Safety Tips as School Year Gets Started

It’s time – summer will be coming to a close and kids will be heading back to school. Even though many of us have lived this season before, it’s a good time to remember some tips and reinforce them with your children. If you’re a new “back to school” parent, welcome to the club –… Read more »

Grateful for Children’s

When you are going to have a baby, everyone tells you that you will be tired, confused, and at times scared. What you don’t know is the heaviness you feel in your chest that would come the first time you look into those big eyes. This heaviness is even greater when the doctors come back… Read more »

New Rules on Child Car Seats in PA

Now in Pennsylvania, children age 2 and younger must sit in rear-facing car seats, according to a new state law. The state is now the fourth in the country to require rear-facing seats for babies and toddlers and the move will keep kids safer on the road. Since 2011, both the American Academy of Pediatrics… Read more »

Our Story with Cochlear Implants

As we celebrate Cochlear Implant Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, I want to share my family’s experiences with our children regarding their cochlear implants, our experiences with the Hearing Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and the Aqua+ Kits that they recently received this summer. It has been such a long, but amazing journey… Read more »

Lyme Disease Increases in Western PA

The state of Pennsylvania has reported more cases of Lyme disease than any other state in 2014, and we are experiencing an epidemic in western Pennsylvania. Here are some frequently asked questions about Lyme disease, prepared by Andrew Nowalk, MD, one of Children’s pediatric infectious disease experts. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an… Read more »