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Why should you get immunized against measles?

36 Million Cases of Measles Prevented

In 1963, the measles vaccine was introduced and has since prevented millions of people from getting infected. A common symptom of measles is a rash, but people with the virus are contagious up to 4 days before they see a rash. Learn how not getting immunized puts those who can’t get the vaccine, because of other health conditions, in danger.

View an infographic on why you should get immunized against measles.

Woman holding her abdomen in pain.

30% of Women Who Have Never Been Pregnant Have Endometriosis

Endometriosis is most common in women, ages 25-45, who have never been pregnant. However, it also affects approximately 5 percent of fertile women. Endometriosis is identified when endometrial tissue is found in areas of your body besides your uterus.

Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of endometriosis.

Kidney stone

"One of the Most Painful Disorders a Person Can Experience"

According to Timothy  Averch, MD, Director of UPMC’s Kidney Stone Center, kidney stones are one of the most painful experiences. Kidney stones are masses of crystals, such as calcium and oxalate substances that form in your urine.  These masses build up on the inner lining of your kidneys, causing severe pain. Doctors believe something as simple as not drinking enough water is a common cause of this disorder.

Learn more about kidney stones on UPMC’s HealthBeat Blog.

Find a UPMC Kidney Stone Center near you.

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