Leadership Changes in the Heart Institute

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has announced the following leadership appointments in its Heart Institute and Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Jacqueline Kreutzer, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is now appointed as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Kreutzer is an internationally recognized leader in interventional… Read more »

Adolescent Sleep and Media Use

Have you noticed your child spending more and more time using various forms of media? The TV, computer, mobile phone, video games, and/or social media apps? If so, you’re not alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that overall media use among adolescents has grown over the past 10 years, especially with increased mobile… Read more »

Dr. Scott Maurer Social Media Takeover!

Today, Dr. Scott Maurer, pediatric oncologist and palliative care specialist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, took us on his daily routine here at Children’s…visiting patients, consulting with his team, playing hide and seek, and even witnessing a patient ringing the ceremonial bell after his final round of chemotherapy! Take a look at our… Read more »

Car Seats: How to Find the Right One

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Parents need to be extra vigilant about keeping kids safe in cars so we have just the tools to help! Purchasing the right seat: Safe Kids Worldwide and Babies “R” Us are teaming… Read more »

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 »