Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center http://wvxu.org en Using dying heartbeats to make music http://wvxu.org/post/using-dying-heartbeats-make-music <p><a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/default/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center</a> emphasizes<strong> it's not for everyone,</strong> but a few families are taking advantage of a new way to remember their critically ill children.</p><p>Music therapist Brian Schreck&nbsp; records the child's heartbeat and uses it as a metronome or drumbeat while he mixes it with songs that are important to the patient or the family.</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbTrbySS3fU">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbTrbySS3fU</a></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 28749 at http://wvxu.org Using dying heartbeats to make music The growing uses of virtual environments http://wvxu.org/post/growing-uses-virtual-environments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Computer-generated virtual environments have been commonly used in training programs for first responders, pilots, and members of the military. But they also have a wide variety of other potential uses, from industry to medicine. Joining us to discuss the educational and practical applications of virtual environments, 3D modeling and virtual reality software are <strong>Chris Collins</strong>, project manager at the <a href="http://ucsim.uc.edu/blog/"><strong>University of Cincinnati Center for Simulations &amp; Virtual Environments Research</strong></a>; <strong>Dr. Michael Richardson</strong>, associate professor at the <a href="http://www.uc.edu/cap.htm"><strong>UC Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception</strong></a>;&nbsp; and <strong>Dr. Adam Kiefer</strong>, TEAM VR Laboratory director at <a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/s/sports-medicine/research/"><strong>Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterÂ’'s Division of Sports Medicine.</strong></a></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Mark Heyne 27753 at http://wvxu.org The growing uses of virtual environments Zeroing in on the causes of premature birth http://wvxu.org/post/zeroing-causes-premature-birth <p>With the opening of <a href="http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/the-nicu-family-support-program.aspx" target="_blank">The NICU Family Support Program at UC Medical Center</a>, The March of Dimes, UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center<strong> have another element in their multi-pronged approach of studying and helping parents deal with preterm labor.</strong></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:38:17 +0000 Ann Thompson 26903 at http://wvxu.org Zeroing in on the causes of premature birth Cincinnati Childrens is making antibiotics last longer http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-childrens-making-antibiotics-last-longer <p>A computer progam called <a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/professional/resources/research-horizons/archives/2014/winter/balance/" target="_blank">VigiLanz</a> is <a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/default/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's </a>new secret weapon in treating and preventing "superbugs," and consequently making antibiotics last longer.</p><p><strong>What's the problem?</strong></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 25744 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Childrens is making antibiotics last longer Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates http://wvxu.org/post/avondale-targeted-first-site-improve-low-birth-rates <p class="p1">The launch of the StartStong initiative is the pilot for what may become a national model to lower pre-mature birthrates.</p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">StartStrong is a geographically focused initiative to redesign healthcare delivery and reduce preterm birth rates. The program launched Tuesday evening, March 11 at Avondale Southern Baptist Church and is open to the public. </span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Megan Thobe 24092 at http://wvxu.org Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates