What Parents Need to Know – Acute Flaccid Myelitis

In western Pennsylvania and around the country, there have been numerous cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a very rare, acute, neurological disorder that is affecting children. Children will begin to have weakness in the arms or legs, with one side usually being affected more than the other. Children may have other symptoms, such as… Read more »

Four Schools Win National Healthy Schools Award

Four local schools – Pittsburgh Brookline, Langley, Phillips, and Manchester – have been named among America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, with the prestigious National Healthy Schools Bronze Award for their efforts to create healthier school environments for students and staff. Through a school-health partnership with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh,… Read more »

Bailey’s Journey at UPMC Children’s

Bailey Julian is avid hockey player at Hempfield Area High School where he had been playing since elementary school. A few times after a game or practice, his face was swollen and he had developed a little cough. After a chest x-ray showed fullness in the chest, he went in for an early morning CT… Read more »

Advice from a Clinical Dietician – Good Eats

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, but healthy habits aren’t a once-a-year thing. We can make choices every day to improve the health of our kids and ourselves. Ellen Cernich, MS, RD, LDN, CDE is a Clinical Dietician in the Endocrine Wellness program at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh who works with families year-round to… Read more »

Kickstart Your Kid’s Day – Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Getting kids ready for school each morning can feel like a game of 20 Questions. Do you have your homework? Did you brush your teeth? Where are your shoes? But when it comes to “Did you eat breakfast?” answers can vary. Some kids forgo breakfast for extra sleep or because they say they aren’t hungry…. Read more »