Like most people, you probably take your back for granted — until it starts to hurt. At which point you have lots of company. “Eight out of 10 Americans will have back pain at some point in their lives,” says M. Melissa Moon, DO, a physician in the UPMC Department… Read more »
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.
If you ask Melissa Janoski, a medical aesthetician at Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center at UPMC, she would tell you that your skin deserves as much attention in the fall as in the summer. While the sunny days with temperatures in the 80s and 90s have diminished rapidly, it… Read more »
Today is World Diabetes Day. Individuals with diabetes need to understand how to eat healthy, be active, take medications, and test their blood sugar. UPMC has 47 locations throughout western Pennsylvania that offer diabetes education and support services.
Even after having surgery for a sports-related groin injury, recovery was slow for Megan Cortazzo, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with UPMC. A fellow physician suggested platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy — and her results were so positive that she now offers the service to patients. What is Platelet-Rich… Read more »