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Summer may be a time of fun and relaxation, but it can also be a time of heightened danger for kids 14 and younger. 

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Two of the newest employees at Cincinnati Children's Hospital are dogs.

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Academic and social pressures can make  junior high and high school a tough time for teenagers. And during those formative years, teens are also going through physical, mental and emotional changes. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, one in five adolescents ages 13-18 have or will develop a serious mental illness such as depression.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's newborn intensive-care unit (NICU) simulated a real emergency this past weekend and evacuated pretend patients and their equipment. The medical staff performed well. But could virtual reality training improve the results for next year's drill?

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In Hamilton County, nearly one in five pregnancies is spaced less than one year apart. But the amount of time between a woman’'s pregnancies has a dramatic impact on infant vitality. A pregnancy conceived less than 12 months after a previous pregnancy is nearly twice as likely to result in preterm birth. A pregnancy conceived less than six months after a previous pregnancy is nearly three times as likely to result in an infant death.

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School districts and charitable organizations are increasingly realizing offering students medical, dental, vision and behavioral health services all in one place, at school during school hours, is beneficial for those who need it.

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Horseback riding is a fun, recreational activity kids and adults alike can enjoy. But horse-assisted activities go beyond leisure; they can provide therapeutic benefits for those who are disabled. Equine therapy can help individuals with disorders ranging from spina bifida to Down syndrome to ADHD.

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Last year, more than 400,000 children were in foster care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is when minors are placed under caregivers referred to as "foster parents" who aim to help them develop the social, educational and emotional skills they need. However, finding the perfect home isn't always easy.

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Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the suicide of Emilie Olson, the Fairfield Township teen who shot herself last year. A candlelight vigil will be held at the Community Christian Church on Millikin Rd. in Hamilton. Several news reports noted that bullying was a factor in her suicide.

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Unsuccessful cochlear implant surgery can be painful and disappointing. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center may have a new way to predict which patients should or shouldn't have the surgery.

Christopher Eanes, the artistic director of the Cincinnati Boychoir, joins Anne Arenstein to discuss an ongoing research project with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to study boys’ changing voices.

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Six-year-old Mylah Bryant has a blood disease (aplastic anemia) that required chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Not only did doctors discuss making her well, they asked her parents if they wanted to preserve tissue so she could reproduce years later without the damaging effects of chemotherapy.

Combine bluegrass music, beer, great food and Sawyer Point on a Saturday in September and you have Bluegrass for Babies, a fund raising event from the Healthy Roots Foundation to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

In case you haven’t noticed, some really big equipment has been moving into the Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus and its impact for cancer patients could be huge.

The New Children's/UC Health Proton Therapy Center, scheduled to open in the winter of 2016-2017, has giant equipment that can zero in on a 3D image of a tumor and "spray paint" the cancerous cells with radiation without damaging surrounding cells.

Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems face many barriers in life. And vision doesn't just happen, a child's brain learns how to use eyes to see, just like he or she learns how to use legs to walk. The longer a vision problem goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more a child's brain learns to accommodate for the  problem.

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Chicago and Buffalo are the latest cities to contact Dr. Scott Wexelblatt, the medical director for newborn services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, about a program that helps to identify and treat babies exposed to heroin and other drugs.

It’s just temporary, but viewers will see meteorologist Michelle Boutillette on WKRC-TV at 8 a.m. Sunday doing forecasts for the Liz Bonis-Adam Clements anchor team.

She says she’s doing some freelance fill-in work to replace Josh Knight, who left “Good Morning Cincinnati” Sunday for WJLA-TV in Washington D.C., a sister Sinclair station.

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As part of the University of Cincinnati's Research Week, a friendly little "Shark Tank" competition brought out the brilliant and innovative scientists from UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

  Most of us can'’t imagine ever harming a child, especially one of our own children, but as recent high-profile cases here in Cincinnati show, child abuse continues to be a tragic and ongoing problem. And from brutal physical attacks to neglect, the abuse can take many forms. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, in 2012 nationally more than 680,000 children were considered abused or neglected, and an estimated 1,640 kids died as a result.

Local artist Susan Byrnes, a recent recipient of a Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship, has teamed with researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to combine art and science in her exhibit, Discover. She talks with our Jane Durrell about being an Art Ambassador, this collaboration, and the exhibit, currently on display at C-Link Gallery at the Brazee Street Studios.

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One in nine babies in the United States is born premature. That's according to 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cincinnati Children's Hospital researchers think they may have found a way to help prevent pregnancy complications like stillbirth or prematurity.

In a somewhat counter-intuitive step, doctors theorize that blocking, or refocusing, a woman's immune cells could be the answer.

Our Barbara Gray steps away from her regular book beat to introduce listeners to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Family Pet Center, located at the Mt. Auburn facility, and one of only two such programs in the US. Kate Shamszad, Critical Manager for the Division of Child Life and Integrative Care at Children’s explains the benefits of this space where kids and their pets can spend time during a hospitalization.

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In what's being called a "major advancement," Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and other researchers around the country say young sickle cell anemia patients have a safer way to manage their disease.

Russell Ware, MD PhD,director of Hematology at Cincinnati Children's says the standard of care is lifetime blood transfusions for those at risk of stroke. But a clinical trial shows the medicine hydroxyurea  is just as good as blood transfusions without the cost and side effects.

  

  

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After appearing in a wheel chair last week, Lauren Hill stood on her own Tuesday before a crowd of students at Mount Saint Joseph University. She came to thank them for turning out for her first collegiate basketball game and raising funds for The Cure Starts Now Foundation.

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Flanked by her parents, Lauren Hill looked at the crowd of doctors and researchers working to find new treatments for her rare form of cancer, and smiled.

"Just keep working hard and never give up," she said. "I don't expect any of you guys to give up."

Mount St. Joesph University basketball player Lauren Hill's "Layup 4 Lauren" campaign to raise money for pediatric cancer research went viral. On Thursday, Hill handed over a check to Cincinnati Children's Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute's DIPG registry.

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Maybe you have joined the Saint's Sean Peyton and the Eagles' Chip Kelly in buying a $100 Devon Still jersey to support pediatric cancer research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Thursday, at the game, the Cincinnati Bengals will present a check from the jersey sales to the hospital for $1 million. Still's 4-year old daughter Leah is planning to see the presentation in person. She's well enough to travel.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers have perfected a technique they were working on more than two years ago, as reported in this story by WVXU, using pluripotent stem cells to generate functional, 3D human stomach tissue in a lab. Before they generated human intestinal tissue, now that they have made stomach tissue.

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It's no secret that teens don't get enough sleep on school nights, an estimated five to seven hours a night. They need nine. Researchers say not only does this affect their school work, it affects their driving.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is studying whether adding 90 minutes of sleep a night will  make them more alert and decrease accidents. The study involves driving a simulator and monitoring the mood of the teen while they do it.

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