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It's almost Halloween, meaning goblins, ghosts, and ghouls might be keeping you up at night. But could your sleep disturbances be something more frightening? UPMC is here to guide you through even the spookiest sleep conditions so you can get a better night's sleep.

Visit​ UPMC HealthBeat to learn more about creepy sleep conditions such as:

Carol

Carol's "No Pain, Just Gain" Training Thanks to CRS

Carol, an accomplished runner, has completed ten half marathons and one full marathon while dealing with several life obstacles. 

After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2011, Carol still ran a half marathon while undergoing radiation treatment. By fall, Carol had completed her radiation — and another half marathon. 

Now Carol has been cancer free for six years, but all the marathon training took a toll on her knee. X-rays confirmed she had mild arthritis. Her doctor suggested she go to UPMC Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) for physical therapy​ to help her remain active and stay healthy. 

Carol went to CRS Green Tree, where her therapist Melissa gave her various exercises to strengthen her knee. Melissa also answered any questions she had and gave Carol notes to complete exercises correctly at home. 

By the time of the 2017 marathon, Carol kept up with her physical therapy routine and didn't need any pain medication during her training. 

Learn more about Carol's knee physical therapy from the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services. ​

HHT

HHT Center of Excellence Guides You Through Diagnosis and Treatment

Affecting more than 1.4 million people worldwide, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a genetic blood vessel disorder. It causes improper connections between arteries and veins and symptoms such as nosebleeds and small red skin dots

Complications of HHT include:​

  • Stroke
  • Brain infection (abscess)
  • Heart failure

To diagnose HHT, your doctor may use a combination of imaging and genetic testing methods. Pending a diagnosis, doctors may also recommend a clinical evaluation of all your family members. 

Learn more about our HHT diagnosis and treatment services​.

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