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Archive for March, 2014

Kilimanjaro Climb is Greatest Sports Event for UPMC Doctor

We did it!  The most incredible sports event for me ever.  The entire team completed the trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro—the highest free standing mountain in the world.
 
The athletes participating were more than world class—three had only leg; one had no legs and only one arm; one had no arms and two had only one functional arm following traumatic injuries. Yet their spirit, sense of humor, determination, persistence and incredible physical and mental strength was evident throughout! 

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UPMC to Make More Flu Shot Options Available Next Year

As this year’s particularly tough flu season appears to be fading, UPMC is already preparing more options to help the public and employees defend against the flu next season.

The health care system’s flu task force recently approved making three additional flu vaccine options standard, with plans to have the options available to UPMC physician offices, urgent care clinics and employee health centers late summer, when vaccine manufacturers begin shipments. (more…)

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