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About akunicky

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

Energy on the Rise – Caffeine Intake in Children and Adolescents

By Jessica Lieb, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Sleek colorful cans. Celebrity endorsements. And promises to “Give you Wiiings,” “Party like a Rockstar,” “Unleash the Beast,” “Elevate your Performance,” and “Go Fast.” Or how about a nice … Continue reading

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Acne: For Some, It May Not Be a Problem That’s “Just Skin Deep”

By Robin P. Gehris, MD, FAAD, FAAP, Chief, Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Now that its summer and we’ve peeled off all the layers of winter clothing, many of us are realizing that our skin could … Continue reading

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Sleeping … like a baby

By Sangeeta Chakravorty, MD, FAASM, and Hiren Muzumdar, MD, FAASM, associate professors of Pediatrics, and co-directors of the Pediatric Sleep Evaluation Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Isn’t this the dream of every parent?  When their dearest bundle of … Continue reading

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Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Patients and Doctor Help Give New Movie “The Fault in Our Stars” Authenticity and a Pittsburgh Flavor

By Peter Shaw, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC In a past blog post, I wrote about how the 70,000 or so 15- to 39-year-olds diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Nolan’s Heart of Steel

At one-year-old, Nolan McLaughlin has already been through more than most. Born six weeks early, Nolan was in and out of hospitals as he fought respiratory issues. On Sept. 30, 2013, at just five months old, his condition went from … Continue reading

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The Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Children

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By Rachel Berger, MD, MPH, chief, Child Advocacy Center April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As a pediatrician who cares for children who have been victims of abuse and neglect, I look forward to April as a time when … Continue reading

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Applying the Science of Nutrition to Family Meals

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By: Ann Condon-Meyers, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC March is National Nutrition Month, which is good news for licensed dietitian nutritionists (LDNs) because it gives us a chance to blog about our favorite subject … food! Now, … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Teeth Healthy!

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By: The Dental Team at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is sponsored by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. Did you know that every … Continue reading

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Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Cancer Need Specialized Care

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By Peter Shaw, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC The ages of 15 to 25 are a difficult time in anyone’s life: you are physically and emotionally … Continue reading

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My Two Year Concussion – Journey to a Headache-Free Day

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By: Jennifer and Chris Carlin, parents to Alex Carlin, patient at Children’s Hospital It was August 18, 2011.  After conditioning all summer with the high school football team, camp had finally arrived.  Alex was in amazing physical shape and being … Continue reading

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