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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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Why Receive an Imaging Exam?

Physicians use dozens of imaging tests to make appropriate diagnoses, yet patients don’t always understand why they were referred for the exam. In many cases, it is even beneficial for people to seek out an imaging test on their own. Below we’ll highlight the two classifications of imaging, as well… Read more »

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Tips for Frostbite Prevention

Everyone is susceptible to frostbite but children are at greater risk than adults because they lose heat from their skin faster. Making matters worse, children may ignore how cold and uncomfortable they are just to keep having fun. Preventing Frostbite Frostbite can attack when temperatures are below freezing. Wind and… Read more »

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4 Tips for Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy

Following the holidays, many families find their homes full of leftovers, including cookies, candies, and other sweets. What about the calories and all that sugar? Can this be healthy for your kids? Ann Meyers, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, says you can teach your children to stay… Read more »

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