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About akunicky

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

2014 International Walk to School Day

Safe Kids Allegheny County, of which Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is the lead agency, joined local school children, and FedEx volunteers on Oct. 8  to raise awareness about child pedestrian safety on International Walk to School Day. Kids from … Continue reading

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October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

By Kishore Vellody, Medical Director, Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution declaring October as National Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Thirty years later, we continue to celebrate … Continue reading

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Talking to your Teen about Intimate Partner Violence

By Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Chief, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Associate Professor in Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine As video footage and news reports of football players assaulting their female … Continue reading

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Banner Care For Our Bonus Baby

By Dawn Campbell, mother of Qavah Our third child was about to graduate from college and we were talking about retirement, travel, and our empty nest, when we found out that God had other plans for us. We were given … Continue reading

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What a Difference 24 Months Can Make

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By Micah Walton, father of Hannah Walton About two years ago, all seemed well as we were registering our 18-year-old daughter, Hannah, for college in Ohio where we live. She had not been feeling well, but we didn’t think it … Continue reading

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Pertussis Vaccines for Expecting Mothers: Protecting the Health of Newborn Babies

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By Dr. Sharon Cowden, CCP–Pittsburgh Pediatrics; Dr. Mark Diamond, CCP–South Hills Pediatric Associates; and Dr. Mike Green, Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital Pregnant women should get the pertussis vaccine (commonly known as whooping cough vaccine) during the third trimester of pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Bus Safety Tips as New School Year Gets Under Way

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By Chris Vitale, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC As summer vacation has ended, we want to make sure families and drivers are cautious about kids riding the bus to and from school. School buses are one … Continue reading

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