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August 18, 2017 News Headlines

Metastasis research offers hope for Stage 4 Breast Cancer
Source: WTAE-TV
August 17, 2017
… Magee-Women's Research Institute has a team of researchers working specifically on treatments for metastatic disease. …

Eye doctor warns of dangers of looking at the eclipse
Source: WPXI-TV
August 17, 2017
… WPXI'S Scott Harbaugh spoke to Dr. Deepinder Dhaliwal, a UPMC Professor of Ophthalmology. Dhaliwal explained how these one-of-a-kind glasses are specifically made for staring into the sun. …

Bon Secours Health System and UPMC Announce Ireland’s 2nd National Concussion Symposium in Association with the GAA
Source: Galway Bay FM
August 18, 2017
Building on the success of last year’s event, Bon Secours Health System and UPMC, a leader in concussion treatment worldwide, have come together with the GAA to present Ireland’s second National Concussion Symposium, which will take place at Croke Park on October 7, 2017. …

UPMC Children's launches clinical trials website
Source: Tribune-Review
August 17, 2017
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have launched a website where parents can learn more about clinical trials for children. …

Boughton, surgeon talk about brain tumor
Source: WLAD-TV
August 18, 2017
Mayor Mark Boughton has returned to Danbury following brain surgery to remove a lemon sized benign cyst.  The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center published a video featuring Boughton and his surgeon, Dr. Robert Friedlander talking about the operation. …

TV Binge-Watching May Leave You Like 'The Walking Dead'
Source: HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
August 17, 2017
… Dr. Brian Primack directs the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health. He suggested establishing new and enjoyable TV viewing routines to replace the binge-watching habit. …

Couples-focused apnea therapy may improve sleep, CPAP use
Source: Reuters
August 17, 2017
… “I found it particularly interesting that some patients reported using CPAP for their partners’ benefit, and on the flip side, partners were uncomfortable with this,” said Faith Luyster of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, who wasn't involved in the study. …

Saint Vincent breaks ground for new UPMC Field
Source: WTAE-TV
August 17, 2017
A groundbreaking ceremony at Saint Vincent College Thursday, marked the start of construction on an upgraded synthetic turf that will be named UPMC Field. …

Groundbreaking takes place for UPMC Field
August 17, 2017
Steelers President Art Rooney II, a Saint Vincent College Board Member, was among those taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony for UPMC Field at Saint Vincent College. …

St. Vincent College to replace turf, upgrade athletic facility
Source: Tribune-Review
August 17, 2017
… The enhanced facility will be named UPMC Field, recognizing the lead donor toward the roughly $1 million project, college President Brother Norman W. Hipps said at a ground-breaking ceremony Thursday morning. …

Saint Vincent College Breaks Ground On New Turf Field
Source: KDKA-TV
August 17, 2017
… “What’s great about Saint Vincent is they have lots of space. And so they have these beautiful grass fields and now they’ll have a brand new turf field,” Dr. Jeanne Doperak, a physician with UPMC Sports Medicine, said. …

UPMC plans $900 million in capital projects in 2018
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 17, 2017
UPMC is planning a $900 million capital budget for 2018, which will be partly financed by a $750 million tax-exempt bond issue, a UPMC lawyer said Thursday at a hearing in Harrisburg. …

UPMC bonds would fund major health care spending in midstate
Source: PennLive
August 17, 2017
Health care giant University of Pittsburgh Medical Center plans to spend $235 million in the Harrisburg, York and Lancaster areas in 2018. …

UPMC to spend $900M on capital projects in 2018
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review
August 17, 2017
Pittsburgh-based UPMC is planning to spend $900 million on capital projects in 2018, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. …

Health Systems Intend to Merge (Subscriber Content)
Source: Huntingdon Daily News
August 15, 2017
It was announced late Friday night that UPMC and PinnacleHealth intend to merge, as both health systems have signed a “binding integration and affiliation agreement.” J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of PinnacleHealth, so the intention to merge could potentially have an impact on the hospital.”

A skeptical look at a new AI medical initiative
Source: Axios
August 16, 2017
… Why it could work: Rasu Shrestha, chief innovation officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, ... said he's a skeptic of “embracing AI for the sake of AI." …

Research reveals how neurons communicate
Source: UPI
August 17, 2017
New research at the University of Pittsburgh suggests scientists have misunderstood the neuron communication process, specifically the dopamine release mechanism. …

Surprising discovery about how neurons talk to each other
Source: Science Daily
August 17, 2017
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have uncovered the mechanism by which neurons keep up with the demands of repeatedly sending signals to other neurons. …

Study: There Is a Free Lunch (for Prostate Cancer Docs) (Subscriber Content)
Source: Medscape
August 17, 2017
… There was a lack of a relationship between physician payments from drug manufacturers and Medicare claims for abiraterone (Zytiga, Johnson & Johnson) and enzalutamide (Xtandi, Astellas), report the study authors, led by Jathin Bandari, MD, a urologist at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. …

Obituary: Dr. Norbert O. Gannon / Longtime dentist in Regent Square with a passion for people
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 17, 2017
… He served in the U.S. Navy for nine years and was a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh’s school of dentistry. …

Calendar August 18
Source: The Jewish Chronicle
August 18, 2017
Sept. 7- Ladies Hospital Aid Society invites the community to honor Dr. Jose-Alain Sahel, incoming chairman of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Eye & Ear Foundation endowed chair … 

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