UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh In The News

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Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing girls are more likely to bully and fight with others, study says
CNN (12/27/19)

Study: Teenage Boys Who Witness Their Peers Abusing Girls Are More Likely To Bully And Fight Others
KDKA-TV (12/27/19)

Progressive gender views among teen boys could protect against violence: Study
ABC News (12/27/19)

'Woke' teen boys that believe in 'progressive gender beliefs' and equality between the sexes are LESS likely to be violent, study claims
Daily Mail (12/27/19)

Teenage Boys Who Think Men and Women Should Be Treated Equally Less Likely to Be Violent
Newsweek (12/27/19)

Christmas Present: Child Receives Heart Transplant 1 Week Before Christmas
KDKA-TV (12/19/19)

New Children’s Hospital Center For Creative Arts Therapy Helps Patients Heal
KDKA-TV (12/19/19)

Boy Who Lost Hearing Now Thriving After Surgery
KDKA-TV (12/19/19)

KDKA Free Care Fund Show
KDKA-TV “Pittsburgh Today Live” (12/17/19)

‘You Guys Saved My Life:’ Teenager Recovering From Cystic Fibrosis And Liver Disease Thanks To Generous Donor
KDKA-TV (12/17/19)

From Experimental To The Standard: A Local Cancer Survivor Was The First Child To Receive A Now Common Therapy
KDKA-TV (12/17/19)

18-Year-Old Patient Awaiting Transplant At UPMC Children’s Hospital Uses Love Of Video Games To Raise Money
KDKA-TV (12/17/19)

Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund Benefit Junior Hosts
KDKA-TV “Pittsburgh Today Live” (12/16/19)

UPMC Children’s Hospital Down Syndrome Center Bringing Help & Hope To Families
KDKA-TV (12/16/19)

Seven-Year-Old Diagnosed With Acute Flaccid Myelitis On The Road To Recovery
KDKA-TV (12/16/19)

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby visits patients at Children's Hospital
WPXI-TV (12/5/19)

Pittsburgh Penguins Star Sidney Crosby Spreads Holiday Cheer To Children’s Hospital Patients
KDKA-TV (12/5/19)

Pittsburgh Penguins deliver gifts to patients at Children's Hospital
WTAE-TV (12/9/19)

Pittsburgh Penguins Bring Holiday Cheer During Visit With Children’s Hospital Patients
KDKA-TV (12/9/19)

PHOTOS: Penguins players visit kids at Children's Hospital
WPXI-TV (12/9/19)

Pittsburgh Penguins players make annual holiday visit to UPMC Children’s Hospital
TribLive.com (12/9/2019)

Slight hearing loss may affect kids' behavior, school performance
Reuters (12/2/19)


Meet the woman who throws thousands of birthday parties a year for kids who would otherwise not have one
Good Morning America (7/25/19) 

ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ broadcasts live from Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review (7/25/19)

Latina and black adolescents may be more vulnerable to reproductive coercion
NBC News (7/24/19)

20 most beautiful hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review (7/18/19)

Living longer or healthier? Genetic discovery in worms suggests they can be separated
Science Daily (7/17/19)

Registry aims to figure out why some kids are more likely to have asthma
WESA-FM (7/17/19)

Allegheny County Board of Health approves $300K for asthma study, $90K for trees
Tribune-Review (7/17/19)

Relationship abuse, like breaking condoms and hiding birth control, is ‘alarmingly’ common among teens, study suggests
Philadelphia Inquirer (7/15/19)

Pitt Study Finds Many Sexually Active Teen Girls Are Coerced To Become Pregnant
WESA Radio (7/15/19)

Many teen girls pressured by partners to get pregnant
Reuters (7/11/19)

New warning from CDC on polio-like virus impacting children
WPXI-TV (7/11/19)

Dr. John Williams, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
KDKA Radio (7/10/19)

With a surge in cases of mysterious polio-like condition, CDC appeals to doctors to help crack case
STAT News (7/9/19)

