Research and Discoveries

Comparative effectiveness research is all the rage in medical and political circles these days. It’s the simple-sounding concept of comparing treatments and interventions to figure out which one is best for which patients. It’s not something we’ve done a lot › Continue Reading

The news out of Cincinnati Children’s last week that the age of onset of puberty in girls continues to decline made headlines around the world. A study by Frank Biro, MD, director of Adolescent Medicine, showed that the number of › Continue Reading

Take a moment to imagine a large quantity of something – it can be anything. Got it? Ok, so how much of “something” did you imagine? One hundred? One-hundred thousand? These are both considered large quantities, yet both values pale › Continue Reading

In pediatric medical circles, we take any opportunity to remind anyone who will listen that “children are not small adults.” We make the distinction because treating children takes special care. You can’t just take adult medicine and “cut it down › Continue Reading

We all know computers can do amazing things. But reduce preterm births? No way, right? Well, maybe. One of our neonatologists presented research at the annual meeting of Pediatric Academic Societies earlier this month that explains how. Through computer analysis › Continue Reading

A recap of this week’s news stories (in no particular order) that caught our eye … let us know what you think. Comment below or follow us on Twitter @CincyChildrens for more health news! Oxygen Therapy May Help Preemies Avoid › Continue Reading

A report released today by Cincinnati Children’s and the strategic planning initiative Vision 2015 indicates that many children in Northern Kentucky face a future of poor health as they are threatened by unhealthy environments.  If you’re not familiar with Cincinnati-area › Continue Reading

Continuing a refrain she used during her visit to Cincinnati Children’s a couple weeks ago, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of  Health and Human Services, told a group of reporters from across the country that making improvement in health care information technology › Continue Reading

There was a time that when the feds talked about quality in terms of Medicare and Medicaid, they were referring to fraud. If you weren’t stealing, you ran a quality program. Times have changed, thankfully. It’s still wrong to steal, › Continue Reading

Solving the puzzle of unacceptably high prematurity rates in the United States isn’t just a matter of finding the right pieces and fitting them together. It can also require doing something extraordinary before even knowing where to look. Experts say › Continue Reading

In November, I introduced the issue of prematurity as one that we care deeply about at Cincinnati Children’s. Since that time, the March of Dimes has issued their annual report card, and the news for Ohio isn’t good.  In the › Continue Reading

The effectiveness of biomedical research in the United States is undermined by an inconsistent “bust-boom-bust” funding cycle, according to an editorial written by Thomas F. Boat, M.D., a physician in the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Appearing Jan. 13 › Continue Reading

Something very significant happened early Sunday morning at Cincinnati Children’s. Something the patients and their families didn’t even notice. But something that was a major step toward making their care safer and more effective. The techies among us call it › Continue Reading

A Quality New Year

The Ohio Department of Health started off the New Year on the right foot by launching a consumer-friendly website allowing people to compare quality (and eventually pricing) data of Ohio hospitals.  The ODH’s new Ohio Hospital Compare website went live › Continue Reading