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Celebrating Healthy Holidays

By: Ann C. Meyers, RD LDN at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC How wonderful is our list of holiday foods with all of the connotations of family, warmth, love, and anticipation! Our kids certainly look forward to these special foods, but we parents are often plagued by a nagging sense of guilt that we… Read more »

What a Wonderful Staff!

By Mike Gallagher, father of Meghan Gallagher It was almost two weeks ago when my 15-year-old daughter, Meghan, was rushed to the emergency room of UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa. She was in so much abdominal pain she could not even walk. Her intestinal track was in so much distress that her body was shutting… Read more »

Accessing Health Care on College Campuses 101

By: Loreta Matheo, M.D., Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Across the country, parents are busy buying sheets for XL twin beds and college bound students are thinking about educational courses to take and friendships to make.  The time on college campuses is filled with many stimulating activities and opportunities and… Read more »

Immunizations and Getting Ready for School

By: Marian Michaels, MD, MPH, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases Summer is going by quickly! While it is hard to believe, it is time to start thinking about getting your children ready for the school year and is the perfect time to get your child’s vaccines updated. Getting vaccinated is one… Read more »

CF, in the Eyes of an 8 Year Old

By Sydney Willig Cystic Fibrosis is something I have always had.  CF is not fun.  Before school and before bed, I do my puffers, fishy mask and vest.  Before I eat anything, I have to take pills so I don’t get sick. With breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, I take 6 pills.  I even have… Read more »