? That black “stuff” that sometimes comes out of bath toys and swims around with your children in the bathtub. It’s mold. The same stuff you’ve probably seen on humidifiers, or anything else › Continue Reading

That’s my 10-year-old son, Parker, in the photo above. He’s riding a bike. That might sound like a fairly typical activity for a kid his age. But for him, it’s miraculous. I can’t watch it without getting choked up. It’s a › Continue Reading

Today is a day of celebration – our ranking has climbed to #2 on U.S. News and World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking! Additionally, our specialty care has achieved the Top 10 in all 10 ranked specialties distinction – › Continue Reading

As a nurse practitioner in Cincinnati Children’s NICU, I meet parents on their happiest and most challenging of days. They’ve just welcomed a new baby into their family, but things aren’t going the way they’d hoped. It’s my job to › Continue Reading

Three years ago we received a call about a three-month-old boy, Sawyer, and his three-year-old brother, Gavin. We were told that there was something wrong with the baby’s liver and were asked if we were willing to take them. At › Continue Reading

When I was nine years old, my mom enrolled me in my first recreational dance class. She thought it would be a temporary hobby. One recreational class turned into nine years of competitive dancing, including countless out-of-town competitions and conventions. › Continue Reading

When my son Kelly was younger, he spent a lot of time with my sister and her family, especially in the summer months. He looked up to his Uncle Allen and cousins and always wanted to do what they did. › Continue Reading

It’s a question I am asked frequently as a colorectal surgeon. When parents first learn of their newborn’s anorectal malformation, or imperforate anus, they have many questions and concerns. Like all new parents, they want the very best start for › Continue Reading

Has your child been diagnosed with a conversion disorder, functional gastrointestinal or neurological disorder, chronic pain, or syncope? All of these diagnoses have something in common: somatic symptoms. Somatic symptoms are caused by disruptions in how the brain and the › Continue Reading

As the weather is finally getting warmer, your kids are probably itching to get outside to play. We know that kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble, but there are important things parents can do to ensure that › Continue Reading

Achoo! It’s the time of year when seasonal allergies peak. But in reality, allergic symptoms can happen year round. That’s because there’s just as many indoor allergens as there are outdoor. And for kids with asthma and allergies, this can › Continue Reading