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8-Aug-2022 12:05 AM EDT
On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Most Parents Believe Their Children Will Have Mental Health-Related Challenges Going Back to School
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Every new school year comes with its own set of emotions – from worry to excitement – for kids. After years of a global pandemic, safety concerns and other stresses of today, we have to prioritize checking in with children to understand what they are thinking and feeling.

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Released: 27-Apr-2022 8:55 AM EDT
On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Many Parents Need Support in Starting Mental Health Conversations with Children
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Between the challenges of everyday life and more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, kids face more pressure and distraction than ever before, a combination of factors that has led to a mental health crisis among children in the United States. That crisis means that, more than ever, caregivers need to be equipped to talk daily to their children about thoughts, feelings and emotions, which in turn can help caregivers better support children if they have a mental health concern.

22-Feb-2022 9:00 AM EST
The Great Collide: The Impact of Children’s Mental Health On the Workforce
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On Our Sleeves, the movement for children’s mental health, recently conducted a first-of-its-kind national study in spring 2021, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, to specifically evaluate the impact of children’s mental health on parents' work performance and, in turn, on companies’ success.

   
8-Sep-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Alarming Upward Trend in Black Youth Suicide From 2003 to 2017
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In the United States, the rates of suicide and suicidal behavior among youth, children and adolescents 5-17 years of age, have been steadily increasing over the last decade, and Black youth, 5-12 years, are approximately two times more likely to die by suicide than their White counterparts. However, the literature investigating Black youth suicide is extremely limited. For the first time, researchers have examined the trends and precipitating circumstances of suicide in Black youth only by age group and sex.

25-Aug-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Every 46 Minutes a Child is Treated in a U.S. Emergency Department for an Injury from a Furniture or TV Tip-Over
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Furniture and TV tip-overs are an important source of injury, especially for children younger than 6 years old. A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that an estimated 560,200 children younger than 18 years old were treated in U.S. emergency departments for furniture or TV tip-over injuries from 1990 through 2019. In 2019, there were 11,521 injured children, which is an average of one child every 46 minutes.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 8:05 AM EDT
DSW Joins the On Our Sleeves® Movement for Children’s Mental Health
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DSW has joined the On Our Sleeves® movement, committing to a national in-store campaign. Between Aug. 1-Oct. 31, DSW customers will have the option to round-up their purchase, or donate $1, $3, $5 or an additional amount of their choice during checkout at approximately 500 stores.

Released: 2-Aug-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Prioritizes Kindergarten Readiness as Part of Pediatric “Vital Signs”
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Five and six-year-olds across the country are currently being evaluated for kindergarten readiness, a measurement of a child’s ability to engage with standard kindergarten curriculum. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is helping kids get ready for kindergarten locally with the hopes of researching outcomes and helping other systems adopt education as an important part of health care delivery.

28-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
New Study Finds Hands-free Cellphone Laws Associated with Fewer Driver Deaths
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A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital looked at drivers, non-drivers (passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists), and total deaths involved in passenger vehicle crashes from 1999 through 2016 in 50 U.S. states, along with the presence and characteristics of cellphone use laws.

   
24-Jun-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Understanding Black Youth Suicide: Steps Toward Prevention
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In a statement published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the nonprofit research institute RTI International responded to a call from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) requesting information on how to prevent Black youth suicide. The researchers emphasize the need for research and action of suicide prevention among Black youth must start from the ground up.

17-Jun-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Virtual Reality as Pain Relief: Reducing Dressing Change Pain in Pediatric Burn Patients
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Prior studies have investigated alternative approaches to pain reduction in burn injury patients that focus on distraction, such as music, hypnosis, toys, and virtual reality (VR). In a study published today in JAMA Network Open, Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA, and his research team reported the use of smartphone-based VR games during dressing changes in pediatric patients with burn injuries.

Released: 5-May-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Experts Offer Free Guide to Empower Kids and Teens in Handling Emotions During Uncertainty
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As parents and caregivers continue to navigate the changing realities of life during a global pandemic, it is important for families to address the emotional and mental health needs of children.

Released: 3-May-2021 10:45 AM EDT
On Our Sleeves® Launches National Alliance for Children’s Mental Health With One Million Classrooms Project
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On Our Sleeves®, the national movement for Children’s Mental Health, has launched the On Our Sleeves Alliance, a collection of national corporations and brands, youth and parent serving organizations, healthcare and educational organizations and individual ambassadors focused on empowering the mental health and wellness of every child in America.

Released: 18-Mar-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Affiliate Andelyn Biosciences Receives Significant Investment and Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Pall Corporation and Cytiva
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Deal strengthens Andelyn’s ability to serve a variety of clients and accelerate the development and manufacturing of innovative gene therapies.

