Summer Safety

It sure feels like summer is finally here in Pittsburgh. This means more time at the pool, the playground, or just enjoying time outside with family and friends. Whatever it is you’re doing, keeping a few safety tips in mind can help keep our kiddo’s safe and healthy during the summer months. Community pools are… Read more »

Walk for Children’s – Snapchat Story

Held on June 4, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation hosted the first-ever Walk for Children’s, a 5K walk and patient champion parade, which celebrated the culmination of the 125th anniversary year of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. More than 180 teams and over 2,500 walkers participated in the walk, held at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park…. Read more »

Use Your Head: Wear a Helmet

June is National Safety Month, and the Injury Prevention Team wants to keep kids (and everyone else) safe on their wheels. Helmets are the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bike crashes according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Helmets should be worn when you are riding… Read more »

Why do Children Cry on Planes?

Children on airplanes can be a frightful experience for the child, caregiver, and any nearby passenger. Additionally, the weary traveler may be over-tired, hungry, or bored. Ears can certainly be cause for crying on airplanes as well. The membrane that separates the inner ear from the outer world is sensitive to pressure differences. These changes,… Read more »

Protecting Children from Insect Bites

With many of the news headlines focusing on the Zika virus this year, it is more important than ever before to know how to safely and effectively protect your infants or children from insect bites. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC asks Dr. Robin Gehris, chief of Pediatric Dermatology, a few common questions about insect… Read more »