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Mr. Yuk™ — Face of the Pittsburgh Poison Center

Created by the Pittsburgh Poison Center, Mr. Yuk raises awareness that poison centers are available 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year to assist with managing poisoning emergencies.

Every Mr. Yuk sticker contains the name of the nearest poison center and the national toll-free help line: 1-800-222-1222. It's also a great way to bring attention to hazardous materials around your house or office by placing the sticker directly on the objects.

UPMC provides Mr. Yuk educational materials to help raise awareness to both children and adults about the benefits of using this sticker on:

  • Medicines
  • Chemicals
  • Other poisonous household items

Crystal’s Weight Loss Journey

For over 10 years, Crystal struggled to lose weight. She didn’t like what she saw in the mirror and knew it was time for a change.

Crystal met with the bariatric surgery team at Magee-Womens Hospital and decided to have lap band surgery.

With much discipline and dedication, she lost over 75 pounds after having the surgery. Now, Crystal is enjoying her new body and the energy that comes along with it.

Read Crystal’s lap band surgery success story from UPMC's Bariatric Surgery Center.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Pregnancy is a wonderful thing many women experience. However, you may have some concerns about your body and baby while expecting.

UPMC is here to help make your pregnancy a positive one.

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