Safety and Prevention
Respiratory Illness: It’s Time to Play Defense
There’s no denying it, it’s flu season. And RSV season. And cold season. It seems everyone probably knows someone who is sick. It’s that time of year. But that doesn’t
Food Allergy vs Intolerance: What’s the Difference?
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your son has a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch and 10 minutes later has hives around his mouth. Your daughter eats a bowl of ice cream and a
Holiday Plants: Friend or Foe?
I love decorating our home for the holidays, and my kids really get into it too. Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, we pull out the decorations from the
The Dangers of Tiny Magnets and Button Batteries
Those tiny magnets that hold reminders to your fridge can cause big harm to a child who swallows them, says Wendy Pomerantz, MD, an emergency physician with Cincinnati Children’s. The magnets
Helmet, Adult Supervision Key to Safe Sledding
Old Man Winter has made his presence known early this year, even though the first day of winter technically isn’t until December 21. For kids, his early arrival is more
Reliving the Memories of Two Premature Births
Whether it was his intent or not, Benjamin Scot did an amazing thing for prematurity awareness month when he began capturing footage of his premature infant son just days after
Protect Your Family From Whooping Cough
The bacteria bordetella pertussis has taken up residence in Greater Cincinnati and is leaving many babies, children and adults gasping for their breath. Bordatella pertussis is the bacteria which causes
Parents Form Charlie’s Kids Foundation After Losing Son to SIDS
After losing our son to SIDS, we created Charlie's Kids, a foundation to educate the public on safe sleeping environments for infants.
Online Breast Milk: It’s Too Risky
A study that is out today in the November issue of Pediatrics, has found that samples of human breast milk, purchased online, overwhelmingly contained potentially harmful bacteria. Dr. Sheela Geraghty,
The Flu: Why We Take it Seriously
March 8, 2012 – The twins are sick! Both of them have fevers and are coughing a ton! March 11, 2012 – Still both very sick and haven’t slept much
Awareness Needed: Babies Born With Drug Withdrawal
I can’t tell just by looking at a newborn if he will have post-birth drug withdrawal. At least not at first. It usually takes 48-72 hours after birth, and sometimes
Many of Our Nation’s Teenagers are Hurting…
… a lot more than most of us realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year, 4,600 young lives end too soon as a result of suicide. In a
Life After Swallowing A Button Battery
Mother shares her story of discovery, diagnosis, treatment and life after her one-year-old swallowed a button battery.
Choosing a Booster Seat
One mom's experience and advice on choosing a booster seat.
Baby Girl Wears a Helmet to Treat Plagiocephaly
Cincinnati Children's discusses the possible causes of Plagiocephaly in children. A mother shares her advice for ways to deal with this common condition.
Epinephrine: it’s still our fail safe
A recent CNN news story sent shock waves through me. As a mother of a child with multiple food allergies, including nuts, I’ve always been mentally reassured by his epinephrine
4 guidelines for safe babysitting
Like delivering the newspaper, babysitting is often a child’s first paying job. The freedom, independence, and potential for earning money make this milestone a very exciting period in a young
Parents: Talk to your kids about the cinnamon challenge
By now you’ve probably heard of the so-called cinnamon challenge. It’s been around for a long time, but has grown in popularity due to videos posted on YouTube. And while
Vaportini: alcohol and vapors are a risky combination
Parents need to be aware of a dangerous new trend in alcohol consumption – and it doesn’t involve drinking, but rather, breathing. Dubbed the “Vaportini,” this new device hit the