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UPMC's Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

Having a balanced diet can be difficult during the holiday season, especially many gatherings and celebrations revolve around food. UPMC wants to help you indulge in your favorite treats responsibly this season.

Visit the UPMC HealthBeat blog for tips on holiday eating:


Janet's Total Hip Surgery

Janet thought the pain and limping in her leg were just signs of aging. She was a firm believer that exercise and physical therapy would help her continue to manage her busy life, showing houses as a realtor and participating in activities with family and friends. However, the pain began to interfere with her normal activities, despite the alternative efforts to avoid surgery.

After hearing many recommendations, Janet scheduled an appointment with the Renaissance Orthopaedics team at the Bone and Joint Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to learn more about surgical options.

With the support system of family and friends, along with the caring orthopaedic team, Janet underwent total hip surgery.

After surgery, she realized it took a physical and mental effort to begin to restore her mobility. Despite the post-op soreness, Janet was walking up and down a flight of stairs three days after surgery and went home with the assistance of a cane.

Continuing her recovery with visits to her physical therapists, Janet was quickly returning to the things she loved doing and was feeling young again. Within months after surgery, she was able to achieve the two goals she had set for herself — golfing and wearing high heels.

Read more of Janet’s hip surgery story from Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Palliative Care

UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute Provides Quality Care

The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute focuses on treating patients who have serious life-limiting illnesses. Our mission is to provide patients and families with the best possible quality of life during their illness.

Our network of professionals collaborates with caregivers and patients throughout UPMC’s hospitals, nursing facilities, and outpatient clinics. We also participate in many community, educational, and professional events throughout the country to provide information about our care.

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