Health and Wellness

You want to lead a healthier life, but don’t know how to get started. Read more here for an approach that helps you build a stronger, fitter body and mind.

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Do I Need a Dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes (e.g., lining inside the mouth, nose, and eyelids). Dermatologists treat all kinds of skin diseases and dermatologic conditions, including, but not limited to: Acne: A skin condition that causes pimples, including whiteheads, blackheads, and red,… Read more »

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Clinical Trials Can Change Lives

Research opens the door for new possibilities in patient care. But long before a drug, medical device, treatment, or surgical procedure becomes widely available, it must first be proven safe and effective. At UPMC, clinical trials are the bridge between research and the future of modern medicine. As one of… Read more »

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Shedding More than Pounds

Bariatric surgery can help to free patients from a range of life-threatening health problems. It’s well known that bariatric surgery can produce impressive weight loss. But there’s increasing evidence that it offers other health benefits, too. For example, a recent Swedish study showed weight-loss surgery can prevent diabetes among individuals… Read more »

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