In the News

Vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round against flu in the resource-challenged region of subtropical Nepal reduced infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 percent, increased birth weights by 15 percent and resulted in babies having less influenza, according to › Continue Reading

Students in the 5th and 6th grades at South Avondale Elementary School participated in a new after-school science club as an opportunity to learn more about STEM-related careers. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. Mentors › Continue Reading

On Saturday, June 3, StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s will host the sixth annual Amateur Cornhole Classic at Diggs Bar and Grill. StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s exists to meet the medical, spiritual and emotional needs of terminally ill children › Continue Reading

Parents trying to help transition their children with special needs into adulthood often struggle to find support services. “A lot of families describe this next stage in life as falling off a cliff,” said Janet Seide, a family outreach associate › Continue Reading

Hannah Moore was much like any teenager, until she began to experience severe pain.  That’s when her fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome were diagnosed. Now, she is largely back to being a normal teen, thanks in part to the Fit Teens › Continue Reading

Two students at the Perlman Center will have an easier time getting around now that they have their own custom-modified toy cars. Students from Butler Tech engineering programs at Lakota East High School worked for several months on fitting each › Continue Reading

Breastfeeding positively impacts the life course of both maternal and child health, however, great inequities in breastfeeding initiation and duration rates still occur, particularly in the African American community according to doctors at Cincinnati Children’s. To help all mothers and › Continue Reading

Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart condition that occurs in about 1 in 2,000 newborns. It’s a rare disease characterized by a set of four physical defects that prevent a newborn’s heart from pumping the oxygen-rich blood it needs. › Continue Reading

A photography exhibit that showcases work of Cincinnati Children’s patients and families of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is taking place on May 5. A variety of pieces will be on display at a gallery reception, “PEACe Framed,” › Continue Reading

Mental health experts and public health officials are concerned that a Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, may be glorifying suicide. In fact, they recommend that no young person challenged by depression, severe conflict or suicidal thinking watch this series. Learn › Continue Reading

May 2 marks World Asthma Day, a day to improve asthma awareness and care around the world and here in Cincinnati. The Queen City has a higher rate of asthma and hospitalizations from asthma.  This is due in part to › Continue Reading

The littlest patients at Cincinnati Children’s received a special gift from the Cincinnati Zoo on Friday. Babies in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) received onesies featuring a picture of baby hippo Fiona, who was born premature at the Zoo › Continue Reading

Leica and Chevy are two dogs with a special gift: They soothe and comfort people in tough situations. The two super-pups were among 15 chosen by Milk-Bone brand dog treats after a nationwide search to uncover the four-legged heroes who › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is working with a Washington, DC-based learning collaborative called Building Community Resilience. Together with more than 20 Greater Cincinnati organizations, the group is working to improve child health and development by building networks of resilience to help children › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Ben Gurion University in Israel recently launched Xact Medical, a new company the hospital and University formed to commercialize the FIND system—Fast Intelligent Needle Delivery. FIND extends and enhances clinician capabilities and control for › Continue Reading

Asthma is a major health problem for many children and their families in the Cincinnati area. It’s also difficult for many families to bring their children to the hospital for appointments, particularly during the school year. Cincinnati Children’s is piloting › Continue Reading

Young children have a tendency to touch everything and new research shows it could be posing a health risk for kids who frequent environments where people have been smoking. A pilot study at Cincinnati Children’s is the first to find › Continue Reading

A recent article in The New Yorker featuring four female members of a surgical team gazing down over a patient on an operating table led to a female surgeon in Wisconsin challenging others to replicate the image in real life. › Continue Reading

Studies have shown good nutrition, hydration and proper sleep play a huge role in academic success for your child. Mary Pat Turon-Findley is a clinical dietician at Cincinnati Children’s and shares some important tips for parents at

Cradle Cincinnati released its latest report on infant mortality in Hamilton County that says the rate has dropped to 8.96 for every 1,000 births between 2012 and 2016.  That’s down from 10 deaths for every 1,000 births a decade ago. › Continue Reading

The Cincinnati Children’s 13th annual Celestial Ball at the Duke Energy Convention Center raised more than $1 million for community health initiatives aimed at creating safer, healthier futures for kids in Cincinnati. Themed “Let’s Go Places . . . Together,” › Continue Reading

One in every 68 kids in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum. Cincinnati Children’s is recruiting Tri-State families to be a part of the nation’s largest autism study that could help find more treatment options. Cincinnati Children’s is participating › Continue Reading

Baby boxes appear to be the latest trend to promote safe sleep in infants. It’s a cardboard box that serves as a place for a newborn to sleep that comes with some baby necessities and a mattress at the bottom. › Continue Reading

In 2007, Gabby Rodriguez was born a healthy, happy girl and began developing on track with her three older siblings. But about a year and a half later, her mother, Jody, noticed she began regressing; her little girl, who had › Continue Reading

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological disease that occurs when the immune system attacks myelin, the protective sheath around nerves. Arlene Weintraub from the trade outlet FierceBiotech writes about Cincinnati Children’s scientists using a microRNA called miR-219 to stimulate › Continue Reading