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Pediatric Physical Therapy for “Unconventional” Conditions—Constipation, Urinary/Bowel Accidents, Pain, and More

Physical Therapy is a well-known rehabilitation service that is often prescribed for children with common conditions such as developmental delays, gross motor skill deficits, toe walking, neurological disorders (cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, etc.), torticollis, genetic conditions (down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, etc.), hypotonia, and sports/play- related injuries. In recent years, physical therapy–specifically pediatric pelvic physical […]

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To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed?

Jefferson Hospital Offers Breastfeeding Expertise and Support Through Certified, Trained Nurses, Midwives, and Doctors Preparing for your baby’s arrival involves many important choices: Which obstetrician is the best? Will it be cloth or disposable diapers? But deciding whether to breastfeed or use formula is perhaps the most significant decision you’ll need to make before welcoming […]

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Girls Can’t Be Astronauts: Setting the Stage for Your Daughter in Preschool

I was driving my normally quite exuberant daughter home from preschool recently, when I noticed she was acting differently. Instead of excitedly recounting her day to me on the drive home, she seemed melancholy, slouched in her car seat, blankly staring out the window. When I asked her how her day went, my daughter murmured […]

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Giving the Gift of FOREVER

Earlier this year, my family experienced a house fire. Although we were very lucky and blessed to be safe, sadly, a lot of our stored boxes of photos were destroyed among our possessions. My Son, who had recently earned his Eagle Scout Award had also lost a lot of his scout memorabilia and the commendations […]

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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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Family Swimming Night at Goldfish Swim School {Event}

Event at a Glance What: Family Swimming Night When: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 4:00 – 6:30pm Where: Goldfish Swim School (Peters Township), 690 Crosswinds Dr. McMurray, Pennsylvania Why: It’s the perfect kid-friendly way to celebrate the long MLK weekend and stay warm in January!  In addition to swimming in Goldfish Swim School’s fantastic facility with their fun pool ride-on toys and […]

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Over 100 Years of Girl Empowerment at The Ellis School

For some, the dialogue about female empowerment is new, but at The Ellis School, generations of girls have been empowered. The Ellis School is Pittsburgh’s only age 3 to grade 12 independent school dedicated to the education of girls. For over 100 years, Ellis girls have been educated in a nurturing environment designed specifically to instill leadership, confidence, […]

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