For my kid – and thousands of others – today is the morning after.
After the high school musical, that is.
These kids (and their parents) are waking up to a giant pile of show week laundry in the basement, flowers all over the kitchen and a bittersweet mix of emotions in their hearts.
They wake up still buzzing from the night before. They slept for a few hours, sure, but they haven’t come down from the thunderous applause, the lights, the congratulatory hugs in the lobby.
Your hallway is fill...
UPMC Life Changers are employees who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of patients and staff, friends and family, and the community. Follow their stories in this monthly series to see how UPMC employees are changing lives in more ways than one.
Physical therapist Ryan King got into the health care field to help others. But in 2015, he found himself called to help someone on a deeper, more personal level: He donated a kidney to his neighbor, Joe Chiprean.
“We knew Joe was h...
I walked into our first-floor bathroom, flipped on the light switch and reeled in shock.
The light was so bright, so blinding, it felt like a slap across the temple.
I closed my eyes tight and scrambled to shut it off.
“What the heck?” I yelled to my husband through the door.
He knew exactly what I was talking about.
“That one bulb has been burned out for months, and I was tired of not being able to see in there.” He paused. “Is there a problem?”
I cracked the door open. “Ye...
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.
Thankfully your doctor can identify risk factors such as high blood pressure or being overweight. But what other tests are involved during a heart disease screening?
Learn more about free cardiovascular screening services at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute.
Many heart screening procedures like body weight, blood pressure, and body mass index are done by the doctor during your annual checkup. Others, l...
Meet Mark Gardner, DO, an orthopaedic surgeon and chairman of orthopaedics at UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson.
Dr. Garnder on his role at UPMC:
“I’m an orthopaedic surgeon, so my training consisted of medical school, a one-year internship, and a four-year orthopaedic residency. My focus at UPMC Horizon is on joint replacement and sports medicine. I also deal with fractures, trauma, and rotator cuff surgery using minimally invasive techniques. I see people of all ages and from all walks of life,...
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