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Non-healing Wounds Deserve Exceptional Care

If wounds do not heal by at least 50 percent in four weeks — or they persist beyond 12 weeks — you may need medical help to heal completely.

Some wounds that may require this special treatment include:

At UPMC Would Healing Services, our individualized approach to healing wounds combines specialists representing many areas— internal medicine, infectious diseases, surgery, and podiatry. Learn more about the wound treatments we provide.

Jennifer’s Journey to a Normal Life

From birth, Jennifer struggled with nutrition — it was a challenge to eat and gain weight. After years of unsuccessful surgeries, medications, and family relocations seeking access to medical care that would provide the answer, Jennifer’s doctors told her to travel from Atlanta, Ga. to UPMC Transplant Services in Pittsburgh, Pa.

In Pittsburgh, Jennifer received a transplant evaluation and began waiting on the small bowel transplant list. Six weeks later, she had surgery.

Despite the challenges of transplant surgery and a round of severe rejection, Jennifer was able to lead what she describes as “a normal life.” In fact, in 2008, she became the first adult small bowel transplant recipient to have natural child birth. She had a healthy baby boy, Steven — named after her small bowel donor.

Learn more about Jennifer’s family and her small bowel transplant.

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, many times, women either don’t notice or simply ignore these symptoms.

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

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