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July 1, 2020 Achilles Injury Health & Wellness Read Article

Achilles Problems Common in Weekend Warriors

Whether you are heading out for a walk, hike, or other activity, it’s important to consider a gradual approach when transitioning from the winter couch potato to the warm-weather “weekend warrior” to avoid injury, especially to your Achilles tendon.

June 26, 2020 Kids and Campfire Health & Wellness Read Article

Tips to Enjoy Summer Celebrations Safely

Don’t let a preventable injury get in the way of enjoying all the season has to offer, consider the following tips to help stay injury-free and out of the emergency room.

June 23, 2020 Summer Cook Outs Health & Wellness Read Article

Summer Food Safety Tips

As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly. To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling when eating outdoors is critical.

June 16, 2020 Heart Attack Health & Wellness Read Article

Heart Attack: Time is Muscle

Although hospitals are seeing fewer heart attack patients, that doesn’t mean heart attacks are on the decline. More concerning is that recent statistics suggest people aren’t calling 911, or they are delaying or avoiding critical care.

June 11, 2020 Summer Safety Health & Wellness Read Article

Tips to Keep Your Children Safe this Summer

As they get more active outdoors, they are likely to fall, slip, and stumble. Here are important tips parents can follow to keep your children safe as they enjoy the outdoors.

June 1, 2020 Cancer Survivorship Health & Wellness Read Article

Cancer Survivorship: What’s Next?

Whether you've just been diagnosed, are currently undergoing treatment, or are in remission for cancer, you are a survivor. Survivorship means something different for everyone, and planning and talking to your provider are essential.

May 20, 2020 Active with Baby Health & Wellness Read Article

Getting Active After a Baby

While trying to stay active during pregnancy, women face many challenges both physically and mentally. The good news is that now that the baby has arrived, you can focus on getting back to your pre-pregnancy activity level or work toward a new goal.

May 12, 2020 Cloth Masks Health & Wellness Read Article

As State Reopens, Masking is Essential

While it’s encouraging to once again leave the house, see our family and friends, and get back to work, preventative measures like wearing a facemask in public are still essential to controlling the spread.

May 7, 2020 Desk Stretching Health & Wellness Read Article

Know the Warning Signs: Blood Clots Are a Silent Threat

Many of us spend a good part of our day sitting. A sedentary lifestyle isn’t healthy, and it could put you at increased risk for developing a blood clot such as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Learn the symptoms and how to reduce risks.

April 30, 2020 Scavenger hunt Health & Wellness Read Article

Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Try our UPMC outdoor scavenger hunt!