700 Children's® – A Blog by Pediatric Experts

Posted by: Olivia Thomas, MD on Apr 13, 2021

Last year, Nationwide Children’s launched a new movement for the entire hospital to “Stand Against Racism, Stand for Health Equity.” Most people know what we mean when we say we “Stand Against Racism,” even if it’s not always understood just how much of a crisis racism is for children’s health.

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Pediatric News You Can Use From America’s Largest Pediatric Hospital and Research Center

700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Does OCD Get Worse During Puberty?

Apr 01, 2021

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves excessively worrying or thinking about something despite trying not to (obsessions) and feeling pulled to take certain actions to keep something bad from happening or to get rid of bad thoughts (compulsions). Read More

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Emotionally Prepare Your Child for Surgery

Mar 31, 2021

It is important to prepare your child for their upcoming surgery in an age-appropriate and honest way while validating emotions such as uncertainty or nervousness. Read More

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COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: What You Need to Know

Mar 30, 2021

Although safety has been the top priority throughout the vaccine trials some people are worried about getting vaccinated because they have heard or read false information. Here are some of the most common myths, debunked with facts pulled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More


Helping Children (and Parents) Prepare for an MRI

Mar 25, 2021

Since the fall of 2014, radiology child life specialists have been supporting patients with the use of an MRI simulator which teaches patients more about completing an MRI without sedation. Read More

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Mask and Visitor Guidelines in Place to Help Keep Everyone Safe

Mar 23, 2021

Sometimes it is necessary for Nationwide Children’s to take extra precautions to protect the health of patients, their visitors and staff. With these considerations in mind, learn more about our latest mask and visitor guidelines. Read More

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Diagnostic Ultrasound: Evaluating Athletes at a Faster Pace

Mar 23, 2021

While most people think of ultrasound as a device used during pregnancy, it is an important tool used by many medical specialties – including sports medicine. Read More

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The Warning Signs of Eating Disorders

Mar 18, 2021

Eating disorders look differently in every patient, which can make early detection tricky; however, there are some themes that unite youth with eating disorders that I would like to share. Read More

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COVID-19 and Asthma: Some Good News

Mar 16, 2021

For the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought scary headlines and discouraging news reports. Well, it’s time for the millions of adults and children living with asthma to hear some good news for once. Read More