Energy on the Rise – Caffeine Intake in Children and Adolescents

By Jessica Lieb, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Sleek colorful cans. Celebrity endorsements. And promises to “Give you Wiiings,” “Party like a Rockstar,” “Unleash the Beast,” “Elevate your Performance,” and “Go Fast.” Or how about a nice warm espresso macchiato while studying for finals or an iced caffé mocha on a hot… Read more »

Acne: For Some, It May Not Be a Problem That’s “Just Skin Deep”

By Robin P. Gehris, MD, FAAD, FAAP, Chief, Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Now that its summer and we’ve peeled off all the layers of winter clothing, many of us are realizing that our skin could look better than it does! We may notice new or changing moles, or even some… Read more »

Sleeping … like a baby

Isn’t this the dream of every parent?  When their dearest bundle of joy is welcomed into this world, every parent wants to do their best and is determined to help their child learn how to sleep. While most healthy normal infants sleep well in their first two to three months of life, many distractions including… Read more »

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Patients and Doctor Help Give New Movie “The Fault in Our Stars” Authenticity and a Pittsburgh Flavor

By Peter Shaw, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC In a past blog post, I wrote about how the 70,000 or so 15- to 39-year-olds diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States can fall between the cracks of the current… Read more »

Nolan’s Heart of Steel

At one-year-old, Nolan McLaughlin has already been through more than most. Born six weeks early, Nolan was in and out of hospitals as he fought respiratory issues. On Sept. 30, 2013, at just five months old, his condition went from bad to worse. This time Nolan wasn’t responding to the normal treatments. Doctors did a… Read more »