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Posted by: Katherine Deans, MD , Peter Minneci, MD on Nov 13, 2018


Pilonidal disease is a chronic skin infection in the crease of the buttocks, affecting more than 70,000 people each year. A new treatment with laser hair removal may more safe and effective than shaving or surgery. Read about this option and find out if your child may qualify for our study.

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

Feb 08, 2017

As a pediatric epilepsy specialist, one of the most common questions I get is whether parents can detect their child’s seizure if they aren’t physically with them. 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

Non-Surgical Appendicitis Treatment Give Parents Options

Dec 16, 2015

Typically, when most parents hear the word appendicitis, they also hear the word surgery. Appendectomies have been performed safely for decades, and are a proven treatment for appendicitis. 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

Understanding Genetic Predisposition to Cancer

Aug 28, 2015

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, parents commonly ask, “Does this put my other kids at higher risk for developing cancer as well?” Most of the time, the answer to this question is “no”. Read More