Stroke Prevention: Know and Understand Your Numbers
BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, hemoglobin A1C, what do these numbers tell us? UPMC experts are prepared to help you understand these numbers, so you can optimize your health and prevent stroke and other health issues.
What You Need to Know about Vascular Disease
Learn from UPMC's experts about the various types of vascular diseases including peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease and venous disease, as well as treatment options.
Cardiac Health from A to Z
Get your questions answered by our expert panel: a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist and electrophysiologist. Learn more about potentially life -saving, non-invasive tests up to and including leading edge procedures like the Watchman and more.
Can a Coronary Calcium Scan Help Prevent a Heart Attack?
A coronary calcium scan can help to identify your risk for a heart attack. Learn more from Bishnu Subedi, MD, a cardiologist with the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute.
Kick the Knee Pain
Knee pain affects all ages and can be a result of injury, arthritis, or other medical conditions. Join Eric Kutz, DO, and Vincent Avallone Jr., DO, to learn more about what causes knee pain and how to relieve it.
HPV and the Rise in Head and Neck Cancer
HPV, a cancer-causing virus, is increasingly causing head and neck cancers. Get your questions answered by our expert panel, find out why it's on the rise, and learn about the leading-edge treatments available today.
Hear from Our Multidisciplinary Panel of Women's Health Experts.
Women at midlife have a wide range of unique health needs which can affect sexual, emotional, physical, and mental health.
Thinking About Having a Baby? Prepare Your Body Now.
Optimize your body for healthy childbirth. Find out what you need to know from UPMC experts.
Hidden Benefits of Weight Loss in Women
Take control of your weight, and you may take control of your health. Excess weight can create many health issues for women, which include difficulty becoming pregnant and carrying a baby to term; PCOS; higher risk for cancer, diabetes and heart disease; increased joint damage, and more.
You Don't Have to Live With Shoulder Pain
Hear from orthopaedic surgeon Casey John Kiser, MD, about shoulder surgical treatments and sports medicine physician Bryan R Hess, DO, about common injuries and prevention techniques.
Managing Chronic Diabetes in Children
Children with diabetes have special needs. Find out how to maximize your child's health and avoid hospitalizations from our panel of experts.
Sleep Apnea, PAP, Alternatives
Are you getting enough sleep? Learn about normal versus abnormal sleep, with a review of treatments such as CPAP and Inspire.
Cooking with a Cardiologist
Cardiologists, Michael Bosak, MD and Ashley Zinda, DO, with UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute along with Shanna Shultz, RD, LDN, with The GIANT Company offer a Greek-themed cooking demonstration.
Heart and Lung Screenings: What is Right for You?
Screenings may help detect issues early when treatment is most beneficial. Join our heart and lung specialists for a discussion on what screenings are available and when these screenings are right for you.
Man Up—Take Charge of Your Prostate Health!
Join UPMC St. Margaret urologist Robert Turner, MD, as he discusses the risks, symptoms, recommended screenings, and treatments for prostate cancer.
The Heart-Brain Connection in Stroke
Why does atrial fibrillation raise your risk of stroke? What can you do to protect yourself from stroke? Join our heart, neurology and neurosurgery specialists to learn more.
Latest Thyroid Treatments and Surgical Options
What is your thyroid telling you? A discussion of thyroid issues, diseases, treatments and surgeries.
UPMC in Central PA: The Heart-Brain Connection in Stroke
Why does atrial fibrillation raise your risk of stroke? What can you do to protect yourself from stroke? Join our heart, neurology, and neurosurgery specialists to find out.
Properly Managing Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
CKD affects more than 800 million people worldwide. Understand the signs, symptoms, and treatment options, from conservative medical management and lifestyle changes to dialysis and kidney transplant.
Gut Check: Ways to Improve Your Digestive Health
Featuring Michelle Suzanne Victain, DO
Join Michelle Suzanne Victain, DO, gastroenterologist, Associates in Gastroenterology—UPMC, as she discusses ways to keep your digestive system healthy.
Gynecologic Cancer: What Every Woman Needs to Know
Featuring Madeleine Courtney-Brooks, MD
Join Madeleine Courtney-Brooks, director, Magee-Womens Gynecologic Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, as she discusses gynecologic cancer risk factors and treatment options.
Women's Heart Clinic: Why Women Need One
Featuring Venmathi Indramohan, MD
Join Venmathi Indramohan, MD, cardiologist, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, for an informative discussion on heart disease risk factors in women and the benefits of being treated at a women’s heart program.
