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New Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries to High School Athletes in Six Seasons


Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the first to compare...
4/23/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Antibiotics Alone Are a Successful Treatment for Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis in Children

Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery that leads to less pain and fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. The research is the first prospective study on...
4/14/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Esophageal Function Implicated in Life-Threatening Experiences in Infants, Study Suggests


A study of apparent life-threatening events — called ALTEs for short — suggests that infants who experience them have abnormal regulation of esophageal and airway function compared to healthy babies. The findings, published online March 28 in...
3/26/2014 9:05 AM EDT

Sports Medicine Experts Say Female Athlete Triad Syndrome a Growing Concern


Anastasia Fischer, MD, a physician in Sports Medicine at Nationwide Children’s, says female athlete triad syndrome is more prevalent than previously realized. The female athlete triad has three interrelated components: disordered eating low energy...
2/17/2014 9:00 AM EST

New Study Finds 66 Children a Day Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Shopping Cart-Related Injuries

Although a voluntary shopping cart safety standard was implemented in the United States in 2004, the overall number and rate of injuries to children associated with shopping carts have not decreased. In fact, the number and rate of...
1/21/2014 12:00 PM EST

Legislation to Provide Allergy Medication in Schools is Crucial to Save Lives


An act recently signed by President Obama will make it easier to provide epinephrine to children with severe food allergies in schools, even without a prescription. Physicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital hope the act will encourage the...
12/16/2013 11:00 AM EST

New Study Finds 24 Children a Day are Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for High Chair-Related Injuries


High chairs and booster seats are commonly used to help make feeding young children easier. Although most parents assume these products are safe, millions have been recalled in recent years, and injuries associated with their use continue to occur.
12/6/2013 2:00 PM EST

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Selected as a 2013 Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital

For the third consecutive year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named a Top Children’s Hospital on The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals. Nationwide Children’s is one of only two children’s hospitals in Ohio, and one of...
12/4/2013 10:00 AM EST

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