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

Dangers of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars on Sweltering Summer Days

By Richard A. Saladino, MD, chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC With the hot temperatures rising this summer, we want to make sure families know  about the dangers of leaving kids in hot cars, even for … Continue reading

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Does my child have depression?

By Ana Radovic, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC It can be tough to decide whether you think your child has depression or does … Continue reading

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Children’s Hospital: An Institution to Which I Owe 7,868 Days of My Life (And Counting)

By Luke Ziegler, Heart Institute patient and volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC At less than one day old, I was flying through the sky on the way to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. My walnut-sized heart … Continue reading

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Happy & Healthy Eating: Here Come the Fabulous Foods of Summer

By: Ann Condon-Meyers, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC After the winter we just endured here in the tristate area, who isn’t celebrating the fact that summer is almost here?!  I’m thinking about frozen desserts, watermelon, and grilled … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Traveling – Tips to Stay Safe

By Chris Vitale, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Memorial Day marks the unofficial opening of the summer travel season. There will be many more vehicles on the road and more people as families embark on vacations … Continue reading

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Bedtime Resistance or Refusal?

By Hiren Muzumdar, MD, FAASM, co-director of the Pediatric Sleep Evaluation Center, and Melissa Milbert, MS, NCC, LPC, Behavioral Health Therapist, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Children over the age of 2 who sleep in a bed, rather than … Continue reading

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Strategies for Talking to Teens about Sexual Assault

By: Heather L. McCauley, ScD; Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. And the bad news … adolescents and young adults are at highest risk for … Continue reading

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