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UPMC East Alive and Well Series Presents ‘When Walking Hurts: More Than Just Leg Pain’ 

WHAT: Free ultrasound screening and educational session about leg pain caused by a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD).
 
WHO and WHEN: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
 
1 to 2 p.m. - Free Screening and Light Lunch
 
A screening ultrasound will be done to evaluate any vascular narrowing that may cause strokes or mini-strokes.
 
2 to 3 p.m. - Main Presentation
 
When the arteries in your legs become blocked and your legs do not receive enough blood or oxygen, you may have PAD. UPMC East vascular surgeon, Eric Hager, M.D., will discuss signs and symptoms, risk factors and the latest treatment options. Participants will learn simple lifestyle changes to reduce their risk. If left untreated in some cases, PAD may lead to stroke, heart attack and heart disease.
 
3 to 3:20 p.m. - Rehab Presentation
 
Kathy Oswald, Physical Therapist, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, will discuss physical therapy and the management of vascular disease. Participants will learn how customized treatments can build endurance and minimize symptoms.
 
WHERE: UPMC East, Conference Center, Ground Level, 2775 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, Pa., 15146
 
This event and parking are free and open to the public, though reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, call 412-357-3700.
 

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