A Special Heart and an Extra Chromosome

Ethan’s story started when I was nine weeks pregnant. Ethan was our third baby, so we were excited to add to our growing family.  Our excitement changed rather quickly when the doctor said, “I need to tell you that your baby has something called a cystic hygroma.” He sent us to a specialist at Magee,… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips That Everyone Needs to Remember

Last month, avid fans of the NBC television series “This Is Us” watched as the untimely death of main character Jack Pearson unfolded in front of their eyes. Those of us in the injury prevention field were not as stunned because we see this often; life gets busy and families forget things especially when it… Read more »

Enhancing Access to Care With Telemedicine

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has made great strides in telemedicine, breaking down the barriers of time and distance to bring pediatric subspecialty care to more patients than ever before using technological innovations. Specialized equipment allows doctors at our hospital in Lawrenceville to hear a patient’s heartbeat, view x-rays, and share information in real… Read more »

Stress Relief for Parents

The holidays may be over, but the stressors are still here. Whether it’s the holiday decorations that need taken down, your infant who needs that 3 am feeding, your school age child who has another 2-hour delay or cancellation, your teenager who rolls their eyes to EVERYTHING you say and do, or all the above…… Read more »