Healthy Snacks During Sporting Events

With spring here, and warmer weather starting to peak, it’s time to start thinking about spring and summer sports for our kids. Many of our children will be involved in sports, especially competing in day or week-long tournaments, so looking for healthy food alternatives are key. Parents need to be looking out for snacks that provide… Read more »

A Place for Sibs at Children’s – National Siblings Day

When you work in Child Life, you have the best job; you get to have fun almost every day and you make people smile who may not be in the best of spirits under the circumstances of being in the hospital. I personally decided to become a Child Life Assistant because I love kids. I… Read more »

Preventing Window Falls – Window Safety Week

It’s almost time to open the windows and let the smells of spring into our homes. This is also the time when children are excited to get back outside and discover new ways to have fun. Curiosity draws kids to windows and it only takes a second for a child to fall out of a… Read more »

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 »