CDC warns that season of AFM paralysis cases in children is approaching
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (7/9/19)

Dr Dorothy Becker - Principal Investigator of TrialNet, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
KDKA-FM (7/1/19)

New drug delays onset of Type 1 diabetes for the first time
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (7/1/19)


Sequencing the genome of newborns in the US: Are we ready?
The Conversation (6/28/19)

Pittsburgh hosts thousands for national Down syndrome conference 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (6/28/19)

Miss West Virginia shows campers with heart conditions that she's just like them
Good Morning America (6/21/19)

Sleep training for your kids: Why and how it works
The Conversation (6/18/19)

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh ranked in top 10 pediatric hospitals in U.S.
WTAE-TV (6/18/19)

UPMC Children’s Hospital Makes Rankings Of Top Pediatric Hospitals In The Nation
KDKA-TV (6/18/19)

U.S. News & World Report names UPMC Children’s among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals
Next Pittsburgh (6/18/19)

Children's Hospital breaks into top 10 in major ranking
Pittsburgh Business Times (6/18/19)

U.S. News Announces the 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals
U.S. News & World Report (6/18/19)

Another Reason Breast Is Best for Fragile Preemie Babies
U.S. News & World Report (6/17/19)

Battling the odds:12-year-old dealing with congenital heart defect
Washington Observer-Reporter (6/13/19)

Mayor of Heart Camp
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (6/11/19)

Miss West Virginia shares her heart condition journey
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (6/11/19)

Miss West Virginia to speak to kids with congenital heart problems
Bluefield Daily Telegraph (6/10/19) 

How UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's new president aims to create ultimate patient care experience
Becker’s Hospital Review (6/7/19)

UPMC doctors perform life changing surgery to repair spinal defect
Lock Haven Express (6/6/19)

UPMC Children's new president sets ambitious goal
Pittsburgh Business Times (6/5/19) 

Mark Sevco named president of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: 5 points
Becker’s Hospital Review (6/5/19)

UPMC Children's Hospital names new president
Pittsburgh Business Times (6/5/19)

Baby girl thriving at two months after breakthrough surgery in the WOMB to treat spina bifida at just 25 weeks
Daily Mail (6/3/19)

Breakthrough in-utero surgery treats ‘devastating’ birth defect
New York Post (6/3/19)

Steelers' rookie class visits Children's Hospital
WPXI-TV (6/3/19)

Steelers rookies make slime, goofy smiles at children’s hospital visit
PennLive.com (6/3/19)

There were smiles all around
Steelers.com (6/3/19)

Pittsburgh police visit boy at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, swear him in as commander
WTAE-TV (6/3/19)

When Social Media Is Really Problematic for Adolescents
New York Times (6/3/2019)

'They saved my son’s life' -- Children's Walk brings out thousands
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (6/2/2019)

Kennywood Hosts Survivors Day Picnic With UPMC Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh
KDKA-TV (6/2/2019)

UPMC Magee-Womens & Children's hospitals host NICU patient, family reunion
WPXI-TV (6/2/2019)


Pittsburgh surgeons say results are good in their first spina bifida repair before baby is born
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (5/31/19)

UPMC Performs First Ever In-Utero Surgery in Pittsburgh Region to Treat Spina Bifida
NorthCentralPa.com (5/31/19)

Pittsburgh doctors perform first-of-its-kind in utero fetal surgery to repair spina bifida
WTAE-TV (5/30/19)

Erie CARE Clinic has officially opened
WJET-TV (5/29/19)

UPMC's Erie CARE Satellite Clinic Opens with Focus of Helping Abused, Neglected Youth
WICU-TV (5/29/19)

Child abuse clinic to open in Erie
Erie Times-News (5/28/19)

Teens still commonly prescribed opioids, study finds
NBC News (5/28/19)

3-year-old with rare disease comes to Pittsburgh for treatment
WPXI-TV (5/23/19)

