Survivorship: Riding Cancer’s Roller Coaster

By: Marty Randal, Cancer Survivor Kennywood! Everyone who grew up in western Pennsylvania or has relatives in this area knows about and loves this amusement park. The Kennywood experience is part of growing up in this area.  Local schools have their “Kennywood Day,” and families and communities come together to have fun at this local… Read more »

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 »