Feb. 14 isn’t just Valentine’s Day. It’s also National Donor Day, a day to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. More than 117,000 people in the U.S. are currently waiting for an organ transplant. Below is the story of Ed Thompson, whose heart transplant at UPMC in 2009 saved his life.
Listen to your body. Heed its warnings.
There is still plenty of time to repair, recover or even miss weeks of training before embarking upon more miles of preparation for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon May 5, physical therapist Tara Ridge, M.S., P.T., told runners at UPMC Montefiore on Saturday. (more…)