Posts By: akunicky

Parents Can Make a Difference in Reducing Teen’s Risky Driving Behavior

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A new study offers parents a specific action they can take to improve the odds of their young driver surviving the most perilous period in a driver’s life: the teen years. With six teens dying in car crashes every day, the need is clear. Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation studied parents and new… Read more »

Safety Tips as School Year Gets Started

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It’s time – summer will be coming to a close and kids will be heading back to school. Even though many of us have lived this season before, it’s a good time to remember some tips and reinforce them with your children. If you’re a new “back to school” parent, welcome to the club –… Read more »

Grateful for Children’s

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When you are going to have a baby, everyone tells you that you will be tired, confused, and at times scared. What you don’t know is the heaviness you feel in your chest that would come the first time you look into those big eyes. This heaviness is even greater when the doctors come back… Read more »

New Rules on Child Car Seats in PA

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Now in Pennsylvania, children age 2 and younger must sit in rear-facing car seats, according to a new state law. The state is now the fourth in the country to require rear-facing seats for babies and toddlers and the move will keep kids safer on the road. Since 2011, both the American Academy of Pediatrics… Read more »

Our Story with Cochlear Implants

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As we celebrate Cochlear Implant Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, I want to share my family’s experiences with our children regarding their cochlear implants, our experiences with the Hearing Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and the Aqua+ Kits that they recently received this summer. It has been such a long, but amazing journey… Read more »