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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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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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD): When Helping Preemies Breathe Leads to Complications

Aug 29, 2016

Sometimes, when a baby is born too early and their lungs aren’t developed enough, they need to be given oxygen through a machine in order to breathe. Unfortunately, over time, this can damage the lung’s fragile airways and air sacks, ultimately leading to a condition called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). 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

Helping the Sickest Children Navigate the Health Care System

May 23, 2016

Dealing with the health care system can be frustrating no matter who you are, or how healthy you tend to be. Think, though, of the children who have long-term, serious conditions. A child with cerebral palsy, for example, may need special equipment just to survive. Read More

Gillian's Journey: One Micro-Preemie's Story of Hope

Apr 16, 2014

This story was shared by a Justice associate about her journey with Nationwide Children’s in support of the Give Hope Campaign. Eight years ago, Robyn and her husband, Jason, were delighted with the news of her pregnancy. Read More

My Son's Journey With Spina Bifida

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Guest post written by Megan Mompher, mom to Blake I have never been as scared in my life as the moment when I found out my unborn son had spina bifida. Blake’s future was unknown and my husband and I had no idea what to expect. Read More

Blake's Journey: Transport to Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Yesterday we introduced you to the Mompher family, whose son Blake was born with spina bifida and needed to be transported to Nationwide Children’s within hours of his birth. Care for babies like Blake is carefully planned out months in advance. Read More

Born with Spina Bifida: Blake’s Journey Home

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We start taking care of many patients before they are even born. All this week, we’re taking you on a journey with one of those babies. Nationwide Children’s spent 5 months documenting key moments in the lives of the Mompher family. Read More

CHD Parent: You are not Alone

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When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of having a husband, living in a house and having children. I never thought about my child having a health issue. Read More