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2014-01-27 13:33:18

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have successfully carried out what is believed to be the first initiative conducted exclusively among teenagers to show significant improvement in their asthma outcomes. The quality improvement initiative, conducted in a primary care setting, dramatically improved asthma control and outcomes for high-risk adolescents. The study is published online in the journal Pediatrics. "Improving asthma is particularly difficult for...

2014-01-20 12:29:27

A new study shows that exposure to secondhand smoke at home or in the car dramatically increases the odds of children being readmitted to the hospital within a year of being admitted for asthma. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, raises the possibility that measurement of tobacco exposure could be used in clinical practice to target smoking cessation efforts and reduce the likelihood of future hospitalizations. To determine tobacco exposure, the researchers at Cincinnati...

2014-01-20 12:25:48

CINCINNATI, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study shows that exposure to secondhand smoke at home or in the car dramatically increases the odds of children being readmitted to the hospital within a year of being admitted for asthma. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, raises the possibility that measurement of tobacco exposure could be used in clinical practice to target smoking cessation...

2014-01-15 16:23:36

CINCINNATI, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Children's has launched a pediatric lung transplant program that will be one of the few in the country capable of performing transplants for infants as small as 5 kilos (about 11 pounds). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Marc Schecter, MD, who recently joined Cincinnati Children's from Texas Children's Hospital, is Medical Director. David Morales, MD, is the surgical director. Currently,...

2014-01-13 16:25:24

CINCINNATI, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The diabetes drug metformin is also being tested in numerous clinical trials for treating different cancers, and several studies point to its apparent activation of a molecular regulator of cell metabolism called AMPK to suppress tumor growth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) But new research appearing the week of Jan. 13 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that...

2014-01-07 12:29:03

CINCINNATI, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it snows, most children have fun by engaging in snowball fights, sledding, building snowmen, and making snow angels. However, it is important for parents to prepare their children for the cold weather. Outside activities are wonderful as long as appropriate safety precautions are taken. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Nathan Timm, MD, an emergency medicine physician at Cincinnati Children's Hospital...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.