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December 14, 2017 News Headlines

If We’re Not Going To Stop Mass Shootings, These Doctors Want To Teach Civilians How To Save Lives
Source: Huffington Post
December 13, 2017
… Raquel Forsythe, a trauma and acute-care surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has helped train EMS and law enforcement officers in bleeding control throughout western Pennsylvania, and secured funding from the university to place small bleeding control kits ― containing tourniquets, hemostatic dressings, gloves and compression bandages ― in every public school in the region. …

Revolutionary Procedure Offers Help For Lymphedema Patients
Source: KDKA-TV
December 13, 2017
.... “They have a lot of symptoms related to wearing clothing, wearing their rings, wearing watches, wearing clothing that fits them in the upper arm,” UPMC’s Dr. Carolyn De La Cruz said. “Patients with lymphedema can develop infections.” …

Eagles QB Carson Wentz indicates ACL surgery went well
Source: USA Today
December 13, 2017
… Wentz’s surgery was performed by Pittsburgh-based orthopedic knee specialist Dr. James Bradley, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. …

Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund: Adaline’s Story
Source: KDKA-TV
December 13, 2017
… Adaline was immediately referred to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was going to need a liver transplant, so her family made the trip from Ohio to Lawrenceville to see if Adeline would be a candidate. …

Can Video Games Hone ER Docs' Skills?
Source: HealthDay via US News & World Report
December 13, 2017
… A study led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found an adventure video game improved ER doctors' ability to assess the level of care needed by trauma patients. …

Video game helps doctors treat severe trauma patients (Subscriber Content)
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
December 13, 2017
… Deepika Mohan, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the surgery and critical care medicine departments, did just that. She developed a video game called Night Shift with Schell Games, a Pittsburgh-based game development company. …

Triage Video Game Helps Docs Improve Trauma-Recognition Skills
Source: HealthLeaders Media
December 13, 2017
… “Night Shift” is an iOS game created in a collaboration between UPMC and Pittsburgh-based Schell Gaming Company. …

Study: Low birth weights linked to fracking sites
Source: NPR StateImpact
December 13, 2017
… Bernard Goldstein is professor emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate school of public health. …

Impacts of local exposure to fracking sites on Pennsylvania infants Newburgh Gazette
Source: Newburg Gazette
December 14, 2017
… Bernard Goldstein is professor emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh's graduate school of public health. …

LifeX seeks to conquer cancer, Alzheimer’s and more, right here in Pittsburgh
Source: NEXT Pittsburgh
December 13, 2017
… The world-class research is here. In particular, UPMC — one of the top five medical schools (in National Institute for Health funding) — and tech juggernaut CMU, the combination of which is a breeding ground for medical innovation. …

The Doctor Is In ... Your Living Room!
Source: KFSN-TV
December 13, 2017
… "The program really does help the patient to understand how to take care of themselves in the comfort of their home, independently," said RN/UPMC Remote Monitoring Nurse Linda Somma. …

What’s Going Around: seasonal reactions, mono, stomach bug
Source: WHTM-TV
December 14, 2017
… UPMC Pinnacle’s Heritage Pediatrics reports they are still seeing a lot of coughs. …

'What is it? Yinzer?' GeekWire reporters talk plans for covering Pittsburgh
Source: Tribune-Review
December 14, 2017
… The list included everything from exploring how the city is reusing its old industrial space to self-driving cars to concussion research at the University of Pittsburgh to try as many pierogies as possible. …

Most of Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery Maintained Over Time
Source: Endocrinology Advisor
December 13, 2017
… Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, MPH, from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues examined long-term weight change and health status among 2348 participants, of which 1738 underwent RYGB and 610 underwent LAGB; follow-up weight was obtained for 1300 of 1,569 participants eligible for a year-7 visit. …

Vaping, JUULs and E-Cigs … What’s the Deal?
Source: Sky Blue Print
December 13, 2017
… A new study by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences published in the American Journal of Medicine found that “Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape.” …

Young e-cigarette users over four times more likely to take up smoking
Source: Blasting News
December 13, 2017
… Using e-#Cigarettes makes #Young Adults more than four times more likely to transition to traditional cigarettes within 18 months, according to new University of Pittsburgh research, suggesting that e-cigarettes may be serving as a gateway to traditional tobacco cigarettes for young people with no prior history of #smoking. …

New study says e-cigarettes can be gateway to smoking traditional cigarettes
Source: KBTV-TV
December 13, 2017
… A recent study from the University of Pittsburgh, which was published in the American Journal of Medicine, says that young adults aged 18-30 who smoke electronic cigarettes are about five times more likely to begin smoking traditional cigarettes. …

Intense Exercise May Hinder Parkinson’s Disease: Study
Source: Mental Daily
December 13, 2017
… Researchers analyzed 128 participants, aged 40 to 80, from various centers including Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center, the University of Colorado and the University of Pittsburgh. …

Regular High-Intensity Exercise May Stall Parkinson’s Symptoms
Source: Mendon Journal
December 13, 2017
… The institutions included Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, the University of Colorado in Denver, and the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. …

Video game improves doctors' recognition and triage of severe trauma patients
Source: Science Daily
December 13, 2017
Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. …

Study: Video game helps emergency room doctors triage more effectively
Source: MobiHealthNews
December 13, 2017
… Doctors who played the video game were less likely to under-triage patients than their peers who were given traditional didactic educational tools, according to a new trial led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. …

Video game helps doctors to quickly recognize trauma patients who need high levels of care
Source: Medical Life Sciences News
December 13, 2017
… Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. …

Gamified Triage Training: It Doesn't Have to Be Fun to Be Effective
Source: Healthcare Analytics News
December 13, 2017
… Developed by Pittsburgh-based Schell Games and tested by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Night Shift is an adventure game designed to teach non-trauma physicians about how to triage patients with severe traumatic injuries. …

Neurosurgery 101
Source: Gwinnett Citizen
December 13, 2017
… I was privileged to serve as the Neurosurgical Director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

Shop with a Cop fosters relations between police, kids
Source: Sharon Herald
December 14, 2017
… The officers came from Hempfield Township, Greenville-West Salem, Jamestown, Pymatuning Township, Pa. Fish and Boat, Thiel College police and UPMC police. …

Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary hosts memorable event for 23 years
Source: The Luminary
December 13, 2017
… At UPMC Susquehanna Health Muncy Valley Hospital, the lights will continue to glow throughout the holidays from the trees, a gazebo, a star and a wreath to be admired by passers-by, and as a reminder to honor those whose loved ones are in all of our hearts. …

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