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November 20, 2017 News Headlines

Major UPMC Chautauqua WCA Construction (Video)
Source: Spectrum News Buffalo
November 16, 2017
… A state-of-the-art maternity and delivery unit as well as relocation of adolescent and adult inpatient and behavioral health from Jones Hill. …

Study Finds Menopausal Women Look For New Strategies To Achieve Sexual Satisfaction
Source: WESA-FM
November 18, 2017
… That's according to a new UPMC study, published online this month in the journal Menopause, which looked at 39 women ages 45 to 60, most of whom were heterosexual. …

4 common myths about vaccines
Source: Consumer Reports via Washington Post
November 18, 2017
… That’s unwise, says Wilbert Van Panhuis, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. The CDC, he says, bases the schedule on disease risks, vaccine effectiveness at specific ages and the way vaccines may interact with each other. …

Western Pennsylvania school districts experiment with later start times
Source: Tribune-Review
November 18, 2017
… “We know that sleep, just for humans in general, has an impact on almost all areas of our functioning,” said Jessica Levenson, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. …

Health officials offer advice before going on a hunt
Source: WPMT-TV
November 17, 2017
… David Landis, emergency physician with UPMC-Pinnacle, said they're biggest concern comes from up high on tree stands. …

Tom Ridge's wife releases an update on his condition
Source: JET-TV
November 17, 2017
… We spoke with a cardiologist from UPMC Hamot about the possible procedure that took place. …

PPS students interact with physicians at UPMC Children’s
Source: New Pittsburgh Courier
November 20, 2017
… Talk about getting a firsthand look. Davis was among 130 Pittsburgh Public Schools students who spoke directly with physicians and other medical professionals at UPMC Children’s Hospital, Nov. 9, as part of a youth symposium entitled, “Bridge 2 The Future.” ...

Career fair encourages area students to consider health care opportunities
Source: New Castle News
November 17, 2017
… They heard UPMC Jameson medical social worker William Purcell, who spoke about being part of the health team and assisting patients and their families to access needed resources after they are discharged to maintain their independence. …

New Research Shows How Your Brain Is Different When You Are Suicidal
Source: The Mighty
November 17, 2017
… Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh say they may have found a new way to identify if someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts. …

Lancaster County had 238 overdose deaths since 2016, new anti-opioid website data says
Source: WPMT-TV
November 17, 2017
… Pennsylvania opioid use, is part of a collaboration between an anti-opioid group founded by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, has detailed data about overdoses in counties across the state. …

Opioid crisis, mental health issues focus of WCCC conference
Source: Tribune-Review
November 17, 2017
… Solomon's 30-minute public television documentary features University of Pittsburgh brain research that could help predict which teens will become psychotic so that families can intervene early. …

Q1 financial updates from UPMC, CHI & 3 other systems
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review
November 17, 2017
… Pittsburgh-based UPMC's revenue was up 14.6 percent year over year to $3.87 billion in the three months ended Sept. 30, compared to the same period a year prior. …

33 memorable quotes from the 2017 Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable
Source: Becker’s Hospital
November 17, 2017
… "Recruit, don't conscript. Ask who wants to do it; don't tell them they're going to." — Bruce Rosenthal, MD, medical director of consumer telemedicine services at UPMC (Pittsburgh) on engaging clinicians in telemedicine programs. …

Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes (Subscriber Content)
Source: Medscape
November 17, 2017
… "Our take-home message is that selection for endovascular therapy in acute ischemic stroke should not be made on time alone. Physiological criteria also need to be considered," senior author, Tudor Jovin, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Stroke Institute, Pennsylvania, told Medscape Medical News. …

Obamacare may have helped increase number who quit smoking
Source: UPI
November 17, 2017
… For the study, University of Pittsburgh researchers analyzed the responses of more than 36,000 low-income adults, ages 18 to 64, who took part in a federal government survey on health behaviors. …

Editorial: Imagine cures for cancer; living 100 years
Source: News Press
November 17, 2017
… Finn is University of Pittsburgh Distinguished Professor of Immunology and Surgery and founding chair of the Department of Immunology, the position she held from 2001 to 2013. She has been a leader of the Cancer Immunology Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute since 1991. …

