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February 22, 2017 News Headlines

Choose a Medical Career to Suit Your Personality
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Feb. 21, 2017
… "There are lots of things that doctors are doing now that are not taking care of patients," says Dr. Mark S. Roberts, professor and chair of the health policy and management department at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. …

Personalities of Pittsburgh: UPMC's Cheryl Brill
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Feb. 21, 2017
UPMC’s Cheryl Brill has been all over the world, establishing and strengthening relationships with partner health care institutions across the globe. She was instrumental in UPMC’s latest overseas partnership with Macare Women’s Hospital in China. …

Are loud concerts bad for Beyoncé's unborn twins?
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Feb. 21, 2017
...But the exposure would be different for the fetus, given that the sound travels through the mother's abdomen, said Catherine Palmer, director of audiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

5 Ways Social Media Makes Millennials Feel Insecure
Source: Forbes
Feb. 21, 2017
…  A 2016 study out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine surveyed 1,787 U.S. millennials and found that subjects who reported the most frequent use of social media had 2.7 times more likelihood of depression than those who used it less frequently. …

HCAT Receives Physician Recruitment Grant
Source:  The Post-Journal
February 22, 2017
...With the arrival of UPMC which merged with WCA Hospital to form UPMC Chautauqua WCA last year, and continued support from local foundations given funding to support physician recruitment, Ney said she is optimistic about a future where more physicians and medical specialists will work locally. ...

Biggest cybersecurity need? Not tech, but culture change and boardroom support
Source: Healthcare IT News
Feb. 21, 2017
… They “don’t want security to get in the way of doing business,” John Houston, Vice President of Privacy and Information Security at UPMC said. To combat this, security teams need to understand board members are concerned with how security will interrupt functions, Torres explained. …

Interoperability essential to population health management platform
Feb. 21, 2017
…  Harun Rashid, vice president of global health services at UPMC and CIO of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, told SearchHealthIT how the two EHRs wouldn't "talk to each other" and therefore the hospital created an in-house solution in partnership with dbMotion…

Cloud medical imaging is coming to radiology and healthcare in general
Feb. 21, 2017
Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, met with SearchHealthIT at RSNA 2016 to discuss innovative technologies in medical imaging and health IT. …

Are Your TV Habits Sending You to the ER?
Source; Paste Magazine
Feb. 21, 2017
… According to Anthony Fabio, MPH, Ph.D., associate professor at the Epidemiology Data Center, University of Pittsburgh, and lead researcher on the study, the connection likely has to do with what people watch. …

Pitt researchers uncover genetic marker that may predict drug response in many cancer types
Source: News Medical
Feb. 21, 2017
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have uncovered a novel genetic mechanism of thyroid cancer, as well as a marker that may predict response to a particular class of drugs, not just in patients with thyroid cancer, but in those with many other types of cancer as well. …

Forget walking 10,000 steps a day – I have another solution
Source: The Guardian
Feb. 21, 2017
…  Last year, the University of Pittsburgh published a study claiming that people who wear fitness trackers tend to lose less weight than people who don’t. …

Just Wear it? Tech Won’t Improve Your Fitness On Its Own
Source: Psychology Today
Feb. 21, 2017
… Maintaining our health is complicated, whether that is losing weight or staying fit. I was reminded of this by a piece in the New York Times that referred to a 2016 JAMA article by Dr. John Jakicic and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh. …

Death by ten thousand steps ...
Source: Times LIVE
Feb. 22, 2017
… Research last year by the University of Pittsburgh in the US concluded that people who used a wearable technology device lost less weight than those undertaking standard weight loss techniques. …

EOS X-ray device lowers radiation dose for scoliotic children — 4 details
Source: Becker’s Spine Review
… Doctors at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network have used the device to help them treat spine, hip and leg disorders since December and have reported positive results. ...

Benefits of testosterone therapy in older men are mixed
Source: Yale News
Feb. 21, 2017
Older men with low testosterone levels showed improved bone density and strength, as well as reduced anemia, after one year of testosterone therapy, according to a new study conducted at Yale and other sites. … The TTrials were conducted at 12 additional medical centers, including… University of Pennsylvania, and University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.


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