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Shaping Up for Summer

Are you more motivated in the summer to exercise and eat healthy because it's "bathing-suit season?" Or do you like outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, kayaking, and running that are more fun in pleasant weather?

While it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle year-round, staying in shape may be more enjoyable during warmer months of the year. 

Visit UPMC HealthBeat for essential healthy tips for all summer long:

Randy

Randy's Soar into Remission with UPMC

Randy, a pilot, began having his PSA levels tested during his annual physicals because of his family history of prostate cancer. After nearly two decades of normal tests, Randy's levels had drastically increased. 

Diagnosed with prostate cancer, Randy's doctor recommended aggressive treatment and gave him the choice of two options: surgery to remove the prostate or brachytherapy, a form of radiation therapy. 

Randy met with Dr. Dwight Heron at Mary Hillman Jennings Radiation Oncology at UPMC Shadyside to discuss noninvasive radiosurgery​. With fewer side effects than invasive surgery and needing only five treatment sessions close to home, Randy decided to sign on to the radiosurgery clinical trial with his doctor. 

Currently, Randy is in remission and is grateful for all of the advice and information he received from UPMC.

Read Randy's prostate cancer patient story from the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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Around the World Care from UPMC

Did you know UPMC expands its services beyond the United States? UPMC International is sharing leading-edge health care, advanced technologies, and management skills throughout the world — with locations in over eight different countries

We're building a global health care brand that will continue to attract the best doctors and staff​ for the benefit of our patients and partners, at home and abroad. 



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