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 »
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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 »
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 »
Dr. Jonathan Spahr, Children’s pulmonologist, explains why he supports the proposed Allegheny County e-cigarette regulation.
One of the most fundamental desires of parents is to comfort their children when they are in pain. Here are steps that parents can take to relieve common types of pain in children. Pain with vaccines Pain with vaccine injections is one of the most common types of pain that children experience. In addition to… Read more »