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Ashlyn’s Story: A Dream Realized Because of Care Beyond Compare

Russell Wessel is a miracle baby. That’s what his parents, Ashlyn Wessel and Alex Sinclair, believe. And they credit the doctors and nurses at  Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Jefferson Hospital for Russell’s safe arrival. That’s where he was born October 8 — healthy but blissfully unaware that he’d just played a lead role in an amazing family […]

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The Anti-Nappers

It’s the weekend (hallelujah!) and my daughter just took a two-hour nap. I am both extremely grateful and mildly annoyed. At 22-months old, I don’t know if this counts as a long nap or not in the parenting world, but for me, it’s seems eternal. See, recently she’s been napping 35-45 minutes and that’s it. […]

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What Every Pittsburgh Parent Needs to Know About Lead Poisoning

When the news broke in 2014 about evaluated lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water, I, like many parents, was outraged. Thousands of residents had drank polluted Flint River water for 18 months before the disaster was even recognized. Many children were lead poisoned. The consequences of the exposure of elevated levels of lead are still […]

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Jefferson Hospital: Supporting Mothers in Attempting ‘VBAC’

AHN Staff Highly Skilled at Performing Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Dr. David A. Logan remembers the patient well. Jane was one week from delivering her baby. And she had just learned that the obstetrician overseeing her pregnancy had resigned unexpectedly from the local hospital. Having delivered her first child by cesarean section (C-section), Jane wanted […]

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