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April 24, 2018 News Headlines


Penn State Health: we 'missed mark' in notifying MS patients they must find new doctors
Source: Penn Live
April 23, 2018
… Meanwhile, Harrisburg-based UPMC Pinnacle on Monday said it has at least six neurologists capable for caring for the displaced patients. …

Barbara Bush's death sparks discussion about end-of-life decisions
Source: Tribune-Review
April 23, 2018
… Dr. Andrew Thurston, medical director of palliative care for UPMC Mercy, said it is the patient's — not the family's — personal decision. …

Ever Wonder What Bipolar Disorder Really Is? Here's Your Answer, Straight From a Doctor
Source: Popsugar
April 23, 2018
… "Bipolar disorders are conditions of significant, persistent, and pervasive mood fluctuation," Pierre Azzam, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told POPSUGAR. …

Top women in tech in Pittsburgh: Jelena Kovačević
Source: NEXT Pittsburgh
April 23, 2018
… So Kovačević and Dr. Alejandro Hoberman, the Chair of General Pediatrics at UPMC, teamed up to create a diagnostic aid to help doctors more accurately diagnose ear infections. …

MEDICAL Q&A: Health portals: Lots of data, a little dread
Source: Herald Tribune
April 24, 2018
… That echoes a 2016 study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. …

UPMC South, AHN plans in holding pattern in Jefferson Hills (Subscriber Content)
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
April 24, 2018
… the health system said Monday's move didn't change their plans for UPMC South. "We are committed to developing a health care facility in Jefferson Hills and will share plans in the coming months," a spokeswoman told the Business Times …

Big Medicaid change affecting about 10,000 in Lancaster County pushed back a year
Source: Lancaster Online
April 24, 2018
… There will be three statewide plans for people to choose from: AmeriHealth Caritas, UPMC Community HealthChoices and PA Health & Wellness. …

Safe Kids PA, Lycoming County Partner Celebrates Safe Kids Day
Source: NorthcentralPA.com
April 20, 2018
… Its members include Lycoming County Coroner’s Office, UPMC Susquehanna, AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast…

Allegheny Health Network's plan for small hospital in Harmar seen as beneficial (Editorial)
Source: Tribune-Review
April 23, 2018
… At the same time, it's only about 6 miles from competitor UPMC's St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh, 14 miles from AHN's own Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison and 12 miles from its flagship hospital, Allegheny General on Pittsburgh's North Side. …

New AHN surgical chair stresses innovation at health system (Subscriber Content)
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
April 23, 2018
… He’s also held key roles at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute of UPMC before he joined Allegheny General Hospital in 2007. …

Lots of fun stuff going on in Oakmont and Plum this week
Source: Tribune-Review
April 23, 2018
Nominees are … UPMC orthopedic surgeon Dana Mears.

Shikellamy JROTC cadet organizes book drive for sick children
Source: Daily Item
April 24, 2018
… Over the last few weeks, Lopez donated 250 books to Susquehanna Health Foundation, benefiting young patients at UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury and throughout the health system, as well as Evangelical Community Hospital. …

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