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February 23, 2021 Pregnancy and COVID Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Doctor: COVID-19 and Pregnancy

The pandemic has caused additional concerns for women who are pregnant, have recently delivered a baby, or are breast-feeding. While there’s a lot of information out there, it’s important to understand how to determine fact from myth.

February 18, 2021 WFH Aches Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Physical Therapist: The Pains of Working from Home

The pandemic redefined the workplace with many people now working from home. While we’ve learned how to adapt to this new norm, some of our adaptations may be the source of some new aches and pains.

February 16, 2021 Doc and Heart Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Doctor: TAVR – A Lifesaving Heart Valve Replacement Treatment

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), an innovative, minimally invasive procedure was developed to provide an option for high-risk patients. Due to careful research and its successes over the years, it is now an option for high risk patients.

February 11, 2021 Cancer Fatigue Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Physical Therapist: Cancer Affects Stamina, Energy

If you experience fatigue during or after cancer treatment, you are not alone.

February 9, 2021 Pregnant Heart Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Provider: Pregnancy’s Effects on the Heart

A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy. Many of them are obvious like the belly bump, but some are more subtle or hidden like how pregnancy affects the heart and blood vessels.

February 2, 2021 Cold Skin Care Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Doctor: Tips to Prevent Cold Weather Skin Issues

Healthy skin is an essential part of your overall health and wellness, yet most of us take our skin for granted, especially in the winter.

January 26, 2021 Back Pain Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Doctor: Pain Relief Possible Without Opioids

While prescription opioid medication can play an important role in helping manage acute or short-term pain or pain associated with diseases such as cancer, these drugs were never intended to routinely treat chronic or long-term pain.

January 19, 2021 Ped Sickness Health & Wellness Read Article

Ask UPMC: When Are Antibiotics Safe for Children?

As parents, we hate to see our children sick. It can be a challenge to know when they may need a little help to fight a sickness and when they manage on their own.

January 12, 2021 well visits Health & Wellness Read Article

Why Well-Child Visits Matter More Than You Might Think

Taking your baby to see a doctor is important when your little one is sick. But going to regular well-child visits is just as important.

January 12, 2021 Mind-Gut Connection Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Doctor: The Mind-Gut Connection

We’ve all been there. That uneasy feeling you get deep in the pit of your stomach. Stress and anxiety may be to blame for this feeling you can’t explain. It’s a what is referred to as the mind-gut connection and it may affect your health.

January 5, 2021 Resolutions Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Physician Toasts to Your Health in 2021

Many of us started 2020 with resolutions and looking forward to the year ahead. Well, 2020 just wasn’t what we thought it would be. After a year of uncertainty and stress, it is time to focus on the positives and plan for a healthy and happy year.

December 21, 2020 Lighter Note Health & Wellness Read Article

UPMC Dietitian Offers Tips to End the Year on a Lighter Note

The holidays are usually a time full of our favorite seasonal favorite foods – and lots of them. For those with health and wellness goals, navigating through the holiday season and holiday food may be overwhelming.