Nationwide Children's News Releases

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

Jul 08, 2020

Targeting Bacterial Biofilm Lynchpin Prevents, Treats Recalcitrant Biofilm-mediated Infections

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Chronic and recurrent bacterial diseases are treatment-resistant due to the ability of the pathogens to establish biofilms, which act as fortresses built of extracellular DNA and proteins to protect populations of the bacteria.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Cancelled For 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Jun 29, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Cancelled For 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In taking the action, the event’s Board of Trustees also voted unanimously to provide a full refund of registration fees for 2020 registrants.

Jun 16, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, this year at number 8. The Honor Roll is a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s medical centers nationwide recognized by U.S. News as the “Best of the Best.”

Jun 11, 2020

Study Examines Emotional Regulation, Family History as Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Suicide is the second leading cause of death for persons ages 10-24. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), youth suicide rates have nearly tripled from 2007 to 2017.