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UPMC maintains an ongoing commitment to keep patients, caregivers, families and the public informed on patient safety topics. As of Sunday, Sept. 27, UPMC has resumed offering transplant services. To learn more about this decision, please see the latest update on our Inside Life Changing Medicine blog.

Patient safety is at the very forefront of our approach to medicine and that is why we took the steps that we did. We will continue to work diligently with internal and external resources to understand the origin of this problem and to prevent it moving forward.

Learn more about inflammatory bowel disease at HealthBeat.

Medical Mondays — Watch a Video on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) currently affects nearly 1.5 million Americans with around 30,000 new diagnoses each year. IBD is a collection of chronic conditions causing the inflammation of the intestines often triggering painful symptoms.

This week’s Medical Monday highlights the services we offer at the UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. Watch the full story to learn more about this IBD treatment.

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Learn more about Alzheimer's disease.

Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness this Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month™. Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain caused by chemical changes that kill brain cells. It usually occurs in people over the age of 65 and is the leading cause of dementia. As this condition progresses, it causes the gradual loss of one’s ability to think, remember, and perform daily tasks.

Our UPMC Aging Institute work groups unite experts from different medical fields to address brain health and some of the challenges affecting older adults.

Our current work groups include:

  • Brain Health Work Group
  • Dementia Work Group
  • Delirium Work Group

Learn more about our brain health work groups and participants.

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