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My Visits to the Spina Bifida Clinic at Children’s Hospital

Hi! I’m a happy and healthy 10 year old girl named Amanda. I love to write, dance and ride horses. I am also learning to swim. Oh yes, and I have Spina Bifida. I make regular visits to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and especially to the Spina Bifida Clinic. So, I have lots… Read more »

Mentoring Works!

Mentors can play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged in school, and reduce or avoid risky behaviors like skipping school, and drug or alcohol use. In a national report called The Mentoring Effect, young people who were at-risk for not completing high school… Read more »

Random Acts of Kindness – Down Syndrome Awareness

Emily Pratt, a patient at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, was required to do a senior project for her high school graduation and wanted to support Down Syndrome Awareness, so she decided to create handmade bracelets and sell them to family and friends. The proceeds, which totaled around $1,200, were used to purchase 120… Read more »

Measles Outbreak: What You Should Know

By Dr. Sharon Cowden, CCP–Pittsburgh Pediatrics; Dr. Michael Green, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital; and Dr. Marian Michaels, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital More than 100 people from 14 states were reported to have measles in January and the number continues to grow.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and… Read more »

The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program at Children’s Hospital Enjoys a Weekend Off from Cancer

By Peter Shaw, MD, clinical director of Oncology, and director, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC We recognized 10 years ago that oncology and bone marrow transplant patients ages 15 and older require special services that younger patients do not need. In addition to the great patient- and… Read more »