Ex-Steeler Brett Keisel hosts fishing party for kids at UPMC Children’s Hospital
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (5/23/19)

Brett Keisel Hosts Cookout For Children's Hospital Patients
KDKA-TV (5/22/19)

Mental health care accounts for a growing number of private insurance claims, report finds
STAT News (5/17/19)

Using a smartphone to sound out sign of kids’ ear infections
AP News (5/15/19)

Does my baby have an ear infection? Parents may soon be able to test for themselves
Today Show (5/15/19)

Magic Moments: Eddie provides therapy for many
South Hills Almanac (5/15/19

Is this the beginning of a like-less Instagram
MTV News (5/13/19)

Steelers Ryan Switzer, B.J. Finney star as special guests at prom for patients
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (5/11/19)

Dancing the night away
Steelers.com (5/10/19)

New tick making its way into our area
WPXI-TV (5/8/19)

Pittsburgh Marathon Sets Up Track at Hospital So Sick Kids Can Get Medals, Too
Runners World (5/4/19)

Bethel Park child dealing with brain tumor creates smiles for sick children
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (5/4/19)

Children's Hospital celebrates a decade in Lawrenceville
WPXI-TV (5/3/2019)

Local Urgent Care Clinics Seeing Spike In Calls Following Confirmed Cases Of Measles
KDKA-TV (5/3/19)

What An Infectious Disease Doctor Thinks About Measles
KDKA Radio (5/3/19)

Pediatrician talks prevention amid measles outbreak
WJAC-TV (5/3/19)

Children's Hospital celebrates a decade in Lawrenceville
Pittsburgh Business Times (5/2/19)

If You Think You Have Measles, Do Not Go To The Doctor Or ER
WESA Radio (5/1/19)

Pittsburgh Steelers TJ Watt And Alejandro Villanueva Visit Children’s Hospital
KDKA-TV (5/1/19)

Special Pittsburgh Marathon Track Set Up For Children’s Hospital Patients
KDKA-TV (5/1/19)

Children's Hospital patients enjoy a special marathon on Pittsburgh's big race week
WTAE-TV (5/1/19)


Local Groups Develop Apps To Help Violent Crime Survivors And Behavioral Health Patients
WESA Radio (4/30/19)

Teens can have tough time searching for sexual health information online
Reuters (4/30/19)

Thousands await organ transplants as PA sits below national donation percentage
WJAC-TV (4/26/19)

Five Dozen Xbox Gaming Consoles Delivered To Children’s Hospital
KDKA-TV (4/25/19)

Superhero window washers fight grime at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (4/24/19)

Superheroes drop by UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for window cleaning
WTAE-TV (4/24/19)

The Real Life Heroes Behind Superhero Day At Children's Hospital
KDKA Radio (4/24/19)

YourMomCares donates $500,000 to Children’s Hospital to develop mental health app for kids
Kidsburgh (4/22/19)

Vaccination rates are high in Allegheny County, but experts say there is room for improvement
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/22/19)

Action Athlete: From the operating room to the pitcher's mound
WTAE-TV (4/19/19)

UPMC Children’s Hospital receives $500,000 to develop mental health app for teens
NEXT Pittsburgh (4/18/19)

Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
The Scientist (4/17/19)

Donation from non-profit helps UPMC patients deal with anxiety
WPXI-TV (4/16/19)

Children's Hospital receives $500K to implement mental wellness app
Pittsburgh Business Times (4/15/19)

Pitt football turns morning of getting into a day of giving
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/12/19)

Pitt players, coaches visit Children’s Hospital, 6 other sites around town
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (4/12/19)

Pitt football | Panthers focus on giving
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat (4/12/19)

Pitt Players, Coaches Spend Day of Service at Children’s Hospital
Pittsburgh Sports Now (4/12/19)

Telemedicine not ideal for kids with respiratory infections
Reuters (4/9/19)

