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August 27, 2015 News Headlines

Balloon belly-buster installed at Magee-Womens extolled
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 26, 2015
… In 2008, he signed up for a study through UPMC in which a doctor used a scope to insert a small balloon into his mouth, down his esophagus and into his stomach before filling it with about a half-liter of saline. …

Cancer Warriors: UPMC & UPCI Doctors Talk Support, Treatment and Prevention
Source: Whirl Magazine
August 24, 2015
… The first thing everyone says about cancer is that they don’t want to get it. The first question they ask is how to avoid it. For Dr. Stanley Marks, chairman, UPMC CancerCenter, and chief medical officer, it always begins with prevention by lowering the risk factors. ...

Obesity, stillbirth linked in Pitt study
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
August 26, 2015
...Obese women are nearly twice as likely as their lean counterparts to have stillborn babies for several, potentially preventable medical reasons, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study found. ...

Considering pregnancy? Slim down first
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
August 26, 2015
… The latest analysis, done by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, found that the heaviest women were almost twice as likely as lean ones to have stillbirths caused by high blood pressure, certain placental diseases, fetal abnormalities, and umbilical cord problems. …

Jameson to solicit new proposals (Subscriber Content)
Source: New Castle News
August 26, 2015
… Jameson had previously selected a proposal to merge with UPMC, but the attorney general's office expressed concerns over anti-trust issues. …

Jameson expands its search for partner
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 26, 2015
...After the state attorney general’s office raised concerns about the New Castle system’s plans to join the UPMC network, Jameson officials on Wednesday announced they have issued a new request for proposals that, at the AG’s suggestion, may include bids from across the U.S. ...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane recommends potential suitors for Jameson Health System
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 26, 2015
… First, the state Attorney General's office held up an $80 million merger between health care giant UPMC and Jameson Health System, instructing the New Castle-based provider to seek out new suitors for a partnership. …

New Jameson Health System bids due in 30 days
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
August 26, 2015
… Jameson, which has two campuses in New Castle, agreed to be acquired by UPMC in February, but Attorney General antitrust concerns have delayed the deal. ...

Jameson Health System to accept other merger proposals
Source: Youngstown Vindicator
August 26, 2015
… Jameson had previously selected a proposal to merge with UPMC after a thorough review of potential partnership opportunities with regional parties. …

Jameson officially seeks merger proposals
Source: Ellwood City Ledger
August 26, 2015
… Hospital officials announced the requests Wednesday, one day short of two weeks since a deputy attorney general told Lawrence County officials that a delayed merger proposal between Jameson and UPMC would not be approved until Jameson sought competing proposals. …

Health system looking for bids
Source: Associated Press via Philadelphia Inquirer
August 27, 2015
… Officials with Jameson Health System in Western Pennsylvania say they've issued a new request for proposals seeking affiliate partners. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center initially planned to invest up to $80 million into Jameson to help pay off debt, improve aging facilities and buy equipment for clinical programs. …

'Chloe's Law' educates would-be parents about Down Syndrome
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 26, 2015
… “What is available on the state's website is still outdated,” said Dr. Kishore Vellody, medical director of the Down syndrome Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. “So I don't know that the info is really improved at all.” …

Doctors recommend at least 8½ hours of sleep for older students, more for younger children
Source: WPXI-TV
August 26, 2015
… Dr. Hiren Muzumdar, who works at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, said that students who are Stephanie’s age need at least 8½ hours of sleep each night. …

Virginia Shootings; Violence in the Workplace
Source: WICU-TV
August 26, 2015
… Dr. Mandy Fauble, of UPMC Hamot's Safe Harbor Behavioral Health, says it's important for employers and managers to understand there are resources available to them when dealing with employees who are fired or laid off. …

Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch
Source: Reuters
August 26, 2015
… RHP Steven Wright (concussion) remains on the seven-day disabled list and will be heading to Pittsburgh to be examined by Dr. Michael Collins, the head of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program. ...

Long Island Hospital Posts Doctor Ratings (Subscriber Content)
Source: The Wall Street Journal
August 26, 2015
… It joins hospitals such as the Cleveland Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Stanford Health Care and Piedmont Healthcare. …

11 Hospital IT Executives You Should Follow on Twitter
Source: Health Data Management
August 26, 2015
… Rasu Shrestha, MD Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC and Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises, Pittsburgh …

Survey reveals concerns, positives in health of Allegheny County youths
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 27, 2015
… With that in mind, the Allegheny County Health Department, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Pitt Public Health, conducted an anonymous telephone survey of more than 1,800 teens, the results of which were released Wednesday evening. ...

Two Companies Close In on a Concussion Blood Test
Source: MIT Technology Review
August 27, 2015
… Given that it is common for physicians to use biomarkers to assess damage in other organs, brain injury biomarkers are overdue, says Patrick Kochanek, a critical care physician and professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ...

The Plague Is On The Rise In The United States, And Nobody Really Knows Why
Source: Bustle
August 26, 2015
… The sizable population of prairie dogs that tunnel through the arid landscapes of New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado are a key plague site, according to Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

Controversy dogs female libido drug
Source: Business Day Live
August 26, 2015
… Dr Walid Gellad, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, voted to approve Flibanserin with restrictions, but says it was a difficult decision with which he "struggled substantially". …

Photos of the Day, #3 and #4
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 26, 2015
Renee Gorman (from left), Allie Perlmutter and Kristie Beech dance to oldies tunes while serving food to those attending the 7th Annual Heritage Place Carnival in Squirrel Hill …

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