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Archive for November, 2013

Ahead of Time: Coping with Premature Birth

Every mother and father is familiar with the ups and downs of pregnancy and parenthood. For the parents of premature infants like Alyssa and Sam Robb, however, that understanding is amplified. The Robbs, who have been married nine years, always knew they wanted children. In 2007, they were thrilled to learn that they were expecting—but then the unthinkable happened. (more…)

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Honoring Our Veterans


Today, we honor our veterans who have courageously served in the armed forces.  As a tribute to their service, below are tales of service from UPMC Senior Communities residents who are veterans. We salute our seniors who have served and all of our veterans who have fought for our freedom! (more…)

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Tour for a Cure: UPMC Efforts Increase Amid Cure League’s 2nd Year

A few weeks ago, UPMC announced that three international leaders in treatment and research have been hired to raise both the level of clinical care and study involving sickle cell disease in adults. Two of them who already started work in Pittsburgh, Solomon Ofori-Acquah, Ph.D., and Gregory Kato, M.D., joined a recent meeting with the leadership of the 1-year-old charity raising money for their research efforts, the Ryan Clark Cure League. So it seemed like a natural time to take an updated tour the UPMC/University of Pittsburgh labs where such research is being undertaken. (more…)

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