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My Two Year Concussion – Journey to a Headache-Free Day

By: Jennifer and Chris Carlin, parents to Alex Carlin, patient at Children’s Hospital It was August 18, 2011.  After conditioning all summer with the high school football team, camp had finally arrived.  Alex was in amazing physical shape and being very sturdy and strong for his age, he was excited to join the team. Alex… Read more »

Looking to a Bright School Year Ahead

Back to school is only a few weeks away – time to hang up the swim goggles, and dig out those eyeglasses from the bottom of the beach bag. By now, you have already been inundated with advertisement after advertisement for the best deals for back to school supplies. The one thing children will use… Read more »


By Jamie Mesar, Manager, Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC When viewing these letters in the title of this post, several of us see nothing more than a jumbled mess, but to many teenagers and children, it is a full sentence and source of communication that can lead them down a… Read more »

Medical Play – Letting Patients Be In Control

By Beth Moneck, MS, Certified Child Life Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC In celebration of Child Life Month in March, we wanted to share one of the many patient support interventions our certified child life specialists do here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC: Medical Play. Medical play is a therapeutic intervention,… Read more »

I’ll have the number #4 combo or who has time for family meals?!

By: Ann Condon-Meyers, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Spring is finally on its way. As the slow, gloomy days of winter recede, spring emerges as the time of year when our lives seem to speed up. Thoughts about time, plus the fact that March is National Nutrition Month, give me the chance… Read more »