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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Universal Paid Sick Leave Reduces Spread of Flu, According to Pitt Simulation>

Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Diabetic Medicare Beneficiaries Substantially More Likely to Use Brand-Name Drugs than Comparable VA Patients>

Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes are two to three times more likely to use expensive brand-name drugs than a comparable group of patients treated within the VA Healthcare System according to a nationwide study by Pitt researchers.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Dr. Edmund Ricci Named 2013 UPMC Caregiver Champion>

UPMC Senior Services will honor Edmund Ricci, Ph.D, professor at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health and associate director of Evaluation Science at the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh, as its 2013 Senior Servi

Thursday, June 6, 2013

First-Of-Its-Kind UPMC/Pitt Study Shows Kids Get Fewer Concussions in Practices than in Games>

A landmark, NFL Charities-funded study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC found that 8- to 12-year-old youth-football players were at a low risk for getting a concussion during practice.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR UPSOM MEDICAL EDUCATION AWARDS>

Each year, UPSOM recognizes outstanding faculty contributions to medical education through several prestigious awards. Faculty are honored for their contributions to classroom and clinical teaching, mentoring, and innovation.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Breastfeeding Can Reduce Maternal Breast Cancer/Heart Disease, Save $17 Billion in Societal Costs>

Mothers who breastfeed are at significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer, hypertension and suffering heart attacks than women who do not, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Pitt's School of Medicine.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pitt Researchers Present Latest Cancer Findings at American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting>

Depression in patients with advanced cancer, chemotherapy maintenance regimens in lung cancer and the progression of melanoma were among the topics presented by researchers from Pitt's Cancer Institute (UPCI), at the annual meeting of the American Society

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pitt-led Team Describes Molecular Detail of HIV’s Inner Coat, Pointing the Way to New Therapies>

A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has described for the first time the 4-million-atom structure of the HIV’s capsid, or protein shell.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

‘Is There a Doctor On Board?’ Travelers Play Valuable Role Assisting Crew in Common Medical Emergencies on Flights>

A Pitt study to be published in the May 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that doctors, nurses and other medical professionals on the aircraft helped to treat sick fellow passengers in three-fourths of the emergencies studied.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pitt Team Finds Biologic Mechanism That Causes Noise-Induced Tinnitus and Drug That Can Prevent It>

An epilepsy drug shows promise in an animal model at preventing tinnitus from developing after exposure to loud noise, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.