Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Infographic: Thanksgiving Day Fixin’s (Infographic)

UPMC extends our warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to your family today! We are thankful for the dedicated team members that care for our patients today – and every day of the year. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American will consume over 4,500 calories this Thanksgiving. Remember… Read more »

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Excluding skin cancer, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2013, approximately 159,480 deaths would occur from lung cancer, accounting for about 27 percent of all cancer deaths.  Types of Lung Cancer Non-small cell lung cancer: the most… Read more »

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Holiday Safety Travel Tips

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the entire year. Make sure your family keeps these simple tips in mind to make the transit over the river and through the woods a safe and happy journey! Vehicle Maintenance Maintain your vehicle properly. Make sure your… Read more »

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Urinary Tract Infections 101

The urinary tract is the body’s drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when a bacteria infects any part of the urinary tract. Urinary Tract Infection Risks & Symptoms Women have a higher risk of… Read more »

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Hope & Healing for Patients with Hepatitis C

Decades after receiving a childhood blood transfusion, Chris Sosinski was shocked to learn he had the hepatitis C virus, which had led to cirrhosis and the prospect of a liver transplant. Today, Chris remains hepatitis C negative, thanks to a new direct-acting antiviral therapy he received at the UPMC Center… Read more »

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