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About akunicky

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

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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Staying Safe This Halloween!

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By Chris Vitale, MSN, RN, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Halloween is always an exciting time of the year for both children and adults, but parents especially need to be aware that it can be one … Continue reading

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Bullying Prevention – What All Of Us Can Do!

By Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Last week, I had the privilege of joining an assembly with Penn Trafford Middle Schools as part of 100.7 Star’s “Shine a Light on … Continue reading

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Back to Even

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By Lance Knox, father of Aidan Knox We first walked on unit 9B of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Sept. 22, 2012. The day before, we received the call at home that the biopsy taken from our 9-year-old … Continue reading

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Takes More than Medicine to be a Doctor

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By Cindy Blackburn, mother of Makenzie Blackburn My daughter, Makenzie Blackburn, received an intestinal transplant at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC when she was only 16 months old and are happy to say that she celebrated her 10 year … Continue reading

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