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September 24, 2018

 
A Late-Life Surprise: Taking Care Of Frail, Aging Parents
Source: Kaiser Health News
September 22, 2018 
… “If older caregivers have health problems themselves and become mentally or emotionally stressed, they’re at a higher risk of dying,” said Richard Schulz, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, citing a study he published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. …

 

Concussion fears prompt parents to stop their children taking up sports
Source: The Independent 
September 24, 2018 
… A world expert on sports related injuries, Dr Micky Collins of the University of Pittsburgh, said the findings showed the pendulum had swung too far when it came to attitudes about concussion. …

 

Dr. Ronen Elefant joins UPMC trauma program
Source: Lock Haven Express
September 21, 2018
Ronen Elefant, MD, Is the new medical director for UPMC Susquehanna’s Acute Care Surgery and Trauma Program…

 

Study: Since The 1970s, Drug Overdoses Have Grown Exponentially
Source: NPR
September 22, 2018
… n the new study, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh analyzed these deaths from 1979 all the way to 2016. Donald Burke is the dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh and an author of the new study. … 

 

The Opioid Crisis Actually Began 40 Years Ago
Source: MedPage Today
September 21, 2018
… Overdose death rates have climbed exponentially since 1979, though the type of drug and the demographics of those who die from overdoses have changed over time, reported Don Burke, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues in Science. … 

 

UPMC looking for nurse intern applicants
Source: Daily Item 
September 22, 2018 
UPMC Susquehanna is accepting applicants for the 2019 Student Nurse Internship Program, a 10-week paid program which runs mid-May through July 26, 2019. …

 

UPMC Hamot, Larry’s Central Market win CTE Awards
Source: Erie Times-News 
September 21, 2018 
Larry’s Central Market and UPMC Hamot would seem to be as different as two organizations could be. …

 

UPMC Susquehanna Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness With $55 Mammograms
Source: NorthCentralPA.com 
September 24, 2018
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, UPMC Susquehanna will offer $55 mammograms to women with limited or no insurance coverage and no prior history of breast disease. …

 

UPMC Pinnacle acquires two York County practices
Source: Penn Live 
September 21, 2018 
UPMC Pinnacle has acquired two York County medical practices. …

 

Pennsylvania girl with diabetes dies after blood sugar drops during sleepover, family says
Source: Fox News 
September 22, 2018 
… She was rushed to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with brain trauma and a herniated brain stem, WPXI.com reported. …

 

Emergency Rooms Seeing Rise In Syndrome Related To Marijuana Use
Source: KDKA-TV
September 21, 2018
… “Painful cramping, vomiting occurring. It can happen every few weeks, every few months, last a few days and be incredibly uncomfortable,” said Dr. Michael Lynch of the Pittsburgh Poison Control Center at UPMC. …

 

Erie hospitals have trouble recruiting dermatologists
Source: Erie Times-News
September 24 2018 
UPMC Hamot has been able to recruit neurosurgeons, kidney transplant surgeons and other highly-skilled physicians since the Erie hospital joined the Pittsburgh-based health system in 2011. …

 

Students might have trouble adjusting sleep schedules after heading back to school
Source: WPXI-TV
September 21, 2018 
… “Many times, kids are doing three sports, a band practice, music lessons, dance lessons … there is no way that our kids can do all of that and still get enough sleep at night,” Dr. Deppa Burman, a sleep medicine physician at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, said. …
 
September 22, 2018
Source: WPXI-TV
"People can help you, people will help you," said Cindy Forsztega.
Forsztega has been helping people for years, especially women who've suffered domestic violence and come to the emergency room at Magee Women's Hospital. 


Health care coverage costs make taking risk an option for some in Valley, nation
Source: Sunbury Daily Item 
September 22, 2018 
… UPMC’s system-wide provision of charity care and covering unreimbursed costs of care total about $288 million a year — including $91 million in charity care, according to Eric Pohjala, executive vice president and chief financial officer, UPMC Susquehanna. …

 

Pittsburgh Native, Financial Correspondent Sharon Epperson On Surviving Brain Aneurysm: ‘Just Being Here Is Such A Blessing’
Source: KDKA-TV
September 21, 2018 
… “We do know that probably cigarette smokers and long-standing high blood pressure are the two modifiable culprits,” said Dr. Brian Jankowitz, an assistant professor of Neurosurgery at UPMC. …

 

Drug shortages may add $230 million to annual U.S. drug costs
Source: Reuters 
September 21, 2018 
… “Patients exposed to out-of-pocket costs should be aware that medications may become more expensive when there is a shortage,” said lead study author Inmaculada Hernandez of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. …

 

Pittsburgh-Area Jobs: Health Care Opportunities Abound
Source: Patch.com 
September 23, 2018 
Because Pittsburgh is home to medical giants such as UPMC or the Allegheny Health Network, pursuing a health care job in southwestern Pennsylvania makes sense, but that's not the only reason you should consider one. …

 

Sherman Prize honors researchers for work in Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis
Source: Healio 
September 22, 2018 
… The honorees include David G. Binion, MD, co-director of the IBD Center and director of Translational IBD Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; …

 

Health Care: New Doctors Join UPMC (Subscriber Content)
Source: Bloomsburg Press-Enterprise
September 23, 2018
UPMC Susquehanna has named Ronen Elefant, MD, new medical director for UPMC Susquehanna’s Acute Care Surgery and Trauma Program…

 

14 Items for the Eternal Optimist
Source: Bustle 
September 21, 2018 
… In a study by the University of Pittsburgh and shared by Reuters, experts found that optimists live longer and healthier lives than pessimists. …

 

Flortaucipir Imaging Distinguishes Alzheimer’s From Other Disorders
Source: Slz Forum 
September 21, 2018 
… “The diagnostic discrimination was impressive,” William Klunk at the University of Pittsburgh wrote to Alzforum (full comment below). …

 

Scientists create immature human eggs from stem cells
Source: WHYY-FM
September 21, 2018 
… “It’s the beginning of a paradigm change,” says Kyle Orwig, a professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. …

 

Prices soar for hospital drugs after shortages hit, study finds 
Source: Today Online 
September 22, 2018 
… Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Medical School examined the prices of 617 dosages and formulations of 90 different drugs that went in short supply between December 2015 and December 2016. …

 

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