Nationwide Children's News Releases

May 16, 2019

Weight-Loss Surgery in Teens with Severe Obesity Offers Greater Benefits Than Waiting Until Adulthood

A study from the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that adolescents who underwent gastric bypass were more likely to experience a complete remission of diabetes and hypertension by 5 years after surgery compared to adults — who also had severe obesity as adolescents — who underwent the procedure.

On Our Sleeves Movement Launches Nationally to Transform Childhood Mental Health
May 09, 2019

On Our Sleeves Movement Launches Nationally to Transform Childhood Mental Health

On Our Sleeves was created with the goal of raising awareness about the one in five children living across America with mental illness and to ending the stigma often associated with these conditions.

Corporate Partners Join the On Our Sleeves Movement for  Mental Health Awareness Month
May 01, 2019

Corporate Partners Join the On Our Sleeves Movement for Mental Health Awareness Month

On Our Sleeves was launched in October 2018 by Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help break the stigma around child and adolescent mental and behavioral health.

Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have More Than Doubled in Teens, Young Adults
May 01, 2019

Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have More Than Doubled in Teens, Young Adults

A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among adolescents have more than doubled in the last decade in the U.S., and more than tripled for girls and young women.

Apr 30, 2019

St. Baldrick's Foundation Awards Over $2.7 Million in Grants to Fund the Next Generation of Pediatric Oncologists

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital was one of 32 institutions across the U.S. to be awarded a childhood cancer research grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation. 

Apr 29, 2019

Suicide Rates Spike Nationally Among Youth After “13 Reasons Why” Release

A recent study revealed approximately 195 more youth suicide deaths than expected were associated with the television series “13 Reasons Why” in the nine months immediately following the series release.

Apr 22, 2019

Big Lots Raises $2.6 Million Dollars During Its Spring “Serve Families. Give Big” Campaign for Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The “Serve Families. Give Big” campaign raised a total of $2.6 million dollars in more than 1,400 stores with over 35,000 Big Lots associates advocating for the lifesaving research and care at Nationwide Children’s.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Legends Luncheon presented by Safelite AutoGlass shines a bright light on Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital alliance
Apr 17, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Legends Luncheon presented by Safelite AutoGlass shines a bright light on Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital alliance

The final highlight of the Legends Luncheon presented by Safelite AutoGlass was the presentation of the Nicklaus Youth Spirit Award, which is given annually to a patient or family who in some way has demonstrated a strong, driving spirit in overcoming obstacles, an unwavering optimistic outlook, and a strong conviction for their connection to Nationwide Children’s.

Increase in Foreign Body Ingestions Among Young Children
Apr 12, 2019

Increase in Foreign Body Ingestions Among Young Children

A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) for children younger than six years who were treated in a U.S. emergency department due to concern of a foreign body ingestion from 1995 through 2015.

Apr 04, 2019

Denim & Diamonds Set For April 26 at The Exchange at Bridge Park

The 14th-annual Denim & Diamonds Gala, benefiting The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, April 26th at The Exchange at Bridge Park.