My Story of Organ Transplant and a Personal Link with My Surgeon

We don’t always know how our life experiences may affect our paths or how our lives may intertwine with those most important to us. I don’t remember having a liver transplant.  And I don’t remember battling the original disease which I was born with.  But that’s because it all happened before I was a year old…. Read more »

Dog Bite Prevention

As the weather gets warmer and we spend more time outside, we also see an increase in the numbers of children (and adults) being bitten by dogs. The numbers begin increasing in March and the highest levels are seen in June, July and August. In 2013-14, there were 2,522 dog bites reported to the Allegheny… Read more »

Making Your Home Safe for the Entire Family

It’s National Poison Prevention Week, so the team at the Pittsburgh Poison Center wanted to pass along some more easy tips on making your home safe for the entire family. Many types of medication packages are billed as “child-proof,” including pharmacy prescription lids. While these bottles and blister packs may be “child-resistant” and act as a… Read more »

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day was first observed by the United Nations on March 21, 2012.  It has been celebrated on March 21 every year since then.  Why March 21?  Well, it’s all about the genes!  Most people have 23 pairs of chromosomes.  Chromosomes are what carry all of our genes. People with Down syndrome inherit one… Read more »

Angels Fund Supports Children’s

The Angels Fund was recently at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to donate $60,000 for families! The Angels Fund was started in 2011 by Dr. Marion Vujevich and his son Dr. Justin Vujevich who were noticing that many of their own patients in their dermatology office were not making follow up visits due to cost…. Read more »