The launch of the StartStong initiative is the pilot for what may become a national model to lower pre-mature birthrates.
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.
Young women who receive the HPV vaccine are not more likely to have sex or participate in unsafe sexual behaviors. That's according to a report released Monday by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
The study finds teen girls and young women's beliefs about the human papillomavirus vaccine - whether accurate or inaccurate - aren't linked to subsequent sexual behaviors.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home or in the car face much greater odds of being readmitted to the hospital for asthma. In fact, it's a two-fold increase according to a study by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Children's Hospital. Researcher's measured the blood and saliva of more than 600 children, looking for cotinine, a substance produced when the body breaks down nicotine.
A new study published by Pediatrics says obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls. Researchers in Cincinnati (Children's Hospital), San Francisco and New York City studied 1,239 girls ranging in age from 6 to 8 at enrollment and followed at regular intervals from 2004 to 2011.
Girls with early maturation have greater risk of these:
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is the recipient of a $20 million gift, its single largest contribution ever. The money comes from the Convalescent Hospital for Children, established in 1833 It no longer has a physical building, but for years has been raising funds and providing support for specialized programs housed at Cincinnati Children's.