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 »
Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Sports can be great for your body, but they can be tough on it, too. Learn how to play the healthy way and what to do if you get hurt.
If you sit down at a desk for long periods of time, you might not be doing your body any favors. According to a study from the Louisiana State University, people who sit for eight to 12 hours a day are 54 percent more likely to get a heart attack… Read more »
Shin splints are one of the most common complaints of athletes. Each year as their sports go back into season and practices start back up, athletes push themselves to get back into shape. As a result, athletes frequently end up with discomfort on the inside of the lower leg and… Read more »
Osteoporosis is quickly becoming a national health care concern. It’s estimated that 10 million Americans now have osteoporosis and 34 million are at risk. Whether you’re young or old, male or female, chances are good that you — or someone you love — will be affected by the disease. “In… Read more »