Nationwide Children's News Releases

Dec 12, 2019

Triple Medication Combination Could be Life-changing for Majority of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A Phase III clinical trial shows that elexacaftor added to ivacaftor and tezacaftor improves lung function and quality of life in cystic fibrosis patients with the most common genetic mutation, F508del.

While Study Finds Decrease in Eye Exposures Associated with Household Cleaning Products, Experts Still Urge Proper Storage
Dec 09, 2019

While Study Finds Decrease in Eye Exposures Associated with Household Cleaning Products, Experts Still Urge Proper Storage

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed data regarding eye exposures associated with household cleaning products from 2000 through 2016 and found a decrease in the number of exposures during this period. However, the number of these exposures among young children remains high.

Dec 09, 2019

Study Shows Three-Day Intensive Crisis Intervention is Associated with Reduced Suicidality in Adolescents

When an adolescent is acutely suicidal and cannot safely remain in the community, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is the traditional intervention. But a lack of appropriate facilities across the United States, combined with an increasing demand for inpatient psychiatric services, means many young people who are at critical risk often cannot get the help they need.

Record-setting charitable donation of $2,305,854 announced for 2019 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
Dec 06, 2019

Record-setting charitable donation of $2,305,854 announced for 2019 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

Tournament officials announced today that the 13th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, concluded August 18, 2019, at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $2,437,194 for central Ohio charitable organizations, including $2,305,854 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dec 05, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts Annual Holiday Toy Drive with Special Appearance by Harlem Globetrotter and Columbus Native Zeus McClurkin

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will collect new toys and gift cards for patients during its annual holiday toy drive.

44th Playing of the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Sets Charitable Giving Record
Dec 05, 2019

44th Playing of the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Sets Charitable Giving Record

Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today that the 44th playing of the prestigious invitational, concluded June 2, 2019, raised a total of $2.65 million for charitable organizations in central Ohio, including a record-setting $2,200,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital through an alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

Dec 04, 2019

Tim Hortons Raises More than $32,000 in Support of On Our Sleeves™

From Sept. 16-22, participating Tim Hortons restaurants and their associates raised $32,964.72, a record- breaking effort, in support of the On Our Sleeves movement.

Dec 04, 2019

Redirecting the Natural Immune Response to Disrupt Bacterial Biofilms

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Most bacterial species prefer to live in biofilms, where they are protected from antibiotic treatments and can lead to chronic and recurrent diseases in humans.

Dr. Jonathan Finlay Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Neuro-Oncology
Dec 03, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Finlay Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Neuro-Oncology

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Jonathan Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, program director of Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has become the first pediatric specialist to receive the Society for Neuro-Oncology’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which may be awarded to anyone connected to

Nov 26, 2019

Study Finds Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Increase in Marijuana Exposures

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found there were more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to natural psychoactive substances. The study looked at calls from January 2000 through December 2017, which totaled an average of 3,743 exposures each year, or approximately 10 calls every day.