Monthly Archives: January 2014

cosmetic eye procedure

Cosmetic Eye Surgery

Cosmetic eye surgery, also known as oculoplastic surgery, is plastic and reconstructive surgery involving the soft tissue and bones surrounding the eyes, eyelids, tear ducts, and eye sockets. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery, in 2012 more than 150,000 eyelid procedures alone were performed. And while cosmetic eye… Read more »

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Upcoming Heart Screening Events

Heart disease is the number one killer in America, but in most cases, it’s preventable. UPMC and the American Heart Association are partnering to raise awareness about the risks of heart disease and encourage those at risk to get screened. You can get screened by: Attending a free cardiovascular screening… Read more »

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Nathan - Brain Surgery Patient Story

Brain Care Institute Patient Story: Nathan’s Story

Nathan Barcaskey was a healthy, happy, energetic kid. He loved to wrestle, play basketball, and take hikes in the woods. When Nathan started complaining of bad headaches, his mother took him to the family’s primary care physician (PCP), who recommended they see Bilal Sitwat, MD, a neurologist in the Brain… Read more »

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skiing downhill

Preventing Injuries on the Slopes

Downhill skiing can result in both serious and minor injuries if you’re not prepared. While some athletes participate in other sports during the off-season to stay in shape, many skiers are weekend warriors and return to the slopes after months of waiting for snow. Strength, flexibility, endurance, and agility drills… Read more »

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older couple riding bicycles

Fit at Any Age

Comedian George Burns, who lived to be 100, often advised his audience to “Look to the future, because that’s where you’ll spend the rest of your life.” Vonda Wright, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine and a nationally recognized author of several books on active… Read more »

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