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Vitamin D Linked to Better Blood Pressure in Pittsburgh Kids

A UPMC Children's Hospital clinical trial tied vitamin D supplementation to improved blood pressure and insulin sensitivity.

 

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Ray Peds PCP Visits feature

Commercially insured children are seeing their pediatrician less often, a Pitt and UPMC Children's study finds. But is that good or bad?

 

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NowEP031 feature

The head of pharmacy at UPMC Presbyterian introduces UPMC’s creepy healers – medicinal leeches; a father loses more than 30 pounds in order to donate part of his liver to his dying son; and Dr. Kristina Rudd discusses new research and understanding behind sepsis-related deaths in hospitals.

 

Rudd Global Sepsis feature

Among the 11M annual sepsis deaths are a disproportionately high number of children in poor areas.