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Archive for October, 2013

Penguins, UPMC Team Up to Build World-Class Practice Facility

Mario Lemieux’s name, family and foundation dot the UPMC landscape already. There are Austin’s Playrooms in seven spots around the system, from McKeesportto Mageeto Mercyto Children’s, where there also stands a Lemieux Sibling Center. There are the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and the Lemieux Family Center plus the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers opened last December. And more. (more…)

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My Weekend With the Steelers

Ruth Whelan, a physiotherapy (what we call physical therapy) manager from UPMC Beacon Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, was invited by Pittsburgh Steelers head athletic trainer John Norwig to join the medical staff – including physicians from the team’s official health-care provider, UPMC – on the Steelers sidelines during their game last week against the Minnesota Vikings. Herewith, an Irish view to a completely foreign game (with a few parenthetical Irish-to-American translations): (more…)

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UPMC Offers Resources for Allergy Sufferers

Medical Director, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Oakland Campus)

Chief, Allergy-Immunology (Shadyside Campus)

Autumn means back to school, cooler weather and fall foliage. Unfortunately, for many of us, it also means experiencing allergies to ragweed and mold. With about 40 million Americans suffering from allergies, approximately 10 to 20 percent of the public is allergic to ragweed.  (more…)

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