Quincy’s Heart Journey

Quincy was born on Aug. 21, 2015 with a rare congenital heart defect known as Ebstein’s anomaly. In addition, he also has a patent foramen ovale hole and pulmonary dysplasia. We found out about Quincy’s condition when I was 32 weeks pregnant, which was very devastating and frightening for our entire family. We were told… Read more »

Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety week begins on October 16, 2016. Due to stronger and more effective graduated driver licensing laws and an increased awareness of the risks to teen drivers, we have seen about a 50 percent decrease in teen driver fatalities over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are still the leading… Read more »

Flu Vaccine for Children

As physicians here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we are working to protect all kids from the flu and helping to make getting  flu shots easier for kids. Here are some frequently asked questions to learn more about the flu vaccine this year. Which flu vaccine should my child get this year? In June,… Read more »

Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Class Visit – Snapchat Story

Check out our Snapchat story as the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers rookie class visited patients and families at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The Eat’n Park Atrium was transformed into a pep rally, with crafts, game stations and activities for patients and players to participate in together.

Top 5 Tips for New Parents During Baby Safety Month

  September is Baby Safety Month, so the Injury Prevention Department here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC wants to remind all parents and caregivers to take this time to create safe environments for their new babies. Babies less than one have a higher rate of unintentional injury-related deaths than older children. Suffocation, motor… Read more »