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Medical Mondays – Watch a Video on Pulmonary Hypertension and CTEPH

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare, life-threatening lung condition, commonly caused by old blood clots in the lungs. Treatments can include blood thinners, a lung transplant, or a surgical procedure called pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE).

This week’s Medical Monday highlights pulmonary hypertension and CTEPH.

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Learn more about Darryl's experience with sickle cell disease.

Darryl Watkins Copes with Sickle Cell Disease

More than 70,000 Americans suffer from sickle cell disease and its complications. Sickle cell is an inherited blood disorder causing the body to produce red blood cells with abnormal hemoglobin proteins.

Darryl Watkins has a variant of sickle cell disease called HbSS. Darryl began to grasp the large impact sickle cell disease would have on his life at a young age. He lost his sister to this same disease during his childhood. Now a father of three, one of the larger challenges he has faced concerns full-time employment.

Read about Darryl’s experience and his commitment to raising sickle cell awareness.

Learn about our classes and events.

Find a Wellness Class or Event Near You this Winter

At UPMC, we are committed to improving the health of our communities through education. Our hospitals provide classes and events on a wide range of health topics all year long.

This winter could be the perfect time to try a new class. You can learn more about health care topics such as pregnancy/OB or attend one of our special events or fundraisers.

To enroll in a class or register for an event, follow these steps:

  1. Scroll to our A to Z Index of classes and events.
  2. Find a course or event that interests you and select Register Now! This will drop the course or event into your shopping cart.
  3. Select between two remaining options — continue shopping to add another course or checkout.

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