Friday, August 29, 2014

UPMC to Start Universal Flu Immunization for Staff in 2015-2016 Season>

In an effort to provide the best possible care for its patients UPMC will institute a universal influenza immunization policy for all staff working in clinical locations starting in the 2015-2016 flu season.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pitt School of Pharmacy Developing an Overdose Prevention Website with Collaborators from Around the State>

Pitt School of Pharmacy’s Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) has launched a statewide overdose prevention website called OverdoseFreePA, which aims to support efforts within participating counties to reduce overdose and overdose deaths.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Xiangya Hospital Partners with UPMC to Create World-Class Medical Center in China>

Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, located in the Hunan Province of China, is partnering with UPMC to establish an international medical center that will improve access to high-quality care for patients within the region.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

UPMC Continues Strong Financial Performance Through Fiscal Year 2014 and Rapidly Changing Market>

UPMC’s financial results for fiscal year 2014 show the region’s premier health care provider is maintaining its strong position of providing world-class clinical care in a rapidly changing market.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

UPCI to Benefit from Inaugural Brain Cancer Awareness 5K>

The Pittsburgh area is preparing for its first annual Brain Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk. In addition to running or walking, participants will be able to enter a Chinese auction, enjoy live music and play with therapy dog.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pitt Analysis Questions Use of Acute Hemodialysis Treatment>

A common approach to treating kidney failure by removing waste products from the blood did not improve survival chances for people who suddenly developed the condition, in an analysis led by experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Childhood Disability Rates Highest Recorded, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Finds>

The percentage of children with disabilities due to neurodevelopmental or mental health conditions continues to rise according to a Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC analysis.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

​Older Adults with Depression and Mild Cognitive Impairment are More Vulnerable to Accelerated Brain Aging, Pitt Study Says>

Older adults who develop depression and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are more likely to have biological and brain imaging markers that reflect a greater vulnerability for accelerated brain aging, according to a new Pitt study.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Eating Baked or Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health, Pitt Study Says>

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Screening and Drug Therapy Predicted to Make Hepatitis C a Rare Disease >

Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at Pitt Public Health.