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National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 4-10 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. UPMC wants you to be aware of the importance of flu vaccination and prevention. 

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Patient and visitor resources

Patient and Visitor Resources at UPMC

UPMC wants to ensure that you and your loved ones are informed when making health-related decisions. We provide resources to learn about the services we provide for patients and their visitors.

Information for patients provides resources when planning and managing your care at a UPMC location.

Information for visitors helps loved ones plan their hospital visit by providing visiting hours and guidelines.

Patient and visitor resources, also provides information about classes and events that are offered throughout the UPMC network. 

Lauren Patient Story

Lauren's Race to Excellence at UPMC Sports Medicine

Going the distance is an understatement for Lauren, a competitive marathon runner who completed three marathons in two years. However, while training for the Columbus marathon, she was diagnosed with a pelvic stress fracture. Doctors encouraged Lauren to stop running for six months. Since Lauren wanted to remain active, she decided to swim.

After months of little improvement, Lauren wanted to get back to her passion of running. Recommended by a coworker, Lauren visited  UPMC Sports Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery department.

Lauren had an exam that identified weaknesses in her pelvis and doctors developed a specialized recovery plan. She was sent to sports performance and fitness training at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Doctors began realigning imbalances in her hips and maximizing her training.

Laruen continues to train with the experts at UPMC Sports Medicine and has learned about optimal sports nutrition and strength training.​ Because of the specialized training and reassurance from doctors and staff, Lauren has returned to running marathons, including completing the Columbus race where she set a personal record and qualified for the 2016 Olympic trials. 

Read Lauren’s story from UPMC Sports Medicine

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