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Archive for August, 2013

Join the Conversation: Preparing For A New School Year

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will be hosting a live Twitter chat for adolescents and parents on the topic of preparing for the challenges of starting a new school year. The chat, led by Jonathan Pletcher,M.D., from the Division of Adolescent Medicine, will discuss strength-based approaches to recognizing, coping and addressing challenges such as bullying, depression and more. (more…)

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Asthma Much More Complex Than Many Think

For too long, too many have thought of asthma as something of a minor disease. I don’t mean that doctors who treat asthma patients don’t take their care seriously. I and my patients with severe asthma are very serious about this deadly disease. But there seems to be a sense among some doctors — and even some patients — that asthma is an inconvenience, a simple disease to be managed rather than a complex disease that requires diligent treatment.

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Older, Wiser and Healthier: 7 Guidelines for Healthy Aging

We all know that the older we get, the more likely we are to experience health problems.  These days, you can’t turn on the news without finding a plethora of articles on aging, caring for older adults, hip replacements, or dementia.  So how do we sort through all of these messages and know what’s really important? (more…)

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