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UPMC McKeesport Hosts ‘Staying a Step Ahead’

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WHAT: UPMC McKeesport will host a free foot health education discussion. An orthopaedic surgeon will discuss how to prevent foot complications, and share the latest treatments for common problems, including bunions, plantar fasciitis, ankle pain and arthritis. Parking validation will be provided. 


Free blood pressure screenings also will be included.


Registration is required. To register, call 412-664-2306, or visit


WHY: 75 percent of all Americans experience some type of foot problem during their lifetime. Weight gain, poor shoe choices and medical conditions like diabetes can all contribute to foot and ankle distress.


WHO: Periklis Papapetropoulos, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon, UPMC McKeesport


WHEN: noon to 2 p.m., Friday, March 8


  • Noon, lunch and health screenings 
  • 1 p.m., presentation 


WHERE: UPMC McKeesport, The Usman Ahmad, M.D., Memorial Conference Center, Mansfield Building, First Floor 1500 Fifth Ave, McKeesport, Pa., 15132.


Note to Media: To cover this event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Madison Brunner at or 412-335-6038.