Posts By: akunicky

Resources To Prevent Food Poisoning

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Thanksgiving is a time for visiting others and indulging in those warm comfort foods, so the Injury Prevention Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC reminds you to stay safe while visiting family and friends this holiday season. Here are some quick tips from the American Association of Poison Control Centers: • Save the… Read more »

Taking Aim Against the Flu

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is part of a nationwide effort aimed at reducing vaccine-preventable diseases — starting with the flu. In September, Children’s Hospital received a $5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to become a New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN) site. We join a select group of… Read more »

Face Paint on Halloween – Safety Tips

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Halloween is only days away, and it is one of the most treasured holidays of the year for children. What could be better than a whole evening of dress up and free candy?!  Most children aren’t allowed to wear makeup regularly except for on this special day. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics as… Read more »

Carbon Monoxide Safety

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Autumn is here and the cool evenings mean it’s time to turn on the furnaces. This is a great time to talk about carbon monoxide safety. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas which can cause illness or death any time a fossil fuel is burned (gasoline, natural gas, wood, oil, propane or… Read more »

Quincy’s Heart Journey

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Quincy was born on Aug. 21, 2015 with a rare congenital heart defect known as Ebstein’s anomaly. In addition, he also has a patent foramen ovale hole and pulmonary dysplasia. We found out about Quincy’s condition when I was 32 weeks pregnant, which was very devastating and frightening for our entire family. We were told… Read more »