Emily’s Rehab Journey

When Emily came to the Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU), she had been in the hospital and in bed for months due to a severe respiratory illness. Previously a boisterous, independent young woman, she came to the CHRU so weak that she was unable to move anything but her fingers. She was unable to even… Read more »

Parents Can Make a Difference in Reducing Teen’s Risky Driving Behavior

A new study offers parents a specific action they can take to improve the odds of their young driver surviving the most perilous period in a driver’s life: the teen years. With six teens dying in car crashes every day, the need is clear. Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation studied parents and new… Read more »

Safety Tips as School Year Gets Started

It’s time – summer will be coming to a close and kids will be heading back to school. Even though many of us have lived this season before, it’s a good time to remember some tips and reinforce them with your children. If you’re a new “back to school” parent, welcome to the club –… Read more »

Grateful for Children’s

When you are going to have a baby, everyone tells you that you will be tired, confused, and at times scared. What you don’t know is the heaviness you feel in your chest that would come the first time you look into those big eyes. This heaviness is even greater when the doctors come back… Read more »

New Rules on Child Car Seats in PA

Now in Pennsylvania, children age 2 and younger must sit in rear-facing car seats, according to a new state law. The state is now the fourth in the country to require rear-facing seats for babies and toddlers and the move will keep kids safer on the road. Since 2011, both the American Academy of Pediatrics… Read more »