Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Five Things You Should Know About West Nile Virus>

As of last Tuesday, 693 cases of West Nile virus have been reported from 43 states to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disease is hitting the country early this year, with the CDC reporting the highest number of cases in the second week of August since the virus was first detected in 1999.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Pitt Researchers Link Heat and Increased Stroke Risk>

A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has found a 12 percent increase in hospitalizations for cerebrovascular stroke when temperatures reach 87 degrees or higher.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Doctor Warns About Dangers of High Heat>

Mother Nature is continuing to turn up the heat on the Pittsburgh region, which makes it very important to take precautions to stay safe.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Medicare Coverage Gap May Cause Seniors to Forgo Antidepressants>

When some older Americans with Medicare drug coverage reach the point where they have to pay full price for medications, many just stop taking their antidepressants - raising their risk of depression relapses - according to a Pitt study.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Watch SCOTUS in Action Now>

Join as we all learn the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

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