How parents can respond to their child being bullied

Finding out that your child is not being accepted by their peers can be heartbreaking. Even worse, learning that your child has been harmed by a peer is an experience that, likely, no parent hopes to face this upcoming school year or at any time. Unfortunately, the reality is that approximately 10 percent of 6th… Read more »

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or breast pumping has huge health benefits for mothers and their babies. Babies who receive their mother’s own milk are protected against respiratory illnesses, ear infections, child and adulthood cancers, obesity, and hospital admissions. Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) who receive their mother’s own milk demonstrate improved developmental outcomes, lower… Read more »

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month – Macy’s Story

It was a sunny July day when Macy Holbert, who was 12 years old at the time, and her family took a trip from their home in Bridgeport, W.Va., to the Columbus Zoo. Not long after they arrived, Macy started feeling extreme pain in her feet and legs. “It hurt so badly that my dad… Read more »

Goodbye to our Beautiful Mckinlee

Mckinlee was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries. She was 1 of 100 babies born each year with a Congenital Heart Defect. Her CHD was not discovered prenatally, and she was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh shortly after birth. During her stay, she underwent five open heart surgeries, four trips to the… Read more »