Feb, 17, 2014

Video: Burn Awareness – Firework Burns

Despite their popularity, no firework is safe. To prevent injuries from fireworks, leave firework productions to professionals. Watch the video below as Jenny Ziembicki, MD, director of UPMC Mercy Burn Center, discusses how fireworks, including sparklers, can create serious injuries. Common Firework Injuries Blast-type injuries to face or eyes Amputation… Read more »

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Feb, 17, 2014
woman and high heels

Tips for Choosing the Right Shoe for You

Experts recommend that healthy adults take approximately 10,000 steps per day. With that many steps in our daily routines, shoe choice is important. Improper footwear can lead to pain and discomfort all day. Women, more often than men, are selecting footwear options that are fashionable, but can lead to discomfort… Read more »

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Feb, 16, 2014
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Causes and Surgical Treatment of Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are common, and there are many different types. Stones can form from urine that contains too much of certain substances that form crystals. These substances can include: Uric acid Struvite Cystine Certain medicines Calcium Oxalate Carbonate Phosphate Minimally Invasive Surgery Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a minimally invasive procedure used… Read more »

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