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 »

Keeping Your Home Safe During the Summer

Now that everyone is home from school for the summer it’s a good time to remember some home safety tips. Most injuries to small children happen in the home. Here are some tips to keep in mind: *Do a quick check to be sure that poisons, pesticides, etc. are all out of reach and/or locked… Read more »

Children’s Recognized as Gold Safe Sleep Champion

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. They are one of the first hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive the title. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs… Read more »