Dr. Victor Garcia, founding director of Trauma Services at Cincinnati Children’s, was recently named Multicultural Leader at the 6th Annual Ohio Diversity Leadership Conference. The statewide award, presented on October 24, recognizes individuals of color who have made a difference › Continue Reading

Can you believe December is almost over? We hope you all had a wonderful Holiday. Our pin of the week comes from the blog realdanagentry.com . It is an idea for celebrating new years with children.  The idea is to › Continue Reading

Last we met the Vaughn family, they told a story of a fragile Christmas baby who was fighting for his life. When Lisa and Anthony Vaughn’s son was born on Christmas Day, 2008, they named him Immanuel. He weighed 1 › Continue Reading

Our pin of the week comes from the blog solandrachel.com. Now that holiday decorating is in full swing many kids are interested in what mom and dad are doing with the sparkly things around the house. This pin is a › Continue Reading

In the words of Lemony Snicket, “the holiday season – like all the other seasons – is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life and be grateful › Continue Reading

Ever since he was a kid, Jeff Geoppinger’s family has made a special delivery for the holidays: They drop off a gingerbread house to the nurses who took care of Jeff as a baby. Jeff’s mom, Jewel, has held a › Continue Reading

The holidays are officially here – the mall has transformed into a winter wonderland and families everywhere are perfecting their Thanksgiving menu for tomorrow. For me, the holidays mean relaxing, having fun with family and friends, and of course eating › Continue Reading

Avondale citizens had an early morning wake-up call recently. The Cincinnati Incomparable AllStars marching band led a crowd on an Asthma Awareness Walk last Sunday. Employees from Cincinnati Children’s, the Jovante Woods Foundation, the Cincinnati Police Department District 4 and › Continue Reading

It’s long been a challenge for road safety advocates: how to increase the use of child safety restraints and seat belts among African-Americans and Hispanics. “Buckle Up for Life” – a seat belt safety program founded at Cincinnati Children’s is › Continue Reading

Gracie Bagadiong’s dream of appearing on the Jumbotron at the Great American Ball Park came true on Sunday.  With her brother’s help, the 10-year-old girl threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Reds/Dodgers game. Every year, Cincinnati Children’s hosts › Continue Reading

Studies have shown that girls are entering puberty at younger ages, but how well-equipped are parents and schools to respond to the earlier changes? A Cincinnati Children’s study found that by age seven, 23 percent of African American girls, 15 › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s patient Shane DiGiovanna will never realize his dream of meeting his idol and fellow Cincinnatian Neil Armstrong. But the 14-year-old will attend the astronaut’s national memorial service in Washington today at the invitation of Armstrong’s family. The family › Continue Reading

Is your child battling a chronic condition or overcoming an illness? We would like your child to describe it in a drawing. Have your child draw how he pictures the disease and send in the artwork with a bit of › Continue Reading

Our family traveled to Washington DC the last week of July as part of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals Family Advocacy Day to share our story with members of Congress and to advocate for Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education › Continue Reading

Doctors don’t talk much to their patients about Facebook. And it’s a rare visit to the pediatrician when your child’s cell phone use comes up. But those at the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting in San Francisco Oct. 2-5 › Continue Reading

As the nation’s pediatricians gathered in San Francisco this weekend for the annual American Academy of Pediatrics national educational conference, their leader told them not to keep their mouths shut. “We cannot keep quiet,” said Judith Paltry, MD, president of › Continue Reading

There are people at Cincinnati Children’s who have jobs that many people don’t even know exist. There are others who research and/or treat conditions that most have never heard of. And there are others who are just generally amazing people › Continue Reading

 Cincinnati has a violence problem. And clustered with violence are disproportionately high rates of infant mortality, low infant birth weights, asthma, obesity, unwed mothers, unintentional injuries, and domestic abuse. Conservatives point to individual failure to embrace mainstream cultural values; liberals › Continue Reading

Helping Haiti

The shockingly surreal images coming out of earthquake-stricken Haiti, and the almost unfathomable extent of human suffering, have triggered a massive outreach from people wanting to help the victims of this tragedy.  Never underestimate the depth of human kindness and › Continue Reading

Leaving a legacy

As our CEO, Jim Anderson, completes his final week at the helm of this institution, The Cincinnati Enquirer yesterday featured a front-page article that looked at the medical center’s achievements over his 13 years here. It’s a great piece; I hope you’ll take a › Continue Reading

What follows is an opinion piece written for the Cincinnati Enquirer published Dec. 21 by Judith Van Ginkel, professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and president of Every Child Succeeds, an $8M home visitation program she spearheaded with › Continue Reading

If anyone ever said caring for kids is easy they either 1) weren’t a parent or 2) weren’t a pediatrician. One of the things that is clear here at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition at the › Continue Reading

As America’s pediatricians gathered here in Washington, D.C., this weekend, they were hailed as heroes, they were congratulated for a job well done and they braced for the challenges of these times. And they were reminded that the country’s future, › Continue Reading