Rare, Hereditary Conditions: Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

Crigler-Najjar syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disease. With only 100 cases recorded, it often affects children from Amish and Mennonite families. To meet some of the children on the liver transplant waiting list and to learn about becoming a living donor, visit UPMC.com/BeADonor. Bilirubin is a brownish yellow waste product found in bile that… Read more »

Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy Social Media Takeover!

The Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy team at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC brings hope and healing to patients every day! Music and art aids in healing and allows patients to express themselves. Follow along with our music therapists Kory and Nicole and our art therapists Katie and Kate as they go about their… Read more »

Back to School: Healthy Eating

From the endless line of desserts, mesmerizing smell of French fries, and sizzling sound of burgers, school cafeterias are every child’s dream. Ordering healthy options can be a challenge for young children when they are surrounded by their favorite treats. Teach your child how to order a balanced meal before they go back to school… Read more »

What Is Biliary Atresia?

Biliary atresia is a life-threatening condition that can affect a baby shortly after birth. This is when bile ducts, which are tubes that carry fluid from the liver to the small intestine, are blocked. The cause of biliary atresia is unknown. Over time, this can progress into more health complications for the baby, eventually leading… Read more »

Top Six Safety Tips for Kids Heading Back to School

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. So, we encourage all parents to talk to their children about how to stay safe when traveling to school this year. More than 15,000 children seek medical attention for… Read more »