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A dog is a girl’s best friend.  At least, Chevy was Katie’s best friend for a season.  Someone who showed up when life was at its worst.  When I had not seen her smile in weeks, Chevy brought her smile › Continue Reading

When a child first receives a cancer diagnosis, the news impacts the entire family. Everyone processes the experience differently, but typical reactions can include fear, shock, disbelief, guilt, confusion, anger and sadness. Our team in the Patient and Family Wellness › Continue Reading

When kids head back to school, they sometimes bring home more than just homework and dirty clothes. This is the time of year when we start to see a rise in cases of lice in children. According to the Centers › Continue Reading

The bulk of eye injuries in the United States happen to children. About 24% of those injuries take place during sports and recreational activities. The good news is that the vast majority of them can be prevented. In fact, the › Continue Reading

The short answer is no. Parents are usually surprised to learn that frequent snoring in children is often concerning. Aside from when your child has a cold, which may block the nasal passageways, snoring that occurs frequently is abnormal and › Continue Reading

As a whole, adolescents and teens are getting too little sleep. The deficit starts in early adolescence and typically gets worse each year through high school. In fact, about 75-80% of seniors are getting less than eight hours on school › Continue Reading

Families face many challenges when working to get a healthy meal on the table. Time, energy, and expense are a few that come to mind. As a dietitian in the Center for Better Health and Nutrition, I’m always looking for › Continue Reading

This could easily be a satirical blog post where the author writes “250 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Family’s Morning Routine!” Because, let’s be honest, the morning struggle is real. Getting your family out of the house on time, without any › Continue Reading

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

Now, if you need pediatric urgent care, you can choose “Save My Spot” to secure your spot in line and wait where you’re comfortable. This system is available at all five Cincinnati Children’s urgent care locations, including Burnet and Liberty › 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