Children’s is a Place of Miracles

Ryan Andrade spent 36 days lying in a hospital bed in Norfolk, VA. His family never thought that day 37 would be spent driving all night to meet him at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where he was transported by helicopter. At the time, Ryan suffered from chronic pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas that does… Read more »

Look Before You Lock: Prevent Heatstroke

It’s happens nearly every week: kids lefts in hot cars. As a parent you think: that’s impossible, or it won’t happen to me? Since 1998, more than 680 children across the United States have died from car-related heatstroke when unattended in a vehicle.  Countless others were involved in “near miss” situations, meaning children were saved from… Read more »

Stay Safe Playing Pokémon GO

In just a few short days, millions of children, teens, and even adults are exploring various neighborhoods because of Pokémon GO, a new free virtual reality mobile app using landmarks as spots for Pokémon locations. Here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we have already seen a few cases of kids being injured, and we want to make… Read more »

Pittsburgh Brashear Wins National Healthy Schools Award

Pittsburgh Brashear earned the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2016 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award for making changes that promote healthier eating and physical activity for students and staff. Through a school-health partnership between Pittsburgh Public Schools and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, this award was granted to Pittsburgh Brashear by the Alliance for… Read more »

Fireworks Safety

It’s that time again – fireworks season! Almost everyone loves fireworks (except pets and small children) and the best way to enjoy the magic of the sights and sounds is from a distance. We all know that fireworks are explosives and dangerous, but sometimes that gets missed when we tie them into fun with friends,… Read more »