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In America, rare diseases are defined as disorders that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the country. My child has a condition affecting about 200 people in the entire world — that’s out of roughly 7.2 billion people in case › Continue Reading

The American Justice Department statistics show that 1 in every 4 kids will be bullied some time in their adolescence. With the consequences of bullying well-documented, this is a sobering statistic. On the flip side, it can be equally disheartening › Continue Reading

Parents often wonder if their kids’ thumb-sucking is a big deal. The short answer is that it really depends. The long answer is that we have to understand all aspects of thumb-sucking and what’s going on in their lives.    › Continue Reading

Heart health is important for adults AND kids alike. The habits that we establish as young children, such as lifestyle choices and the way we eat, are carried with us into adulthood. In fact, there is some research to suggest › Continue Reading

Has your child been diagnosed with a conversion disorder, functional gastrointestinal or neurological disorder, chronic pain, or syncope? All of these diagnoses have something in common: somatic symptoms. Somatic symptoms are caused by disruptions in how the brain and the › Continue Reading

A program hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus aims to give answers to some of the toughest issues facing parents. Cincinnati Children’s Ages & Stages program is a monthly event series for parents. Some of the topics that will be › Continue Reading

We are currently seeing an increase in patient visits at our Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care locations. This is due to an increase in typical seasonal illness as well as various respiratory illnesses in the community. If your child › Continue Reading

A new study in Pediatrics found that parents caring for children discharged from the hospital have a difficult time transitioning home and report significant stress and feeling as if they’re “in a fog.” This may make it harder for parents › Continue Reading

Psychologist Julie Bemerer shares tips on how to talk to kids about the recent terrorist attacks. Some of Bemerer’s tips include following the child’s lead in the conversation, telling children what adults are doing to keep them safe, teaching coping › Continue Reading

For many families, the holidays mean visits to out-of-town family and friends. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses can creep up any time – even on what’s supposed to be a fun holiday trip. When it comes to your kids’ health, a little › 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

My kids love picnics. There’s something exciting about being in the fresh air and enjoying a meal in the great outdoors. The usual foods my family eats every day seem far more delicious when eaten on a blanket in the › Continue Reading

Michael Gittelman, Wendy Pomerantz and Richard A. Falcone are physicians in Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center. They have published an editorial for Cincinnati.com citing sobering teen driving statistics in order to generate support for stricter graduated driver’s license legislation (GDL), found in House Bill › Continue Reading

Researchers in Boston studied sleep deprivation in children and its potential correlation with more belly fat later in life, and they found that getting less-than-recommended amounts of sleep was associated with higher BMI and higher amounts of overall and midsection › Continue Reading

A recent study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has found that chest ultrasounds could be as accurate in detecting pneumonia in children as chest x-rays. This means children in resource-limited areas would have better access to diagnostic methods and that children › Continue Reading

If your family celebrated Easter this past weekend, I’m guessing you might have some plastic egg halves lingering around your home – I know I have plenty at my house! Putting the eggs away to reuse next year is always › Continue Reading

The effects of electronic devices on child eye development are continuously being studied. Dr. Walker Motley, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, notes that children who spend more time indoors tend to have more nearsightedness. Motley says › Continue Reading

I have to admit, having kids threw me for a loop. Well, I guess they threw me for more than one loop, but relative to the organization of my house, they threw me for one HUGE loop. I wasn’t prepared › Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day creeps up on me every year. I think I’m just so thankful to get through the November-to-January holiday season that I’m in complete denial another holiday is about to round the corner. And here it is. Three days › Continue Reading

We love to bake at my house. And it’s not just because the end result is eating sweet treats. The boys have so much fun measuring, counting, pouring and stirring with all of the baking utensils. Plus, they get to › Continue Reading

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say it – I’m a little tired of winter. We’re technically only about a month in and I’m dreaming of non-rainy, warm-enough weather to let my boys run around outside › Continue Reading

My favorite part of this time of year is the children around me. The kids in the concourse here at the hospital commenting on the intricate details of the trees currently on display. The kids at Target helping their parents › Continue Reading

The 2013 holiday season is officially upon us and while the wonder, fun, food and gifts of the next five or so weeks will certainly have your kids enjoying the festivities, our psychologists recommend that this is also a great › Continue Reading

We’ve all been there.  We can only prepare so many meals at home without desiring a night off.  An evening free of chopping, sautéing, stirring, and cleaning…it sounds so luxurious! But sometimes when I think about the logistics of taking › Continue Reading

Drew Lachey of 98 degrees joined Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s to help spread awareness about car seat safety.  The initiative, named Buckle Up For Life, aims to educate parents about the importance of car seats, help them find the most appropriate › Continue Reading