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The Future of Robotic Surgery

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I am a surgeon, and one of my “co-workers” is a robot. That’s because I perform robotic-assisted, laparoscopic surgeries. I’ve been specially trained to direct the motions of robotic arms to perform precision tasks in small, confined spaces that would otherwise require a large painful incision or the use of long, awkward tools to gain access to hard-to-reach areas of the body that need to be repaired. The robot helps me and other trained surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery, which means we make the smallest possible incision so that children can heal faster. How a Robot Helps with Surgery Although... Keep reading »

Enterovirus D68: Learn the Facts

Runny nose, cough and congestion are sweeping across central Ohio. You know this because you’ve seen it in the news,... Read full post »

Breakfast on the Brain: Why it Matters

Did your mother ever tell you, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” like mine always did? I... Read full post »
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The Dangers of Caffeine Powder

AHH caffeine! That first cup of coffee in the morning (or for some a diet coke)! Sixty percent of American... Read full post »
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Extending Our Mission: Training Colorectal Surgeons in Africa

This week the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction (CCPR) team leaves for a one-week trip to... Read full post »

Is Your Child Abusing Drugs or Alcohol?

As parents, we worry about our children’s use of cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs. The 2013 Ohio Youth Risk Behavior... Read full post »

Could Your Child Have a Rare Form of Diabetes?

As many as one in every 10 people with diabetes may have a rare form of the disease—something other than... Read full post »

Child Product Recalls 101

As parents, we want the best for our children. When it comes to their safety, we like to think we’ve... Read full post »

Athletes and Hydrating: What You Need to Know

Athletes are always being reminded to hydrate and coaches are always encouraged to offer more water breaks. But the recent... Read full post »