Teens and Lack of Sleep: The Impact and What to Do About It
Teens and lack of sleep starts in early adolescence and typically gets worse each year through high school. The impact of this is wide-ranging, including the lack of emotion regulation, decrease in school performance, and increase in driving accident rates. Read to learn what parents can do about it:
Fit Kits: A Few Take-Aways From A Feasibility Study
Families are busier than ever, and meals don’t need to be expensive and labor-intensive to be healthy. Our HealthWorks! program developed a "fit kits" program for a local school to help families put a healthy meal on the table and get on a path to better health. Read a few of their key learnings:
Swimming Pain: Where Does It Come From?
If you're child is a swimmer and has lasting pain, it’s probably being caused by something other than muscle soreness or too much swimming. Here are three types of pain your swimmer could experience, and suggestions for when it’s time to see a medical professional.
Tonsils 101: When It’s Time for Them to Be Removed
Removing tonsils, officially called a tonsillectomy, is one of the most common surgeries performed at Cincinnati Children’s and there are two main reasons why the procedure may be needed.
Dr. Kimball Completes Marathon Quest
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
Preventing Kidney Stones: 4 Ways to Get Kids to Drink More Water
Kidney stones can lead to many health problems such as increased pain, lower quality of life, and the need for surgical interventions. Drinking enough water and avoiding sugary drinks are two key steps for preventing kidney stones in kids. Here's how:
Moldy Bath Toys: How Dangerous Are They?
Certain bath toys can retain water and develop mold on the inside, which can be harmful is swallowed. Follow these tips for cleaning and preventing mold in your kids' toys.
10-Year-Old With Traumatic Brain Injury Re-Learns How to Ride Bike
Doctors didn't expect Parker to live after he sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. However, 14 months later, he has not only survived but recently learned how to ride a bike at BeWell bike camp.
6 Steps to Help Control Allergic Asthma in Kids
About 80-90% of kids who have asthma also have allergies, or allergic asthma. Kids need a comprehensive plan to treat it, as a single intervention isn't effective. Read a pediatric allergist's six steps to help get it under control.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: What is it?
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is caused by a virus and typically starts as a fever and rash. The rash is most commonly found on the hands, feet and inside the mouth, but it can also be found on other places, especially in the diaper area.
Growing up with Apraxia of Speech: 6 Things That Helped Me
Joanna, a young adult with apraxia of speech, wants those who are younger than her to live a fulfilling life and have hope. Read six things that have helped her along the way.
5 Myths About Acne in Adolescents and Teens
There is a lot of misinformation out there about acne! One of our dermatologists dispels some of the myths about this common problem in adolescents and teens.
Ear Tubes: What Parents Need To Know
Ear infections are common in childhood but for some kids, they happen often enough that pressure equalizing tubes or PE tubes become a treatment option.
4 Things To Know About Reoccurring Kidney Stones in Kids
If your child has had one kidney stone, he or she is 50% more likely to get another one. Read why reoccurring kidney stones in kids can be problematic.
Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer
It is important to understand the differences between viruses and bacterial infections in order to avoid using antibiotics inappropriately. Learn how to determine when antibiotics are needed.
Myths of Bedwetting and Helping Kids Cope Emotionally
Bedwetting is a common and frustrating condition for about 5-10% of children ages 5-7. Here are 4 myths about bedwetting parents should understand and ways to help your child cope emotionally.
14 Reasons to Call Your Newborn’s Doctor
Bringing home a newborn is exciting, exhausting and a little overwhelming! Save this list of symptoms that necessitate a call to your baby's doctor.
4 Practical Tips to Help Avoid Gestational Diabetes
Making healthy lifestyle choices can help pregnant women avoid gestational diabetes. Read some practical tips to help prevent the condition:
Walking Pneumonia: 101 for Parents
Walking pneumonia isn't typically as severe as typical pneumonia, but it needs treatment. Learn more about the symptoms and when your child should see a doctor.