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September 19, 2017 News Headlines

Is a Minimally Invasive Procedure the Right Option for You?
Source: U.S. News & World Report
September 18, 2017
… But instead of cutting him open, the traditional practice, surgeons at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center removed his tumor plus 24 lymph nodes through a 2-inch incision. …

What’s the Connection Between MS and Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Source: U.S. News & World Report
September 18, 2017
… Dr. Raymond Sekula, a neurosurgeon at UPMC in Pittsburgh, disagrees and says, “It’s rare that TN would present as the first symptom of MS. I’ve never seen it in my practice.” …

Moms thank Duchess Kate for shining light on brutal pregnancy disorder
Source: NBC News TODAY
September 18, 2017
… “It is an extreme manifestation of what we think of as typical morning sickness,” said Dr. Hyagriv Simhan, division director of maternal-fetal medicine and medical director of obstetrical services at Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC. “It’s essentially a state of persistent nausea and vomiting.” …

How your pet’s illness could put your mental health at risk
Source: CNN
September 19, 2017
… For pet owners who might be in a caregiving role and experiencing a burden, some of the same strategies often recommended to human caregivers could be helpful, said Richard Schulz, distinguished service professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, who was not involved in the new paper. …

Live forever? Maybe not, but we can live longer and better
Source: Tribune-Review
September 18, 2017
… Dr. Toren Finkel, the new director of the UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Aging Institute, is doing his best to find out. …

Creation of brotherhood a goal in the ‘Heart of Williamsport’
Source: Sun-Gazette
September 18, 2017
… Health and medicine is vital to a city, and recruiting top-skilled employees remains a mission for UPMC Susquehanna, said Patricia L. Jackson-Gehris, a representative of the health care and hospital network. …

Highmark, UPMC Pinnacle reach coverage deal
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
September 18, 2017
UPMC Pinnacle, a central Pennsylvania-based hospital network acquired by the Pittsburgh-based health care giant earlier this month, has reached a new deal with Highmark Inc. …

Health Plans Start To Focus More On Social Needs of Beneficiaries
Source: Managed Care Magazine
September 18, 2017
… A project undertaken by the UPMC Health Plan in Pittsburgh showed that providing housing and other social supports to individuals on its Medicaid health plan led to a 23% decrease in total costs. …

Blood tests: Sound waves separate biological nanoparticles for 'liquid biopsies'
Source: Science Daily
September 18, 2017
… In a paper appearing the week of Sept. 18 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from .. the University of Pittsburgh and Magee Womens Research Institute, … demonstrate a better method based on "acoustofluidics," a combination of acoustics and microfluidics. ...

Pittsburgh’s Asbury Heights joins UPMC group
Source: Patient Daily
September 18, 2017
… Asbury Heights, home to 500 seniors and provider of a range of care options, recently became affiliated with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Senior Communities, enhancing accessibility to resources for residents and staff. …

Brookings thinks Pittsburgh can become a ‘global innovation city’
September 18, 2017
… Oakland needs to be more clearly identified and marketed to include an emphasis on investments in Carnegie Mellon University, UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh. …

Paramedic-performed lung ultrasound deemed presently unfeasible
Source: Healthy Imaging
September 18, 2017
… The research behind this conclusion was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and published online Sept. 14 in Prehospital Emergency Care. …

Printing News Roundup: 3D Systems, Type A Machines, BriteLab, Circuit Launch, CollPlant, BodyCad
September 18, 2017
… "The personalized restoration allowed me to perform the procedure exactly as I do with minimal bone resection," said Brian Hamlin, co-director of the Magee-Womens Hospital Osteo-Articular Center and one of two orthopedic surgeons to have completed the procedure. …

The Truth About Lube: The Vagina is Highly Absorbent – Are You Really Having Safe Sex?
Source: Collective Education
September 18, 2017
… Charlene S. Dezzutti, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, found that hyperosmolar lubricants and spermicidal gels killed microbes commonly found in the vagina. …

Tick Saliva May Hold Potential Treatment for Reducing HIV-Linked Heart Disease Risk
Source: Infection Control Today
September 18, 2017
… The findings, made by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research and National Institutes of Health, also show that an experimental drug may hold promise as a potential treatment. …

Conemaugh adds pain management physician (Subscriber Content)
Source: Daily American
September 18, 2017
… He completed an internal medicine internship at UPMC Montefiore and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. …

A fun night for female fans
September 18, 2017
… The Steelers hosted the annual Ladies Night Out, presented by Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and an enthusiastic group was on hand, sharing their love of all things Steelers. …

Things to do from Sept. 18, 2017
Source: Sharon Herald
September 18, 2017
… Keynote speaker will be Keirston Parham, recovery and peer services coordinator for Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic UPMC, Pittsburgh. …

South Middleton Township to host senior expo and health fair Wednesday
Source: The Sentinel
September 18, 2017
… UPMC will provide free glucose and cholestoral screenings. …

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