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​​​​​​Back to School Care at Children's Community Pediatrics

UPMC Helps Families Transition into the School Year

The end of summer is approaching and many families are starting to prepare for the back to school season. The transition can seem overwhelming with adapting to new schedules and shopping for school supplies. UPMC is here to make sure your children are ready for school.

At Children’s Community Pediatrics, families can easily schedule immunizations and physicals so their children are ready for the start of school.

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Amanda's Patient Story from UPMC' HVI

Opening Amanda's Heart to a Family at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute 

When Amanda was 23, she went to the hospital with a virus attacking her heart. Her local community hospital transferred her to UPMC Presbyterian, where her doctors gave her a heart assist device to keep her alive while waiting for a heart transplant.

Robert Kornos, MD, director of the UPMC Artificial Heart Program, successfully helped some of his patients strengthen their resting hearts enough to no longer need heart assist devices. Dr. Kornos also helped Amanda’s heart regenerate strength.

Soon after, Amanda became pregnant and faced new struggles. Dr. Kornos carefully monitored her, as pregnancy with Amanda’s condition was unprecedented. Amanda safely gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Brody.

Read more about Amanda’s path to UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

The Lactation Center at Magee-Womens Hospital

Lactation Center at Magee-Womens Hospital Provides Quality Resources for Mothers

The experts of the Lactation Center at Magee-Womens Hospital can teach, counsel, and problem-solve all of your breastfeeding needs. This leading center educates and supports mothers during pregnancy and throughout the breastfeeding process.

Mothers can access a variety of services at the hospital, over the phone, and through specially scheduled outpatient consultations.

The lactation center also offers special products such as:

  • ​Breast pump rentals and sales
  • Nursing and maternity bras
  • Nursing pillows and tools
  • Breastfeeding and parenting books

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