Pandemic Vaccine Planning: Lessons Learned and Preparing for the Future
Source: Pharmacy Times
November 19, 2017
… Deanne L. Hall, PharmD, CDE, BCACP, is an associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. …

Dr. Michael Goldberger provides free foot care to homeless: 3 points
Source: Becker’s Spine Review
November 17, 2017
…  Dr. Goldberger specializes in foot and ankle disorders. He underwent fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

AMP Issues consensus guideline recommendations for NGS bioinformatics pipelines
Source: Gears of Biz
November 17, 2017
… “While the recent widespread adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) methodologies have transformed our ability to detect somatic and germline variants, the constant technology evolution and absence of professional guidelines have contributed to variability in clinical laboratory practice,” said Somak Roy, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Working Group Chair and AMP Member. …

Researchers think cell phones might prevent suicides
Source: Gears of Biz
November 17, 2017
… After conducting some initial studies with UO students the center is now embarking on a new set of studies with colleagues at Columbia University and the University of Pittsburgh. …

Concussion: Its Diagnosis and Treatment
Source: Inside Science
November 17, 2017
… And we now have a pretty large army in the United States of people who can properly evaluate a patient with a concussion," said David Okonkwo, clinical director at the UPMC Brain Trauma Research Center. …

Temple president proud of research
Source: The Philadelphia Tribune
November 18, 2017
… There are five schools in the Commonwealth that are R1, including: Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pennsylvania. …

State shy of goal for Community HealthChoices managed-care picks
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 17, 2017
… The state will pay a flat fee per client to three insurers — UPMC Community HealthChoices, PA Health & Wellness and AmeriHealth Caritas — to arrange and deliver long-term care services for covered individuals through those MCOs’ provider networks. …

Don’t Do Your Binge Watching on the Toilet
Source: Lifehacker
November 17, 2017
… The ideal potty time duration should be under 10 minutes, according to University of Pittsburgh psychiatrist Gregory Thorkelson, M.D.. …

Will Say Yes to Education scholarship program boost Cleveland's economy?
Source: Cleveland.com
November 19, 2017
… Randall Walsh, a University of Pittsburgh researcher who co-authored the NBER report, said promise programs tend to add five to 10 percent to house values. …

Trinity Health combining 2 Michigan health systems
Source: Healthcare DIVE
November 17, 2017
… University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is also in the process of acquiring Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth, a deal that will increase UPMC’s market share in the central part of the state. …

UPMC Susquehanna Notifies Patients of Personal Data Breach
Source: NorthcentralPA.com
November 17, 2017
UPMC Susquehanna has notified 1,200 patients treated at various UPMC Susquehanna locations that their personal information may have been inappropriately accessed. …

UPMC Susquehanna notifies patients of data breach
Source: Sunbury Daily Item
November 17, 2017
… In a release sent out Friday morning, UPMC Susquehanna privacy officer David Samar said health care system apologized for the breach. …

UPMC Susquehanna reports patient data breach
Source: Lock Haven Express
November 20, 2017
UPMC Susquehanna has notified 1,200 patients treated at various UPMC Susquehanna locations that their personal information may have been inappropriately accessed. ...

UPMC Susquehanna reports potential data breach of 1,200 patients
Source: PennLive.com
November 17, 2017
Personal information of 1,200 patients at the various UPMC Susquehanna facilities might have been accessed, the health system said. …

UPMC Susquehanna reports patient record breach (Second Brief)
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 18, 2017
… UPMC Susquehanna has notified 1,200 patients that their personal information — including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and contact information — may have been hacked. ...

1,200 People Affected by Data Breach at UPMC Susquehanna
Source: WNEP-TV
November 17, 2017
1,200 people treated at some UPMC Susquehanna locations may have had their personal information stolen. ...

An Aflair to Remember raises funds for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 20, 2017
… The club has granted over $4.5 million to Magee, its research institute and the neonatal intensive care unit during the last 78 years. …

Christ the Divine students spread holiday cheer at UPMC St. Margaret
Source: Tribune-Review
November 17, 2017
… Students from Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy in Aspinwall spread some holiday cheer at UPMC St. Margaret this week by caroling for patients and helping to light the St. Margaret Foundation Doves of Hope tree. …

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