September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

By: Anne Marie Kuchera, MS, MA, LPC, RD at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC If you watch the news, read the newspaper, or surf the Web, then you likely are aware of our nationwide childhood obesity crisis.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35 percent of young people in the United… Read more »

Back to School with…Anticipation?

By: Ann Condon-Meyers, RD LDN at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC As any parent of a school-age child is well aware, it’s officially “back-to-school” season.  Like holidays and birthdays, this time of year hands parents a looming deadline. In response, we scramble to meet the demands of our schools, the pleas of our children,… Read more »

Accessing Health Care on College Campuses 101

By: Loreta Matheo, M.D., Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Across the country, parents are busy buying sheets for XL twin beds and college bound students are thinking about educational courses to take and friendships to make.  The time on college campuses is filled with many stimulating activities and opportunities and… Read more »

Immunizations and Getting Ready for School

By: Marian Michaels, MD, MPH, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases Summer is going by quickly! While it is hard to believe, it is time to start thinking about getting your children ready for the school year and is the perfect time to get your child’s vaccines updated. Getting vaccinated is one… Read more »

The End: Kumasi, Ghana

Time runs out too quickly at the end. There are too many last minute loose ends to tie up and it is difficult when you are tired. Too many toys to pass out to all the kids; too many families and staff to say goodbye to; too many instruments to pack; too many post-operative instructions; too… Read more »