Tag "neurology"

Whether your child has just had her first seizure or several, they are scary to watch and can seem catastrophic. Seizures are caused by electrical changes in the brain and the resulting symptoms can vary widely from person to person › Continue Reading

Our lives forever changed on July 31, 2017, when we received a call from our babysitter. She thought something was wrong with our daughter, Claudia, as she was complaining of a severe headache, slurred speech, and inability to lift her › Continue Reading

When you see your child lying on the couch, holding his head and complaining of a headache, it can be concerning. Headaches, which can even occur in infants, are a common problem for young people of all ages. In fact, about › Continue Reading

Thankful doesn’t begin to describe how I feel as I reflect upon the last few months. I am thankful that my son, Anthony, is exactly where he is right now. Thankful that his injury wasn’t worse that it was. And › Continue Reading

We’d like to introduce you to Idina, our newest Facility Dog! Idina joined the Animal Assisted Therapy Program a couple of months ago joining Chevy and Leica and bringing our family of furry employees to three! Idina is a pure-bred › Continue Reading

One of the things that I enjoy most about my job here at Cincinnati Children’s is being involved in interdisciplinary conferences. This past year I became involved in our Neuro-oncology Tumor Board, and it has been a tremendous experience for › Continue Reading

I will never forget the day.  It was in February 2010. I was driving home after picking up my kids from school.  My phone rang and it was the call I had been anxiously awaiting. The doctor was calling with › Continue Reading

Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury.  They usually are not life-threatening but their effects can be very serious. Symptoms can show up right after the injury, but sometimes do not appear until hours or even days afterwards. To › Continue Reading

This is the inspiring story of Ryan Korengel, who at age 12 while golfing was struck by a fallen tree limb, which crushed his skull.  He was transported to and cared for at Cincinnati Children’s. There were concerns about his › Continue Reading

You’ve just been told by your doctor that your baby has spina bifida. Between the tears you’re fighting back and the questions running through your mind, you’re probably scratching your head in confusion about all of this “spina-something” business. Spina › Continue Reading

Migraines in kids. How can we best prevent them? That is a question we hoped to answer when began a study that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week. In particular, we wanted to know which preventive › Continue Reading

The Rett Syndrome and Related Spectrum Disorders Clinic was recently designated a Clinical Research Center of Excellence by RettSyndrome.org. RettSyndrome.org currently works with 22 clinics across North America that provide care and treatment for those patients with Rett Syndrome, a › Continue Reading

Shannon Standridge, DO, MPH, explains that the Rett Syndrome Clinic provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for children and adults with Rett syndrome and related spectrum disorders. She explains that the specialists work collaboratively to diagnose and manage patients’ complex neurological and › Continue Reading

Sports-related traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is a significant public health problem, yet current medical consensus offers limited solutions to prevent brain injury from sports-related head impacts. One explanation for this lack of progress could be that all attempts to protect the › Continue Reading

Roughly 10 percent of children ages 5 to 15 suffer from migraines, but migraine symptoms in children vary from symptoms in adults and can be more difficult to identify. Head pain, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and › Continue Reading

  U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were released today for 2015-2016, and Cincinnati Children’s has been named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country for the fifth year in a row. Cincinnati Children’s programs › Continue Reading

Over the past few months my son Carter has been treated by many departments at Cincinnati Children’s. He had an emergency room visit, inpatient stay, lab work, outpatient surgery, and was seen in both Neurology and Radiology. During our many › Continue Reading

(Editor’s note: If the video above does not display for you, please follow this link). I love music. It has always had a strong presence in my life, so I knew that when I became a parent, I would incorporate › Continue Reading

It’s a three-peat! U.S. News & World Report announced their Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today, and we are honored to be named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country, for the third year in a row. In addition to › Continue Reading

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Tonight when I went to kiss my Asher at bedtime, he stopped me and said, No. Your nose. I want to kiss your nose. So I moved my nose closer and his little five year old lips found their way › Continue Reading