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Children’s Expert Helps Develop Clinical Practice Guideline on Obesity

Today, the Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle changes. The guideline, which is titled “Pediatric Obesity—Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was published online and will appear in the March 2017 print issue of The Journal of… Read more »

Resources To Prevent Food Poisoning

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

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 »

Flu Vaccine for Children

As physicians here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we are working to protect all kids from the flu and helping to make getting  flu shots easier for kids. Here are some frequently asked questions to learn more about the flu vaccine this year. Which flu vaccine should my child get this year? In June,… Read more »

Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Class Visit – Snapchat Story

Check out our Snapchat story as the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers rookie class visited patients and families at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The Eat’n Park Atrium was transformed into a pep rally, with crafts, game stations and activities for patients and players to participate in together.