Apr, 12

Cincinnati Children’s In The News

This is a recap of recent health news featuring Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition of collected news, and please feel free to offer comments below – we really do listen!

Cold or Allergies? How To Tell The Difference
The Examiner

Coughing, sneezing and runny nose – does your child have a cold or just allergies? The symptoms of the common cold and seasonal allergies are similar, but Dr. Michelle Lierl, pediatric allergist at Cincinnati Children’s, says the difference is in the details.

“Children suffering from allergies have much more itching of their noses; they often have fits of sneezing and usually rub their noses in an upward motion,” said Dr. Lierl. “They also complain about an itchy, scratchy throat or itchy eyes, whereas with a cold, they don’t.”

Mucus discharge is another telltale sign. Colds typically produce yellowish, opaque mucus while the discharge from seasonal allergies tends to be clear and watery from pollen irritation.

Dr. Lierl advises combatting allergy symptoms by closing windows, changing children’s clothing when they come back indoors and having children wash their faces, hands and hair.

Cincinnati Children’s Team Performs Life-Altering Surgeries In Ghana

A team of 34 surgeons, nurses and volunteers is headed back home after a week-long medical mission to Ghana.

The team, led by Dr. Marc Levitt, director of the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s, performed 31 advanced surgeries on dozens of children to repair complex colorectal and gynecological conditions. They also provided training to doctors and nurses from Ghana and nearby African nations.

You can read more about their extraordinary journey here.

Ohio Children’s Hospitals Receive $2 Million For Research
The Columbus Dispatch, The Ohio Channel, Dayton Daily News

Standing with executives from Ohio children’s hospitals – including Cincinnati Children’s CEO Michael Fisher – Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced a $2 million grant for two collaborative research projects.

One project will work to determine which asthma treatments work best on children by building a database of clinical and demographic information along with health outcomes.

Because more than 600 babies in Ohio were born addicted to drugs last year, the second project will focus on understanding the best treatment for drug-addicted newborns.

Cincinnati Children’s Family Named Finalists In Dance Competition
Cincinnati Enquirer

A Cincinnati area family is among the finalists in a national family dance-off video contest aimed at fighting childhood obesity.

The Meyer family of Anderson Township could win as much as a $5,000 prize and a $30,000 donation to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital if their video is voted the grand prize winner in the Primrose Schools’ contest.

Max Meyer had a successful bone marrow transplant at Cincinnati Children’s after being diagnosed with aplastic anemia.

Cincinnati Children’s News Team

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The members of the news team at Cincinnati Children's are responsible for telling the stories of the medical center. Stories of the families we serve, research and clinical care, safe and healthy practices and happenings at the hospital. If it has to do with Cincinnati Children's, Danielle, Nick, Jim, Kate, Rachel and Terry will keep you informed.

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