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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 »

Rebuilding History

By Elizabeth Beckman The History and Archives project at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is under way!   A preliminary survey of the three history rooms was begun by Dr. Bernadette Callery of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences in February 2011 and finished by me, Elizabeth Beckman, an MLIS graduate student.  The… Read more »

A Critical Choice

On March 20, Joshua Kerner, 15, of the North Hills, headed out to ride his bike — without a helmet. It was the worst decision of his life. Swerving to avoid an oncoming car, he jumped a curb, clipped the pole of a stop sign, and landed head first on the concrete. A neighbor, who… Read more »

Children’s Hospital’s Trauma Team

Children’s Hospital has one of busiest trauma programs in the entire country and receives patients from throughout the tri-state region. Zachary’s story is a good example of why families should be reassured they’re in good hands. Zachary Weight, Age 16 In September 2009, Zachary Weight was riding his dirt bike at his home in Belle… Read more »