Posted by: Katherine Deans, MD , Peter Minneci, MD on Sep 10, 2020


Typically, when most parents hear the word appendicitis, they also hear the word surgery. But what if there was another treatment option that didn’t require surgery?

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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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What Does it Take to Get a Drug Approved Through the FDA?

Mar 26, 2018

Today is Wear Purple Day, a day that gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about epilepsy – a condition for which there is no cure. Each year, researchers work to develop medications to treat diseases and medical conditions like epilepsy. Read More

Turning Research into Life-Saving Treatment for Rare Diseases

Feb 28, 2017

A disease is rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. But when all rare diseases are combined, they really aren’t that rare at all. In fact, the National Institutes of Health estimates that there are as many as 7,000 rare diseases affecting 30 million Americans. Read More

Can I Detect Seizures in My Child When I’m Not There?

Feb 08, 2017

Until recently, there were not many products that could be used to watch for seizures. Many parents end up using baby monitors with or without video support. However, that is not fool-proof and shown not to work in many cases. Read More

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Advancements: Research in the Pipeline

Jun 16, 2016

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetically inherited, terminal disease of the muscles that steals boys’ lives typically by their third decade of life. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne and only supportive treatments to increase both quality and quantity of life can be employed. Read More

Do Antibiotics Make Kids Fat?

Jun 03, 2016

More and more, research is showing us that childhood obesity is not only caused by genes, eating too much and exercising too little – but by several, poorly understood factors. Read More

Research to Improve The Lives of Children

Mar 16, 2016

Did you know that Nationwide Children’s Hospital is home to one of America’s top 10 pediatric research centers? On our campus, more than 180 scientists are researching cures for the biggest challenges in child health. Read More

Our Top 10 Posts of 2015

Dec 31, 2015

As we wrap up 2015, we want to take a moment to put a bow on the top ten 700 Children’s posts from the past year. This site is a wealth of information from our clinicians, researchers and staff and we thank them, and our readers, for sharing this space with us. Read More

Is Medical Marijuana Right for Kids With Chronic Illness?

Oct 29, 2015

There has been a lot of talk in the media discussing legalization of marijuana and what it could mean for children with chronic illness. Dr. Anup Patel, pediatric epileptologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is taking a stand, “It is important to know that legalizing marijuana would Read More