Are You at Your Healthiest Weight?
We are committed to helping you reach and maintain your optimal weight. Learn about our expanded program and extensive support team.
IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease): Medical and Surgical Management
IBD (Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis) is a complex disease to diagnose and treat. A gastroenterologist, surgeon, and nurse discuss the many components and recent advancements in the care of our patients.
UPMC CPA Cancer Screenings Save Lives
Watch our expert panel discuss risk factors, lifestyle changes, recommended screenings, signs and symptoms, and the latest treatment options.
Unlocking the Mystery of Epilepsy
Featuring Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD
More than 3.4 million Americans are living with epilepsy. This neurological disorder can affect anyone, but it’s most often seen in children and older adults. Watch neurologist Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD, as she explains how patients and their families manage epilepsy.
Solutions for Hip or Knee Pain
Featuring Eric Chen, MD
Learn how you can manage — and possibly even eliminate — debilitating arthritic joint pain. Join orthopaedic surgeon Eric Chen, MD, UPMC Passavant’s director of anterior hip surgery, to explore your options.
Immunotherapy: A Game-Changer for Cancer Care
Featuring Moon J. Fenton, MD, PhD
Immunotherapy uses your body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Join cancer specialist Moon J. Fenton, MD, PhD, to learn more about the latest advancements in this revolutionary addition to cancer treatment.
Breast Reduction in Women and Men: What to Expect
Hear from our plastic surgeons about breast reduction in women and men. Learn why a reduction may be recommended, along with details on the latest procedures, recovery time, body image, and more.
Where Are My Keys? A discussion about memory.
Do you worry that momentary lapses in memory are a serious concern for you or someone you care for? Neuropsychologist Heather Nissley, PhD, will discuss age-related memory loss, dementia, and mild cognitive impairment.
Endometriosis Panel Discussion
The first step in treating your endometriosis is to talk to your provider: What is it? What are the symptoms? How can it be treated?
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Panel Discussion
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. Join our midwife experts in a discussion of the reasons, the risks, and how to protect yourself.
Getting a Good Night's Sleep
Sleep expert John Levri, DO, discusses normal sleep, common causes of restlessness or disturbed sleep, and ways to improve sleep quantity and quality.
Treating Reflux: New Solutions for An Age-Old Problem
Do you frequently experience heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and sensation of a lump in your throat? Learn more in this online program.
Over Age 45? Colon Cancer is on the Rise
Featuring Christopher J. Buzas, DO
Colon cancer risks increase with age, and the age to start screening has been lowered to 45. Watch Christopher J. Buzas, DO, as he conducts a Q&A about reducing risk, recognizing warning signs, and finding the latest treatments.
Managing Sports Injuries in Young Athletes
Watch our expert panel of UPMC sports medicine physicians to learn how they diagnose and treat sports injuries in young people.
Conquering Colon Cancer
Featuring Rafael Perez, DO
Watch UPMC Hamot colorectal surgeon Rafael Perez, DO, for a virtual discussion of the symptoms, associated risks, and screening options related to Colon Cancer.
Your Breast Cancer Journey
Featuring Michael S. Cowher, MD
A breast cancer diagnosis raises many important questions. Join Michael S. Cowher, MD, a breast surgical oncologist with Magee-Womens Surgical Associates, as he discusses breast biopsies, precancerous conditions, lumpectomies, and lymph node considerations, as well as the latest in breast cancer treatments and options.
Understanding Common Reasons for Shortness of Breath
Featuring Nathaniel M. Weathington, MD, PhD
Nathaniel M. Weathington, MD, PhD, a board-certified pulmonologist at UPMC St. Margaret, as he discusses how the lungs work and why breathing problems occur. Learn how to determine if you have lung cancer, asthma, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Take Control of Your Health
Featuring Steven Evans, MD, FACS
Join Steven Evans, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, for a special virtual discussion on health inequities. He’ll also share the critical role that health screenings play in the early detection and treatment of breast, lung, and colon cancer.
Advances in Lung Cancer
Featuring Omar Awais, DO
What really happens if you’re told you have a potentially cancerous lung nodule? Join thoracic surgeon Omar Awais, DO, for a virtual step-by-step look at screening, diagnosing, and treating lung cancer.
Cervical Cancer: The Truths and the Myths
Join our panel of experts to learn about cervical cancer. You’ll hear from a gynecological oncologist, a radiation oncologist, an oncological social worker, and a certified cancer clinician.
