Pediatrics

We all know that kids love to ask questions, but what happens when you have questions about their health? What over-the-counter drugs are safe for your child? How can you keep your kids healthy over the holidays? Our expert pediatricians answer all sorts of questions, just like these.

Nathan - Brain Surgery Patient Story

Brain Care Institute Patient Story: Nathan’s Story

Nathan Barcaskey was a healthy, happy, energetic kid. He loved to wrestle, play basketball, and take hikes in the woods. When Nathan started complaining of bad headaches, his mother took him to the family’s primary care physician (PCP), who recommended they see Bilal Sitwat, MD, a neurologist in the Brain… Read more »

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Tips for Frostbite Prevention

Everyone is susceptible to frostbite but children are at greater risk than adults because they lose heat from their skin faster. Making matters worse, children may ignore how cold and uncomfortable they are just to keep having fun. Preventing Frostbite Frostbite can attack when temperatures are below freezing. Wind and… Read more »

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4 Tips for Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy

Following the holidays, many families find their homes full of leftovers, including cookies, candies, and other sweets. What about the calories and all that sugar? Can this be healthy for your kids? Ann Meyers, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, says you can teach your children to stay… Read more »

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Safety in Youth Sports Act – Part 2

The Safety in Youth Sports Act, which provides new guidelines and standards for managing concussions and traumatic brain injuries in student athletes, was introduced to coaches and team across Pennsylvania in 2012. Erin Reynolds, PsyD, a clinical neuropsychologist at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, previously discussed the specifics of the… Read more »

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