Posted by: Cheryl Gariepy, MD on Jan 11, 2023

Until quite recently, pancreatitis was thought to be almost exclusively a disease of adults and most frequently associated with alcohol abuse. However, pancreatitis occurs in all age groups, even infants.

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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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Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD): What Is It, and What Can Be Done?

Aug 31, 2017

Under normal conditions, the muscle at the lower end of the esophagus relaxes when letting food in and contracts to block the food from traveling back into the esophagus. This muscle, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), can also cause problems. Read More

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The Story Behind the Ranking: What It Means to Be Named One of America’s Top 10 Children’s Hospitals by US News and World Report

Jun 27, 2017

We work every day to provide the best possible care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and our most important seal of approval is the trust of the families we serve. Read More


Celiac Disease: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

May 12, 2017

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that occurs in some people when they ingest the proteins found in wheat, barley and rye – collectively known as gluten. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body produces antibodies that attack the body’s own tissues. Read More

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The Poop Palette: What Do All of Those Colors Mean?

Apr 07, 2017

Imagine the shock a parent must feel when their child says his poop is pink! Surprisingly, it can be common. While normal stools are usually brown, green, or yellow, there are reports from around the world of oddly colored poops due to uniquely colored foods. Read More

Crohn's Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Jan 27, 2017

Inflammatory Bowel diseases (IBD), which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are chronic inflammatory diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Read More

Nutrition Therapy - Dietitians Practicing What They Teach

Jan 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered if your doctor or member of your medical team would choose the same treatment they recommend to you? What if that treatment were difficult, like following a special diet? For the past three years the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Nationwide Children’s Read More

Caramel Apples and Food Safety: How to Avoid Listeria

Oct 17, 2016

Along with costumes and candy, caramel apples are a treat that kids and adults alike love this time of year. But, a study published last year shows that some store-bought candy apples could be contaminated with listeria. Read More

No Poo in the Pool! Tips for Safe Enjoyment of the Water

Aug 02, 2016

Millions of families are dreaming of ways to beat the heat with trips to the beach, lake, pool or waterpark – this can be a fun and safe way to cool off. However, you might not be thinking about the germs often found in even the cleanest recreational water spaces. Read More