Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

UPMC Children’s Hospital and The Allstate Foundation Partner to Empower Youth

Since 2008, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and The Allstate Foundation have teamed up to encourage youth leadership, empowerment and community service. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that it has received a $30,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to continue to support its “FOCUS – Expanded” Program. Since the start of… Read more »

Safe Toys This Holiday Season

The holiday season is always fun, frantic, and a little chaotic for families. Every year, nearly 200,000 children under the age of 15 years are seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries; more than 500 every day (Safe Kids Worldwide). Here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for toys: • Choose… Read more »

The Journey is Just as Important as the Destination – Getting To and From School Safely

It’s that time of year- the kids are headed back to school with their fresh supplies and lunches in tow, some for the first time ever. As a parent or guardian, safety precautions before your child even arrives at school is likely one of your biggest concerns. Teaching your child tips to be wary of… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips That Everyone Needs to Remember

Last month, avid fans of the NBC television series “This Is Us” watched as the untimely death of main character Jack Pearson unfolded in front of their eyes. Those of us in the injury prevention field were not as stunned because we see this often; life gets busy and families forget things especially when it… Read more »

Stress Relief for Parents

The holidays may be over, but the stressors are still here. Whether it’s the holiday decorations that need taken down, your infant who needs that 3 am feeding, your school age child who has another 2-hour delay or cancellation, your teenager who rolls their eyes to EVERYTHING you say and do, or all the above…… Read more »