Safety and Prevention

  Six children in India with complex spine deformities are standing straight and healthy today thanks to a mission trip led by surgeons from Cincinnati Children’s. The surgical team was headed by renowned spine surgeon Alvin Crawford, MD, and was › Continue Reading

Our pin of the week comes from bloggers at  It is a phone number bracelet that young children can wear when traveling in airports, parks, field trips, etc. There are many products on the market to help identify your › Continue Reading

A teen girl meets a “teen boy” online. The two talk via social networks and texts. Then the teen girl accepts an invitation to meet in person without her parents’ knowledge of the plans and without a complete understanding of › Continue Reading

This month we are sharing reader-submitted stories that reveal the true spirit of the holiday season. This is Erin’s story of understanding and friendship when it’s needed most. My name is Erin Moore and I am the mother of 4 › Continue Reading

The reports coming out of Newtown, Connecticut about the heinous acts that occurred today at Sandy Hook Elementary School will undoubtedly raise intense emotions for parents across our country and around the world. During the next few days though, it › Continue Reading

Our teens (and increasingly our tweens, typically ages 10 to 13) are spending more of their lives online and on their texting devices than ever before. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter make it uncannily easy for them to › Continue Reading

After several months of public speaking, newsletters, personal invitations and phone calls, my granddaughter Sam and her team ROCKED at Cincinnati Walks for Kids on October 20, 2012. She took her place on the stage at the walk that Saturday › Continue Reading

ACL Injuries The ACL is a ligament inside your knee that provides stability during activity. ACL tears happen most commonly in sports with running, jumping and change of direction. ACL tears occur two to six times more often in females › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is fortunate to have scores of dedicated supporters in our community and around the world. We are forever grateful for their ongoing support and contributions. Some supporters belong to formal fundraising auxiliaries that have provided hope and healing to our patients for › Continue Reading

Ah, October. It’s the epitome of the fall season and one of my favorite months of the year. I love it. The weather, festivals, pumpkin farms, hay rides and most importantly, Halloween! Our neighbors have a giant inflatable spider with light-up › Continue Reading

Kids can’t get a license to drive a car until they are 16 years old in most states. But no law stops them from hopping on an all-terrain vehicle and traveling at highway speeds without a helmet, seat belt or › Continue Reading

“Who are you walking for this year?” It’s a question you’ll hear asked frequently as we countdown to the 7th annual Cincinnati Walks for Kids on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Coney Island. As the walk coordinator, I get to hear › Continue Reading

Riddled with water damage, mold and asbestos, 7-year-old Yosselin Villatoro’s home was not a safe place for the young Cincinnati Children’s cancer patient.  For the past year, Yosselin has been battling metastatic osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer more commonly seen › Continue Reading

Barbara Belle, BA, Med, has worked at Cincinnati Children’s for six years. She currently serves as an education consultant in the Education and Learning Department and is a veteran volunteer for Cincinnati Walks for Kids.

Wow. Yesterday was long, emotional, draining and heartwarming. I went to a rural Mississippi area to see an extended family that lives on four houseboats. Isaac flooded the roadway to their homes and after more than a week, there is still › Continue Reading

I had a busy day yesterday, but was able to get out of the headquarters and into some of the areas damaged by Hurricane Isaac. Iron Chef celebrity Cat Cora, who is a native Mississippian, volunteered to assist with the › Continue Reading

Editor’s note: Kevin Titus, business director for the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Cincinnati Children’s, has headed to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to help nearly 900 American Red Cross volunteers working to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Isaac. He › Continue Reading

Kevin Titus, business director for the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Cincinnati Children’s, has headed to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to help nearly 900 American Red Cross volunteers working to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Isaac. He is working as the public affairs manager › Continue Reading

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s recently published a study showing that the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) has been effective in decreasing HPV infection, not only in immunized teenage girls but also in those who are not immunized. This is a phenomenon › Continue Reading

We often hear about keeping the elderly safe during extreme summer heat but kids are equally susceptible. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps are three reactions caused by exposure to high temperatures combined with high humidity – the kind of conditions › Continue Reading

From Cincinnati to Mexico to Belgium to Australia, vaccines to protect against rotavirus are significantly reducing deaths and hospitalizations from severe childhood diarrhea. Worldwide, rotavirus causes more than 453,000 deaths a year, according to the latest mortality estimates. That’s down › Continue Reading

Summertime bug bites are no picnic, but some insects—namely the bedbug—don’t care what time of year it is. Bedbug bites are often mistaken for bites made by other pests, like the mosquito. Both are vampire insects – feeding off human › Continue Reading

There is at least one thing that parents don’t want to bring home from the swimming pool this summer: shigellosis. It’s caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Most people infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps › Continue Reading

Have a happy 4th, but hold the fireworks. Or at least leave them in the hands of professionals, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises. Because thousands of people are treated for fireworks-related injuries in hospitals across the United States every › Continue Reading

It happens. Sometimes teen athletes collapse after showing no apparent warning signs. It happened to Sarah (Steel) Anderson. She went into cardiac arrest at 12 years old after coming home from a cheerleading camp. While she had never shown signs › Continue Reading