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November 12, 2019

A growing problem: Pregnancy vs. high blood pressure
Source: Washington Post
Date: November 11, 2019
… “People are leaning towards the fact that this could be related to the stress of being a minority population in the United States,” says James M. Roberts, an investigator with the Magee-Womens Research Institute and a professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. ...


Women should eat most calories early in the day for a healthy heart
Source: NBC News TODAY
Date: November 11, 2019
… The new report underscores how important timing is, said Dr. Elizabeth Piccione, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a cardiologist with the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute. …


Source: Business Insider
Date: November 11, 2019
… "Every once in a while there's a surprise and something emerges late in the season that's unexpected, and that's one reason the vaccine is not 100% effective," says Graham Snyder, MD, medical director of infection prevention at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine. …


Helping to heal with music and art
Source: WTAE-TV
Date: November 11, 2019
… One year after the death of a 3-year-old girl from Somerset County, her family is pushing to keep her memory alive at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh through the Nora Grace Kaufman Center for Creative Arts Therapy. …


Health officials brace for potentially dangerous flu season
Source: WITF-FM
Date: November 12, 2019
… Dr. John Goldman, an infectious disease specialist at UPMC Pinnacle, told WITF’s Smart Talk that Australia, whose flu season precedes the one here, just had a severe season. …


New Prescription System Implemented in PA; Fighting Opioid Crisis
Source: WICU-TV
Date: November 11, 2019
… Dr. Nathan Moore, a family physician affiliated with UPMC Hamot, said it makes forging prescriptions more difficult. "The security part of it is that we can't have anybody steal it. You can't forget the prescriptions; my signature is never in the public eye," he said. …


Chautauqua hospital funded for 100-slot addictions program
Source: Buffalo Business First
Date: November 12, 2019
… UPMC Chautauqua received new funding from the state Office of Addiction Services and Supports to establish a new opioid treatment program (OTP), the first such program in Chautauqua County. …


Diabetes Facts from Head to Toe
Source: Milton Standard-Journal
Date: November 12, 2019
… Cheryl Barclay, RN, is a certified diabetes educator with the Diabetes and Nutritional Care Center at UPMC Susquehanna, who is also a Type 1 diabetic…


PAlive! UPMC (Stomach Pain) November 11, 2019
Source: PA Homepage
Date: November 11, 2019
Dr. Scott Croll general surgeon, from UPMC Susquehanna talks about stomach pain. …


14 recent hospital, health system executive retirements
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review
Date: November 11, 2019
… Rob DeMichiei, executive vice president and CFO of UPMC, is retiring at the end of the year. …


A WWII nurse who became a nun is honored on Veterans Day
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Date: November 12, 2019
… She worked as a nurse practitioner at Latrobe Area Hospital and at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, and even had a short stint teaching elementary school in Beaver. …


Exploring careers in healthcare at UPMC Pinnacle
Source: WHTM-TV
Date: November 11, 2019
On Monday’s Good Day PA, Kara Zortman, clinical manager at UPMC Memorial, joined us to share more about open positions, specifically in nursing.


Sickle cell disease; understanding the inherited disorder
Source: WITF-FM
Date: November 12, 2019
… Appearing on Smart Talk to discuss Sickle Cell Disease are Bobby Engram, Dr. Gwendolyn Poles, Board President of the South Central Pennsylvania Sickle Cell Council and retired UPMC Physician, and Payton Williams, 19-year-old advocate who is living with SCD. …


IRS forms show Highmark officials reaped $1 million-plus raises last year
Source: Tribune-Review
Date: November 11, 2019
… UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey Romoff received $8.54 million in compensation last year, according to records filed in May by UPMC, whose fiscal year is on a different schedule than Highmark’s. …


Highmark Health CEO made $7.49 million in 2018
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Date: November 11, 2019
… By comparison, rival Pittsburgh healthcare giant UPMC’s tax filing last spring reported President and CEO Jeffrey Romoff received $8.54 million last year, including $3.56 million in bonus and incentive pay. …


Nurture vs Nature: Epigenetics, IVF and the Donor Egg
Source: Parentology
Date: November 11, 2019
… In 2009, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center suggested our social environment, including maternal care, can “induce epigenetic changes.” …


South Side Chamber of Commerce Mittens and Mingles discount tickets on sale now
Source: South Pittsburgh Reporter
Date: November 12, 2019
Mittens and Mingles presented by UPMC Mercy, the South Side Chamber of Commerce's annual fundraiser will take place at J. Verno Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 4. …