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About akunicky

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

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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The Sensory Room Offers Kids Therapeutic Fun

The Child Life Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has developed a room that incorporates many interactive elements that give kids the chance to use all of their senses in a room that is both fun and therapeutic. … Continue reading

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Supporting Families in the Emergency Department – Child Life

By Alanna Kanawalsky and Stephanie Colaberardino, Certified Child Life Specialists, Emergency Department, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC The Emergency Department (ED) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has child life coverage seven days a week split between two … Continue reading

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Injury is not an Accident

By Chris Vitale, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC The Injury Free Coalition for Kids team at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC commends and stands with Nationwide Insurance Company and its commercial during the Super Bowl to … Continue reading

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