Monday, November 19, 2012

Many Seniors’ Sleep Habits Are Similar to Those of Young Adults, Study Suggests>

More than half of all retired people aged 65 and over report sleeping at least 7.5 hours per night, and between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., contrary to commonly held assumptions.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Electronic Patient Visits Appear to Offer Accurate Diagnoses but May Lead to Overprescribing of Antibiotics, Pitt Study Finds>

One of the first studies to compare patients who see their doctors in person to those who receive care through the Internet, known as an e-visit, underscores both the promise and the pitfalls of this technology.

Friday, November 16, 2012

UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery Celebrates 25th Anniversary>

Twenty-five years ago at what is now UPMC Presbyterian, a neurosurgeon and a head and neck surgeon began routinely taking radical routes – primarily through the scalp and face – to remove deadly tumors and other lesions on the underside of the brain.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pitt Professor to Stress Education as New President of National Kidney Foundation>

In her new role as president of the National Kidney Foundation, Dr. Beth Piraino hopes to educate people about the disease and get them to think about prevention.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Genetic Link Between Pancreatitis and Alcohol Consumption, Says Pitt Team>

A new study published online today in Nature Genetics reveals a genetic link between chronic pancreatitis and alcohol consumption.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pitt Team Receives $5.4 Million in DoD Grants For High-Definition Scans of Soldiers with Brain Injuries>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine received two grants totaling $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to evaluate whether a new imaging tool called high definition fiber tracking can diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Friday, November 9, 2012

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Donates to ALS Through Pitt Basketball Free Throws>

Each University of Pittsburgh free throw made this 2012-13 season means one point for the Panthers men’s basketball team and $10 for Western Pennsylvanians facing Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Continued Preference for UPMC's Clinical Excellence and Insurance Products are Reflected in UPMC's Strong Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013>

Continuing preference by patients, physicians and employers for UPMC’s clinical services and insurance products is reflected in UPMC’s strong financial results and increased UPMC Health Plan membership for the first three months of fiscal year 2013...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pitt Public Health Hosts 3rd Annual Shale Gas Conference>

National and local experts will discuss the latest scientific findings and explore new approaches to understanding the environmental health impacts associated with increasing development of natural gas extraction from shale deposits.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Changes in Carotid Artery During Menopausal Transition May Predispose Older Women to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease>

Substantial changes in the diameter and thickness of a section of carotid artery in perimenopausal women may indicate a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease.