Posts tagged UPMC Hamot

Her Times makes a healthy difference

   February 10, 2014 5:08 am    0

Thanks to everyone who e-mailed, called and messaged us after the last Her Times issue. What we learned: A reader from Corry told us she never had any symptoms of heart disease but attended a free screening for cholesterol and blood pressure. The cholesterol test led to more tests, and months later she had a stent…


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Wear red and get heart healthy — start this week

   February 3, 2014 6:26 am    0

If you checked out Her Times yesterday, you know that February is the month women need to check out matters of the heart — and that means more than romance. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in Erie County. Here are some events to check out — just a few hours of your…


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Red all about it — World Stroke Day, red shoe day

   October 29, 2013 11:37 am    0

It’s Tuesday, Red Shoe Day and World Stroke Day. I’ll tie them together. Just give me a minute. A lot of people in my family and circle of friends have been affected by strokes. My grandfather, father, niece (and she was only 30) and many others close to me — young people — have had…


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Fashion Friday – wear red and try some bootie pies

   February 1, 2013 6:08 am    0

Remember, today is Wear Red Day — the American Heart Association reminds women to get checked for heart disease. UPMC Hamot has a full slate of events — click here. At, learn more.  And, here’s a thought to protect that pedicure! According to the website, Bootie Pies are cozy boots with a collapsible front flap that exposes the toes while getting a…


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Erie woman survives heart ailment that killed John Ritter

   January 17, 2013 6:28 am    2

Mary Scutella and her husband, Pat, caretakers of the lighthouse on Lighthouse Street in Erie had quite a scare in November. Mary survived an aortic dissection, the same heart condition that killed “Three’s Company” actor John Ritter at age 54 while he was at work in 2003 on “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.”…


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Fashion Friday — ‘Wear Red Day’ on its way

   January 11, 2013 4:30 am    0

Plan now for your Feb. 1 wardrobe. It’s Wear Red Day — a day that promotes awareness of heart disease in men and women. The first Friday in February, established as Wear Red Day in 2003, added a special focus on women because heart disease still kills more women every year than all cancers combined. In Erie, thanks…


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Perry Square gets a makeover

   September 15, 2012 8:09 am    0

Perry Square is getting spiffed up thanks to the Perry Square Alliance, a nonprofit group formed in 2008. The fountain, the lights and more — our central city park is getting a makeover. Read the story here. The group will hold a fundraising event, Party off the Park, at Erie Insurance on Friday. Gloria Knox,…


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Modern family — bonding in the ER

   November 30, 2011 8:01 am    4

It was a long night. A knock on the bedroom door at 2:20 a.m. announced that my youngest son, Ryan, 19, had a dislocated shoulder. He’s had this before. Many times. But shoulder surgery four years ago all but eliminated the dislocations. We headed to the UPMC Hamot ER where docs all but instantly put…


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