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Goodbye to our Beautiful Mckinlee

Mckinlee was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries. She was 1 of 100 babies born each year with a Congenital Heart Defect. Her CHD was not discovered prenatally, and she was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh shortly after birth. During her stay, she underwent five open heart surgeries, four trips to the… Read more »

Coping with Bereavement

The death of someone you love is one of the greatest sorrows you can endure. July is Bereaved Parent Awareness Month and we wanted to share our story, a look into our medical journey with Zane and Zayva, and coping with bereavement. Zane was born on June 28, 2012. Before he was born, we only… Read more »

Summer Safety Tips

Welcome to the warmer weather! As the kids are wrapping up the school year and getting ready for the pools to open and summer break to begin, we wanted to pass on a few safety reminders to keep everyone active and having lots of fun without any interruptions by visits to the doctor, urgent care… Read more »

Honoring Child Life Month

When children come to the hospital for an appointment, procedure, or inpatient stay, they’re often nervous and fearful for the unknown. Upon arrival, patients are greeted by check-in staff, nurses, and doctors. Often times though, there is another group of individuals who play a vital role in the patient experience and help patients take on… Read more »

Obesity is Associated with Airway Dysanapsis in Kids With or Without Asthma

One of my main research interests is on childhood asthma, and in particular why and how obesity can make childhood asthma more severe. A few years ago we reported that obese children with asthma do not respond well to inhaled steroids, the main controller medication for asthma. In a recent study published in the American… Read more »