Nationwide Children's News Releases

May 16, 2018

Cannabidiol is effective in children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome can have hundreds of brief seizures every day. This complex form of epilepsy often does not respond to conventional epilepsy medication, leaving children at serious risk of injury from their seizures, or confined to wheelchairs and beds.

May 11, 2018

Lane Bryant And Catherines Raise Over $281 Thousand For Nationwide Children's Hospital

Plus size apparel brands Lane Bryant and Catherines are thrilled to announce that the Give.Love.Share campaign has raised over $281K in donations to support Columbus-based Nationwide Children's Hospital.

May 08, 2018

A Novel Approach to Patient Safety Proactively Addresses Common Health Care System Successes

Clinical researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have published one of the first health care studies to examine how behavior aligned with Safety II concepts impacts patient safety. Safety II is a novel approach to patient safety that focuses on why processes perform correctly in high-performing units, as opposed to its predecessor, Safety I, which focuses on why processes fail.

May 07, 2018

Children Hospitalized for Injuries Have Increased Mental Health Needs

A study, published today in The Journal of Pediatrics, looked at children ages 0-18 years who were hospitalized for unintentional injuries from June 2005 through May 2015. All children in this study were enrolled in the hospital’s managed-Medicaid program, which allowed evaluation of baseline mental health. Researchers found that children hospitalized for an injury had on average a 63% increase in mental health diagnoses and a 155% increase in medications prescribed to treat a mental illness.

Four in Five Americans Favor Increase in Mental Health Support For Kids
May 01, 2018

Four in Five Americans Favor Increase in Mental Health Support For Kids

According to new public opinion research released today 87 percent of Americans agree there needs to be more mental health support (including increased treatment, therapy and prevention resources) available to help children and adolescents in their communities.

Apr 24, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Researcher Wins Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award

The Clinical Research (CR) Forum, a non-profit membership association of top clinical research experts and thought leaders from the nation’s leading academic health centers, presented the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award to two outstanding studies at the Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards on April 18th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Apr 23, 2018

Liquid Nicotine Used in e-Cigarettes Still a Danger to Children Despite Recent Decline in Exposures

A new study published online today by Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 8,200 calls to US poison centers regarding exposures to liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes among children younger than 6 years of age from January 2012 through April 2017, averaging 129 calls each month or more than 4 a day.

Apr 05, 2018

Townsend Appointed Chief of Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Janice A. Townsend, DDS, MS, has been appointed chief of Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and is slated to arrive in July. “I am extremely pleased to announce Dr. Townsend as our new dentistry chief,” said R.

Apr 03, 2018

Lane Bryant And Catherines To Support Nationwide Children's Hospital Through Give.Love.Share. Campaign

Plus size apparel brands Lane Bryant and Catherines will partner with Columbus-based Nationwide Children's Hospital once again to help kids everywhere – and will offer opportunities for clients to help by raising donations through the Give.Love.Share. campaign. Throughout the Give.Love.Share.