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Deep inside your brain, neurons are soaking up the sun and using it to prevent heart disease, stroke and diabetes. That's the premise from Cincinnati Children's Hospital researchers who studied mice and wrote about it in the journal Nature.

Greater Cincinnati hospitals have lost millions during the pandemic and through a series of steps are trying to get back in the black.

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The advice of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center psychiatrists is now at your fingertips as you deal with the uncertainties of COVID-19.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers have no shortage of ideas. Beginning today, they will start six new projects in hopes of gaining a better understanding of how COVID-19 affects the body and certain segments of the population.

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Cincinnati Children's is among four U.S. sites participating in a global clinical trial for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

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Food for the hungry is now within walking distance for hundreds more Cincinnatians after a team of problem solvers used data analytics to strategically place food distribution centers closer to them.

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Since children don't seem to be a big target of COVID-19, doctors at pediatric hospitals nationwide are pooling their resources to recommend how they can help. Cincinnati Children's Dr. Ashley Jenkins is the co-founder of POPCoRN, or the Pediatric Overflow Planning Contingency Response Network.

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The coronavirus outbreak and the statewide stay-at-home orders may make some people feel isolated, depressed and bored. That's especially true for children. 

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, UC Health, TriHealth and Mercy Health are enforcing new visitor rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with some closing select locations entirely. 

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You're right to be cautious about the sun. It can cause skin cancer, damage your eyes and make you look older. But with the right protection, getting at least 30 minutes of it a day may prevent Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome - which increases the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, according to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers.

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A Cincinnati Children's researcher is one of this year's Allen Distinguished Investigators, receiving a $1.5 million, three-year grant from the foundation of Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen.

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A once rare and potentially deadly condition among pregnant women is becoming more common. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are trying to pinpoint a cause and develop a treatment.

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Thirty-two-year-old doctor Takanori Takebe and his staff at Cincinnati Children's Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine, along with Tokyo Medical and Dental University, have succeeded in growing a connected set of three organs: the liver, pancreas and biliary ducts. Their findings were published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital is announcing a new $2.7 million investment from Cisco to expand technology services at its new building currently under construction at its Burnet campus in Avondale.

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A new study involving Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center finds early intervention, like gastric bypass surgery, helps severely obese adolescents control Type 2 diabetes and possibly throw it into remission.

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Six months after rushing her 4-year-old to Cincinnati Children's with sudden paralysis, Alex Voland says Elijah is making progress but still struggles to move his right leg. He was diagnosed in October with a rare disease called acute flaccid myelitis. Its cause is unknown though researchers may have found a link.

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A new cancer drug previously reported on by WVXU has been green-lighted for a Phase 1 study on children. BXQ-350 is manufactured by Bexion Pharmaceuticals in Covington and was developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where it will be tested on children with solid tumors, brain tumors and diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), a type of brain tumor. 

There are lots of ways that children respond to reading. Some prefer books while others interact more with digital devices. Knowing how to find the most effective strategy for your child is important. One local professor has developed a new app that "promotes literacy through design."

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Last year Hamilton County’s hotline to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect, 241-KIDS (5437), received over 67,000 phone calls. Over 9,000 were direct reports of disclosures or concerns around abuse or neglect.

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Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and other scientists across the country are embarking on a massive project. They're building a giant map called the Pediatric Cell Atlas. It will offer an unprecedented window into the unique biology of children.

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