Nationwide Children's News Releases

Nov 05, 2018

Youth TBI Laws Promote Head Injury Evaluation in Emergency Department

To help reduce the effects of TBIs in youth sports, all 50 states and the District of Columbia enacted state youth TBI laws between 2009 and 2014. A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined the effectiveness of these laws by looking at sports and recreation mild TBI (mTBI)-related emergency department (ED) visits for children ages 5 to 18 years before and after TBI legislation was enacted in each state. Specifically, researchers looked at ED visits from 2006 through 2014 for  diagnosis of mTBI and compared them with diagnoses of moderate to severe TBI, minor head injury, and long bone fracture.

Nov 02, 2018

Justice Launches “Believe in Magic, Believe in Justice” Holiday Campaign Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Ascena tween retailer Justice is supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital this Holiday season with its “Believe in Magic, Believe in Justice” campaign running November 1 through January 5, 2019.

Oct 31, 2018

Big Lots Raises $3.2 Million Dollars During "Serve Families, Give BIG" Campaign for Nationwide Children's Hospital

Big Lots announced today the completion of the company's sixth point-of-sale fundraising campaign benefitting Nationwide Children's Hospital. The "Serve Families. Give Big" campaign included all 1,416 Big Lots stores and over 35,000 Big Lots associates working to collect over $3.2 million dollars in customer donations. 

Oct 26, 2018

96th TWIG Bazaar Scheduled for November 11 at Ohio Expo Center

Celebrating its 96th year, the TWIG Bazaar will offer attendees unique, handcrafted gifts created by TWIG members and outside artisans from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11th in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. Proceeds will benefit the areas of greatest need at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Oct 25, 2018

Smoke Alarms Using Mother’s Voice Wake Children Better than High-Pitch Tone Alarms

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – When residential fires happen at night while people are sleeping, deaths are more likely to occur. Smoke alarms are important for preventing these deaths, yet many young children don’t wake up to traditional high-pitch tone alarms.

The Butterfly Run Presented by Big Lots Foundation Returns to Tempe/Phoenix Region Nov. 3
Oct 24, 2018

The Butterfly Run Presented by Big Lots Foundation Returns to Tempe/Phoenix Region Nov. 3

The Butterfly Run is returning to the Tempe/Phoenix, Ariz., region Nov. 3 after the city hosted the first-ever Butterfly Run last year.

Oct 23, 2018

Omega Fatty Acid Supplement for Toddlers Born Preterm

Premature birth can affect children’s early brain development, such that children born preterm sometimes struggle in school or with behavior problems. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty act that plays important roles in early brain development.

Oct 16, 2018

Tickets for Disney’s The Little Mermaid Go On Sale Nov. 1

For its 61st annual production, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is pleased to present Disney’s The Little Mermaid February 22-25 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre.

Oct 15, 2018

Cumulative Sub-concussive Impacts in a Single Season of Youth Football

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In an investigation of head impact burden and change in neurocognitive function during a season of youth football, researchers find that sub-concussive impacts are not correlated with worsening performance in neurocognitive function.

Oct 15, 2018

Novembeard Event, Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Begins Nov. 1

The annual Novembeard event that raises funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care programs begins Nov. 1. Created in 2011, Novembeard encourages men in central Ohio to make a difference in the local community.