Prevent Furniture Tipovers

Most of the injuries that happen to small children occur in the home. Furniture and television tipovers are becoming more and more common and they are extremely dangerous – causing a death approximately once every two weeks according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Children under the age of five years old are most at… Read more »

Small Toys = Big Injuries

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a great time to think about fun as well as safety and make sure toys are appropriate for a child’s age and maturity level. Approximately 50 percent of all toy purchases in the United States occur between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas per the Consumer Product Safety Commission… Read more »

A Reflection on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I don’t need a month to make me aware of Childhood Cancer. I wake up every morning and think of my precious son, Matt, and I am immediately aware that pediatric cancer has stolen not only my child, but 15 years later, is still taking far too many children… Read more »

Back to School – Eye Exams for Kids

Eye exams are vital to our children every school to find out if they are having any problems seeing in class, or have any other oncoming eye issues. Each year, kids should have a full eye exam that includes visual acuity measurement of each eye at distance and near, alignment testing to make sure that the… Read more »

American Academy of Pediatrics Recognizes Local Doctor

Diego Chaves-Gnecco MD, MPH, FAAP, director and founder of the program SALUD Para Niños at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC received the F. Edwards Rushton CATCH Award at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, IL. Sept. 15-19, 2017. Named in honor of F. Edwards Rushton, Sr., MD, FAAP;… Read more »