Newly Drafted NFL Player Gives Back to our Transplant Unit

Adam Bisnowaty was drafted 200th overall by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Before entering the draft, Adam spent his time training and playing football at the University of Pittsburgh while also studying for a master’s degree in health and fitness. Pitt fans know him as a star… Read more »

Heat Related Illnesses

Summer is cruising by, and we are approaching the season of sports, cheerleading and band camps. It’s a good time for a refresher on the importance of good hydration and heat related illness – not just for campers, but for all who are active in the summer weather. Heat and humidity make children and adults… Read more »

Should Your Child Drink Caffeine?

Morning coffee runs have become a staple in our daily lives. Many adults can not go a day without at least a cup of coffee, a glass of soda, or an energy drink. Daily doses of caffeine can cause us to fail to recognize the impact each beverage can have on our health. For children… Read more »

Story of Jane Holmes

Jane Holmes was a woman before her time. Born in Ireland in 1805, Jane and her family relocated to the Pittsburgh area when Jane was only 2. At the time, Pittsburgh was a different place — a small town with few houses, mostly unpaved streets, and an air thick with the haze of burning coal… Read more »

Caring Canines Kickoff

Earlier this week, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC welcomed Labradoodle, Ernie, one of our Pet Friends, to the Emergency Department. Ernie is the first dog to kick off the new volunteer program, Caring Canines. This program allows dogs to visit patient rooms throughout the Emergency Department to help comfort children during their stay. Patients,… Read more »