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February 20, 2018 News Headlines

Burn survivors reunite with doctors, nurses
Source: WTAE-TV
February 19, 2018
They survived some of the worst pain imaginable, but now they're showing everyone just how far they've come. The reunion brought burn survivors and their doctors and nurses together again.

More Coffee And Shorter Shifts: Proposed Guidelines Aim To Prevent EMS Worker Fatigue
Source: WESA-FM
February 19, 2018
… A new set of suggested guidelines on EMS fatigue prevention from the University of Pittsburgh aim to stop future accidents. …

CDC Confirms What Everyone Suspected, Flu Vaccine Not Very Effective This Year
Source: WESA-FM
February 19, 2018
… “The over all studies suggest about 60 percent, that's a good standard [for a rate of effectiveness.] We'd love to have 90 or even 100 percent," said University of Pittsburgh’s Dr. Richard Zimmerman, who heads one of the five CDC sites that study flu vaccine effectiveness. …

Flu Season Hits Schools, Not As Bad As Past Years
Source: Post-Journal
February 20, 2018
… Dr. Todd Jacobson, Occupational Health Services director at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, said in January the current flu strain was “more deadly and more severe” than last year’s strain, and noted that the peak of flu would ensue into February. …

Finally, real help for back pain sufferers? Pitt launches country’s first of its kind spinal certification program
Source: NEXT Pittsburgh
February 19, 2018
… Thanks to the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), the search for back pain relief is about to get easier. …

Postpartum Depression
Source: WBRE-TV
February 19, 2018
… "Women may present with a primary complaint of depressed mood they may have crying spells they might even in more severe forms have thoughts of self harm," said UPMC Susquehanna OB/GYN, Natasha Alligood-Percoco…

Is your Fitbit fit for purpose?
Source: Independent
February 20, 2018
… In another study (by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh) by the end of the first year, just 10pc of the people who had started out wearing activity trackers still used them on a daily basis by month 12. …

ServErie to join with Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary and Booker T. Washington Center this year
Source: JET-TV
 February 19, 2018
… Both Pfeiffer-Burleigh and the Booker T. Washington Center are located near Erie Insurance and UPMC Hamot, both of which are in the process of undergoing transformative, multimillion-dollar construction projects. …

Parenting behavior in adoptive families
Source: Medical Xpress
February 20, 2018
… These findings come from a study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Oregon, the University of California Riverside, George Washington University, Yale University, and The Pennsylvania State University. …

Cognitive enhancement therapy benefits adults with autism
Source: Healio
February 19, 2018
… Initial studies of cognitive remediation in adults with ASD have been small and short-term, frequently used non-randomized or uncontrolled designs, and primarily targeted isolated aspects of social cognition,” Shaun M. Eack, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, and department of psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. …

The Longevity Project | Part 3: Despite nation-leading longevity, Colorado mountain communities face significant health challenges
Source: Validaily
February 19, 2018
… Dr. Jules Rosen, chief medical officer at Mind Springs Health in Frisco and former chief of geriatric psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, added that because most people living in the Colorado high country weren't born here, they aren't acclimated to the conditions. …

Worth Noting: Free heart screenings Wednesday
Source: Allied News
February 19, 2018
In recognition of American Heart Month, UPMC Jameson will offer free heart screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the hospital’s lobby at 1211 Wilmington Ave., New Castle. …

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