| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter RSS Feed

Health + Wellness : Cincinnati In The News

62 Health + Wellness Articles | Page: | Show All

Cincinnati Children's named #3 overall pediatric hospital in U.S.


U.S. News & World Report released its ninth annual rankings of U.S. pediatric hospitals, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center was recognized as #3 overall.

The rankings evaluate hospitals in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology, and in the new rankings 83 hospitals were ranked among the top 50 in at least one specialty. Twelve of the 83 ranked hospitals had high scores in three or more specialties and were named to the Honor Roll. Cincinnati Children's was one of only three hospitals to be ranked in all 10 specialties, and the other two (Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) ended up #1 and #2 overall, respectively.

See the full rankings here.
 

We're happy this Top 20 list doesn't include Cincinnati


Pest-control experts Orkin release a list each spring of the 20 worst mosquito cities in the U.S. based on the number of service calls the company makes to treat the buggers. There's finally a "top 20 cities" list that (thankfully) leaves off Cincinnati.

"Mosquito bites can transmit West Nile virus and other conditions that cause encephalitis — or swelling of the brain — as well as a relatively new virus in the United States called chikungunya virus," the Orkin report says. "In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention upgraded chikungunya virus to a 'nationally notifiable condition' in the United States, providing state and local health departments with standard definitions for reporting and tracking cases."

If it's alright with you, just take that chikungunya somewhere else.

Read the Orkin rankings and helpful mosquito FAQs here.
 

Congress passes bill after Cincinnati push

Cincinnati government affairs guru Chip Gerhardt pushed the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life) Act last week, allowing people with disabilities to set up savings accounts with no tax on the earnings, similar to 529 college savings accounts, to cover housing, transportation and other expenses. Speaker of the House John Boehner was an active supporter. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. Read about Gerhardt's efforts on behalf of his teenage daughter and thousands of others with disabilities here.

An unlikely Friday night pizza cafe has a big heart

At Moriah Pie in Norwood, Ohio, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza and diners pay what they can. Read more.

Cincinnati ranked among cities with highest share of bike commuters

Cincinnati is ranked 45th among the 70 largest cities with the highest share of bicycle commuters. Read more.

Jersey sales skyrocket for Bengals player caring for daughter with cancer

Devon Still was re-signed to the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad after he was cut from the team, allowing him to use the NFL’s health insurance policy for his four-year-old daughter’s cancer treatment. The team announced on Monday night that it would be donating all of the proceeds from sales of Still's No. 75 jersey to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital to support the fight against pediatric cancer, resulting in an outpouring of support. Read more.

Cincinnati man wins grueling 135-mile foot race

A Cincinnati man has won what is widely considered the most grueling race in all of running: a 135-mile slog outside California's Death Valley that makes a 26.2-mile marathon look like a light jog. Read more.

Cincinnati named best city for recreation in US

With July being National Park and Recreation Month and parks contributing to better community cohesion, property values and public health, WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2014's Best & Worst Cities for Recreation. Cincinnati topped the list of 100 cities ranked.

 

Hip Green Scene releases Cincinnati city guide

Hip Green Scene just released its latest city guide: Cincinnati. The Queen City joins the list of other midwestern and southern cities, including Louisville, Asheville and Charleston. Check out the guide.

Mount St. Joe psychologist creates innovative schizophrenia project

For the past three years, on their own time and with no outside money, Dr. Lynda Crane and a fellow Mount St. Joseph psychologist, Tracy McDonough, have built the Schizophrenia Oral History Project. Other oral history collections have focused on diseases like AIDS or leprosy, but this is the first to focus on schizophrenia, they say. Read more.

Children's Hospital one of the top 10 health systems in the nation for workplace diversity

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top 10 health systems in the nation for workplace diversity. Find out why.

UC's Health Sciences Library ranked 14th most impressive in the world

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library was ranked 14th among "the 25 most impressive university medical school libraries in the world" according to The Best Master’s Degrees Reviews and Rankings, a public site that explores and ranks the vast world of Master’s degrees in all the disciplines.

Cincinnati health system named among top employers for executive women

TriHealth, which operates four hospitals in Greater Cincinnati, has been named one of the nation’s top 10 nonprofit employers for executive women for the sixth year in a row. Read more.

Healthy, wealthy and wise: America's fittest city is ...

Today has named Cincinnati one of the Top 20 fittest cities in the U.S. Read more.

Cincinnati Children's to launch rare transplant program

A lung transplant program that could prolong the lives of critically ill babies weighing as little as 11 pounds has been started by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Read more.
62 Health + Wellness Articles | Page: | Show All
Signup for Email Alerts