Applying the Science of Nutrition to Family Meals

By: Ann Condon-Meyers, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC March is National Nutrition Month, which is good news for licensed dietitian nutritionists (LDNs) because it gives us a chance to blog about our favorite subject … food! Now, to be fair, food is something we all love to talk about regardless of our… Read more »

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is sponsored by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. Did you know that every year, dental disease causes children to miss 51 million school hours? New reports show that 60 percent of children will have at least one cavity… Read more »

Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Cancer Need Specialized Care

By Peter Shaw, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC The ages of 15 to 25 are a difficult time in anyone’s life: you are physically and emotionally still maturing, in the midst of school or working, and most importantly, just trying to… Read more »

My Two Year Concussion – Journey to a Headache-Free Day

By: Jennifer and Chris Carlin, parents to Alex Carlin, patient at Children’s Hospital It was August 18, 2011.  After conditioning all summer with the high school football team, camp had finally arrived.  Alex was in amazing physical shape and being very sturdy and strong for his age, he was excited to join the team. Alex… Read more »