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Sp​lish Splash This Summer with UPMC

Summer is finally here which means many families will be heading to the pool or beach to beat the heat. While soaking up the sun and swimming can be a lot of fun, it's important to stay safe and know when it might be time to take a break from catching waves and rays. 

Visit UPMC HealthBeat for important safety tips to stay safe in the sun and water:

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Bonnie Gets Back on Her Feet

Over time Bonnie noticed a slow buildup of pain in her legs and feet, making daily activities such as walking and shopping with her family difficult. Sleep even became a challenge as the pain intensified. 

Thinking the pain was due to gout or arthritis, Bonnie visited her doctor who discovered that she had several blockages in the arteries and veins of her legs. After several surgeries, Bonnie learned that a non-healing wound​ had developed causing a serious infection. Bonnie's surgeon recommended hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy to help heal the wound. 

Bonnie was in awe at how quickly she could see the change in her wound after her HBO therapy. She encourages others who may need wound healing to talk about it with their doctors. 

"I can only thank the doctors and nurses and everyone who contributed to my health," says Bonnie. "They were great."

Read Bonnie's story from UPMC Wound Healing Services.

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The Service is Express, The Care is UPMC

UPMC Urgent Care​ is here for you when you need it most. Our walk-in clinics provide a full range of medical services for people of all ages, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our doctors and clinical staff provide you and your family with expert, express care such as:

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