What Every Parent Should Know About Their Children’s Moles

By Robin P. Gehris, MD, FAAD, FAAP, Chief, Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC May is Melanoma Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time of year to remember to schedule your child’s thorough skin examination with a board-certified pediatric dermatologist who is specifically trained to detect abnormal moles and skin cancer in… Read more »

Helping Girls Become Strong Women: Being Healthy and Feeling Great

By: Dana Rofey, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and Anne Marie Kuchera, LPC, RD, licensed practitioner of counseling and registered dietitian at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC This week is not only Women’s Health Week, but also the time of year… Read more »

How Tanning Beds Can Be a Risky Habit

By Robin P. Gehris, MD, FAAD, FAAP, Chief, Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC May is not just Melanoma Awareness Month, but it is also the time of year when many teenagers are anticipating prom season and trying to look their best. Some teenagers think that this can be achieved only with… Read more »

CureRock and a Rockin’ Hospital

By Nick Ranayhossaini, Cancer Survivor “If you have cancer, I’m gonna deck you!” My best friend said something along those lines before I was diagnosed with cancer the next day. I wasn’t there when he found out, but I imagine the look on his face was priceless. I like to imagine his eyes wide open… Read more »

HT HUD PBB OK! EML HAND

By Jamie Mesar, Manager, Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC When viewing these letters in the title of this post, several of us see nothing more than a jumbled mess, but to many teenagers and children, it is a full sentence and source of communication that can lead them down a… Read more »