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Coordinator, Media Relations for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Random Acts of Kindness – Down Syndrome Awareness

Emily Pratt, a patient at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, was required to do a senior project for her high school graduation and wanted to support Down Syndrome Awareness, so she decided to create handmade bracelets and sell them … Continue reading

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Broken Crayons Still Color

By Katie O’Connor, MA, CCLS, Art Therapist, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Some people are so badly broken that you cannot ever fix them. A professor announced this very pragmatically during my first counseling class of graduate school. I … Continue reading

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The Sensory Room Offers Kids Therapeutic Fun

The Child Life Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has developed a room that incorporates many interactive elements that give kids the chance to use all of their senses in a room that is both fun and therapeutic. … Continue reading

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Supporting Families in the Emergency Department – Child Life

By Alanna Kanawalsky and Stephanie Colaberardino, Certified Child Life Specialists, Emergency Department, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC The Emergency Department (ED) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has child life coverage seven days a week split between two … Continue reading

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Injury is not an Accident

By Chris Vitale, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC The Injury Free Coalition for Kids team at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC commends and stands with Nationwide Insurance Company and its commercial during the Super Bowl to … Continue reading

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Dry Skin Advice for Pittsburgh Winters

By Robin P. Gehris, MD, FAAD, FAAP, chief, Pediatric Dermatology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC The good news is that we are more than halfway through winter! The bad news is that in Pittsburgh and neighboring areas the cold, … Continue reading

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Measles Outbreak: What You Should Know

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By Dr. Sharon Cowden, CCP–Pittsburgh Pediatrics; Dr. Michael Green, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital; and Dr. Marian Michaels, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital More than 100 people from 14 states were reported to have measles in … Continue reading

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