   
Released: 15-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Calls to Poison Centers about High-Powered Magnets Increased by 444% after Ban Lifted
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A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, Emergency Medicine, and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital along with the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) analyzed calls to U.S. poison centers for magnet exposures in children age 19 years and younger from 2008 through October 2019 to determine the impact of the CPSC rule and the subsequent lift of the ban.

4-Mar-2021 1:10 PM EST
New Study Looks at Effect of COVID-19-Related Social Distancing Policies on Motor Vehicle Crashes and Traffic Volume in Ohio
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To minimize transmission of COVID-19, in spring 2020, most U.S. states passed policies promoting social distancing through stay-at-home orders prohibiting non-essential travel. Vehicle-miles traveled in the U.S. decreased by 41% in April 2020 compared to 2019. A new study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital estimated associations between COVID-19-related social-distancing policies, traffic volume, and motor vehicle crash-related outcomes in Ohio.

Released: 8-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EST
No More Sitting in the Dark?
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First study to objectively document self-paced physical and cognitive activity post-concussion among youth suggests they may be able to engage in physical and cognitive activity as soon as tolerated post-concussion

Released: 16-Feb-2021 3:30 PM EST
Patty McClimon Named to Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders to Watch List
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Patty McClimon, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2021’s Women Leaders to Watch in Healthcare. This award program recognizes women in leadership roles, spotlighting their administrative and professional accomplishments.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 5:05 AM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Big Lots Announce 2020 Recipient of Big Lot’s Behavioral Health Scholarship
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Susanne Nyaga, a graduate student at Howard University, is the 2020 recipient of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Scholarship the Columbus, Ohio-based retail company and Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Maryam Fouladi, MD, Named Co-Executive Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program
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Dr. Fouladi will continue her extensive work on brain stem gliomas (DIPG) at Nationwide Children’s alongside Jeffrey Leonard, MD, co-executive director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program and chief of Neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Rustin Morse, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Following an extensive national search, Rustin Morse, MD, has been selected as chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, effective today.

22-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Significant Increase in Number and Severity of Suicide-Related Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers Involving Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
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Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed 549,807 calls made to Poison Control Centers in the U.S. for suicide-related cases involving OTC analgesics from 2000-2018 and found that both the overall number and rate of these cases increased by 57% and 34%, respectively, during this period.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Study Finds Decreased Rates of High-cost Care after a Community Development Initiative
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More than a decade into the community development initiative called Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families, the 30-block Southern Orchards neighborhood on Columbus, Ohio’s South Side had clear, notable improvement. Home vacancy fell from 30% to under 6%. High school graduation rates increased. More than $40 million in investments were generated in the area.

Released: 16-Jun-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, this year at number eight. The Honor Roll is a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s medical centers nationwide recognized by U.S. News as the “Best of the Best.”

Released: 15-Jun-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Encouraging First Report of Systemic Delivery of Micro-dystrophin Gene Therapy in Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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Researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital have published in JAMA Neurology results from the first four patients treated in the first clinical trial of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) – and initial findings suggest that the therapy can provide functional improvement that is greater than that observed under the standard of care.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Study Examines Emotional Regulation, Family History as Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior
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In a recent study, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined the intersection of two risk factors, parental history of suicidal behavior and emotion regulation, in children 6-9 years of age.

8-May-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Study Finds Rising Rate of Mental Health Visits Among Youth to Emergency Departments
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While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits for mental health disorders have risen 60% and the rate of visits for deliberate self-harm have increased 329%. In a study published today in Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers looked at the number and reason for mental health-related ED visits.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Telehealth Services Rapidly Expand at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Amid COVID-19 Response
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As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, it is imperative community networks, including health care systems, modify how they provide services. Nationwide Children’s Hospital has quickly adapted the way care is delivered to its patients and their families.

   
Released: 28-Feb-2020 1:15 PM EST
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Celebrates Opening of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital held a Community Dedication Celebration of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion today. At nine stories tall, it is America’s largest and most comprehensive center dedicated exclusively to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health on a pediatric medical campus in the United States.

Released: 12-Feb-2020 10:35 AM EST
Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon, Nationwide Extend Partnership To 2024
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The Columbus Marathon and Nationwide announced today that they have renewed their partnership for the annual running and walking event through 2024.

Released: 9-Dec-2019 12:00 AM EST
Three-Day Intensive Crisis Intervention is Associated with Reduced Suicidality in Adolescents
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In what appears to be the first study of its kind and recently published in the journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health, clinicians and researchers at Nationwide Children’s have shown that ICI is a promising alternative to lengthy hospitalization. Findings also revealed significant reductions in suicidal ideation at the three-month follow-up.

