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November 25, 2015 News Headlines

Tackling Concussion Recovery: How to Accommodate Injured Kids
Source: U.S. News & World Report
November 24, 2015
… "There are consequences of mismanagement in terms of symptoms. This is a brain injury, and it can affect children's grades, social functioning and physical activity. That's what we don't want to see," says Dr. Micky Collins, clinical and executive director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Sports Medicine Concussion Program. …

Activists raise awareness of HIV pill that lowers risk
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 25, 2015
… Infectious disease specialists at UPMC have spotted a similar trend, logging about double the number of patients on PrEP than they did a year ago, said HIV specialist Ken Ho. …

Pregnant Moms' Weight Affects Babies' Health
Source: Fit Pregnancy
November 24, 2015
… Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health looked at data from more than 1.2 million births in Pennsylvania, including 5,530 infant deaths that occurred before the child's first birthday. …
RAPTOR program explained in Connellsville
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 25, 2015
… Bosnic and some other administrators also discussed the Southwest Positive Behavior Intervention System, or SWPBIS. The district is working in collaboration with Susan Tarasevich, a UPMC facilitator, to implement SWPBIS as part of a safe schools initiative. …

Always Thirsty? You Might Be Anemic, Dehydration Can Be a Symptom of Some Health Disorders
Source: Food World News
November 24, 2015
… "Your body loses red blood cells faster than they can be replaced, and will try to make up for the fluid loss by triggering thirst," stated Dr. Heather Rosen, MD, medical director of UPMC Urgent Care North Huntingdon in Pennsylvania. …

‘Kissing Bugs’ That May Carry Deadly Parasite Found in the South
Source: Yahoo Health
November 24, 2015
… “It’s a disease that people are increasingly recognizing has an impact in the U.S.,” board-certified infectious disease specialist Amesh A. Adalja, MD, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, previously told Yahoo Health. “The bugs clearly can cross the border.” …

Q&A: Dr. Utpal Patel on concussions in sports
Source: Daily News Journal
November 24, 2015
… Mark Lowell was the main person in charge of [ImPACT] in the '70s. It actually began because Chuck Noll, the Pittsburgh Steelers coach, wanted to have some sort of objective way to assess the football players when they were concussed or had symptoms of a concussion. It began at the University of Pittsburgh. …

Text messages can curb binge drinking in teenagers
Source: IANS via Times of India
November 25, 2015
A text message programme can significantly cut binge drinking episodes in teenagers, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led trial has showed. …

The case for testing drugs on pregnant women
Source: Medical Xpress
November 24, 2015
… To learn about the drug's safety and dosing during pregnancy, a team of scientists based at the University of Pittsburgh gave a single dose of the gel to 16 pregnant women who had been previously scheduled to have Caesarean sections. …

Daily antibiotics recommended to prevent resistant tuberculosis strains
Source: Science Blog
November 24, 2015
… Véronique Dartois, professor of medicine at Rutgers University, will provide data from rabbits while JoAnne Flynn, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, will provide data from macaques. …

According to Experts, HIV is Not a Death Sentence in United States

November 25, 2015
… “Since 2005, HIV treatment has advanced as better medications have become available that are easier to take and less toxic,” echoed Dr. Amesh A. Adalja, an Infectious Disease Physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

11-year-old donates toys to Children’s Hospital in lieu of birthday gifts

Source: WPXI-TV
November 24, 2015
Bella Gonzales, of Richland, decided that instead of gifts for herself for her 11th birthday, she wanted people to donate toys for patients at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Photo of the Day #8 and 9

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 24, 2015
Bella Gonzales, 11, of Richland, is all smiles in front of an SUV packed with toy donations for patients at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on Tuesday…

Healthy Thanksgiving Options
Source: WTAJ’s Central PA Live
November 24, 2005
Randy Grabill, registered dietitian from UPMC Altoona, shares his tips for eating healthy over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Indiana Regional Medical Center to partner with MedCare; Alcoa names CEO for split with metals-making business
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 25, 2015
… MedCare was formed in 1987 and partners with UPMC, Excela Health, Butler Health System and other hospital systems in the region …

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