Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s “Hard Head Patrol” Back This Summer on the Lookout for Kids Wearing Helmets>

This month marks the return of the Hard Head Patrol, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s annual community-based program aimed at educating children of all ages on the importance of wearing helmets while riding anything on wheels.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Intensivist Presence at Night Improves Patient Outcomes in ICUs with Limited Daytime Intensivist Staffing, say Pitt/UPMC Researchers>

Intensive care units (ICUs) that have no or limited access to critical care doctors during the day can improve patient outcomes by having the specialists, called intensivists, staff the unit at night.

Monday, May 21, 2012

U.S. Study Strongly Supports Screening for Colorectal Cancer, Demonstrates Substantial Cancer Prevention and Mortality Reduction>

Colorectal cancer screening is effective at preventing cancer from developing in the left and right colon, and also prevents death due to the disease, according to the first U.S. endoscopic screening study.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

New York Times: Obesity Linked Diabetes in Children Resists Treatment>

Obesity and the form of diabetes linked to it are taking an even worse toll on America’s youths than medical experts had realized.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pediatrician Helps Youth Have Relationships without Violence>

Efforts to prevent violence in relationships between men and women have been picking up nationally ever since the 1994 Violence Against Women Act -- up for renewal this year, with the Senate passing it Thursday and the House now considering it.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Exemestane for Breast Cancer Prevention Weakens Bones>

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Stem Cell Injection Successfully Treats Urinary Incontinence>

Johnny Huard at the University of Pittsburgh developed a technique for finding stem cells in muscle tissue and then purifying and multiplying them. The biomedical firm Cook MyoSite Inc. bought the licensing rights to his technique and is overseeing the current tests on treating stress urinary incontinence.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Artificial Heart Goes Wireless - and Gets Safer>

Artificial hearts weren't designed to handle this load. They were supposed to work as temporary stop-gaps that kept patients alive until they could receive a heart transplant.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Aging Well Through Exercise>

Is physical frailty inevitable as we grow older? That question preoccupies scientists and the middle-aged. Until recently, the evidence was disheartening. Many studies in the past few years showed that after age 40, people typically lose eight per cent or more of their muscle mass each decade, a process that accelerates significantly after age 70.

New COI Training & Disclosure Requirements for Investigators on University Research in effect>

By now, you should have received Vice Provost George Klinzing’s August 2012 memorandum on the above topic, advising all University faculty of actions they need to take to comply with new regulatory requirements imposed by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS).