Minimally Invasive Robotic Lung Cancer Surgery
Thoracic surgeons at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital are using the advanced da Vinci robotic surgical system to perform minimally invasive lung cancer surgery, offering new hope to patients with early stage lung cancer who may not be good candidates for a more invasive operation. Dr. Lana Schumacher, AGH thoracic surgeon, talks to Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI-TV about the hospital's robotic surgery capabilities. To learn more about Allegheny General Hospital's cancer capabilities, visit http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/canc...
Free Healthy Heart Event on February 28th
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
FACT: Each year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack.
FACT: In the US, almost 600,000 people die from heart disease each year, that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths.
FACT: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
On February 28, 2013 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, “Go Red Washington County” events will take place at Canonsburg General Hospital and the Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township. Activities will include:
• free cholesterol screenings,
• free blood pressure readings,
• free foot screenings,
• healthy cooking demonstrations by Giant Eagle and The Market District,
• performances and tips by exercise professionals,
• nutrition counseling,
• chair massages or BioFreeze readings,
• mini manicures and much, much more.
• Primary care physicians and cardiologists will also be on hand to meet.
Sally Wiggin, of WTAE-TV, will be on hand at Canonsburg General Hospital to share with guests her personal experiences with heart health. Sally Wiggin can be seen anchoring Channel 4 Action News at noon every weekday. She is also the co-host of "Black and Gold Primetime."
Door prizes, raffle items, and other fun activities await you at this heart healthy event. (Offerings vary by location.)
At 6:00 pm, a brief panel discussion will address the major heart health issues: nutrition, exercise, stress management, regular check-ups and “knowing your numbers.” Demonstrations by ambulance technicians and Life Flight crews are expected.
The event and parking are free.