Nationwide Children's Family Health & Safety

Bicycle-related Injuries Send 25 Children to Emergency Departments Every Hour
Jun 25, 2018

Bicycle-related Injuries Send 25 Children to Emergency Departments Every Hour

A new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, published online in Accident Analysis & Prevention, found that from January 2006 through December 2015, more than 2.2 million children age 5-17 years were treated in US hospital emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries. This averages 608 cases per day or 25 every hour.

Jun 20, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Proposal for ‘South Side Career Homes’ Selected as a Contract Awardee for Phase 1 of Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s proposal for “South Side Career Homes” was named as a contract awardee in Phase 1 of Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge (The Challenge).

Jun 09, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Participating in International Childrens Hospitals Patient Safety Effort That is Saving Lives and Expanding Efforts to Employee/Staff Safety

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is part of a collaborative patient safety effort of 100+ children’s hospitals across North America that is getting results and is expanding the scope of its work to incorporate employee/staff safety.

Apr 08, 2016

New Study Finds Skateboarding Sent About 176 Youth to U.S. EDs Every Day

Skateboarding is a popular recreational sport and participation has increased the last several decades, faster than any other sport or recreation activity between 1998 and 2007.* With growing participation, has come an increasing rate of injuries from skateboarding.

Dec 08, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents to Stay Alert During the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year as parents race to finish their shopping, decorating and baking. As the countdown of the calendar year winds down, be sure to allow plenty of time in that hectic schedule for sharing holiday traditions as a family.

Jun 08, 2015

National Study Finds Rising Rate of Marijuana Exposure Among Children 5 Years Old and Younger

Debates about legalizing marijuana have focused on crime rates, economic benefits, and health effects among adults. But a study published today from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that the risk to young children of swallowing, breathing in or otherwise being exposed to

Oct 22, 2014

Study Shows Medication is Frequently, Unintentionally Given Incorrectly to Young Children

According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

Mar 18, 2014

Muscular Dystrophy Parent/Patient Conference at Nationwide Children's Hospital

The third annual Wellstone Center Muscular Dystrophy Parent/Patient Conference presented by The Wellstone Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Nationwide Children’s Education Center, 575 S. 18th Street, Columbus, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Feb 21, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents of Safe Sleep Practices for Baby

In nearly every retail store, display cribs and bassinets are decorated with blankets, pillows and bumper pads. While those soft materials make for an attractive nursery, for a baby, they can make for a dangerous place to sleep.

Jun 06, 2013

Farm Safety Day Camp for Ross County Kids July 2

The Safe Play Areas for Ross County Kids (SPARK) Project in the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has teamed up with the Ohio State University Extension Office and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation to host a Farm Safety Day Camp 9 a.m.