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December 2, 2016 News Headlines

Pitt study supports aggressive use of blood-thinners after bleeding to reduce stroke risk
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 1, 2016
… Doctors often face a difficult choice after a patient who is taking the drugs bleeds: Should the patient resume taking the drugs and risk more bleeding or stop taking them and face a higher risk of stroke, said Dr. Samir Saba, a co-author of the study and associate chief of cardiology at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute. ...

Pradaxa Blood Thinner May Beat Warfarin After Bleeding Episode: Study
Source: HealthDay
December 1, 2016
… "Our results should encourage clinicians to seriously consider resuming anticoagulation among patients who survived a major bleeding event, particularly if the source of bleeding was identified and addressed," said study senior author Dr. Samir Saba. He's associate chief of cardiology at the University of Pittsburgh Heart and Vascular Institute. …

Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding
Source: Medical Xpress
December 1, 2016
… "If a patient who is on an anticoagulant to avoid a stroke has a major bleeding event, doctors are faced with a catch-22: Discontinue the anticoagulant to avoid future bleeding, but again place their patient at increased risk of stroke; or resume the anticoagulant to continue avoiding a stroke, but then have to worry about another bleeding event," said lead author Inmaculada Hernandez, Pharm.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in Pitt's School of Pharmacy, who completed this work as a doctoral student at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. …

Five things to know today, and Modcloth drops advertising from website
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
December 2, 2016
… Administrators and employers at UPMC Shadyside will celebrate the hospital's 150th anniversary Friday by burying a time capsule, filled with items collected throughout the year, during a ceremony at 11:45 a.m. next to its Japanese garden.  …

Jamestown hospital shifts more programs between campuses
Source: Buffalo Business First
December 1, 2016
… State regulators this past summer approved WCA’s merger into UPMC Hamot, an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), making it active parent and co-operator of the 317-bed hospital in Chautauqua County. …

A few minutes for the flu vaccine may save you a week
Source The Lock Haven Express
December 2, 2016
… Dr. Andrea Bickford, D.O., practices family medicine at UPMC Susquehanna.

Telehealth: What’s in it for employers and employees
Source: Smart Business
December 1, 2016
… Smart Business spoke with Kim Jacobs, vice president of Consumer Innovation at UPMC Health Plan, about the state of telehealth, and what it means for employers and employees. …

Holiday-themed events offer seasonal fun throughout Erie
Source: Erie Times News
December 2, 2016
… The event, which includes ... visits with Santa Claus at UPMC Health Plan …

SHU student shares story of organ donation
Source: Setonian Online
December 1, 2016
… When she was 11 years old, after a check-up at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, she would be told that she was sick enough to be put on list. …

A career of connections
Source: Fred Hutch News
December 1, 2016
… Prior to her new role, Davidson was the director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, a position she has held since 2009. Dr. Edward Chu, who served as deputy director of the institute under Davidson, said that Davidson’s bridge-building style served the Pennsylvania institute well. …

University of Kansas conducts dementia research
Source: Associated Press via My San Antonio
December 1, 2016
… University researchers will work with Alzheimer's researchers at Northeastern University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Illinois to use brain images, plaque scans, blood work and a battery of physical and psychosocial tests to measure individuals in three groups …

After Concussion, Rest May Not Always be Best Medicine
Source: Laboratory Equipment
December 1, 2016
… The "Targeted Evaluation and Active Management" (TEAM) panel met at a conference held in Pittsburgh in 2015, sponsored by the National Football League and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

Project Search: UPMC Hamot's School-To-Work Program
Source: WICU TV
December 1, 2016
… As part of UPMC Hamot's program, Project Search, students with developmental disabilities receive real-life work experience in a one year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. ...

Brighten The Night: Remembering Loved Ones This Holiday Season
Source: WICU TV
December 1, 2016
The lighting of the trees and winter garden at UPMC Hamot as part of the Brighten the Night event, meant so much to many people. …

UPMC Hamot State Street Christmas lit for hospice care
Source: WJET TV
December 1, 2016
UPMC Hamot Health Foundation hosted the 6th annual Brighten the Night at UPMC Hamot….

NSF: Pitt among top 25 universities for R&D at No. 18
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
December 1, 2016
… Redfern also noted that while R&D funding reported by the NSF includes numbers for the entire university, UPMC, which operates independently of Pitt, is not part of the equation. …

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