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About akunicky

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

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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Raising Awareness for Child Abuse

By Rachel Berger, MD, MPH, chief, Child Advocacy Center April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I look forward to this month each year, both because it means that spring is finally here, and because I am often provided with … Continue reading

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Our Journey with Biliary Atresia

By Amber Fosler, mother to Elias Fosler When my husband and I welcomed our first child, Elias, 5 weeks early, we were terrified. He was a strong 6 pounds and despite developing jaundice, he was healthy. We took him home … Continue reading

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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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