Tag "asthma"

Each season has its own set of respiratory illnesses that can be problematic for kids — and especially for those with asthma. Typical peaks of asthma exacerbations happen in the fall, around when kids go back to school, and spring, › Continue Reading

Both asthma and vitamin D deficiency are widespread problems in the United States. In fact, about 10% of children have asthma and 50% of children are deficient in vitamin D. This vitamin has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also critical for › Continue Reading

Every big medical discovery starts with a big question.  And asking those big questions is part of the Cincinnati Children’s culture. Can we help the brain protect itself from injury in sports? Can we partner in communities and schools to › Continue Reading

The Centers for Disease Control states that 6.2 million children currently have asthma. Of those, it is estimated that anywhere from 5-20% of them have severe, complex and/or difficult-to-treat asthma. We define difficult-to-treat asthma by the symptoms patients are experiencing. › 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

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

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are preparing to take a closer look at the skin’s ecosystem, known as the biome. According to a story reported by WVXU-FM in Cincinnati, by studying hundreds of babies and toddlers with eczema, › Continue Reading

Former Cincinnati Bengals player Ickey Woods donated $100,000 to Cincinnati Children’s on behalf of the Jovante Woods Foundation. Woods’ sixteen-year-old son, Jovante, passed away in 2010 from an asthma attack. “They’re going to put it toward doing research for kids › Continue Reading

Asthma is a frustrating condition for patients, parents and doctors alike, for many different reasons. From my perspective, it’s frustrating because not all patients respond well to treatment; in fact, 40-70% of patients do not respond optimally to the treatments › Continue Reading

One of the many difficulties with diagnosing sleep breathing disorders is first realizing your child actually has an issue. “My child snores a lot and is sleepy during the day,” or “He’s a very restless sleeper and it may be › Continue Reading

Higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) increases the odds of readmission to the hospital for asthma – but only for white children, according to a new Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study. White children exposed to high levels of TRAP are › Continue Reading

Wheezing is one of those symptoms that is often confusing and worrisome for parents. And rightfully so, when you hear an unusual sound coming from your child, it can be unsettling. What Does Wheezing Sound Like? As the air moves › Continue Reading

African-American children are twice as likely as white children to be readmitted to the hospital for asthma, according to a new study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The reason? Financial and social hardships. “Readmission rates are a central focus › Continue Reading

A new study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center shows that teens with asthma experience significantly fewer problems when receiving a “bundle of tools” for treatment.  Part of the “bundle” includes self-management support, such as using diaries and journals, writing › Continue Reading

A new study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in conjunction with Penn State, shows young patients who’ve been hospitalized stand a significantly higher risk of being readmitted within a year’s time if they are exposed to secondhand smoke. More › Continue Reading

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with Cincinnati Children’s, have found a way to slow down white blood cells, preventing them from becoming overactive, which can lead to allergies and autoimmune diseases. Researchers call the discovery a breakthrough in › Continue Reading

Turning off the engines of idling cars and buses outside of schools reduces air pollutants that can be harmful to children, according to a new study led by Cincinnati Children’s. Researchers studied outdoor air quality at four Cincinnati schools before › Continue Reading

Exposure to diesel fumes from traffic pollution leads to increased asthma severity in children, according to a new study by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s. Diesel exhaust particles increase blood levels of a protein (IL-17A) associated with several chronic inflammatory diseases, according › Continue Reading

Hamilton County’s hospital admission rate for asthma of 5.1 per 1,000 children is roughly twice that of the national rate, according to a Cincinnati Children’s study. About 23 percent of the 91 county communities studied showed an admission rate for › Continue Reading

The buildings were sick and making children sicker. But a unique Cincinnati Children’s medical-legal partnership is keeping some low-income kids from suffering the ill effects of substandard housing. Doctors from Cincinnati Children’s and lawyers with the Legal Aid Society of › Continue Reading

Simply knowing a child’s home address and some socioeconomic data can serve as a vital sign – helping hospitals predict which children admitted for asthma treatment are at greater risk for re-hospitalization or additional emergency room visits, according to new › Continue Reading

Simply knowing a child’s home address and some socioeconomic data could help serve as a vital sign. A new study shows the information can help hospitals predict which children admitted for asthma treatment are at greater risk for re-hospitalization or › 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

The following article recently appeared in UC Health News. It has been edited for this format. Cincinnati-based researchers have found that exposure to three types of mold during infancy may have a direct link to asthma development during childhood. These › Continue Reading