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January 18, 2017 News Headlines

UPMC a founding partner in big international cancer effort
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
January 17, 2017
UPMC is on the ground floor as a founding partner in a new international effort to bring world-class cancer care to cities around the world. …

UPMC part of global initiative to improve access to cancer care
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 17, 2017
UPMC is part of a global initiative announced Tuesday in Switzerland that is intended to improve access to quality cancer care, starting in three countries. …

The new year can mean a new start toward healthier eating
Source: Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Jan. 17, 2017
… UPMC Susquehanna dietitian April Mase said you can take some simple steps to meet those goals. …

Center for Health Security rejoins JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source: John’s Hopkins Hub
January 17, 2017
In a move designed to create significant new opportunities for research and for contributing to national and international public health policy, the Center for Health Security—previously affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center—has joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. …

First U.S. Death From Pan-Resistant Superbug Reported
Source: Infectious Disease Special Report
January 17, 2017
… Dr. Adalja, an infectious disease physician at the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) Center for Health Security and an affiliated scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, said this case just emphasizes the importance of good stewardship and antimicrobial practices. …

7 Healthcare Trends for 2017
Source: Boss Magazine
January 17, 2017
… Venture funds like Heritage Group, HLM Partners, and UPMC Enterprises are helping tech companies to understand the unique business challenges of healthcare companies while healthcare industry is slowly trying to adopt these innovations. …

Can memory loss be stopped in its tracks?
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 17, 2017
… Pitt’s Brain Exercise and Training Wellness Program, or BRiTE, is described in an article headlined “Train your brain.” …

The Golden Age of Antibiotics Is Over
Source: LifeZette
January 17, 2017
… “There has been a steady march of resistance since the advent of penicillin and we are now at a point where total drug resistance is a reality,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and an affiliated scholar at the John Hopkins University Center for Health Security, told LifeZette recently. …

Sleep Loss In Teens Linked To Social Media
Source: MediaPost
January 17, 2017
… Last year, I wrote about a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, who surveyed 1,788 U.S. adults ages 19-32 about their social media use and sleep habits. …

CDC Encourages People to Get Flu Shots
Source: China Topix
January 17, 2017
… Amesh A. Adalja,M.D., Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and board-certified infectious disease specialist, said, “When we see a flu season dominated by H3N2, it tends to be more severe,” adding that she has witnessed more flu hospitalizations as well as deaths, which is alarming. …

Low Vitamin D Linked with Higher Asthma Risk
Source: Nagaland Post
January 18, 2017
… The exact reason behind the link is not known, but it's thought that vitamin D decreases levels of inflammation in the body, said Yueh-Ying Han, a research assistant professor in pulmonary medicine, allergy and immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, who presented the new findings this week at the meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver. …

Five reasons winter is making you gain weight – and how to beat it
Source: Daily Star
January 17, 2017
… According to research from the University of Pittsburgh, when you’re mood is low this will result in trouble sleeping. …

St. Margaret Foundation gets $240K grant to start program to help addicts
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 17, 2017
A medical program touted to potentially save the lives of opioid addicts is coming to UPMC St. Margaret New Kensington Family Health Center, thanks to a $240,000 grant to the St. Margaret Foundation near Aspinwall. …

Our West Bayfront names new director, receives grant
Source: The Gannon Knight
January 17, 2017
… Under the new executive director, Anna Frantz, the directive will begin neighborhood improvements made possible by $1.675 million in donations from UPMC Health Plan, Marquette Savings Bank, Erie Insurance and Gannon. …

UC Davis Research Sheds New Light on Lung Disease
Source: Davis Patch
January 17, 2017
Research led by an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and the University of California, Davis, sheds new light on cystic fibrosis, a chronic lung disease that affects some 30,000 Americans. …

Eye imaging helps glaucoma patients, according to study
Source: The Pitt News
January 18, 2017
… The research team is led jointly by David Williams, the dean for Research in Arts, Sciences and Engineers at the University of Rochester, and Ethan Rossi, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Pitt’s School of Medicine. …

Rapid Sepsis Assessment Highly Accurate Outside ICU
Source: Medpage Today
January 17, 2017
… SEPSIS-3 task force member Christopher Seymour, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, who did not participate in the studies, called them a "fantastic step forward" in validating the role of qSOFA outside the ICU. …

An eye for an eye
Source: Optometry Today
January 18, 2017
University of Pittsburgh plastic surgery assistant professor, Kia Washington, has transplanted the eyes of rats to prepare for the procedure to eventually be done in humans. She spoke with OT about her research. …

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