Weight Loss Success Through UPMC and You
Find your healthiest weight in 2022! Get answers to your questions about medical and surgical weight loss directly from the providers while learning about resources that can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
How to Manage the Winter Blues
Do you feel like you’ve been hibernating — gaining weight, overeating, and sleeping more? You are not alone, and there may be a reason you feel this way. Join us as we discuss the signs and symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly known as the "winter blues.”
Transforming Lives with Reconstructive Surgery
Featuring Brodie Parent, MD
Join Brodie Parent, MD, as he discusses the types of reconstructive surgeries he performs along with typical outcomes and recovery, including breast reconstruction after cancer, skin cancer surgery, gender-affirming surgery, and more.
Better Living with Chronic Lung Disease
Learn more about steps you can take to enjoy your life while managing chronic lung disease from pulmonologists at UPMC.
Thinking about having a baby? Prepare your body now.
What you do today can greatly affect your chances for a healthy pregnancy. UPMC Magee-Womens experts explain how.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Exploring IBD Management
Hear Rohit Jindal, MD, explain inflammatory bowel disease and discuss management options.
Prostate Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Hear a UPMC urologic oncologist, urologist, radiation oncologist, and medical oncologists discuss the latest advances in prostate cancer.
Advances in Treatment and Survivorship for Women's Cancers
Hear our panel of experts discuss the clinical advancements of cancers affecting women. Experts include a gynecologic oncologist, a breast medical oncologist, radiation oncologists, two breast surgeons, and a genetic counselor.
Alive & Well Presentation: Treatment Options for Chronic Kidney Disease
More than 37 million Americans (1 in 7 adults) have CKD and don't realize they have it. Learn what you can do to slow the progression of the disease and, if necessary, prepare for the next steps in treatment.
We've Got Your Back: Preventing and Treating Back Pain
Listen as a UPMC team of spine care experts explain how to reduce your risk for back injury and learn about the most common causes of back pain. The panel will also explain the latest non-surgical and surgical treatments to get you on the road to recovery.
Let’s Get to the Bottom of Bowel Health
Sean P. Whelan, MD, a colorectal surgeon at UPMC St. Margaret, gives an overview of bowel diseases and treatments—including diverticulitis, irritable bowel diseases, and colon cancer. Learn steps you can take to keep your bowels healthy.
Good News for Bad Hips and Knees
F. Johannes Plate, MD, PhD, explains how medicine, exercise, physical therapy, weight loss, and joint injections can help improve the pain of arthritis. Also learn about latest advancements in hip and knee replacement—including robotic surgery.
Ladies Day Out
Featuring Lindsey M. Haga, MD, and Ziad S. Fawaz, MD, MS
Join Ziad S. Fawaz, MD, MS, as he explains breast cancer risks and the steps you can take to reduce them. And Lindsey M. Haga, MD, a UPMC vascular surgeon, shares tips on how to maintain good vein health and when to see a doctor.
Let’s Talk: Substance Use and Misuse
Addiction medicine specialists Mandy Fauble, PhD, and Angela Morton, MA, from UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor, talk about substance misuse, at-risk behavior, and how support can encourage treatment and recovery.
Staying A Step Ahead
Join orthopaedic surgeon Periklis Papapetropoulos, MD, and learn what you can do to prevent—or care for—common foot and ankle problems. He will share the latest treatments for sprains, ankle pain, arthritis, and more.
Physical Rehabilitation Benefits for Cancer Survivors and Patients
Featuring Deanna Johnson, PT
Deanna Johnson, PT, explains how physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists can help patients regain stamina, improve their energy level, reduce stress, and improve their overall quality of life.
Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Featuring Matthew Newlin, MD
Join Matthew Newlin, MD, chair, Department of Surgery at UPMC Altoona to review bariatric surgery procedures and the importance that lifestyle changes make in keeping the weight off.
Bariatric Services: An Overview
Featuring Anita Courcoulas, MD
Learn about surgical options for weight loss, the health benefits of weight loss surgery, factors that make a person a likely surgical candidate, and weight loss expectations.
Building a Stronger Heart
Featuring David M. West, MD
Join UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant cardiac surgeon David M. West, MD, to hear about the latest advancements in cardiovascular surgery, including options for open heart surgery and minimally invasive heart valve repair and replacement.
Boost Your Breast Health
Featuring Emilia Diego, MD
Join surgical oncologist Emilia Diego, MD, for information on early detection, risk factors, prevention, and advanced treatments in breast cancer.
Lung Nodule Spotted?
