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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Take Back Drugs Day Event at Multiple UPMC Locations>

In honor of Take Back Drugs Day 2014, the public is invited to turn in their unused, unwanted and expried medications for safe disposal at UPMC locations.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The addition of chemotherapy to post-surgical radiation treatment is not effective in treating vulvar cancer, according to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC research.>

The addition of chemotherapy to post-surgical radiation treatment is not effective in treating vulvar cancer, according to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC research.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Targeted Radiation, Drug Therapy Combo Less Toxic for Treatment of Recurrent Head, Neck Cancers>

Patients with a recurrence of head and neck cancer who have previously received radiation treatment can be treated more effectively with high doses of targeted radiation known in combination with a drug that targets cancerous tumors.

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Pitt Center to Advance Research on Technology, Media and Health>

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences today announced the creation of the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH) to tackle questions like these across a broad range of disciplines.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Genetic Discovery Yields Prostate Cancer Test, Promise of Future Therapy>

A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Caring for the Caregivers: Magee Launches ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ Program>

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC launches “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a program that teaches you how to take care of yourself so you can continue to care for your loved ones.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pitt-Developed Vaccine Proves Effective Against Deadly Middle East Virus>

A vaccine developed by an international team of scientists led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine successfully protects mice against a contagious and deadly virus spreading across the Middle East

Thursday, September 11, 2014

​Model to Improve Diabetes Management Well-Received by Primary Care Physicians>

Nurses certified in diabetes education can be integrated successfully into primary care physician offices in an effort to improve the health of people with diabetes, according to a Pitt Public Health evaluation funded by the American Diabetes Association.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

​Pitt, UPMC Researchers Create New Vestibular Test to Add to Comprehensive Concussion Evaluation>

Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that could be added to a clinician’s concussion evaluation toolkit for a more comprehensive assessment of the injury.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Race and Ethnicity Important When Evaluating Risk of Fat Around the Heart>

A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by Pitt Public Health researcher