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Thursday, June 28, 2012

SCOTUS Upholds Affordable Care Act, 5-4>

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

AAMC Applauds Supreme Court Ruling>

The court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act allows the important work of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the programs supported by the Prevention and Public Health Fund to continue.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Shoeshiner Donates Tips, Raises Funds and Writes Book about Experiences at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC>

Children’s Hospital is holding a book-signing event to promote a new book about Mr. Lexie’s efforts over three decades to support the hospital’s Free Care Fund.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Region’s First Health Information Exchange Begins Sharing Patient Records to Improve Care in Western Pa.>

Patients at Heritage Valley Health System and Butler Health System will be among the first to benefit from the launch of ClinicalConnect, western Pennsylvania’s first health information exchange, or HIE.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Book Explores History of Organ Transplantation>

David Hamilton's book, "A History of Organ Transplantation: Ancient Legends to Modern Practice," published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, includes a forward written by transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, MD, director emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh transplantation center that bears his name, along with Pitt's Clyde F. Barker, MD

Monday, June 25, 2012

Amniotic Fluid Could be Elixir that Prevents Deadly Gut Inflammation in Preemies>

Lack of exposure to amniotic fluid could be the reason that preterm infants are more susceptible to the gastrointestinal inflammatory disease known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), according to researchers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC a

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Improving the Quality of the Cure for Childhood Cancer>

Every year, around 10,400 children are diagnosed with cancer, and thanks to one health care group’s approach to care, the large majority of them will survive the disease. The group is applying the same methods to improving the long-term behavioral outcomes of kids who undergo treatment.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Center for Military Medicine Research Established at University of Pittsburgh>

Promoting research to advance medicine for the military is the focus of a newly established center at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Adolescent Understanding of STD Transmission Greater than Public Health Messages Assume, Pitt Study Finds>

A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study reports that adolescents understand how sexually transmitted diseases (STD) occur, and they actively attempt to reduce their risk but do so by developing ineffective practices.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

For Orioles' Roberts, It's About Quality of Life>

A headfirst slide in a May 16, 2011 game against the Red Sox resulted in a severe concussion that, at its worst, led Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts to wonder if he would ever return to health, let alone the diamond.