Jan, 08, 2014
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What is Astigmatism?

A refractive error is when the shape of your eye prevents light rays from properly coming together on the retina and cause images to blur. Astigmatisms are one type of refractive error and the one of the most common reason why a person goes to see an eye doctor. Cholappadi… Read more »

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Jan, 07, 2014
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Hand Washing vs. Hand Sanitizer

Every day we come into contact with viruses and bacteria, and in the peak of cold and flu season, it’s more important than ever to follow proper hand hygiene to stay healthy. When it comes to cleaning our hands, we have two effective options, hand washing and hand sanitizer. When… Read more »

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Jan, 06, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mammography

For women about to undergo their first mammogram, or even for those who have already adopted the routine, we understand questions may arise about the exam and its purpose. Below are frequently asked questions from women answered by Dr. Margarita Zuley, director of breast imaging at Magee-Womens Imaging of UPMC…. Read more »

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Jan, 05, 2014
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Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery

For patients with disorders or diseases of the kidneys, bladder, or prostate, the latest in diagnostic and treatment techniques can reduce postoperative pain, recovery time, and side effects. According to Ronald Benoit, MD, a urologic surgeon and director of the UPMC Mercy urology center, minimally invasive, robotic techniques currently being… Read more »

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Jan, 04, 2014
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How to Tell – Cold Vs. Sinus Infection?

A cold and a sinus infection have so many overlapping symptoms it can be difficult to distinguish between the two of them.But there are a few unique indicators of each condition, so look out for them to help you determine which one you have and when to see a physician…. Read more »

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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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