What’s Driving the Rise in Type 2 Diabetes in Kids?
U.S. News & World Report (4/9/19)

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds
Associated Press (4/8/19)

Telemedicine Tied to More Antibiotics for Kids, Study Finds
U.S. News & World Report (AP) (4/8/19) 

Doctors are overprescribing medicine to kids through telemedicine visits: Study
USA Today (4/8/19)

Telemedicine May Be Giving Kids Too Many Antibiotics
Forbes.com (4/8/19)

Brainstorm Health: Brain Stimulation, GSK HIV Drug, Telemedicine and Antibiotics
Fortune.com (4/8/19)

Children may be overprescribed antibiotics in online doctor visits, NIH study finds
CNBC (4/8/19)

Kids Given Antibiotics More Often With Telemedicine
U.S. News & World Report (4/8/19)

Pitt study says doctors overprescribe meds to kids through telemedicine
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (4/8/19)

Pediatric telemedicine visits may lead to uptick in antibiotic overprescribing, study shows
Becker’s Hospital Review (4/8/19)


Health Experts Urge Early Conversations With Teens To Mitigate E-Cigarette Use
WESA Radio (3/26/2019)

WWE executives donate $1 million to Children's Hospital
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (3/21/2019)

WWE donates $1 million to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation for cancer suite
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (3/21/2019)

WWE execs donate $1M to Children's Hospital
Pittsburgh Business Times (3/21/2019)

WWE Executives Donate $1 Million To Children’s Hospital For One-Of-A-Kind Treatment Room
KDKA-TV (3/21/2019)

WWE executives donate $1 million to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
WKBN 27 (3/21/2019)

WWE donates $1 million to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
WTAE-TV (3/21/2019)

WWE donates $1 million to UPMC Children's Hospital
WTAJ-TV (3/21/2019)

Stephanie McMahon and Paul Levesque open new suite at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
WWE Community (3/21/2019)

Baby gets life-saving liver transplant from uncle who steps up as living donor
WTAE-TV (3/15/2019)

UPMC breaks ground on Vision and Rehabilitation Tower
Pittsburgh Business Times (3/14/2019)

UPMC starts work on new vision and rehabilitation hospital in Uptown
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (3/14/2019)

How to Treat Baby Constipation
U.S. News & World Report (3/11/2019)

WWE Superstar Roman Reigns on His Return, Leukemia and Reuniting With the Shield
Variety (3/11/2019)

WWE superstars visit cancer patients at UPMC Children's Hospital
WPXI-TV (3/11/2019)

WWE Superstars Visit Children’s Hospital Patients In Pittsburgh
KDKA-TV (3/11/2019)

WWE Superstars visit UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, give title belts to patients
WTAE-TV (3/11/2019)

Roman Reigns, WWE Superstars pay visit to Children’s Hospital
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (3/11/2019)

11 things you can do to adjust to losing that hour of sleep tonight
PBS NewsHour (3/9/2019)

Newsweek (3/8/2019)

11 things you can do to adjust to losing that 1 hour of sleep this weekend
The Conversation (3/7/2019)

New wireless monitors will let parents cuddle fragile newborns
Reuters (3/4/2019)

How you can help your kids adjust to daylight saving time
WPXI-TV (3/7/2019)


Family going through tough heart battles
WPXI-TV (2/28/2019)

The Brain That Remade Itself
Medium (2/27/2019)

For Future Offspring, Docs Save Eggs From Teen Transitioning Female-to-Male
U.S. News & World Report (2/27/2019)

11 Investigates injuries at local trampoline parks
WPXI-TV (2/27/2019)

UPMC Children's Hospital enlisted by Florida hospital for cardiothoracic services
Pittsburgh Business Times (2/26/2019)

At Wolfson Children’s Hospital, more eyes on tiny hearts of very young
Florida Times-Union (2/26/2019)

