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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Newly Revised Promises Magazine - A Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's premiere magazine - Promises - always an informative resource, is now even more appealing and easier to read.

The redesigned magazine features cutting-edge stories that answer parents' health questions about kids of all ages. The Summer 2005 edition hit mailboxes in July.

The first issue includes stories on how to tame temper tantrums, the dangers of tanning beds and what happens with body piercing. There's also a compelling story on Reality Education for Drivers (RED), a Children's program that opens teens' eyes to the dangers of reckless driving. A teen-ager who survived a crash tells his story. There's also a useful driving quiz and safe driving rules of the road.

The first issue contains such stories as taming temper tantrums, the truth about tanning beds and body piercing uncovered. Also, "Laughing Matters," a newly created column that features patient's jokes, appears in every issue.

"Kids may not come with instructions, but Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh can be a resource for parents and families to get current and up-to-date information on their kids," said Roger A. Oxendale, President and CEO at Children's. "One example is the newly revised Promises magazine, which is intended to serve as a reliable parenting guide to help you make the best decisions for your children's health and well-being."

Also featured in the first issue is, The Reality Education for Drivers (RED), which was developed at Children's two years ago to show teens first-hand how reckless driving can affect them, as well as others. The story is complete with a survivor's story, risky driving quiz and rules of the road.

"Laughing Matters" introduces readers to one of Children's pediatric pulmonolists, Geoffrey Kurland, MD; who is also the medical director of Pediatric Lung Transplantation at Children's. A cancer survivor himself, Dr. Kurland is adamant that laughing is important to sick children and what he does to make them laugh.

Promises is offered free and is published quarterly. Beginning today, Children's will offer the online edition of Promises . Interested readers will also be able to sign up online to receive the publication by visiting Children's Web site at Those who do not have access to a computer can call 412-692-5016 to be added to the mailing list.

View Promises online edition at

Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,
Julia Weiskopf, 412-692-5016,

Last Update
February 18, 2008
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Last Update
February 18, 2008