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Join this free call with David Kaczorowski, MD, surgical director of UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute's Advanced Heart Failure Center, to learn about the latest innovations in minimally invasive heart failure treatment.
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UPMC hosted a Tele-Town Hall with updates about the COVID-19 vaccines on February 17, 2021. If you missed it, catch up now.
UPMC hosted a Tele-Town Hall about the COVID-19 vaccines in January. If you missed it, catch up now .
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Heartburn can be more than just an unpleasant feeling. Listen as Michael Pezzone, MD explains how heartburn relates to acid reflux and GERD and how UPMC experts take care of people with these conditions.
Do you know how to select a cancer surgeon? How much do you know about robotic surgery? Listen as Amer Zureikat, MD, covers these subjects and more.
Featuring Rajesh Sehgal, MD
Join UPMC East chief of Oncology and chief medical officer Rajesh Sehgal, MD, as he explains the critical role of cancer screenings. Hear about advances in chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and more.
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.
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.
Featuring Emilia Diego, MD
Join surgical oncologist Emilia Diego, MD, for information on early detection, risk factors, prevention, and advanced treatments in breast cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring Jennifer Steiman, MD
Learn about breast cancer risk factors and how to estimate your own lifetime risk.
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.
Featuring Neil Singh, DO, orthopaedic surgeon at UPMC Jameson
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.
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.
Featuring Sandeep K. Jain, MD
Watch this program to learn about irregular heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation.
Featuring Sunil Patel, MD
Learn more about congenital heart disease, such as diagnosis, treatment, what to expect at a pediatric cardiology appointment and more, from Sunil Patel, MD, pediatric cardiologist.
Featuring Elizabeth Piccione, MD
Elizabeth Piccione, MD, a cardiologist with the UPMC Magee-Womens Heart Program, discusses preventive care and women’s cardiovascular disease.
Featuring Venmathi Indramohan, MD
Venmathi Indramohan, MD, discusses heart disease risk factors and how to keep your heart healthy, especially if you are thinking about becoming pregnant.
Featuring Lydia Davis, MD
Lydia Davis, MD, a cardiologist with the UPMC Magee-Womens Heart Program, discusses heart disease among post-menopausal women and shares prevention and treatment options.
Featuring Jen Johnson, DO
Jen Johnson, DO, a pediatric cardiologist, discusses fetal congenital heart defects and how to diagnose and manage potential heart problems before birth.
Join cardiologists Michael Bosak, MD, and Ashley Zinda, DO for a heart-healthy cooking demonstration. Holly Doan, RD, LDN and Shanna Shultz, RD, LDN with the GIANT company, will share nutritional tips and ingredients.
How can you push your running cadence? What is VO2 max? Hear from William Apollo, MD and Thomas Morris, DO, co-medical directors for the UPMC sports and exercise cardiology program, as well as Jordan Cantando, MS, clinical exercise physiologist.
Featuring Fanny Alie-Cusson, MD
Your vascular system is a superhighway that carries oxygen and nutrients to every part of your body. Listen as cardiologist Fanny Alie-Cusson, MD, explores how healthy blood vessels help promote a healthy heart.
Featuring Michael J. Curren, Jr., MD
Join cardiologist Michael J. Curren, Jr., MD, in a conversation about controlling high blood pressure and active steps you can take to prevent or treat it. Do you know your blood pressure level?
Featuring Joshua Levenson, MD
Join cardiologist Joshua Levenson, MD, as he shares information about prevention, detection, and treatment of heart and blood vessel problems resulting from cancer treatment.
Featuring Michael Desideria, DO, and Darcie Desideria, DNP
Michael Desiderio, DO, and Darcie Desiderio, DNP, discuss conditions and causes of atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is the most common form of an irregular heartbeat.
Featuring Saul Silver, MD
Join Saul Silver, MD, a cardiologist with the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and UPMC Outpatient Center on Clairton Boulevard in West Mifflin, as he discusses coronary artery disease risk factors and prevention as well as the impact of COVID-19 on people with this heart disease.