Category: Advocacy

Babies don’t need to die, Part 1

Did you know… About 3 babies die each day in Ohio (about one baby dies every 8 hours)? More than 1,000 Ohio babies died in 2010? This number includes 50 babies in Montgomery County alone. For 2010, Ohio’s infant mortality … Continue reading

How my boys learned about cancer

Today, November 27 is Giving Tuesday a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping. Dayton Children’s is taking part in Giving Tuesday … Continue reading

What does a forensic nurse do?

Did you know that child sexual abuse is a very common problem in today’s society? Some literature estimates that 1 in every 4 girls and 1 in every 5 boys will be sexually abused by the time they reach their … Continue reading

What’s at Stake for Pediatric Specialists

We’re just a few days away from our annual trip to Washington D.C. for the Children’s Hospital Association’s Family Advocacy Day. While health reform has provided a step in the right direction for pediatric patients by ensuring health insurance coverage … Continue reading

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