6-Dec-2019 9:30 AM EST
Study Finds Decrease in Eye Exposures Associated with Household Cleaning Products, Experts Still Urge Proper Storage
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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.

25-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
Study Finds Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Increase in Marijuana Exposures
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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.

20-Nov-2019 12:40 PM EST
Study Finds Increase in Pediatric Eye Injuries from Nonpowder Firearms
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A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated nonpowder firearm injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) among children younger than 18 years from 1990 through 2016. It found an overall decrease in the rate of nonpowder firearm injuries during the study period, but an increasing rate of eye injuries related to nonpowder firearms.

14-Nov-2019 10:10 AM EST
Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws
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A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated the barriers high schools across the country face when implementing state concussion laws.

Released: 8-Aug-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, Appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, has been appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, effective August 1.

Released: 5-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Premature Infant Heads to Home State after Spending More Than a Year in Unique NICU for Babies with Lung Disease
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In a unique, hybrid model of care that includes both intensive care and a focus on neurodevelopment, the care team in the Comprehensive Center for bronchopulmonary dysplasia also addresses the medical, nutritional, developmental and social needs of patients diagnosed with severe BPD.

Released: 11-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Study Finds No Correlation Between Brain Function and Head Impacts After Two Seasons of Youth Tackle Football
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To date, most studies that have attempted to understand connections between neurocognitive function and sub-concussive head impacts have been retrospective – and inconclusive.

11-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT
New Study Finds Personal Care Products Send a Young Child to the Emergency Room Every Two Hours
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A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries related to personal care products from 2002 through 2016 – that is the equivalent of about one child every two hours.

Released: 11-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2019 Patient Champions
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Patient Champions, current or former patients of Nationwide Children’s, were chosen based on various criteria, including diversity of diagnosis, age and enthusiasm to cheer on race participants at their mile.

Released: 5-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT
The Day Family Announces the Creation of The Ryan and Christina Day Fund for Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Wellness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Ryan and Christina Day have joined On Our Sleeves™, the movement to transform childhood mental health developed by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Today, they announced the creation of The Ryan and Christina Day Fund for Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Wellness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Released: 23-May-2019 6:00 AM EDT
Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund Makes Sixth Annual Gift for Significant Impact at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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The Nationwide Foundation established the Pediatric Innovation Fund in 2014 and has so far contributed $60 million to it, including the gift announced today.

Released: 9-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT
On Our Sleeves Movement Launches Nationally to Transform Childhood Mental Health
Nationwide Children's Hospital

On Our Sleeves, a movement dedicated to ending the stigma around childhood mental health, launched nationally today on May 9, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. 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.

Released: 21-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Thirty-One Gifts Launches Spring Fundraising Campaign in Support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Now, through May 31, Thirty-One Gifts will offer Customers the opportunity to support the hospital’s On Our Sleeves behavioral health platform by rounding up to the nearest dollar or donating an amount of their choice.

19-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
New Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Kratom Exposure
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 1,800 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to kratom from January 2011 through December 2017.

12-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Appoints Tim Robinson as CEO
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The Board of Directors of Nationwide Children’s Hospital has announced Tim Robinson, the organization’s current executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, as the new chief executive officer of Nationwide Children's, effective July 1, 2019.

Released: 12-Dec-2018 6:00 AM EST
Lorina Wise Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital has selected Lorina Wise as chief human resources officer.

Released: 11-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST
Pediatric Experts Help Families Navigate Difficult Conversations About Health and Illness During the Holidays
Nationwide Children's Hospital

During the holiday season, families are more likely to interact with friends and relatives, including loved ones they may not have seen since a child’s medical diagnosis or hospitalization. While conversations about the diagnosis or hospital stays are well meaning, families might not be prepared to have the discussion or answer these personal questions.

Released: 5-Nov-2018 12:05 AM EST
Youth TBI Laws Promote Head Injury Evaluation in Emergency Department
Nationwide Children's Hospital

To help reduce the effects of TBIs in youth sports, all 50 states and the District of Columbia enacted state youth TBI laws between 2009 and 2014. A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined the effectiveness of these laws by looking at sports and recreation mild TBI (mTBI)-related emergency department (ED) visits for children ages 5 to 18 years before and after TBI legislation was enacted in each state.

Released: 2-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EDT
Justice Launches “Believe in Magic, Believe in Justice” Holiday Campaign Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Ascena tween retailer Justice is supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital this Holiday season with its “Believe in Magic, Believe in Justice” campaign running November 1 through January 5, 2019.

Released: 16-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT
ABMS Names Nationwide Children’s Hospital as Recipient of its First-Ever Quality Improvement Award
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The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the leading not-for-profit organization overseeing physician certification in the United States, has awarded Nationwide Children’s Hospital its first-ever ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™ (Portfolio Program) Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement Award.


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