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Archive for April, 2014

Franklin Regional Alumni Run to UPMC With Special Thanks

For Emily Vargo and several other alumni from Franklin Regional, it was a great day for a run and a tremendous opportunity to carry a special thank-you to the front door of UPMC Presbyterian.

On Sunday, Vargo and a nearly a dozen other runners ran from Murrysville to Oakland and presented the hospital with a Franklin Regional Flag of Hope signed by students, educators and residents. The flag was a gift from the runners and the greater Franklin Regional community to show their appreciation for the care UPMC Presbyterian provided to Jared Boger, a junior who was among the most severely wounded in the April 9 knife attack at the Westmoreland County school. (more…)

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Building New Skills, Step by Step

​Robert was an active, wonderful little 2-year-old boy who was very curious, but he didn’t seem to be able to understand simple instructions, or communicate with others.

He wouldn’t make eye contact, and often had intense tantrums. Robert tended to grab toys from others — more so than other children his age — and forcefully throw objects around the room. His parents were concerned for him and took action, and Robert ultimately was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Knowing that he needed special support, Robert’s parents enrolled him in the Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
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Opinion: Beware of Card Checks

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The SEIU wants to push UPMC employees into the union, forcing employees to pay SEIU dues just to get or keep their jobs at UPMC hospitals, according to a recent opinion piece in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

To do this, the SEIU must first become the exclusive bargaining agent for UPMC workers. This can be accomplished in two ways: (more…)

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UPMC Hosts Video Chat on Marathon Nutrition

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Are you running the Pittsburgh marathon on May 4 and interested in learning more about running and nutrition?
Join UPMC experts tomorrow for a live video chat on the topic. Led by UPMC Sports Medicine nutrition director Leslie Bonci, M.P.H., R.D., experts and bloggers will share their best nutrition tips, offer personal advice based on past race experiences and answer live questions from the audience. Click on the graphic below to get to the chat.

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