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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pitt Hosts Latin American Fair to Promote Healthy Living>

La Feria Pittsburgh, Latino Health and Information Fair. La Feria will feature free health screenings, informational booths, food, music and children’s activities

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

UPMC/Pitt to Host ADHD Conference Focused on Recovery and Wellness>

ADHD and Executive Function: Research and Current Treatment Strategies is a day-long conference to address issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), for both children and adults.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Alzheimer’s Association Is Named UPMC Senior Services ‘2013 Community Champion’>

UPMC Senior Services will honor the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter as its 2013 Community Champion.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Risk of Dementia Doubles for Elderly Patients Hospitalized with Infections, Pitt Study Finds>

Elderly patients who were hospitalized with infections, such as pneumonia, were more than twice as likely to develop dementia than those who did not have an infection, according to a University of Pittsburgh study.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

African-American Women Less Likely To Receive HPV Vaccine than Whites, Even with Access to Health Care, Pitt Study Finds>

Even with access to health care, African-American women are less likely to receive the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), which reduces the risk for cervical cancer, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medici

Friday, August 23, 2013

UPMC's Financial Results For Fiscal Year 2013 Reflect Evolving Health Care Market>

UPMC’s financial results for fiscal year 2013 continue to reflect the evolving health care market and UPMC’s continued commitment to meeting the community’s health care needs.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Brain Scans Reveal Differences in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Pitt Study Finds>

Brain scans measuring blood flow can help diagnose bipolar disorder at an early stage and distinguish the condition from depression according to a study conducted by a University of Pittsburgh research team.

Friday, August 16, 2013

UPCI Oncologist Recognized for Lung Cancer Research that Promises New Therapies>

Medical oncologist Timothy Burns, M.D., Ph.D., has been recognized for his work in lung cancer research with the American Lung Association (ALA) Lung Cancer Discovery Award and the LUNGevity Career Development Award, totaling $500,000 over three years

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Putting Patients First, Matilda Theiss Health Center Receives Recognition for Patient-Centered Medical Home Model >

The Matilda H. Theiss Health Center has received the highest level of recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the delivery of collaborative and comprehensive patient-centered primary care.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Decellularized Mouse Heart Beats Again after Regeneration with Human Heart Precursor Cells in Pitt Project>

For the first time, a mouse heart was able to contract and beat again after its own cells were stripped and replaced with human heart precursor cells, said scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.