Heat Related Illnesses

Summer is cruising by, and we are approaching the season of sports, cheerleading and band camps. It’s a good time for a refresher on the importance of good hydration and heat related illness – not just for campers, but for all who are active in the summer weather. Heat and humidity make children and adults… Read more »

Should Your Child Drink Caffeine?

Morning coffee runs have become a staple in our daily lives. Many adults can not go a day without at least a cup of coffee, a glass of soda, or an energy drink. Daily doses of caffeine can cause us to fail to recognize the impact each beverage can have on our health. For children… Read more »

Story of Jane Holmes

Jane Holmes was a woman before her time. Born in Ireland in 1805, Jane and her family relocated to the Pittsburgh area when Jane was only 2. At the time, Pittsburgh was a different place — a small town with few houses, mostly unpaved streets, and an air thick with the haze of burning coal… Read more »

Caring Canines Kickoff

Earlier this week, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC welcomed Labradoodle, Ernie, one of our Pet Friends, to the Emergency Department. Ernie is the first dog to kick off the new volunteer program, Caring Canines. This program allows dogs to visit patient rooms throughout the Emergency Department to help comfort children during their stay. Patients,… Read more »

Same Day Surgery Tour – Snapchat and Instagram Stories

Alanna and Mia, child life specialists for our Same Day Surgery Center, took us on a tour to experience what it would be like when kids are going through same day surgery. The tour included registration, the vitals room, an exam room, walking through the penguin hallway, a tour of the operating room, and enjoying… Read more »