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August 31, 2015 News Headlines

Pitt's cancer institute marks 30 years with eye toward future
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 29, 2015
… When Dr. John Kirkwood joined the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in 1986, it encompassed a couple of converted patient rooms in what was then the Eye & Ear Hospital in Oakland.  …

FDA's revised serving sizes on nutrition labels might backfire as endorsement
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 29, 2015
… When I spoke to Anna Ardine, a dietitian manager at Magee-Womens Hospital, she didn't quite endorse the new labels.  …

Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Ashli Molinero
Source: WPXI-TV
August 28, 2015
… Molinero is the director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Disabilities Resource Center where she educates the staff on advocating for patients with disabilities.   …

Pitt Study Finds Link Between Obesity, Stillbirth
Source: WESA-FM
August 31, 2015
A University of Pittsburgh study found that obese women are twice as likely to have a stillborn baby as women with healthier body mass indices. …

Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

Source: U.S. News & World Report
August 28, 2015
… "We've known for some time that obese women are more likely to have stillbirths, but this is one of the first and most comprehensive efforts to figure out why," study author Lisa Bodnar, an associate professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, said in a university news release. …

Obesity linked to stillbirth
Source:  WTAJ-TV
August 27, 2015
… Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh examined records from 658 stillbirths at Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC. …

100 Most Influential People in Healthcare - 2015 (Subscriber Content)
Source: Modern Healthcare
August 24, 2015
#78 Jeffrey Romoff

Doctor helps deliver newborn on side of I-25 in Colorado Springs

Source: The Denver Post
August 29, 2015
… The good Samaritan was identified by police as Dr. Miller, a pediatrician with Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.  …

Pediatrician From Pittsburgh Helps Deliver Baby On I-25 In Colorado Springs
Source: KDKA-TV
August 30, 2015
… That woman happened to be Dr. Miller, pediatrician with Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.  …

Pennsylvania students lag in receiving required vaccines
Source: Public Source via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 30, 2015
… “That's exactly the time period when you think about measles ... they typically peak in the winter, in the first term,” said Wilbert van Panhuis, an epidemiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. “It’s counterproductive because, after eight months, the school year is almost over.”  …

Coalition aiming to support, strengthen children's palliative care
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 31, 2015
… The church raised $50,000, much of it going to help palliative care at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. …

Shootings of Virginia journalists stir debate over gun control, treating mental illness

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
August 30, 2015
… Dr. Edward Mulvey of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Western Psychiatric Institute, told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh there is no way to predict who might act out next. …

Pitt Baseball, Softball Teams Participate In New Concussion Study
Source: KDKA-TV
August 28, 2015
… We feel that these are people that can give us some very solid baseline measurements that can be applied again to anybody who experiences a head injury,” UPMC concussion researcher Jane Sharpless said. …

University of Pittsburgh athletes participate in nationwide concussion study (Video)
Source: WPXI-TV
August 28, 2015
News broadcast featuring Pitt athletes participating in concussion study with supervision from Pitt concussion researchers.

FDA fast-tracks drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 31, 2015
… “It’s great that the FDA is on their way to helping get this drug approved finally. It means that other boys can get the drug,” Billy said Wednesday on his way home from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where he receives weekly doses of eteplirsen. …

Clay Buchholz done for the season
Source: The Boston Globe
August 29, 2015
...Dr. Micky Collins, a head trauma specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, examined Wright on Thursday and administered a battery of tests. …

Possible drug therapy may reduce odds of developing tinnitus

Source: Zee News
August 30, 2015
… It is estimated that 5 to 15 per cent of Americans suffer from tinnitus, said Thanos Tzounopoulos, associate professor and member of the auditory research group in the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine. …

Giving a Friend a Kidney
Source: The News Center
August 30, 2015
… Doctors from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center were able to directly take Cathy's kidney, and place it into john's body within a few hours. …

UPMC adds insurance members as Highmark tensions build (Subscriber Content)
Source: Modern Healthcare
August 29, 2015
… The UPMC Health System, which has spent the past two years feuding with its largest commercial insurer, improved its financial standing in its fiscal 2015 by adding members to its own health plan. ...

Some Advantage plans lose members (Subscriber Content)
Source: Modern Healthcare
August 29, 2015
… UPMC's provider network won out. It has gained more than 20,400 Advantage members year over year, a 16% gain. …

Newsmaker: Tamika Duck

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 29, 2015
… Ancillary coordinator at UPMC Health Plan  …

10th annual Savor Pittsburgh raises funds for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 31, 2015
… The event, founded by executive chef Ricky Kirsop of Mitchell’s Fish Market at The Waterfront, began as a way to bring attention to Magee-Womens Hospital’s fight to end premature births …

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