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Medical Mondays — Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes unpredictable, recurring seizures due to abnormal electrical connections in the brain. At the UPMC Department of Neurosurgery, we help you manage seizures using medications, surgery, and implantation of stimulation devices.

This week’s installment of Medical Mondays shares Katrina’s journey with epilepsy and her surgical treatment.

Visit HealthBeat to learn more about her story and find related posts including:

Read our tips to keep your baby warm this winter.

Keep Your Baby Snuggled Warm this Winter

Keeping warm is more important than ever as the winter rages on. When it comes to dressing babies for the cold, it’s a challenge to find a balance of warmth, comfort, and convenience. Unlike older children and adults, babies aren’t able to maintain their body temperatures as easily.

Layering can help keep your baby warm. While choosing winter gear, a general rule is to dress your baby in one more layer than you would put on yourself. Dressing your baby appropriately can vary by setting — at home, in the car, and outside.

Learn more tips to help you keep your baby warm this winter.

Learn about congenital heart disease.

Treating Congenital Heart Disease at UPMC

Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week occurs February 7 — 15th. Any heart problem, present at childhood, falls under the diagnosis umbrella of congenital heart disease (CHD). More than 85% of babies born with CHD survive into adulthood. In fact, an estimated two to three million Americans currently live with CHD.

At UPMC, our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC provides long-term care for adolescents, young adults, and adults with CHD. We aim to help you transition smoothly from childhood to adulthood.

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