Staying Safe This Halloween!

By Chris Vitale, MSN, RN, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Halloween is always an exciting time of the year for both children and adults, but parents especially need to be aware that it can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year for young children who are out trick-or-treating…. Read more »

Bullying Prevention – What All Of Us Can Do!

By Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Last week, I had the privilege of joining an assembly with Penn Trafford Middle Schools as part of 100.7 Star’s “Shine a Light on Bullying” campaign, sponsored by UPMC.  Along with Bubba from the morning talk show, Bubba’s two… Read more »

Back to Even

We first walked on unit 9B of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Sept. 22, 2012. The day before, we received the call at home that the biopsy taken from our 9-year-old son Aidan’s sacrum was malignant and that he had Ewing sarcoma, a bone cancer. (The sacrum is a large, triangular bone at… Read more »

Takes More than Medicine to be a Doctor

By Cindy Blackburn, mother of Makenzie Blackburn My daughter, Makenzie Blackburn, received an intestinal transplant at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC when she was only 16 months old and are happy to say that she celebrated her 10 year post-transplant anniversary this past April. We reside in Roanoke, VA, and traveled to Pittsburgh at… Read more »

Our Journey with Children’s Hospital

Our journey with Sam’s tumor began on January 1, 2012 when he was 7 years old. We woke up happy and excited about the New Year and enjoying quality time at home in Erie, Pa., with family. We were wrestling around and Sam hollered that his lower leg was in pain when someone grabbed onto… Read more »