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At Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, about every other young patient has been exposed to tobacco smoke. Nationally, that rate is 35%. The high number of kids exposed to harmful second- and third-hand smoke prompted a study based out of the University of Cincinnati analyzing the hospital habits of 1,400 children.

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As more and more Americans qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine, one age group not yet approved is children. But clinical trials are underway testing the efficacy of the vaccine among youth. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has been testing patients as young as 12 years old.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital is partnering with DownSyndrome Achieves (DSA) to create a research biobank with biospecimens donated by people with Down syndrome and their families. The goal is to collect things like blood, saliva and tissue samples that researchers around the world can use in clinical research.

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Cancer cells pose an uncanny ability to make new cells and dodge drugs, "somewhat like would-be robbers hacking the bank's alarm code," one doctor explains. But researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have figured out how cancer cells rewire themselves and, in turn, how to possibly overcome drug resistance.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has seen as much as a 20% drop in childhood vaccinations under the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a concerning trend that, if left unchecked, could lead to a "twindemic" that's a threat from both the coronavirus pandemic and a measles outbreak." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">

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An analysis of thousands of medical records finds teens, children with diabetes or cancer, lower-income families, and Black, Latinx and Asian groups are hit the hardest when it comes to children who were tested and treated for COVID-19.

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It's no surprise that people are facing the pandemic differently. A number of recent Greater Cincinnati surveys show large disparities in contracting the virus and dealing with it.

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A Lion In The House, the 2006 award-winning documentary about five Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center patients, debuts on Nexflix Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Yellow Springs filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, who won an Emmy and Academy Award for their American Factory film earlier this year, spent nine years shooting and editing the intimate look at the five families fighting childhood cancer. It aired originally on PBS' Independent Lens in 2006.

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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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A promising clinical trial co-sponsored by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is underway at Hoxworth Blood Center for bone marrow transplant patients. It uses their own blood to fight infection before their immune system is able to.

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"All of Uptown could be called an innovation district, because of all the research that goes on here," says Uptown Consortium CEO Beth Robinson. Maybe so, but construction for the defined project will soon be underway.

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