Also part of the UPMC family:
Also part of the UPMC family:

​Free Wellness Wednesday Education Series: ‘From Backpacks to Bug Bites’ – What You Should Know

For Journalists

Stephanie Stanley
Manager
412-586-9762
stanleysl@upmc.edu

Lisa Lombardo
Senior Manager, Regional Communications
724-656-4238​​
llombardo@jamesonhealth.org

Want to Make an Appointment or Need Patient Information?
Contact UPMC at

1-800-533-UPMC (8762).

Go to Find a Doctor to search for a UPMC doctor.



6/19/2018

Main Content
WHAT: This workshop will demonstrate the best way to pack and wear various styles of backpacks, and provide information on how to identify a variety of bug bites and rashes.
 
BACKPACKS: This free, interactive class will cover backpacks used by students, outdoorsmen, business people, moms and more. Bring your own backpack, or watch the demonstrations.
 
BUG BITES AND RASHES: Learn about tick bites, Lyme disease, mosquito bites, recluse spider bites and related diseases. We’ll also cover poison ivy/oak rashes. Learn to identify shingles vs. bug bites or poison ivy.
 
Light refreshments will be served. There is no fee, but registration is required. Register online or call 1-800-533-UPMC.
 
WHY: Backpacks are popular and practical, but can have adverse health effects if packed or worn improperly. It’s important to know how to identify bug bites, rashes and symptoms, and what treatment options are available for each.
 
WHO:
 
• Backpack Presenter: Taylor Tisa Docherty, board-certified clinical specialist, orthopaedic physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
 
• Bug Bites & Rashes Presenter: Leslie Archer, M.H.S., PA-C, UPMC – Scherer Family Medicine
 
WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2018
 
WHERE: UPMC Outpatient Center in Hampton, 2nd floor classroom, 4490 Mount Royal Blvd., Allison Park, Pa., 15101.
 
Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Stephanie Stanley at 412-586-9762 or StanleySL@upmc.edu
Find a Doctor

Browse UPMC doctors and medical professionals to find the care that's right for you. Customize your search by specialty, zip code, last name, and more.


Visit the UPMC Find a Doctor website.
Make an Appointment

Find important information on scheduling your appointment or finding a doctor or service that meets your needs.


Request an appointment now.
Find a Location

Browse addresses and contact information for our network of hospitals, specialty care practices, and community health locations.


Find a UPMC location near you.
Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your UPMC bill. Find resources including payment methods and contact information for assistance.


Pay your bill now.
Find a Career

Advance your career with UPMC. Discover our latest job listings and learn about our values and career pathways.


Find your ideal career at UPMC.