The Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game uses a camera to capture an image of the room the game is being played in. Photo courtesy of PennPIRG.

PennPIRG’s Trouble in Toyland report exposes risks of counterfeit and other dangerous toys

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 13 toys this year but some could still find their way into your home.

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Through martial arts, Pittsburgh kids gain skills that last a lifetime

Kids learn impressive physical skills in martial arts class. But it’s the skills you can’t see that will last a lifetime.

UPDATED: Latest news on COVID-19 vaccinations for kids under 12 

Will there be a mad dash for appointments once the vaccine is approved for kids under 12? Here’s what we know.

Tubes or antibiotics? New Pitt study evaluates the risks for kids with recurrent ear infections

The study shows no long-term benefit to tubes over antibiotics for most recurrent childhood ear infections.

Kidsburgh heroes: These twins collected 6,548 diapers and wipes (so far)

“We’re women and we want to support other women.”

Pittsburgh kids can make history by participating in Moderna KidCOVE vaccine trial

The Pittsburgh Vaccine Trials Unit is one of 100 study sites in the U.S. and Canada participating in the study, which seeks to enroll 7,050 children.

How to help kids stay smoke-free and sidestep cigarette, vaping and pot marketing

If you’re feeling outspent, out-messaged, and out-cooled, take heart. There are plenty of ways to fight back.

UPMC Children’s Hospital continues its Top 10 rating in U.S. News & World Report

“National recognition like this exemplifies the breadth of excellent and compassionate care UPMC Children’s provides for patients of all ages.”

$4.4 million from Heinz Endowments to support child care programs, from prenatal to age 3

“The pandemic ripped open the curtain on the precarious state of our nation’s early childhood care and education system.”

Keys to concentration: Why meeting basic needs means everything for kids in school

In addition to healthy food, kids need to feel safe, accepted for who they are and represented in their school communities.

The Children’s Home Pediatric Specialty Hospital wins national award for its Ready. Set. Home! initiative

Families will learn troubleshooting techniques that may reduce emergency visits to the hospital.

As more parents are vaccinated, what activities are safe for kids?

Many parents are vaccinated, but their kids are not, and this is leading to lots of questions about what’s safe. KDKA’s Kristine Sorensen talked with Dr. John Williams, head of […]

Dr. G: 6 questions to ask about summer camp safety

Many kids are head over heels for summer camp and our camps are bending over backward to make it safe for kids this summer.

Sponsored Content Kids diagnosed with autism find an array of support and services at The Children’s Institute

“We want parents to know that The Children’s Institute is here to help.”

‘Audacious’ Pittsburgh Study works to ensure all children thrive

Hope is among the myriad questions the Pittsburgh Study asks.

The 50-year legend behind Pittsburgh’s own Mr. Yuk

Fifty years ago, a local doctor created the Poison Control Center and the Mr. Yuk symbol.  When Dr. Richard Moriarty was a resident at UPMC Children’s Hospital, he realized the […]

Mt. Lebanon students assemble personal care kits for local families in need

Global Links’ goal is to collect 21,000 kits by the end of 2021.

Exhausted parents learn how to get babies to sleep through the night thanks to this virtual class

There’s a small window of opportunity to teach little ones from 6 months to 2-and-a-half years how to be their own Sandman.

23 ways to make the most of outdoor winter fun in Pittsburgh

It’s the perfect time of year to challenge kids to try a new skill or explore undiscovered parks.

Dr. G on what to do when your kids are sick during the pandemic

“Right now, a sick day for one person in your home is a sick day for everyone in your home.” 


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