UPMC’s Disabilities Resource Center (DRC), which works to ensure that health care is accessible to people with disabilities at UPMC, is offering a new tool to connect with patients: iPads.
“Devices like iPads have made a huge difference in the day-to-day lives of people with disabilities,” notes Mary Duranti, director of the DRC. “We wanted to bring these devices into all of our hospital settings, which we did last fall, and into our skilled nursing facilities, which we’re doing this month.”
After anywhere from a 3- to 12-mile training jaunt, scores of local runners preparing for the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 4 huddled inside UPMC Montefiore Hospital’s LHAS Auditorium to learn more about eating to run better, exercising to run better and ways to better avoid limping into a doctor’s office. (more…)
A study published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine revealed that a device called Inspire® Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy can help reduce sleep apnea episodes by up to 70 percent. For the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this could be life-changing news. (more…)