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Keeping Your Heart Healthy with Food

Your diet is essential to keeping your heart healthy. Foods with high saturated fats can raise your cholesterol level, which can increase your risk for heart disease. However, foods with healthy fat can be beneficial for your heart and overall health. 

Try to look for recipes and food that will focus on reducing your overall fat and sodium intake, which can help reduce your risk for heart disease.

Visit​ HealthBeat for heart-healthy food to include in your weekly meal plan such as:​​


George's Kidney Transplant Offers a Second Chance for Success

Nearly 10 years ago, George had a life-saving living-donor kidney transplant. After his transplant, he spent his days being a healthy father and husband.

To celebrate his good health, George and his wife Christine took a cruise for their wedding anniversary. George was starting to feel tired again, but after the cruise, his health dramatically declined.

George went to the UPMC Kidney Transplant Program​ where doctors diagnosed him with nephritis. He needed another kidney transplant  to survive. With over 96,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list, George knew he’d need to use a living donor again.

After weighing their options, George and Christine decided to have a live donor exchange. They were part of a successful six-person live donor kidney exchange.

Today, the couple is focusing on their future. They’re even planning to run a marathon.

Learn more about George and Christine’s live donor kidney transplant from UPMC Transplant Services.​

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Primary Care to Meet Your Needs

Primary care is often the first line of defense against a health problem. Many people turn to their primary care doctor for consults, guidance, diagnoses, referrals, and more.

Your relationship with your PCP is vital. At UPMC, we strive to keep this relationship as strong as possible. Our board-certified PCPs offer the expertise you need to stay healthy.

We also offer after-hours primary care walk-in centers so you have access to care, at any hour.

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