Nationwide Children's News Releases

Despite Decreases in Recent Years, New Study Finds ATV-Related Head and Neck Injuries Among Youth Continue to Remain High
Aug 10, 2020

Despite Decreases in Recent Years, New Study Finds ATV-Related Head and Neck Injuries Among Youth Continue to Remain High

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed data regarding ATV-related head and neck injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 through 2014 involving patients younger than 18 years of age, and found an average of more than 11,000 children and teens treated for nonfatal ATV-related head and neck injuries annually – that’s approximately 31 children and teens injured each day.

Aug 03, 2020

Maryam Fouladi, MD, Named Co-Executive Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program

Dr. Fouladi will continue her extensive work on brain stem gliomas (DIPG) at Nationwide Children’s alongside Jeffrey Leonard, MD, co-executive director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program and chief of Neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s.

Jul 29, 2020

Pediatric Experts Offer Tips for Children’s Mental Health in Transition Back to School

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – Whether returning to a school building, online learning or a hybrid school environment, it is normal for children and adolescents to have some stress or anxiety about going back to school.

Rustin Morse, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Jul 27, 2020

Rustin Morse, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Following an extensive national search, Rustin Morse, MD, has been selected as chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, effective today.

Jul 27, 2020

Study Finds Significant Increase in Number and Severity of Suicide-Related Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers Involving Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

In a new study, researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed the 549,807 calls made to Poison Control Centers (PCCs) in the US for suicide-related cases involving OTC analgesics from 2000 through 2018 and found that both the overall number and rate of these cases increased significantly by 57% and 34%, respectively, during this period.

Jul 27, 2020

Antibiotics alone successfully treat uncomplicated appendicitis in children

Appendicitis is the most common cause for emergency abdominal surgery in childhood, affecting 80,000 children in the United States each year, but nonoperative treatment options are viable.

Jul 20, 2020

Race Is a Risk Factor for Postoperative Death in Apparently Healthy Children

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – In a study published today in Pediatrics, researchers have shown that being African American was strongly associated with a higher risk of postoperative complications and mortality among apparently healthy children.

Jul 14, 2020

Nationwide Foundation focusing on Columbus’ Linden neighborhood in 2020 Pediatric Innovation Fund gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The latest $10 million gift to the Pediatric Innovation Fund, intended to help accelerate the hospital’s most promising clinical and research programs, will support the expansion of Nationwide Children’s Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families (HNHF) initiative into the Linden neighborhood of Columbus, as well as establish two endowed research chairs, and invest in perinatal and genomics research.

Jul 13, 2020

Nationwide Challenge nine-hole skins match Benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced for 2020 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Play Yellow Hole-in-One Challenge to Feature Famed 12th Hole at Muirfield Village Golf Club and a Chance to Raise an Additional $1 Million for Charity