Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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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.

  About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year. Joining us from the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center to discuss breast cancer causes treatments and current research are Dr.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

With increasing concerns about concussions, are pediatricians ordering too many CT scans? Some local researchers think the answer may be yes.

Cincinnati Children's emergency medicine physician Dr. Wendy Pomerantz and her team surveyed how pediatricians would treat various brain injury situations. She used three scenarios.

It's still five years away from human clinical trials, but at least in mice, a new antibody injection has seemingly suppressed allergic reactions to food.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital is putting visitor restrictions in place because of the high number of patients in the hospital with respiratory illnesses. 

A release says all visitors should be healthy – free from fever, cough, colds, or stomach virus symptoms. Children under 14 may only visit siblings and only parents or guardians should visit in critical care areas.  The restrictions are the same as those put in place every winter during flu season.

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Almost four years after an Arizona boy swallowed a button battery that burned his esophagus and trachea, doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, will rebuild his throat so he can eventually breathe without the help of a trach tube and learn to speak more clearly.

  Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that affects how the brain works, making it difficult to identify speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Dyslexia often runs in families, and according to the National Institutes of Health, it affects 15% of the population. Joining us to look at dyslexia and what treatment methods are successful in helping those with the condition learn how to process information are Dr.

A pilot collaboration between Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Freestore Foodbank is making a difference for under-nourished babies in its first two-years, as reported in the online journal Pediatrics.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center emphasizes it's not for everyone, but a few families are taking advantage of a new way to remember their critically ill children.

Music therapist Brian Schreck  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.