Monthly Archives: February 2014

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The Importance of Eye Exams

Eating healthy, exercising, and regular health check-ups are essential to good health. Equally as important to your health is having regular eye exams. Scott Drexler, OD, optometrist at the UPMC Eye Center, explains why regardless of a person’s age or ability to see, routine eye exams are important. 1. How… Read more »

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Cancer Talks: Listen to Your Body

Did you know your whole body—not just your mouth—can be an excellent communicator? Recognizing changes in your body can help in the early detection and treatment of cancer and other serious medical problems. There are numerous warning symptoms for cancer, many of which also can point to other serious medical conditions…. Read more »

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Video: Burn Awareness – The Degree of Burns

Do you know the difference between first, second, and third degree burns? Watch this video, featuring Jenny Ziembicki, MD, to learn the difference. According to Dr. Ziembicki, any second or third degree burn should receive medical attention. First Degree Burns Skin is red but intact Second Degree Burns Superficial –… Read more »

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Should You See a Doctor Before Starting an Exercise Program?

You’re 50 years old and a pack-a-day smoker. You also have high blood pressure, and you haven’t exercised since Ronald Reagan was president. Should you see your doctor before hitting the local gym? If you’re in generally good health and starting off with light to moderate physical activity, an extensive… Read more »

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Concussion Myths – Part 1

There are many misconceptions surrounding concussions. According to our research, one in 10 high school athletes who play contact sports will suffer a concussion this year. Fortunately, our knowledge about concussions has grown since we began treating patients in 2000. In the first installment of Concussion Myths, Erin Reynolds, PsyD,… Read more »

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