My Heart Journey

When I was just a few weeks old, I was diagnosed with aortic stenosis, an abnormal narrowing or tightening of a valve or blood vessel, and my parents were told that I needed to have heart surgery to correct it. Of course, this is not what any parent wants to hear, but the doctors at… Read more »

National TV Safety Day – Keep Kids Safe

National TV Safety Day is February 2nd, the day before the big game – according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child dies every two weeks from a television or other piece of furniture falling on them and more than 25,000 children are injured. Most of those deaths are to children under the age of… Read more »

Car Seat Safety in the Winter

It’s here! The cold days of winter have settled in and as much as we would like to stay in the house on these days we all know that is not always possible. Keeping our children warm is always front and center in our minds through these frigid days, but bulky coats and snowsuits are… Read more »

UPMC Children’s Hospital and The Allstate Foundation Partner to Empower Youth

Since 2008, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and The Allstate Foundation have teamed up to encourage youth leadership, empowerment and community service. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that it has received a $30,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to continue to support its “FOCUS – Expanded” Program. Since the start of… Read more »

Safe Toys This Holiday Season

The holiday season is always fun, frantic, and a little chaotic for families. Every year, nearly 200,000 children under the age of 15 years are seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries; more than 500 every day (Safe Kids Worldwide). Here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for toys: • Choose… Read more »