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Staying in Touch events

We’re here to help you stay connected and informed during this challenging time. Join our Staying in Touch events to hear about how to stay healthy, manage stress, be active, and connect with your community—all from the comfort of your home.

Hosted by experts on preventive medicine, mental health, and other specialties
Stay for all or part of these 30- to 45-minute events
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Upcoming Event: August 18

For months, the news has been focused on COVID-19, which means you’ve probably not been thinking about the flu. But flu season is just around the corner and getting your flu shot is now more important than ever. Dr. Maria Guyette—an emergency physician at UPMC Shadyside and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh—will talk about the flu and why vaccines like the flu shot are so important. You’ll also learn about flu symptoms, how they differ from COVID-19 symptoms, and what to do if you get sick.

Do I still need a flu shot?

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Advance care planning

No matter your age, a medical crisis could leave you too sick to make your own health care choices.

The facts about colon cancer screenings

Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., but it doesn’t have to be. Early detection can save lives.

How to better understand your health care

Understanding your health care isn’t always easy. That’s why we have a team dedicated to working with your doctors and community to help coordinate your care!

How water keeps you healthy

No matter your age or activity level, hydration plays a key role in your health and nutrition.

UPMC Prescription for Wellness

Do you want to improve your health or better manage a health condition? UPMC Prescription for Wellness can help!

Managing high blood pressure

High blood pressure can often lead to serious health problems, so the best way to protect yourself is to know the risks and make healthy changes.

Living with diabetes

Understanding what diabetes means for your health and the best ways to take care of yourself can make all the difference.

Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

Are you one of the many adults who don’t sleep well? If so, you may be putting your health at risk.

Your preventive care needs

Even during uncertain times, it’s important to continue to make your health a priority.

Caring for Kids Caring for Kids

It’s important to help children adjust to the changes in daily life caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Creating a New Normal That Works for You Creating a New Normal That Works for You

Now more than ever, it’s important to create new routines to help adjust during this challenging time.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

A SilverSneakers® health and fitness representative will walk through different exercises you can do from the comfort of your home.

Resources in Your Community

Utilities, food, housing, transportation, child and elder care, medication, home improvement—help is near right where you live.

Finding your Strength, Recovery, and Resources

Alcohol and substance abuse can impact your overall health.

Taking Care of Each Other

Caregivers provide care to family members or loved ones in many ways.

Staying Connected From Home

Now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to stay connected to your family, friends, and health care providers.

How to Cope with Depression

Protecting your mental health enhances your physical health and immunity.

Food as Medicine

Healthy eating can prevent, treat, and reverse common medical conditions. It can even add years to your life!

Resolving Family Conflicts

Social isolation and stress can affect your family relationships. Learn how families can positively communicate, assign roles, and create routines that help your family to thrive.

Staying Active at Home

There is no better way to boost your mood and reduce stress than by staying active – and we have some at-home ideas for you.

How to Handle Stress

Everyone handles stress differently, and some methods of handling stress are more effective than others.