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UPMC Hosts Free Community Health Education Events 

Harrisburg, Pa. (March 10, 2023) — UPMC in Central Pa. is hosting a series of community health presentations this spring, virtually and in-person throughout the region. 

Light refreshments or dinner will accompany in-person events. For virtual presentations, participants simply need a computer or smart device with internet access to take part. UPMC experts will discuss a variety of important health topics. 

To register, please call 717-231-8900 or visit the link listed below each event. 


Managing Chronic Diabetes in Children
Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., virtual
Children with diabetes have special needs. Find out how to maximize your child’s health and avoid hospitalizations from our panel of experts including a pediatric endocrinologist, an outpatient certified diabetes educator, a social worker and a critical care physician. 

Need a Good Night’s Sleep? These Therapies Could Help.
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m., virtual
Are you getting enough sleep? Learn about normal versus abnormal sleep, including obstructive sleep apnea, with a review of treatments like CPAP and its alternatives. 

Midlife Health for Women
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m., virtual
Women at midlife have a wide range of unique health needs that can affect sexual, emotional, physical, and mental health. 

Expert Insight: Women’s Cancer Risk Factors, Prevention, Screenings, and the Latest Treatments
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m., Hershey Country Club, 1000 E. Derry Road, Hershey
Join UPMC women’s specialists as they discuss the most prevalent cancers in women. Be vigilant in protecting your health by learning about risk factors, lifestyle changes that can decrease risk, recommended screenings, concerning symptoms and the latest treatment options. 

Keep the Beat: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m., Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey
Atrial Fibrillation — or Afib — is a common condition that can increase your risk of stroke. Find out more about this condition, treatments — such as ablation, Watchman and Amulet — and how you can prevent a stroke. 

Know Your Numbers
Thursday, March 30, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., UPMC Outpatient Center, 121 Towne Square Drive, Hershey
Stop by the Fresh Market at the UPMC Outpatient Center for free heart screenings (total cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure). A UPMC cardiologist will also be available from 9 a.m. to noon to answer heart health questions.
No registration necessary. 


The Forgotten Heart Valves: Mitral and Tricuspid
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m., Hershey Country Club, 1000 E. Derry Road, Hershey
Your heart has four valves, but you may not know much about the mitral and tricuspid valve, which can have a significant effect on your health. Find out more about minimally invasive heart valve therapies from UPMC’s leading heart experts. 

HPV and the Rise in Head and Neck Cancer
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m., UPMC Community Osteopathic, 4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg; virtual option available
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 the leading-edge treatments available today. 

Kick the Knee Pain
Tuesday, April 18, 6 p.m., virtual
Knee pain affects all ages and can be a result of injury, arthritis, or other medical conditions. Join UPMC’s orthopaedics experts to learn more about what causes knee pain and how to relieve it.


What You Need to Know About Vascular Disease
Tuesday, May 2, 6 p.m., UPMC Memorial, 1703 Innovation Drive, York, virtual option available
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. 

Stroke Prevention: Know and Understand Your Numbers
Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., virtual
BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, hemoglobin A1C — what do these measurements mean? UPMC experts will help you understand so you can optimize your health and reduce your risk of stroke and other health issues. 

How Lifestyle Choices Can Lower Your Weight
Tuesday, May 16, 6 p.m., UPMC Lititz, 1500 Highlands Drive, Lititz
Keeping your weight in the normal range is an important part of healthy aging. Lifestyle choices can make a big difference in your ability to manage your weight. Join us to learn ideas and tips on lifestyle and weight management. 


Managing your Migraines and Headaches
Tuesday, June 6, 6 p.m., Lisa’s Cafe on Chocolate at the Hershey Story Museum, 63 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey
June is Migraine awareness month. Learn about different types of headaches and the pathways of treatment. Experts will share what you can do to help your physicians diagnose your condition. 

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About UPMC 

A $24 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 4 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.5 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $900 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to  

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