Lyme Disease Increases in Western PA

The state of Pennsylvania has reported more cases of Lyme disease than any other state in 2014, and we are experiencing an epidemic in western Pennsylvania. Here are some frequently asked questions about Lyme disease, prepared by Andrew Nowalk, MD, one of Children’s pediatric infectious disease experts. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an… Read more »

Children’s is a Place of Miracles

Ryan Andrade spent 36 days lying in a hospital bed in Norfolk, VA. His family never thought that day 37 would be spent driving all night to meet him at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where he was transported by helicopter. At the time, Ryan suffered from chronic pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas that does… Read more »

Look Before You Lock: Prevent Heatstroke

It’s happens nearly every week: kids lefts in hot cars. As a parent you think: that’s impossible, or it won’t happen to me? Since 1998, more than 680 children across the United States have died from car-related heatstroke when unattended in a vehicle.  Countless others were involved in “near miss” situations, meaning children were saved from… Read more »

Stay Safe Playing Pokémon GO

In just a few short days, millions of children, teens, and even adults are exploring various neighborhoods because of Pokémon GO, a new free virtual reality mobile app using landmarks as spots for Pokémon locations. Here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we have already seen a few cases of kids being injured, and we want to make… Read more »

Pittsburgh Brashear Wins National Healthy Schools Award

Pittsburgh Brashear earned the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2016 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award for making changes that promote healthier eating and physical activity for students and staff. Through a school-health partnership between Pittsburgh Public Schools and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, this award was granted to Pittsburgh Brashear by the Alliance for… Read more »