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National Health Care Decisions Day 2015

The Annual National Health Care Decisions Day (NHDD) is on Thursday, April 16th. NHDD educates the public on advance care planning and its importance. Advance care planning is not only about living wills, but also about how to start the conversation and choose a health care agent.

Learn more about health care decisions and advance directives.

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How Stress Affects Your Brain

Life can be stressful at times, and we all experience and manage stress in our own way. Sometimes, when we don’t manage it well, it can start to affect many aspects of our bodies, including the brain. Did you know that stress can destroy brain cells and shrink your brain?

It sounds extreme, but stress has a powerful way of affecting your health.

Learn other ways stress affects your brain on UPMC’s HealthBeat blog.

Medical Mondays: Atrial Fibrillation

Medical Mondays: Joint Replacement

Each week, our Medical Mondays blog posts provide information about a particular condition and a UPMC patient’s story. This week, we learn about Wanda’s journey through joint replacement surgery. It’s hard enough going through a knee or shoulder replacement, but Wanda had to face both.

View a video about Wanda’s journey through joint replacements.

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