“When you look at the dark side, careful you must be. For the dark side looks back.” –Yoda

The Dark Side was in full-“Force” Monday, trying to persuade new recruits to join their cause. Interested or not, patients and families loved the visit from a few of their favorite #StarWars characters! A huge thanks to the Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, Boba Fett, and everybody involved in planning such an...
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The Academy of Pediatrics estimates that 73% of children and teens consume caffeine on any given day. Read why it’s best for them to either limit or quit caffeine all together:
The Academy of Pediatrics estimates that 73 of children and teens consume

Top 4 Reasons for Teens to Limit or Quit Caffeine

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Last week we joined volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Bengals to get out and #Play60 with students from Rockdale Academy and South Avondale! More than 150 kids were challenged to run, jump, pass, and dance their way to a healthy lifestyle. By encouraging kids to be active at least 60 minutes a day, the NFL hopes to tackle health...
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Abby’s been a patient at Cincinnati Children’s since she was 3 days old, and she’s in for a huge surprise! See what happens next, and learn how you can help more kids like Abby!
Eosinophilic gastritis is a rare type of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder. Patients may have a long, challenging journey to receive a diagnosis because there are not standardized diagnostic criteria and little is known about the causes. Please read more about this condition and join us in raising awareness by sharing this post! #NEAW2017 Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders at...
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Eosinophilic gastritis is a rare type of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder

Pushing for Progress of Rare Eosinophilic Condition: Eosinophilic Gastritis

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Becki Bristow Youngmeyer
We’re sharing this post again because it’s a beautiful ode to the mamas who have spent time next to their child in the hospital. We see you, and are inspired by your love, strength, and courage. #HappyMothersDay
Were sharing this post again because its a beautiful ode to the

I See You, Mama

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Becky Brewer-Biddle
Kimberly Willis
Some days you just want to play dress up, and thanks to friends at Kendra Scott, our patients and families were able to do just that on Wednesday! Patients custom designed a necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings as a free gift. We saw some very creative, colorful, and sparkly pieces being hand-made in our Family Resource Center, making dozens of families feel extra special. A very special...
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Some days you just want to play dress up and thanks to
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For families of children with celiac disease, dining out may be a stressful experience. One of our dietitians offers tips for making it more manageable. #CeliacAwarenessMonth
For families of children with celiac disease dining out may be a

Handy Checklist: Tips for Dining Out with Celiac Disease

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Monique Dorey Bozarth
If you would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to one of the many moms spending the day with a child at Cincinnati Children’s, it’s not too late! Until midnight tonight, you can follow the link to send a message of love and support to these “Super Moms.” For every card sent, Busken Bakery will also send over one of their delicious cookies!
If you would like to wish a Happy Mothers Day to one

Send a Message - Mother's Day - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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Karen Sharp Raisor
Amanda Van Benschoten Nageleisen
What a fun-filled day we had with the Cincinnati Reds! Rosie Red visited us in the Activity Center, and she brought some of her best friends with her! We can’t thank Michael Lorenzen, Scooter Ginnett, Scott Schebler, and Patrick Kivlehan enough for taking time out of their day to paint, play, and laugh with us on Tuesday.
What a funfilled day we had with the Cincinnati Reds Rosie Red
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Reunited and it feels so good! As a way to celebrate #NationalNursesWeek, members of our vascular access team (VAT) visited #TeamFiona yesterday. Blake and Darcy (pictured below with Fiona) inserted the life-saving IV catheter back in February. Also pictured are eight of the 47 VAT nurses with Fiona's parents Bibi and Henry. Thanks to our awesome neighbors Cincinnati Zoo for helping us kick...
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Reunited and it feels so good As a way to celebrate NationalNursesWeek
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Lisa Sullivan
Katherine Simms Cahall
It can take many years for kids with celiac disease to receive a diagnosis because it is often missed or mistaken for other conditions. Please help us spread awareness by sharing 4 surprising facts about it. #CeliacAwarenessMonth
It can take many years for kids with celiac disease to receive

4 Surprising Facts About Celiac Disease

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Shae Wilk
Beth Keller Finan
In celebrating #NationalNursesWeek, we invite you to follow the link below to send an e-card to your favorite nurse or department. By choosing one of the cards, Panera Bread will throw in a gift card to the nursing staff as their way of saying “thank you!”
In celebrating NationalNursesWeek we invite you to follow the link below to

Nurses Week Messages

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It’s another Cincinnati Reds game day, and that means one of our Champion Kids will be featured before the first pitch! Cole will be delivering the game ball to the mound at the start of the game, and boy is he excited! At the age of 3 years old, Cole was diagnosed with Sticklers Syndrome - a genetic disorder that can cause serious vision, hearing and joint problems. He has undergone numerous...
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Its another Cincinnati Reds game day and that means one of our
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It was all smiles as Jase (yellow) and Remington (red) received their new modified vehicles today built by students in Butler Tech Engineering Programs at Lakota East High School! The students have been working on these cars for weeks, specifically modifying each one based on the boys’ specific mobility issues. Both boys were super excited at the chance to burn some rubber!
It was all smiles as Jase yellow and Remington red received their
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Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! Read how to protect your family’s skin during the warmer days ahead. #SkinCancerAwareness Month
Believe it or not summer is just around the corner Read how

12 Tips to Protect Your Family's Skin This Summer

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We love all of the great conversation that’s been happening about heart warriors with tetralogy of Fallot, following Jimmy Kimmel's monologue. Because heart care has advanced so much in the last few decades, these patients are surviving into well adulthood and beyond! This, however, poses a new set of health challenges and requires life-long follow-up care with a cardiologist trained to treat...
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We love all of the great conversation thats been happening about heart

Having Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Tetralogy of Fallot) Hasn't Slowed Me Down

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Elizabeth Borack Fleming
Susan Andres
The whole FC Cincinnati team visited the hospital today to hand out a few toys and sign posters and soccer balls for our patients! All those smiles prove how excited the kids were to see and talk to their favorite players in-person! Thank you, FCC for spending the afternoon with us!
The whole FC Cincinnati team visited the hospital today to hand out
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After Jimmy Kimmel's monologue last night, some families may be wondering what tetralogy of Fallot is. One of our heart moms explains her son’s experience with the condition, and why they are hopeful about his future:
After Jimmy Kimmels monologue last night some families may be wondering what

Henry's Future with Tetralogy of Fallot

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Alex Cuecha
Donna Morgan Gunn
It is possible to play sports with IBD! Meghan, a current student and collegiate athlete, shares tips on how she makes it work.
It is possible to play sports with IBD Meghan a current student

Handy Checklist: Playing Sports with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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