Cowabunga dude! It’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Night at the Cincinnati Cyclones game and Abram (a HUGE TMNT fan) is dropping the ceremonial first puck! Abram has been a Cincinnati Children’s patient since before he was born. He was diagnosed in-utero with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), which is a hole in the diaphragm that allows abdominal organs to push into the chest cavity,...
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Game on! We’ve tipped off in the Brackets For Good 2017 tournament and we need you on our team! $1 = 1 point, so please give today to help us score big and have a shot at winning $100,000. Just click the plus next to Cincinnati Children's in top left quarter of the bracket to donate: [ Link ]

United States of America - Brackets For Good
We’re participating in the Brackets for Good 2017 United States of America tournament. If we make it all the way to the finals, we could win $100,000! Click below to learn more about how BFG tournaments work. The competitive giving action tips off tonight at 9 pm EST! [ Link ]

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Stuttering can be a normal part of a child's development – but it can also be concerning. One of our speech-language pathologists explains how to tell the difference on this #FluencyFriday.

Stuttering In Young Kids: When To Be Concerned
Tooth decay is one of the most common infectious diseases in childhood. With February being National Children's Dental Health Month, it's a great time to review how to prevent it:

6 Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay in Kids
A promising young gymnast’s career was threatened after a serious elbow injury more than a year ago. But thanks to the staff with Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, Riley was back to gymnastics in a few months and better than ever!

Gymnast Avoids Surgery After Serious Elbow Injury
We are always happy to help, and are so glad the IV fluids are helping Fiona! Our Vascular Access Team rocks and we are sure many of our colleagues are envious that Blake and Darcy met Fiona and her care team in-person!

Cincinnati Children’s Joins #TeamFiona – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Matt is celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day with a trip to Johanna’s nail salon! Our child life specialists make sure patients feel comfortable and are having fun whenever possible during their time at the hospital, but these manicures are icing on the cake for Matt!
Studies suggest that the majority of people who die from suicide give warning signs beforehand. Read about the types of things to look for and how to get help:

10 Warning Signs of Suicide and How to Get Help
A recent study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that 1 in 4 high school youth who used e-cigarettes had tried “dripping” with them. Here’s what parents need to know:

E-cigarettes, Teens and Dripping: 4 Safety Concerns
Tonight is the big night for Will, he’ll be dropping the puck before the Cincinnati Cyclones home game! Will was born with Alagille Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects many parts of his body, including his heart and liver. When he was six months old, he had his first of three open-heart surgeries to correct a heart defect. Since then, he has had 11 more catheterization procedures. But...
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Reducing sugar in your child's diet can be a step in the right direction to help ward off potential diet-related diseases. Here's how:

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Child's Diet
Sometimes inspiration can be found where and when you least expect it; on a telephone pole, a stop sign, or even taped to a window. That is exactly where Anne found inspiration last month, just when she needed some! The #randomactofkindness from For Lula Girl was hidden in plain sight in a hallway of the medical center – lovingly placed there by a mom named Julie in memory of her daughter Lula.
Celebrate National “Send a Card to a Friend Day” today, with a greeting for one of our patients! You can send an e-Valentine’s Day card to patients in the hospital from now through February 15th – just follow the link below. These cards are a fun, free way to brighten up a child’s day!

Send a Valentine to Our Patients - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Today is National Women Physicians Day, and we’d like to take a second to say THANK YOU to the hundreds of women physicians here at Cincinnati Children’s who provide care and support to patients and families every day! You are all incredible! If there is a physician who has played a role in your or your child’s life and you’d like to say “thank you,” please tell us about her below!
Teen stress levels often rival those of adults! Read today's post for some recommended techniques to help teens manage it.

7 Ways Parents Can Help Their Teens Manage Stress - Cincinnati Children's Blog
Members of our incredible NICU staff delivered a special package yesterday to the team that is caring for Fiona, the premature baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. From preemie team to preemie team – they shared some encouraging words, superhero capes, a special book and a stuffed hippo for Fiona herself. And they received the sweetest thank you back, along with a photo of Fiona...
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Did you make a resolution for your family to eat better? One of our dietitians explains how to make your kids’ favorite foods healthier -- including mac and cheese and pizza!

Tips to Make Kid-Friendly Recipes Healthier