Join Taj Rahman, MD, pulmonologist, and Troy Moritz, DO, FACOS, thoracic surgeon, to learn more about pulmonary nodules and why it is important to monitor them.
A Closer Look At Vaping
Featuring Carmen Allmond, RRT, respiratory therapist, and Mark Normile, director of Respiratory Services, UPMC St. Margaret
Learn about various vaping devices and how they work along with the real dangers and side effects of using these products.
The Ear, Nose, and Throat Connection
Featuring Philip A. Pollice, MD
Join Philip A. Pollice, MD, a UPMC otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, to learn about ear, nose, and throat problems, from dizziness to snoring to strep throat.
Game-Changing Joint Surgery
Featuring Michael O’Malley, MD
Join UPMC orthopaedic surgeon Michael O’Malley, MD, for a discussion of the latest advancements in robotic joint replacement procedures.
Tackling Colon Cancer
Featuring Matthew Klinge, MD
If you’re over age 50 or have a family history of colon cancer, join UPMC Hamot gastroenterologist Matthew Klinge, MD, for a discussion of colon cancer symptoms, risks, and genetic connections.
Your Pain May Be Spinal Stenosis
Featuring Mark A. Fye, MD
Neck, back, and leg pain can have many causes, from herniated discs to spinal stenosis. Spinal surgeon Mark A. Fye, MD, explains treatment options.
When to Worry About the Winter Blues
Featuring Lawson Bernstein, MD
Do you find yourself battling the blues this time of year? Join UPMC board-certified psychiatrist Lawson Bernstein, MD, for a virtual discussion about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other forms of depression.
Get Back In The Game
Featuring Jonathan Hughes, MD
Learn about the latest treatment options for shoulder instability and knee injuries, including ACL reconstruction, meniscus repairs, and advanced multi-ligament procedures.
Getting Ready for Surgery During COVID-19
Featuring Marc Cordero, MD
Join Marc Cordero, MD, vice chair, division of surgery at UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport, and a wound care expert, as he explains why you can be confident scheduling the important cancer screenings, surgeries, and other preventive care you’ve put off for too long.
Stroke Awareness: What to Know and What to Do
Featuring Todd Hart, BSN, RN
Todd Hart, BSN, RN, a UPMC Northwest nurse, explains why it’s important to recognize the signs of a stroke. Learn how emergency treatment can improve chances for survival while lowering the risk of common disabilities that stroke can cause.
Getting A Good Night’s Sleep
Featuring Thomas Rice, MD
Learn about the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders, and their diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Rice will outline the essential role that sleep plays in your overall health and other helpful tips for a good night’s sleep.
Take Control of Your Hip and Knee Pain
Featuring Bryan Hooks, DO
Join UPMC Horizon orthopaedic surgeon Bryan Hooks, DO, to learn how to find relief for your hip and knee pain. Find out about the latest technologies to help you get back on your feet and back to doing the things you enjoy.
Just for Women
Featuring Terri-Ann Gizienski, MD, MPH, and Priscilla F. McAuliffe, MD, PhD
Learn how we are battling breast cancer together — from the latest advancements in diagnostic screenings to our team approach to personalized treatment plans for every patient.
Being Breast Aware
Featuring Tyshaun James-Hart, MD
Learn about breast health and the benefits of early detection for breast cancer. Knowing how your breasts normally look and feel means that you can report changes to your doctor.
Take Charge of Your Breast Health
Featuring Jennifer Steiman, MD
Learn about breast cancer risk factors and how to estimate your own lifetime risk.
What Are Your Varicose Veins Telling You?
Featuring Lindsey Haga, MD
Watch this program to learn the importance of good vein health. Dr. Haga shares risk factors, tips to maintain good vein health, when to see a doctor, and treatment options for both minor and problematic varicose veins.
Get the Upper Hand on Upper Limb Pain
Featuring Neil Singh, DO, orthopaedic surgeon at UPMC Jameson
Boost Your Heart Smarts
Featuring Matthew E. Harinstein, MD
Watch this program and learn about the types of heart disease and their accompanying symptoms, risk factors you can—and can’t—control, and the simple lifestyle changes that can dramatically improve your heart health.
Stroke Awareness: Every Second Counts
Featuring Roger Arnold, BSN, stroke care coordinator at UPMC Bedford
Watch this program to learn why time is of the essence when it comes to strokes and how to recognize the signs and symptoms.
Skipping a Beat
Featuring Sandeep K. Jain, MD
Watch this program to learn about irregular heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation.