Monday, March 4, 2013

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Study Shows Increase in Liver Transplantation for Hepatoblastoma>

Liver transplantation for hepatoblastoma, the most common liver malignancy in children, is on the rise because more tumors are being detected earlier, improving outcomes for these sick patients.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pitt-UPMC Program Guides Expansion of Telemedicine Use in Pediatric Emergencies>

When a child ends up in an emergency room at one of Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals, the emergency doctor has a tough decision to make – treat the child there with limited pediatric expertise or send him or her to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Monday, February 25, 2013

UPMC First to Enroll Patients in Inaugural U.S. Trial Inserting Coils in Emphysema-diseased Lungs>

UPMC is the first center in North America to enroll patients into a Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trial that will test whether the insertion of small coils can collapse diseased lung areas.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Faculty Mentors Needed for Student Research Program>

Faculty are encouraged to participate as mentors for a student research program through the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences’ Office of Science Education Outreach.

Friday, February 15, 2013

‘Singing Praises:’ UPMC Voice Center Offers Free Vocal Health Seminar for Church Choirs and Vocal Teams>

Worship leaders in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are invited to this custom-designed educational/training workshop.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Even Limited Physical Activity is Linked to Lower Rates of Depression in Bariatric Surgery Patients>

Adults undergoing bariatric surgery who are more physically active are less likely to have depressive symptoms and to have recently received medication or counseling for depression or anxiety than their less active counterparts.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Large Study Shows Substance Abuse Rates Higher in Teenagers with ADHD>

A new study published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry revealed a significantly higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use by adolescents with ADHD histories than in those without it.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Evaluating Evolutionary Rates Could Provide Insight into Functions of Uncharacterized Genes>

Genes that have roles in the same biological pathways change their rate of evolution in parallel, a finding that could be used to discover their functions, said a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Feb. issue of GENETICS.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pitt/UPMC Team Describes Technology that Lets Spinal Cord-Injured Man Control Robot Arm with Thoughts>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC describe in PLoS ONE how an electrode array sitting on top of the brain enabled a paralyzed man to control the movement on a computer screen with just his thoughts.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

UPMC's Financial Results for the First Half Fiscal Year Reflect the Changing Health Care Market>

UPMC’s financial results for the first six months of fiscal year 2013 reflect the changing health care market