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10 Degree Brain Control of a Robotic Arm

After becoming paralyzed from the neck down in 2003, Jan Sheuermann has been working with University of Pittsburgh researchers to be able to move her arms and hands again. She has made tremendous progress and can now move a robotic arm in 10 directions, including her fingers and thumb.

Read Jan’s story in this press release from UPMC.

Jan’s story has also earned national attention on NBC News, National Geographic, New Scientist, and Popular Science.

22,000 patients from around the world.

174,000 Surgeries Performed in a Year at UPMC

As the year comes to an end, UPMC has calculated the amount of resources we use to determine the exact size and scope of our health care system. Can you imagine 20 million pounds of linen or 127 million exam gloves? We can. UPMC takes care of a lot of people…especially you.

View an infographic to learn about UPMC’s Size and Scope.

Girl safely decorating the tree with her mother.

11 Safety Tips for Children This Holiday Season

The holidays can be dangerous for children if you do not take special precautions in your home. Please be sure to follow our safety tips by keeping alcohol, mistletoe, and holly berries out of children’s reach.

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. Check all toys for button batteries and make sure children cannot remove them.

Read our blog post for all of our holiday safety tips.

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