Postedby: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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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
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