Advanced pediatric heart diagnostics and treatment coming to Jacksonville hospital
Action News Jax (2/26/2019)

Wolfson announces partnership to better serve patients
News4Jax (2/26/2019)

UPMC Researchers Working on New Vaccine
Erie News Now (2/26/2019)

Mario Lemieux Foundation social media drive fills wish lists for hospitalized kids
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/26/2019)

Local researchers working on vaccine that could prevent common cold
WPXI-TV (2/25/2019)

Four pair up for kidney transplants
Altoona Mirror (2/24/2019)

Anxiety/Depression in Children and Teens
KDKA Radio (2/22/2019)

‘It’s Going To Be A Marathon, Not A Sprint’: 6-Year-Old Boy Living With AFM Facing Long Road To Recovery
KDKA-TV (2/21/2019)

Nikola's Story: Parents of child with rare disease push Va. to update newborn screening
WAVY-TV (2/19/2019) 

UPMC Children's Hospital doctor predicts final AFM count in U.S. will be even higher
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/16/2019)

Saying goodbye to the beards
Steelers.com (2/15/2019)

'Bachelor' Colton Underwood visits patients at a children's hospital
Good Morning America (2/14/2019)

Former student diagnosed with rare cancer that killed classmate
WPXI-TV (2/13/2019)

On the Rebound
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/11/2019)

Star of The Bachelor visits Pittsburgh's children's hospital
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/11/2019)

'The Bachelor' visits UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
WTAE-TV (2/10/2019)

How big of an issue is vaping in local schools?
WPXI-TV (2/8/2019)

Former Steeler Brett Keisel Hits The Ice For Charity
KDKA-TV (2/7/2019)

Tull Family Foundation gives $1.5 million to UPMC Children's Hospital
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/5/2019)

UPMC Children's Hospital receives $1.5 million from Tull family
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/5/2019)

Tull family donates $1.5M to Pittsburgh hospital
Pittsburgh Business Times (2/5/2019)

Many Children Are Overdoing It on the Toothpaste, C.D.C. Study Says
New York Times (2/3/2019)

Doctors describe treatment options for adolescent depression
Reuters (2/1/2019)


Riders may not appreciate risks when using shared electric scooters
Reuters (1/25/2019)

ONLY ON 4: Patients choosing Pittsburgh for life-changing healthcare
WTAE-TV (1/25/2019)

Joe Manganiello Helps 'Kids Be Kids' With Dungeons & Dragons at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Exclusive)
Entertainment Tonight (1/23/2019)

Researchers hard at work finding vaccine for Human metapneumovirus (MPV)
New Pittsburgh Courier (1/23/2019)

Switzer presents donation to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
247 Sports (1/19/2019)

Baby celebrates 'graduation day' from NICU with cap and gown
WTAE-TV (1/18/2019)

Steelers' Ryan Switzer presents 18K to UPMC Children's from ‘reception challenge'
WPXI-TV (1/17/2019)

A challenge filled with love
Steelers.com (1/17/2019)

This baby celebrated his last day in the NICU with a touching graduation ceremony
Good Morning America (1/16/2019)

Pittsburgh Baby Celebrates Last Day in NICU with Sweet Graduation Ceremony: 'It Was Amazing'
People.com (1/16/2019)

Graduation Day: Baby leaving Children's NICU dressed in cap and gown
WPXI-TV (1/16/2019)

Siblings find their happy place at Lemieux Center in Children’s Hospital
Kidsburgh (1/15/2019)

Actor Joe Manganiello plays D&D at children's hospital
ABC News (1/8/2019)

Children's Visited by a True Dungeon Master — Joe Manganiello
Pittsburgh Magazine (1/8/2019)

Actor Joe Manganiello brings his love of Dungeons and Dragons to kids at Pittsburgh hospital
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1/8/2019)

Pittsburgh Native Actor Joe Manganiello Visits Children’s Hospital
KDKA-TV (1/8/2019)