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Medical Mondays Begin March 23rd

UPMC’s HealthBeat blog features many new and exciting posts on all sorts of health topics. We encourage you to view our blog frequently, in order to stay up to date on the latest health information.

Starting this week, UPMC will feature Medical Monday blog posts, highlighting a specific disease or condition. This week you can learn more about deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Learn how Tomas Vokoun, former Penguins goaltender, managed DVT.

Doctor evaluating colorectal cancer.

145,000 People Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer Each Year

Colorectal cancer affects 1 in 19 people. There are approximately 1 million survivors in the U.S. alone. Despite the many risk factors, an early diagnosis can lead to successful treatment more than 90% of the time.

Learn more about colorectal cancer on our blog.

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day®

Tuesday, March 24th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. There are many risk factors that can contribute to type 2 diabetes. It’s important that you know if you’re at risk and take the necessary steps to stop this epidemic.

Take a free type 2 diabetes risk test today.

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