News

Friday, September 30, 2016

Pitt Team Receives $2.5 million in DOD Funds for First Retrievable Vascular Stent>

Funding will help further develop vascular stent to treat common military wounds, gunshot victims

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Healthy Lifestyle in Old Age Shortens End-of-Life Disability>

A white man with a healthy lifestyle adds about 3 active, disability-free years to his life.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pitt Study of Early Onset Menopausal Symptoms Could Predict Heart Disease>

The younger women experience hot flashes and night sweats, the higher risk they may be for cardiovascular disease.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Leading Researchers and Survivors Gather for 1st Invasive Lobular Carcinoma International Symposium>

First meeting focused on this type of breast cancer, which affects nearly 30,000 women each year.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Newer Radiation Technique Has Fewer Side Effects Than Traditional Techniques for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer>

Cancer treatment protocol system implemented by UPMC 15 years ago has near universal compliance.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Peer Review Encourages Physician Compliance with Evidence-Based Cancer Treatment Plans>

Pitt Cancer Institute presents encouraging findings at American Society for Radiation Oncology Conf.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pitt Research Links Sleep Habits to Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use >

Sleep duration and quality during childhood predict alcohol and cannabis use in adolescence.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pitt Researcher Receives Decade of Funding from NIH>

Mark Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a 10-year, $3.8 million MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, which will provide long-term support for research into autoimmune diseases and the body’s immune response.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

UPMC Provided Nearly $900 Million in Community Benefits Last Year>

The region’s leading health care system recently released its Community Benefits Report 2015-2016, showing UPMC provided more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution.