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May 26, 2017 News Headlines

UPMC rehab, oncology centers to relocate
Source: New Castle News
May 26, 2017
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services outpatient therapy locations in Lawrence County and UPMC CancerCenter Medical Oncology locations in Mercer and Lawrence counties will relocate to newly renovated facilities. …

UPMC Susquehanna employees set health and wellness example
Source: Lock Haven Express
May 26, 2017
UPMC Susquehanna employees made healthier choices, exercised a little more and shed pounds during a weight loss challenge promoting employee wellness and health. This is the third year that UPMC Susquehanna has hosted the Weight Loss Challenge. …

Smith: Vast research cuts would be ‘devastating’ to region (Subscriber Content)
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
May 25, 2017
… We only need to look toward the University of Pittsburgh’s Jonas Salk and the development of the first successful polio vaccine to see how federal research has helped save many lives and transformed our nation and world for the better. …

UPMC and UPMC Health Plan Opens Business Operations Center In Erie, Pennsylvania
Source: Area Development Online
May 25, 2017
UPMC and UPMC Health Plan will open a business operations center this fall in Erie, Pennsylvania. The company plans to initially create nearly 200 new full-time jobs over three years, with expectations for future expansion. …

Accelerated FDA approval and pricey drugs make a rotten combo, doctors argue
Source: FiercePharma
May 25, 2017
… Accelerated approval is a problem because it forces Medicare and Medicaid to pay for drugs that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and yet may not work for many patients, argue Walid Gellad, associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, … in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine. …

New protocol for sepsis treatment prevents serious infection: Study
Source: Newsline
May 25, 2017
… “There is considerable controversy about how rapidly sepsis must be treated,” said study author Dr. Christopher Seymour, an assistant professor in the departments of critical care medicine and emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. … 
Study: Strict parenting can lead to poor school performance
May 26, 2017
Overly strict parenting can have a negative effect on adolescents’ performance in school, a new study has found. Researchers from the University Of Pittsburgh in the US studied 1,482 students for the Maryland Adolescent Development in Context Study (MADICS), following them for nine years. … 
Osteoporosis Treatment Approaches in Women vs Men
Source: Endocrinology Advisor
May 25, 2017
… “While it is certainly more common in women, men with osteoporosis may actually have more associated complications,” Christine Peoples, MD, a rheumatologist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, told Endocrinology Advisor. … 
Survey: Home oxygen therapy inadequate, say patients
Source: Home Medical Equipment News
May 25, 2017
… “Patients identify that they would benefit from equipment that is portable, lightweight and allows them to maintain activities of daily living,” said Kathleen Lindell, RN and Ph.D, of the University of Pittsburgh and lead study author. … 
Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango led an effort on health-care reform, but is silent on GOP health-care plan
Source: Pittsburgh City Paper
May 25, 2017
… Furthermore, Frankel cites the benefits the ACA has brought to area health-care providers like Allegheny Health Network and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who have seen growth thanks in part to more people on health insurance. …

Unions and Their “Worker Centers” Behind a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage
Source: Capital Research Center
May 25, 2017
… For good measure, the University of California System and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, among other institutions of higher education, have also decided to phase in a $15 an hour minimum wage. …

Amid Budget Concerns, NIH Preps Beta Test for Precision Medicine Plan
Source: Xconomy
May 25, 2017
… The NIH is taking steps to make sure that All of Us captures a broad representation of the U.S. population. In Pittsburgh, the NIH is working with the University of Pittsburgh to recruit participants. …

Research Roundup: Malaria vaccine, mouse sperm in space, animal welfare prizes, and more! (Fifth brief)
Source: Speaking of Research
May 26, 2017
…  Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences used fetal ultrasound imaging to look for structural heart defects in genetically modified mice to identify HLHS. …

‘WalkWorks’ kicking off (Subscriber Content)
May 26, 2017
A walking route in Emporium will be inaugurated as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has teamed with the Pa. Dept. of Health and University of Pittsburgh to create a 1.67-mile walking loop through the county seat marked with green circles featuring an arrow. … 
Coming Soon: Ultimate House 2017
Source: WTAE-TV
May 25, 2017
… Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, one of our region’s most beloved institutions, will receive all tour proceeds for its Free Care Fund. In the past two years, the Ultimate House raised nearly $200,000 for the hospital from sponsor donations and the sale of tour tickets. … 
SH recognizes important caregivers on Doctor’s Day
Source: Lock Haven Express
May 26, 2017
… This year, 213 contributions were made to the Foundation, totaling $17,210 in honor of 130 physicians. The contributions went to support service areas at UPMC Susquehanna, such as The Gatehouse, Cancer Centers, Breast Health Center, Heart & Vascular Institute, and many others. … 
Health Briefs – Open House Planned at WorkCenter
Source: Lock Haven Express
May 26, 2017
UPMC Susquehanna, along with the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, will host a public open house Thursday, June 15, 5 – 7 pm, at the newly remodeled WorkCenter at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport. …
Music (Subscriber Content)
Source: Butler Eagle
May 25, 2017
A free concert to celebrate 10 years of S.T.O.M.P. raising money and awareness for cancer research is planned for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Zelienople Community Park.Seneca Valley School. … Proceeds will go to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Saulle endowment. …

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