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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

UPMC Uses Gene Test to‘ Personalize’ Meds for Heart Patients>

Test checks for gene variant that limits response to blood thinner used after blood vessel stenting.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bridge to Hope Family Support Group Sponsors Lecture Series>

The Bridge to Hope, an outreach program of the Passavant Hospital Foundation, is sponsoring a lecture series for those impacted by a loved one’s addiction.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chronic Viral Infections May Contribute To Cognitive Decline>

CMV, HSV-2 or toxoplasma exposure is associated with cognitive decline in older people.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Disease Forecasting Gets Boost from Unprecedented Meeting>

Pitt Public Health leads an unprecedented international gathering to discuss forecasting of deadly mosquito-borne disease.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Structure of Brain Plaques in Huntington’s Disease Described by Pitt Team>

The core of the protein clumps found in Huntington’s disease-brains have a distinctive structure.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pitt School of Dental Medicine Faculty and Students ‘Give Kids a Smile’ With Free Dental Care>

Pitt dental students, residents and faculty will provide free dental care to local uninsured kids.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

UPMC-Developed Test Rapidly, Accurately Profiles Genetics and Treatment of Brain Tumors>

GlioSeq is now being used by UPMC oncologists to help guide treatment planning of brain cancers.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

UPCI and UPMC CancerCenter Join National Call for More HPV Vaccinations to Prevent Cancer>

UPCI, UPMC CancerCenter Endorse HPV Vaccinations

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Social Media Use in Young Adults Linked to Sleep Disturbance>

Young adults who check social media most frequently have triple the sleep disturbance of peers who check less.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Bullying Hinders Positive Youth Development>

Sexual-minority youths are bullied twice as much as heterosexual peers, Pitt Public Health finds.