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August 4, 2015 News Headlines

Doctors to be given star ratings on UPMC site
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 3, 2015
… Starting this week, UPMC is expected to post patient satisfaction surveys and star ratings of physicians and other providers to the Web as a way to assist patients searching for the right doctor. …

Online patient ratings merely 'hearsay,' Pittsburgh attorney D'Amico says
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 3, 2015
Pittsburgh attorney Anthony D'Amico took note Monday of UPMC's decision to publish online patient ratings and surveys of health care providers. He's not sure the cyberspace comments would ever rise to legal ammunition in a medical malpractice lawsuit. …

Ankle replacement makes UPMC McKeesport history
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 4, 2015
… She was referred to Periklis Papapetropoulos at UPMC McKeesport, an orthopedic doctor specializing in feet and ankles. That resulted in history being made — the first ankle replacement performed at the facility. …

More kids are drinking coffee. Is caffeine safe for them?
Source: Washington Post
August 3, 2015
… “The causality here is not known,” says study co-author Jennifer Silk, a psychologist at the University of Pittsburgh. It wasn’t clear whether caffeine was contributing to depression or depression was making kids seek caffeine, she says. …

Surgery likely to help women with overactive bladder, Pitt-related study finds
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 4, 2015
… Halina Zyczynski, specialist in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, recently published research reporting that out of a group of 1,600 women most found “significant improvement” from their overactive bladder symptoms after surgery for stress urinary incontinence. …

Fighter Steve Cunningham's inspiration: His daughter
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
August 4, 2015
… But after a successful transplant at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in December, her ability to endure and overcome is an inspiration for Cunningham's career, one built on heart and grit before size and skill. …

2-Year-Old Who Received Liver Transplant Undergoing Procedure After Rejection
Source: KDKA-TV
August 3, 2015
… Doctors at Children’s Hospital have been treating Lucas to fight the infection. On Monday afternoon, he had another operation. …

WOODY: 'Health' not the issue for Redskins' Reed
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch
August 3, 2015
… He’s been to the University of Pittsburgh, which has one of the country’s leading concussion-study centers. …

Top 5: Largest Pittsburgh-region LEED-certified projects
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
August 3, 2015
… 4. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Clinical Services Building, 339 45th St., Pittsburgh, 1 million square feet. LEED Rating: Certified. …

Highmark-UPMC arbitrating cancer treatment issue
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
August 3, 2015
… Highmark has been shortchanging UPMC for the cancer care, UPMC claims, costing the health care system $10 million to $20 million a month. …

Strollo Receives AASM Excellence in Education Award
Source: Sleep Review
August 3, 2015
Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD, received the Excellence in Education Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Strollo was presented with the award at SLEEP 2015. …

How rural pediatricians create effective telemedicine systems
Source: Fierce Health IT
August 3, 2015
… Rural pediatricians use telehealth in different ways nationwide, and can offer insight into advantages and disadvantages of strategies to use the technology, write the authors, who work at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation. …

Registered Dietitian 101
Source: WTAJ’sCentral PA Live
July 31, 2015
… Randy Grabill, a registered dietitian with UPMC Altoona, explains the role of a dietitian for inpatients and outpatients. ...

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