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UPMC maintains an ongoing commitment to keep patients, caregivers, families and the public informed on patient safety topics. As of Sunday, Sept. 27, UPMC has resumed offering transplant services. To learn more about this decision, please see the latest update on our Inside Life Changing Medicine blog.

Patient safety is at the very forefront of our approach to medicine and that is why we took the steps that we did. We will continue to work diligently with internal and external resources to understand the origin of this problem and to prevent it moving forward.

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Medical Mondays – Watch a Video on Uterine Fibroids

This week’s Medical Mondays highlights uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are growths in the uterus ranging in size — from as small as a seed to as large as a grapefruit. They can cause pain and heavy bleeding but these symptoms can go unnoticed or be ignored.

Visit HealthBeat to watch this week’s video about uterine fibroids and read more posts on:

Learn more about mental illness.

Spread Awareness on Mental Illness

Mental illness awareness week takes place from October 4 through 10. This week also includes National Depression Screening Day (October 8) and World Mental Health Day (October 10). Mental health is a key component of wellness and wellbeing.

Each year, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC serves more than 25,000 people in need of psychiatric care. We offer comprehensive services including a range of treatments for psychiatric and mental health conditions. We also provide behavioral and mental health services for addiction and many other disorders.

Keep Your Lungs Healthy in October

October is Healthy Lung Month. Conditions such as asthma and allergies — as well as diseases like cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension — can place a great deal of strain on our lungs. Take some time this October to learn more about lung health.

U.S. News and World Report ranks UPMC among the best hospitals for pulmonology. Our pulmonary and respiratory services include lung-focused centers such as the Asthma Institute, the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, and the UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center.

At the Lung Center, we offer compassionate care and leading-edge lung treatments including:

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