Thank you for visiting Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Peds To Parents, a blog sharing information related to pediatric health care.  Entries on pediatric health, safety and wellness are provided by hospital staff to share information and their thoughts with parents and caregivers.

Please check in regularly to see our posts.  For questions or comments, please contact Mary Laverty at lavertym@upstate.edu.


To be honest, I worry about people getting medical advice from the internet…even my advice given in Peds to Parents.  I am a General Pediatrician at Golisano Children’s Hospital and I am on the faculty at Upstate Medical University. In my opinion, medical decisions should be made after reviewing valid medical information with a knowledgeable health care provider.  Parents and patients should take the opportunity to discuss things they read about and be confident that they understand the information and rationale involved in medical decisions.  The goal of Peds to Parents is to provide the reader with some insight and knowledge about some of the common issues for children in Central New York.  When you are finished reading these articles, please discuss any concerns and questions with your own doctor or health care provider.

Steven D. Blatt, MD

The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

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