Jan, 03, 2014
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Lose that Post Holiday Weight…and Keep it Off

Ahhh…the holidays. All the delicious food, drinks, sweets, cakes, cookies, and whatever ever else you happen to get your hands on, can really affect your waist line. In fact, most Americans gain at least one pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics…. Read more »

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Jan, 02, 2014
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Exhausted and Sleepy?

At UPMC’s Sleep Medicine Center, doctors can diagnose and treat sleep apnea, often with surprisingly fast results. Overweight and diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, and an irregular heartbeat, Robert Guthrie underwent a sleep study at UPMC’s Sleep Medicine Center to evaluate his pulmonary function and suitability for gastric bypass… Read more »

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Jan, 01, 2014
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Keeping your New Year’s Resolution

A new year is upon us and for most people that means another start to you New Year’s resolutions.If you are like the majority of resolution-makers, keeping these goals can be quite the challenge. Whether you are trying to slim down, save up, or make any positive change in your… Read more »

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Dec, 30, 2013
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Exercising in Cold Weather

For climates that experience the change of seasons, especially the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, winter can sometimes feel like it lasts from October through March. While most people head indoors at the first sign of frost, there are some who still forge ahead into the brisk temperatures to continue with… Read more »

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Dec, 30, 2013
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Tips to Avoid and Fight the Common Cold

Avoiding the Cold Wash your hands with soap regularly. Stay away from sick individuals if possible. If you work in a health facility or must care for a sick person, wash your hands after each patient contact. Avoid touching the nose, mouth, and eyes. Disinfect commonly-used objects in your household… Read more »

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Dec, 29, 2013
gaming and robotic rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehab Technology

At the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, robotics and gaming technology are rapidly becoming valuable tools in rehabilitation. These technologies allow for precise, measured, and varied repetition that can be adjusted for each person’s individualized care. GameCycle®: A hand-operated exercise bike with a gaming twist Invented at the University of Pittsburgh, the… Read more »

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