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May 24, 2016 News Headlines

Pitt RB Conner 'clean of cancer'
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 23, 2016
… At the time of Conner's diagnosis, UPMC cancer specialist Dr. Stanley Marks said he believed Conner would be able to play football in 2016. …

Pitt's James Conner says he's cancer-free
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 23, 2016
… For the past six months, Conner has been receiving chemotherapy sessions — one every two weeks — at UPMC’s Hillman Cancer Center. The final treatment was May 9. …

Study: Cancer isn't just bad luck
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 23, 2016
… “I think the current article in JAMA is a nice reaffirmation of yes, lifestyle does affect many types of cancer risk, probably some more than others, and we shouldn't give up living a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Rachel Jankowitz, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. …

UPMC Hamot Thanks Emergency Responders
Source: Erie News Now
May 21, 2016
UPMC Hamot hosted a picnic lunch for emergency responders on the hospital's front lawn Friday. ...

New technology considered breakthrough for in vitro fertilization
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 23, 2016
… “This is a major step,” said Dr. Anthony Wakim, director of in vitro fertilization at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. “Now, we just put the fertilized eggs in an incubator and do not open until it's time to do a transfer.” …

Pine-based startup finds right market for heart monitor
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 23, 2016
… Dr. Ravi Ramani, director of UPMC's Integrated Heart Failure Program, said it's very difficult to track how much stress dialysis causes a patient's heart without using invasive procedures, which aren't viable in an outpatient clinic. …

How to protect your kids from insect bites
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 23, 2016
Mosquito season is almost here and, with the constant buzz about the Zika virus, we asked Dr. Robin Gehris how to protect children from insect bites. Gehris is chief of pediatric dermatology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. …

Go Red for Women Thursday (Subscriber Content)
Source: Altoona Mirror
May 24, 2016
… Dr. Bouchard is the medical director of UPMC Altoona's emergency department and also the Certified Cardiac Program. ….

Prejudice from health professionals can cause the obese to not seek help
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 24, 2016
… Information about bariatric surgery is available on the websites of Allegheny Health Network and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

New medical centre for Southern China
Source: International Medical Travel Journal
May 24, 2016
… Singapore healthcare operator Asian American Medical Group and private equity firm Rich Tree Holdings have broken ground on the Zhuhai-Singapore Life Science Park, which will bring wellness and advanced diagnostic services to Southern China when it opens in 2018. A third partner is US based UPMC. …

Study: Screen For Underdiagnosed Postpartum Depression Through First Year After Birth
Source: KJZZ-FM
May 23, 2016
… “Screening is one of the most important things we can do to detect at risk women,” according to Dr. Erin Smith, senior resident at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and one of the authors of the study. …

Juvenile Scleroderma: Staying One Step Ahead of a Rare Disease
Source: Healio Rheumatology
May 23, 2016
… Kathryn S. Torok, MD, assistant professor of rheumatology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, wrote an overview on juvenile scleroderma in Pediatric Clinics of North America. …

Attention Smokers: Watercress Extract May Detoxify Carcinogens
Source: Cure
May 23, 2016
… Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, who conducted the trial, found that in one week the watercress extract reduced activation of the carcinogen known as nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone in the smokers by an average of 7.7 percent….

Why 22nd Century Group’s Bet on Tobacco Should Whet Investors’ Appetites
Source: GuruFocus
May 23, 2016
… Moreover, the company is currently conducting a Phase III study sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to determine if its Spectrum research cigarettes, which have a low nicotine content, can be a viable means of helping smokers lose their addiction to nicotine. …

VIDEO: Benefits, challenges of psychiatric intervention programs implemented in ED 
Source: Healio
May 23, 2016
Jack Rozel, MD, MSL, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and medical director of re:solve Crisis Network, explains how emergencies, particularly those related to addiction, affect psychiatric practice. …

Study links social media use to poor body image (Subscriber Content)
Source: Reporter-Times
May 23, 2016
… But researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found a link between teens and poor body image many might not expect: Social media. …

UPMC will outline hospital plans at Pleasant Hills hearing Oct. 5
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 23, 2016
Health system UPMC will outline plans for a new 300,000-square-foot hospital in Pleasant Hills at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Pleasant Hills Middle School. …

New members sought (Fourth brief)
Source: New Castle News
May 24, 2016
… Anyone interested in joining can attend the monthly meetings held at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the UPMC Jameson South Campus cafeteria. …

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