Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Just weeks after Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif, proposed federal legislation mandating nurse staffing levels, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is out with a study on the effect of nurse staffing ratios to hospital re-admissions.

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For young children fighting serious illnesses and practically living in a hospital, life can be very ruff, er, rough. Studies show interacting with animals boosts spirits and helps patients heal. Now Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is building a Family Pet Center to reunite long-term patients with the own pets.

The hospital says it is the first pediatric hospital in the country to build such a facility.

A new Cincinnati Children's Hospital survey finds one-third of teen girls actually have an in-person meeting with somebody they met online.

Psychologist Jennie Noll says abused or neglected teenage girls are more likely to present themselves in a more sexually provocative way online and therefore have more offline meetings. Noll studied the Internet and social media habits of 250 girls. About half were abused. She followed up a year later. Noll says the meeting part is scary for this age even though plenty of adults do it.

 

The fountain of youth may be closer than you think. A German researcher working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center appears to have discovered a way to reverse the aging of cells. It won’t make you look any younger but it might make you feel better as Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology.


Cincinnati Children's Hospital is announcing what it says could be the biggest breakthrough in muscular dystrophy treatment in years.  A patient at Children's is believed to be the first in the nation with Duchenne  muscular dystrophy to have a device implanted to help his heart pump blood to the body long-term.   

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is part of a national effort to create a kind of mini-patient to test drugs.  Each partner is concentrating on creating a different part of the human body.

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's are in the process of making what's called an organoid. An organoid is a structure that resembles an organ. This one mimics the stomach and intestine.

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