Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pitt Center to Convene City-Wide “Think Group” to Tackle Community Violence>

In a comprehensive effort to reduce inner-city gang and handgun violence nationwide, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) will bring city and community leaders together to help design community violence prevention programs.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

UPMC Receives Four Achievement Awards from State Hospital Association>

A statewide organization has lauded UPMC for its work on nurse retention, the creation of an energy and environmental engineering department and efforts to improve children’s access to behavioral health services.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pitt’s Primack to Lead New Program for Research on Media and Health>

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has established a new research program that will work to understand the relationship between media exposures and health, with the goal of improving health outcomes.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Robotic-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery Drives Up Costs, Despite Little Evidence of Better Outcomes for Patients, UPMC Study Finds>

In one of the most comprehensive analyses to date of the cost of robotic-assisted, laparoscopic surgery for prostate cancer, researchers at UPMC found that this now-dominant surgical approach is significantly more costly than standard open surgery.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s “Hard Head Patrol” Back This Summer on the Lookout for Kids Wearing Helmets>

This month marks the return of the Hard Head Patrol, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s annual community-based program aimed at educating children of all ages on the importance of wearing helmets while riding anything on wheels.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Intensivist Presence at Night Improves Patient Outcomes in ICUs with Limited Daytime Intensivist Staffing, say Pitt/UPMC Researchers>

Intensive care units (ICUs) that have no or limited access to critical care doctors during the day can improve patient outcomes by having the specialists, called intensivists, staff the unit at night.

Monday, May 21, 2012

U.S. Study Strongly Supports Screening for Colorectal Cancer, Demonstrates Substantial Cancer Prevention and Mortality Reduction>

Colorectal cancer screening is effective at preventing cancer from developing in the left and right colon, and also prevents death due to the disease, according to the first U.S. endoscopic screening study.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

New York Times: Obesity Linked Diabetes in Children Resists Treatment>

Obesity and the form of diabetes linked to it are taking an even worse toll on America’s youths than medical experts had realized.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pediatrician Helps Youth Have Relationships without Violence>

Efforts to prevent violence in relationships between men and women have been picking up nationally ever since the 1994 Violence Against Women Act -- up for renewal this year, with the Senate passing it Thursday and the House now considering it.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Exemestane for Breast Cancer Prevention Weakens Bones>

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