Upcoming Classes and Events at
UPMC St. Margaret

Classes

Weight Loss Education Sessions
UPMC St. Margaret Conference Center
Rooms A, B, and C

To register, call 412-784-5900 (registration required).

COPD Outpatient Classes
UPMC St. Margaret Conference Center
Room C

For more information, or to register, call 412-784-5764.

Look Good...Feel Better
Conference Center

To register, call 1-800-227-2345.

Managing Your Diabetes
200 Medical Arts Building, Suite 4000

For more information, or to register for an upcoming class, call 1-866-334-5227.

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class
UPMC St. Margaret, first floor, Cafeteria B

To pre-register, please call 412-784-2777.

Support Groups

Weight Loss Support Group
UPMC St. Margaret Conference Center
Room A

To register, call 412-784-5900.

Diabetes Support Group
To register, or for more information, call 412-784-4194.

Alzheimer's Support Group
To register, call 412-784-5054.

Please note that free screenings will be offered at select locations only. Please call Community Relations at 412-784-5160 for more information.

Community Lectures and Events

Advance Directives: Having the Talk

How to talk to a loved one about making a Living Will and Power of Attorney for Health Care
 
Thursday, April 16
2 to 3 p.m.
 
Amber Woods at HarmarVillage
715 Freeport Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
 
Presented by: Elizabeth Mohan, MD, and Yvonne Littlejohn, LCSW
 
Living Wills and Advance Directives are written legal instructions describing your preferences for medical care. These documents speak for you when you're not able to speak for yourself. By planning ahead, you can get the medical care you want and help reduce confusion about choices you want people to make on your behalf.
 
This program focuses on how to initiate the discussion on Advance Care Directives with members of your family.
 
Light refreshments will be served.
 
Reservations are required, call 1-866-939-RSVP (7787).
 

Living with a Stroke

Wednesday, April 22
2:30 to 4 p.m.
 
UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Conference Centers A, B, and C
 
2:30 to 3 p.m.: Blood Pressure Screenings and Health Education
3 to 3:20 p.m.: What is a Stroke? - Brian McMichael, MD
3:20 to 3:40 p.m.: Living with a Stroke - Jared Ingros, LCSW
3:40 to 4 p.m.: Benefits of Attending a Stroke Support Group -
Rachael Hofrichter, LSW
 
This educational program will focus on the different types of stroke, warning signs and symptoms, and the physical and emotional impact of a stroke. The benefits of attending a Stroke Support Group will also be discussed.
 
UPMC St. Margaret will be offering a Stroke Support Group beginning on May 5, 2015. This group will offer education, emotional support, and resources for individuals and families who have been affected by a stroke.
 
The group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. in Conference Room 1 and 2 at UPMC St. Margaret.
 
Registration is required, call 412-784-5505.
 
Free parking.
 

Why Are My Fingers Tingling?

Managing Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
A Neil Y. Van Horn Pavilion Presentation Series
 
Wednesday, May 6
6 to 7:30 p.m.
 
UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Neil Y. Van Horn Pavilion (hospital entrance A)
 
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include wrist pain, hand numbness, loss of grip strength, and tingling fingers. With cubital tunnel syndrome, the tingling sensation occurs only in the pinkie and ring finger. In both conditions, early detection and treatment can help avoid permanent nerve damange.
 
If you want to learn more about carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome — including the causes, symptoms, and treatments — attend a presentation by Franklin H. Chou, MD, of Three Rivers Orthopedic Associates–UPMC, a specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery, on Wednesday, May 6.
 

Contact Us

UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

412-784-4000

Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-533-UPMC or request an appointment online.

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