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Learning about Healthy Teen Relationships

By Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The numbers are shocking. ● One in three women will be hurt physically or sexually by an intimate partner in their lifetime; often the abusive relationships start in adolescence. ● One in… Read more »

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 »