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The Healthy Lifestyle Center at UPMC Passavant–McCandless is a resource that will help enhance the overall health of our community.
The center provides resources such as:
Interactive computer capabilities provide easy access to various health web resources and information. Visitors can download and print information on a variety of health topics.
You can also receive free consultations from the center's director.
The Healthy Lifestyle Center is located in the main lobby of UPMC Passavant–McCandless.
Besides getting a yearly influenza (flu) vaccine, there are precautions you can take to help ward off the flu.
Doctors and nutritionists say careful hygiene, a balanced diet, and plenty of rest and fluids can go a long way toward keeping you healthy this flu season.
Besides getting enough sleep — at least seven hours a night for adults and more for children — managing stress is important. Too much stress can weaken one’s immune system.
The main way that illnesses like colds and flus are spread is from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes.
Sometimes, germs can also spread when people touch these droplets on a surface — such as a table or doorknob — and then touch their own eyes, nose, or mouth before washing their hands.
Some viruses and bacteria can live two hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it's important to make sure to:
In addition, people can help keep their immune system strong by eating foods rich in vitamins A, C, and E such as:
The Healthy Lifestyle Center computer kiosk is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at UPMC Passavant–McCandless.
Hours for consultations 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.