Posts By: akunicky

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 »

Leadership Changes in the Heart Institute

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has announced the following leadership appointments in its Heart Institute and Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Jacqueline Kreutzer, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is now appointed as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Kreutzer is an internationally recognized leader in interventional… Read more »

Adolescent Sleep and Media Use

Have you noticed your child spending more and more time using various forms of media? The TV, computer, mobile phone, video games, and/or social media apps? If so, you’re not alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that overall media use among adolescents has grown over the past 10 years, especially with increased mobile… Read more »

Dr. Scott Maurer Social Media Takeover!

Today, Dr. Scott Maurer, pediatric oncologist and palliative care specialist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, took us on his daily routine here at Children’s…visiting patients, consulting with his team, playing hide and seek, and even witnessing a patient ringing the ceremonial bell after his final round of chemotherapy! Take a look at our… Read more »