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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Housing: The "Vaccine" Every Child Needs

Jun 07, 2017

Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to fight against infections and are a mainstay of pediatric prevention around the world. They are effective because they often fight against multiple types of infections, they have long lasting effects and they benefit both the individual receiving Read More

New Guidelines: Early Introduction of Peanut to Prevent Peanut Allergy

Jan 05, 2017

Why the New Recommendations? Prior recommendations for parents and pediatricians were to avoid introduction of peanut until after 3 years of age. However, cumulative evidence has demonstrated that early feeding is associated with less peanut allergy. 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

Microcephaly: Definition and Treatment Options

Mar 15, 2016

The Zika Virus has garnered a lot of attention recently due to concerns for pregnant mothers who contract the virus and the risk of microcephaly in their newborns. Microcephaly is defined as a small head size which can result from improper brain growth during pregnancy or cessation of brain growth after birth. Read More

Cough Talk: What Does All That Hacking Mean?

Jan 07, 2016

Coughs are often associated with the common cold and there’s little you can do, other than try to ease the symptoms. However, a lot of coughing, especially in babies under four months old, could be a sign of a serious illness. Read More

Do Not Skip the Vitamin K Shot

Jul 16, 2015

Expectant parents spend months preparing for the arrival of their new bundle of joy. Classes are taken, books are read, nurseries are decorated and pediatricians are consulted. Read More

Deadly Substances Teens Use to Get High

May 12, 2015

When I was teenager, parents only had a few substances to really worry about: cigarettes, alcohol and, for those whose children were a little more daring, maybe marijuana. But times have changed. Read More

The Future of Robotic Surgery

Sep 15, 2014

As a medical student in the late 80s interested in steering my future toward a career in surgery, I did what any medical student would do; I hung around the surgery department. Read More