Pain in Children

One of the most fundamental desires of parents is to comfort their children when they are in pain. Here are steps that parents can take to relieve common types of pain in children. Pain with vaccines Pain with vaccine injections is one of the most common types of pain that children experience. In addition to… Read more »

Children’s, Pitt Partner on Cardiac Arrest Early Detection System

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and  have announced a research partnership to develop a software analytics tool that will enable early prediction of catastrophic events such as cardiac arrest or emergency endotracheal tube intubation in patients with congenital heart disease. Children with congenital heart disease account for… Read more »

Children’s Expert Helps Develop Clinical Practice Guideline on Obesity

Today, the Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle changes. The guideline, which is titled “Pediatric Obesity—Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was published online and will appear in the March 2017 print issue of The Journal of… Read more »

Fun in the Snow!

It’s coming – and soon everyone will be hitting the slopes and hills for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. This is the time of year when so many long lasting memories are made; let’s make them all great by remembering these safety tips: Ski & Snowboard Never ski or snowboard alone. If a problem comes up,… Read more »

Resources To Prevent Food Poisoning

Thanksgiving is a time for visiting others and indulging in those warm comfort foods, so the Injury Prevention Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC reminds you to stay safe while visiting family and friends this holiday season. Here are some quick tips from the American Association of Poison Control Centers: • Save the… Read more »