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Safety Tips for Winter Activities

Many people enjoy winter activities such as skiing, sled riding, and ice skating. While it can be a lot of fun to play in the snow, it's important to prepare your body for the cold weather. Wearing layers and protecting your skin are some key elements to your safety in the brisk, wintery months.

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Bob and Kelly's Living Donor Kidney Transplant

Family comes first for Bob, his wife Diane, and his stepdaughter Kelly, When Bob learned he had kidney failure and needed a transplant to survive, it devastated Diane to see him so sick. 

Doctors referred Bob to the UPMC Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program​ where he underwent a pre-transplant evaluation and was placed on the kidney transplant waiting list. Determined to save Bob's life, Diane and Kelly researched their options and found​ that a living-donor kidney transplant was the solution. 

When Bob first found out that Kelly was a donor match, he was reluctant. But after learning more about the procedure and discussing it as a family, he decided to accept Kelly's help. After surgery, Kelly was home from the hospital in two days and joined Diane in helping her dad through recovery. 

Today, Bob and Kelly are both doing great, and Diane feel they are now closer than ever. As a family, they believe that more people need to be aware of living-donor organ transplants. 

Learn more about Bob and Kelly's living-donor kidney transplant from UPMC Transplant Services.

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Keep Your Hair, Skin, and Nails Healthy 

Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery at UPMC​ provides a full range of treatment, from general and medical dermatology services to laser procedures and cosmetic surgery. 

The Department of Dermatology at UPMC diagnoses and treats a wide variety of dermatologic diseases and skin conditions, and our Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center is a world-class medical center with the pampering services of a luxury spa. 

Check out all our clinical and surgical servicers that will help you look and feel your best:

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