Nationwide Children's News Releases

Apr 03, 2006

Study Finds Limited Availability of Child Safety Seat Types For Obese Young Children

Childhood obesity is a critical health issue. And the use of child safety seats is required by law. But how many child safety seat types are available for the increasing number of obese children? Not nearly enough—according to a study published in the April issue of Pediatrics and conducted

Mar 06, 2006

Passive Injury Prevention Strategies Credited with Decrease in Baby Walker-Related Injuries

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: March 6, 2006 Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Columbus Children’s Hospital have shown that mobile infant walker-related injuries decreased 76% between 1990 and 2001, thanks to the use of passive injury prevention strategies, such as baby

Jan 03, 2006

Cheerleading Injuries Found to be Significant Source of Injury to Girls

First-of-its-kind research conducted by staff of the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Columbus Children’s Research Institute at Columbus Children’s Hospital indicates that cheerleading has emerged as a significant source of injury to girls.

Oct 26, 2005

Columbus Children's Hospital Announces Wide-Ranging Strategic Expansion Effort

Columbus Children’s Hospital officials today announced a dramatic, wide ranging seven-year strategic effort including a $740 million master site plan that will change the face of health care for central Ohio children while becoming a model for what is possible in pediatric care and research

Aug 30, 2005

Columbus Children's Hospital Researchers Prove Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is Effective in Treating Children With Epilepsy

Epilepsy, a brain disorder that occurs when the electrical signals in the brain are disrupted, affects about two million Americans. Most people with Epilepsy respond well to medication, but in approximately 25-30 percent of patients, medication doesn't work.

Jul 27, 2005

First-Generation Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suites Install 5 Axis Biplane Positioner and Flat Panel Detectors at Columbus Children's Heart Center

In an innovative new approach to cardiac care, physicians at The Columbus Children’s Heart Center have coupled the benefits of cardiothoracic surgery and interventional cardiology in two suites to help critically ill newborns, children and adults with congenital heart disease achieve improved

Jul 19, 2005

Pickerington Resident Undergoes First Lung Transplant at Columbus Children's Hospital

The first lung transplant at Columbus Children’s Hospital occurred Monday, July 11, 2005 when twenty-three-year-old Emily DeArdo of Pickerington, Ohio, received two lungs.

Jul 13, 2005

The Dangers of Mini Trampolines and Full-Sized Trampolines are Similar

Prior research has already proven the dangers of recreational full-sized trampoline use, but now a new study from researchers at Columbus Children’s Research Institute on the campus of Columbus Children’s Hospital has proven that injury patterns associated with mini trampolines

Jun 09, 2005

Vaccine Being Developed to Prevent Ear Infections in Children

Hoping to prevent ear infections for the more than 15 million children in the United States who suffer from them, a promising new vaccine candidate to prevent middle ear infections (otitis media) is being developed by researchers at the Columbus Children’s Research Institute (CCRI) on the

May 23, 2005

Hundreds of Central Ohio Companies Team Up With Children's Hospital to Help Kids:

Hundreds of central Ohio companies have joined Columbus Children’s Hospital’s new Business Buddy program – a giving program that also offers public recognition for all corporate supporters of Children’s.