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Video Recipes for Eating Healthy

You might think that eating healthy is difficult because of long prep time or expensive ingredients. However, eating well may be easier than you think! Some recipes only use a few ingredients and take a couple steps to make.

Watch UPMC HealthBeat created video recipes to learn how to make healthy snacks perfect for summer, such as:

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Melissa's Search for Concussion Headache Relief

When Melissa, a high school soccer player, experienced symptoms such as sharp neck pain, dizziness, and headaches after taking a hit during a game, her family was eager to have her evaluated.

She went to a local neurologist and started taking medications for headaches, but saw little improvement. Her headaches were so bad that she lost focus in school and her grades suffered. Frustrated with a lack of progress, Melissa's mom looked online for other options. She found ReThinkconcussions.com and called the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program to schedule an appointment. 

Dr. Mickey Collins and his team met with Melissa and her family for a comprehensive clinical evaluation. They developed an individualized concussion treatment plan that involved vestibular and exertion therapy​ and accommodations in school.

One month after her initial appointment with Dr. Collins, Melissa was headache-free and could play soccer again. 

Read more about Melissa's concussion treatment at UPMC HealthBeat​

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Compassionate Care Goes a Long Way

Do you know a compassionate caregiver at UPMC? Nominate him or her for the Ron Yount Compassionate Care Award​.

This award honors UPMC's most front-line health care staff who demonstrate kind and genuine care such as:

  • ​​Sincere bedside conversations
  • Honest communication
  • Excellent shared decision-making​

Any patient, family member, visitor, or colleague may nominate a UPMC staff member for this award. Your nomination is due by Thursday, August 31.

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