Nov 18, 2013
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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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Nov 16, 2013
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5 Simple Ways to Avoid Back Pain

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 »

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Nov 15, 2013
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Don’t Put Away That Sunscreen Just Yet

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 »

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Nov 14, 2013
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Infographic: Diabetes by the Numbers

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.

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